Tuesday, June 16, 2015

the big picture

What a whirlwind this past few weeks has been! We were honored to take part in this year's Food, Mindfully Slow Living Summit & Strolling of the Heifers event, where we had the opportunity to attend some very informative & insightful Summit panels on food entrepreneurship, as well as hear inspiring plenary speeches that resounded with ideas & approaches we will take into our own business. Topped off by vending in our town's wonderful Farmers Market where we get to see our friends & fans, meet new customers, & talk to the other amazing vendors, our past few weeks have been rich with local food & inspiration!

We finished our business plan, with many thanks for input & inspiration from our trusted circle of local business & food entrepreneur friends.

And working with with an incredibly talented photographer, Christina Bernales, who took the lush & breathtaking photos above, was an absolute thrill, as well as really fun & inspiring. How lucky are we, & how very grateful? Very!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

market days

We are really enjoying being at the Farmers Market on Saturdays. What an incredible collection of food & talent, & so good to connect with both vendors & fans. Fingers crossed that sunny & cooler weather continues!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

to market, to market

We had a fantastic time at our local Farmers Market yesterday, sitting in on Rigani Pizza's wonderful booth, shaded by an enormous maple tree. The weather held out for chocolatiers, with temperatures in the mid-70s & just enough clouds to keep the booth cool, but not dampen spirits. 

We were blown away by the number of people who mentioned that they'd read about us in The Commons last month, one lovely couple even driving up from Connecticut for the day specifically to check us out! Besides wonderful feedback on our bonbons, we were excited to hear about how many people were already familiar with our fare at North End Butchers, & to meet new people who sampled & grabbed chocolates to go home with them, or couldn't wait that long & just gobbled them up right away. 

Wow, everyone, thanks so much for a great reception! We'll be back in a couple of weekends, with our summer menu. Cheers!

Monday, May 4, 2015

open door

Thanks to all of the people who made our opening possible, from woodworking, painting & wiring, to tasting, purchasing, gifting & advising. And many thanks to everyone who stopped by on our first official opening day!

The current plan is to open the doors every Saturday from 9am-1pm (barring appearances at local Farmers Markets), & some Friday evenings for special menus & tastings. We'll keep you posted on our schedule as we go. Cheers!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

progress on the chocolate front

We're making progress! With the help of generous friends who pitched in with painting, wiring, construction & woodworking, we're shooting to open on Saturday, May 2nd. It's an understatement to say that we're excited, & grateful to all!

Friday, April 10, 2015

one turn table & a micro home

Things are coming along with the factory shop, & we expect to open our doors to the public in late April/early May. In the meantime, we set up a table & our old stereo, & had a small pop up & sampling in the finished-enough-for-friends space. Cheers!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

spring has sprung

Springtime & summer flavors are appearing on the shelves! We've come up with a menu of hand-painted filled & pure chocolate eggs for Easter & spring, as well as new tablet flavors in warm weather flavors for the winter-weary (what a winter it has been), now at North End Butchers, & in April on the shelves in our own factory shop (hours to be announced soon!). Happy Spring!