Love Grown Foods has been such a hot item this holiday season that Alex and I had to start baking immediately after Christmas in order to keep the shelves stocked. With our business growing we are discovering the various challenges that pop up when you least expect them. When we got to our new kitchen in Denver and started baking, something just wasn’t right. Our product wasn’t the same. Devastated and short on time we baked batch after batch trying to figure out what was wrong.
After 4 days of unsuccessful baking and out of pure desperation, we loaded our car full of ingredients and supplies and headed to Aspen to bake.
We baked, bagged, and delivered to all of our stores in Aspen (huge thanks to Beth and Paul–my parents–for their help)! Now we just have to figure out how to get our production going down in Denver after realizing that it was our oven that didn’t work properly. We are determined to keep our quality and stay consistent with our product!
We are so grateful for having such incredible support–we couldn’t have made the deliveries without the amazing help of Conundrum Catering! Kip and Thomas are wonderful! They welcomed us back into their kitchen without question and let us take over while we baked!! They are fabulous!
It is hard to believe that it is the end of 2009! Only a year ago was Love Grown Foods taking form. We have come so far–it is such a blessing and so exciting! Christmas doesn’t even feel like Christmas this year. We have been so busy with all that is going on that we haven’t had much time to bask in the holiday spirit. Alex spent time in Arizona with his family, while I stayed in Aspen. We are both heading to Denver after to start vamping up our production and get the ball rolling for our 80-store debut! Pretty exciting!
Wishing all of our supporters a very happy holidays and merry Christmas! Thank you for everything!! Continue to live free!!
“We have taken Love Grown Granola as house gifts to the East Coast, the West Coast and points in between. The packages are the perfect size to put into our back packs for trips to the Tenth Mountain Huts.”
- E & E from Aspen, Colorado
Late last night, after getting home from hockey practice (I help coach the U19 girls team) I became incredibly motivated to open an application on my computer that I had NEVER used. I first must admit that APPLE is truly amazing and that we are addicts. Between our computers and our iphones it makes social-media incredibly easy. I started compiling clips, pictures, and music to make our FIRST MOVIE!
Teaching myself how to use the program, what to do, and how to transition (relatively) nicely, I pieced together a 1 minute clip to express our GRATITUDE AND LOVE for all of the SUPPORT our customers, friends, and family have shown. Check it out:
SENDING YOU LOVE FROM OUR KITCHEN TO YOURS!
I refused to go to bed until it was uploaded onto youtube.com. Alex thought I was going a little crazy. I was literally bouncing around the room once my mission was successfully accomplished! I am pretty confident in terms of my tech-savviness, but this was a great challenge! Now I can’t wait to keep making MORE! All I want for Christmas is a video camera!!!
It is our FIRST Holiday Season with actual products! It is hard to believe that this time last year I was finishing my studies in Crestone and Alex was working hard to turn Love Grown Foods into a legitimate company. Not only has time flown by, but to think about all that we have accomplished in such a short time is pretty phenomenal! Love Grown Foods officially got placed on the shelves in the end of April 2009…now, here we are 8 months later and Love Grown Foods is about to go state-wide and is one of the most talked about companies/products/news in Aspen! We are not just making waves…WE ARE MAKING A SPLASH!!
This holiday season we wanted to show our gratitude. As a way to say THANK YOU to all of our loyal consumers, new/future costomers, friends, and family we are offering 25% off ALL ONLINE orders! We are seeking to encourage people to give the gift of HEALTH this holiday season and SPREAD THE LOVE! Our promotion of health and wellness started on December 1st and we have already had an AWESOME response! Alex and I feel like elves! Packing up box after box, making personalizes holiday cards, and sending package after package all over the NATION to SPREAD THE LOVE of LOVE GROWN FOODS!
HUGE THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS! Thank you for making Love Grown a part of your holiday and for sharing health and wholesome food with your loved ones! LIVE FREE!
~*HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE LOVE GROWN TEAM!*~