As of Tuesday evening’s succesful state inspection, Nutty Butter, LLC is officially licensed for business.An official license to sell means a new and different business model…and I’m not just talking about a future Etsy shop and potential farmers market booths.*
*Now that I can actually advertise the brand, and not just instagram the bejeezus out of it.
You see, the reason I haven’t been sharing very much about Nutty Butter lately–except for
hints very obvious revelations of flavors I have been working on–is that I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make operating a business I truly love manageable, while also giving time to a job, a blog, and a LIFE I truly love as well.
What I have come up with is this:
Every month, I will offer 2-3 flavors for purchase. It is just too much to try and offer more than that, with each recipe requiring very specific–and often different–ingredients. Also, the time it takes to switch batches when I am working in a commercial kitchen, with a set amount of time, and an inability to mass produce, means I am losing money unless I streamline.
I will announce the next month’s flavors during the last week of the previous month via the blog.
I will then accept orders for two weeks. This will allow me to calculate the quantities of dry goods, jars, and labels I will need to produce.
Production will occur mid-month, and Nutty Butter will be shipped during the third week of the month. [For the holiday season, your orders will arrive just in time for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. I apologize that I cannot guarantee Hannakuh deliveries, but when we get to December, I will do my best to expedite.]
This plan will allow me to focus on making the best product possible and continue creating new flavors (my favorite part of the business!) while maintaining the small batch, made-to-order business model I started with. I will reevaluate in January, but for now, I think it is the best for me…and therefore the best for Nutty Butter!
So what are the flavors for October? What is this deliciousness I have set before your feasting eyes? Obviously, I was inspired by the flavors of fall, and the first of those is apple.
Trust me. You want them. You want them both.
But you only have until October 11th to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and order them.
Of course, as usual, with the revelation of any new flavor—I mean, did anyone catch that I have made a Nutty Butter that tastes like CARAMEL APPLES?–comes a giveaway!
To win a jar of Caramel Apple Nutty Butter with which to make your neighbors jealous, and inspire your IG followers to kick themselves for not ordering it (or prod them to do so), simply leave a comment with your favorite way to use nut butter–yours, mine, or Justin’s–or perhaps your dream flavor creation.
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