Take a shopping trip almost anywhere these days and you’ll see nothing but mass-manufactured items. Commercially produced foods and housewares line the shelves, each one a carbon… Read more “Still Alive and Very Much Kicking”
What I learned after one year at the farmers’ markets
With the end of the year fast approaching, I’ve been thinking long and hard about big-picture things. Where do I want Little Dipper Confections to go? What… Read more “End of Year Announcements”
My husband told me it was meant to be. I think he’s right.
I love everything about the Fall—the drop in temperatures, the packing away of shorts and t-shirts and the unpacking of sweaters and knee socks, the fireworks show… Read more “Fall Seasonal Items Coming Soon!”
I personally think getting glimpses of pumpkins and bats on a random July day is every bit as exciting as thinking about harvest and holiday festivals during the heat of summer farmers’ market season.
Just like magic, I’ve stopped getting questions like “What do you sell?”
It’s been four months since I started selling my confections at local farmers’ markets, and the one question I get asked the most is How has business… Read more “How’s Business?”
To make back the cost of a booth, I’d have to count on selling about a gazillion chocolates or sneak one of my kidneys onto my display table and hope for a taker among those shopping for handmade ornaments and knitted booties for dogs.
My test batches ended up in the trash bin, along with any hopes for a lemon truffle.