Friday, June 27, 2008

Ahh food prices

Ok so this isn't good news for me or you. My ingredient prices are still going up. AHHHH!

I am doing what I can to keep prices reasonable: trying to get bulk breaks, make smaller loaves (many people seem to prefer this anyway), and trim out unnecessary expenses. It is a tough time to be in the food industry. Since December my dairy prices increased 60% and my flour prices have more than doubled.

I really really dread having to raise my prices. I didn't start this business to rip people off, and I know I won't be getting rich anytime soon. I know many restaurant owners, farmers, and other food people are having to make some changes to avoid losing their businesses. The point is I'm raising my prices because I have to and I apologize.

I hope & pray that these price increases will level out soon. I'm not planning on quitting my business anytime soon and I'm not planning on switching to inferior, cheap ingredients. I'll quit before I sell a product that I wouldn't want my family to buy.

Communications Tool

So I had a good friend & customer suggest to me that I start an email list to send out my selling locations & weekly specials to my customers. So if you would like to receive an email weekly about what I'm selling & where I'll be just click the "send us email" button on the left side of the screen. I will keep your email confidential & definitely not share it with spammers:)

Busy year for the Roots

I am finally back in town, done with graduations & weddings for awhile anyway, and ready to work!

Unfortunately I will not be at Belhaven market this week. I am planning on being at Belhaven next week, July 5th and in Clinton, July 12th. Come see me if you want some delicious whole grain bread!