We are going into April with the word SUPPORT being the mantra, the need, the challenge for my family and our business during this chapter of 2020. Indeed, the pandemic has brought about many unique challenges for all of our families. With these challenges also comes an opportunity to grow together.
Never have we felt more privileged to be a part of this community that has worked hard to support one another through these uncertain times. This epidemic is for most a first, and hopefully a last, but WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER! We’ve identified a few areas where our business can make an impact.
Supporting our local food economy
We’ve sourced over 90% of our vegetables from farms in the Skagit Valley thus far in 2020 and shall always work at maintaining relationships and supporting our local farmers. Many of your small farmers are working hard to find new and unique ways of connecting you with overwintered and spring vegetables. I encourage all to find ways of supporting those same local farmers via your local Co-op or by signing up for a CSA.
Supporting our local businesses
Our local retailers have been amazing in their support; many going above and beyond to see that you’ve a safe place to shop when your shelves run dry and doing their utmost to see that theirs do not. We continue to work with local food vendors and grocers to keep them stocked and you with access to our fermented foods. When your supply runs dry and you find yourself making the next run to the grocer, do protect yourselves first. We make deliveries wearing gloves and masks. Your delivery drivers, stockers and cashiers shouldn’t feel they are on the front lines and will take care as they perform their duties. YOU are the first line of defense! Stay safe and appreciate! That is, be sure to thank and tip (if you are able) all of those serving you. I’m sure you will see that line on a bumper sticker soon;)
Supporting our customers
We’ve been running regular promotions through our grocers to see that you’ve access to the same probiotic rich foods at discounted prices. We recognize that this is a financially stressful time and hope that these promotional prices make our products more accessible. Find reduced pricing on select products throughout Whatcom County. Feel free to reach out to us if you’ve questions about access to any of our regular and/or seasonal fermented foods.
In addition, we’d recently dropped our online pricing. You can now get a pack of four products shipped to your door for as little as 40$, anywhere in the US! Have a friend whom loves fermented food or has a compromised immune system? Share this page or ship em' some goods.
Supporting your gut biome
The business of fermenting food is certainly a means of preservation, but as a raw, unpasteurized and un-pickled (not a word;) food it retains all the nutrients of its original self plus has the added benefit of being probiotic. This word is thrown around quite a bit, but for good reason and reasons of which are not foreign anymore. Probiotic rich foods, among other things, are great for improving digestion and boosting immune function. We encourage all to discover the flavors of fermented food and see how transformative adding these foods can be on your overall health!