The end of Fall

November 21, 2013 |  Category:   life outings the biz







We missed the peak colors of Fall apparently, but I’ll take any excuse to drive up the Hudson Valley. We didn’t get dazzling color, but we did get fog and a moody overcast day that quite frankly, I often prefer. Sometimes there are compelling enough reasons to blow off all your work so that you can go hang out in the woods, wouldn’t you say? I’m paying for it this week, but that’s what I told myself on Sunday morning when we decided to join Mark for the drive up the Hudson Valley to deliver boxes of cookies to one of our retailers.


It’s true. I have this totally weird, irrational aversion to going into stores that carry our stuff. I can’t explain it…so I won’t, but I will tell you this little anecdote. A company that I have been freelancing for this year has offices in midtown a block away from one of our newest retailers and one day I popped in to kill some time before a meeting. I was standing in front of shelves that had some of our cookies when an employee of the store popped up behind me to tell a customer about cookies of ours he wanted to recommend that he was raving about, only to realize that they had sold out of them. For some reason I blurted out, oh, I own this company and we chatted for a few minutes. They jokingly asked if I had any of the sold out cookies in my bag (I get that a lot, is that strange? Should I start carrying around packages of cookies with me?) Don’t know why I decided not to be anonymous since my normal reaction would be to run away, but what are the chances that I walk into a conversation about our cookies at a store I would otherwise rarely go into?
Speaking of cookies, I don’t know if Mark has ever baked as many as he did this week. Nearly 7,000 cookies baked on Tuesday alone. I still don’t know how he does it, though we do have PT kitchen help now from a dear friend who comes in to help Mark bake. She’s been a lifesaver these last few weeks as we get into the thick of things.
Thanksgiving is in a week. That just snuck in there, didn’t it?
P.S. Head over to our Facebook page for a calendar giveaway…
P.P.S. We had to cancel our last outdoor Flea date this Saturday. We’ll be at the new indoor market in Williamsburg alternating weekends starting in January and back outdoors, of course, starting in April.

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  • Angela November 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    gorgeous photos!

    also, i spit out my coffee and burst out laughing at the thought of people actually thinking you carry cookies everywhere! people are so silly.

  • Joann November 21, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Oh man, Fall came and left in late September for us. Today, it warmed up to a pleasant -21 (-30 was killing me a bit inside)…..Northern Canada for the win!!!!

  • Annie November 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    from my tiny perspective, I am amazed at how hard you guys work. I’ve seen the craziness that goes on and how calm and put together you stay. amazing.
    I feel everyone needs to know how much love, time and dedication is put into every single product that is made.

    • Jenna November 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      aw annie, you really are the best and we can’t thank you enough for all your help and hard work, really. xoxo

  • Grace November 22, 2013 at 12:22 am

    What are your best selling cookies? I am trying to buy some from your site and wanted some recommendations.

  • Cristina November 24, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Beautiful pics Jenna…

  • Alice November 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    What a small world … we were just at Rockefeller State Park. Hubs, me and our two dogs go hiking there regularly :)

    Happy thanksgiving to you and yours!