I've made some updates to our website. I've changed our background in hopes the site is now a bit easier on the eyes. I've also added a new page where I've shared some healthy recipes using tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, and other healthy options. (Thank you Cyndi for the tip!) I haven't yet tried all of these recipes, therefore I can't take credit (or blame) for how they will make your taste buds react. They sure sound amazing though. I'll keep trying them and post my own taste bud reviews.
I also figured out how to add the Facebook link on our Contact and Location page! That one took me some time but I figured it out. I'm feeling rather proud this morning! (smiles).
Here's to hoping everyone wakes up with a smile and keeps that feeling all day long. Cheers all, and stay safe on the roads today.
We now have Cilantro, Chervil, Dill, and Parsley ready to pick and sell. I receive a lot of questions asking what Chervil is. Chervil is a mild version of Taragon (a bit of a licorice flavor). I've used it to make an amazing chicken salad sandwich and it's extremely good in eggs. Fresh herbs add so much more flavor than the dry seasonings. Come by and give it a try.
We also receive questions regarding pricing for our tomatoes and lettuce. Our tomatoes are $3.10 / lb and our lettuce (butter crunch, red sail, and romaine) is $2.50 / bag. All harvested fresh that day. We have a good amount of both right now. I made some finger snacks today with organic mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Num!
We had another great weekend at Doose Aquaponics. Some new customers and some repeat customers. To all, thank you for coming in to see us even in this weather, which in my opinion is just crazy. I went outside today with my hood on which was sort of silly, since the wind took it off in seconds. The greenhouse plastic makes all sorts of noises when the wind blows this hard. Tim and I kept looking at each other with that "did you hear that" sort of look. Thank goodness my husband is an amazing handyman and has been able to keep the greenhouses toasty warm for the veggies.
I hope all who have come to see us are enjoying Doose Aquaponics as much as we are. We have worked hard to make it a homey comfortable place to visit. I won't deny it was a scary adventure, particularly when we are both working our "real" jobs during the week. Working seven days a week seemed a bit overwhelming until we actually started. We have found that our weekends aren't really work. We get to socialize with great friends, sharing amazing stories over a cup of coffee. And for those who just want to stop in for a quick pick-up of fresh vegetables, we hope we have made your stop convenient.
More to come from the Doose's.
Tim & Shawn
We are officially opened and so excited.
This past weekend was our first official open weekend. We met some amazing new friends and had some great conversation with current friends.
What a weekend it was. Sold a ton of fresh vegetables, which was good, and learned a ton at the same time, which in hind sight is also good. The learning curve did add a bit of anxiety to the days. Things like a cash register that continued to error. And the programmer of said cash register (me), realizing that when you program a cash register to bypass the decimal point, it REALLY bypasses the decimal. Yep, told the machine to go without the decimal, continued to push decimal, then realized the error (bad choice of words) in my ways. Imagine my fear when I realized I may have to do math in my head. But no worries, I figured it all out before impacting any customers.
We also realized we had forgotten our Do Not Enter signs. A VERY kind gentleman came in the wrong door (NOT his fault), and walked into a greenhouse that has not been built out, and is used as our storage. I am so very grateful he continued to walk into the store. He was 100% kind, but I have to imagine the thought in his head as he looked around at the mess.
Thank you to all who have supported us in the openings, and everyone who has supported the construction. There is MUCH construction left to go but we are on our way. To Andrea and Herman, thank you thank you for all of your kindness and support.
More to come.
Tim and Shawn Doose (Shawn is the author and the programming genious)
Cheers to all.