Is it the end of summer already? Did it fly by for you too? Labor Day came very early this year, so it feels like we’re jumping into Fall a little prematurely. Tomorrow we will have one last hurrah at my mom’s town pool, but it doesn’t look like we’ll be able to hit the beach again this summer. Instead we have already marked the weekend on our calenders to go apple and raspberry picking next month. Crazy. As a push for Fall, Mark made a bunch of cold calls to stores for possible wholesale yesterday and we are delivering products to three new locations next week: Grab in the South Slope, Stinky Brooklyn in Cobble Hill, and Everyman Espresso on East 13th Street, which will be the first location in Manhattan to carry our cookies (some loose, not in packaging too). We have a few more stores in the works as well.
I have to say, owning a business where you have to wear multiple hats forces you to do things outside of your comfort zone. Like cold calling. Can’t say that either of us find it particularly enjoyable, but Mark’s doing a good job, with positive results too. He’s been setting up and handling the wholesale accounts, while I deal with etsy customer service and corporate gift orders (I wonder what it will be like if we ever got an employee). Mark’s very close to starting work in the new kitchen which we’ll share details about shortly, and last but not least, we have very exciting plans for a few new products for the Flea when the weather gets a wee bit cooler.