Golden Unicorn Coffee Shop............ Only in Fosterville!
At the coffee shop -
What people are saying about our baking products:
Louise C: Thank you for the multigrain bread it was delicious! We also tried the Nanaimo Bars and Sticky Buns - DELICIOUS!
Anita L: We love your bread! Thanks!
Fran B: The bread my daughter Laura brought me (multigrain),,is to die for,,,looking forward now to purchasing the Nanaimo Bars,,,thanks so much for the loaf of bread,,delicious,,practically melts in ones mouth,,merci beaucoup
Jamie C: I liked the Sticky Bun because it had lots of cinnamon and I liked the frosting and it was sticky. I WANT MORE!
Rachel B: The Nanaimo Bars melted in my mouth they were perfect and not too sweet. Can you make some now?
Farm Market Report for Tuesday March 22, 2011 - Keith Helmuth
Whole Grain Bread and Sticky Buns
One of the important functions of the Woodstock Farm and Craft Market is serving as an incubator for small business development. For many creative people, turning out a product is the natural and easiest part of going into business, but the marketing step is harder to figure out. Setting up in the Farm Market is a good way to “get your feet wet” in the marketing game.
Sarah and Len Sherman are the newest entrepreneurs in the Farm Market, but you can tell from their products and display that they are old hands in marketing their creative work. And they have a development plan. Sarah has started with items that pick up on the heart of the Farm Market tradition – home baking.
Just one look at her products and you can tell that Sarah knows about making good bread – rich brown whole-wheat, a hearty multi-grain loaf, and that perennial breakfast favorite – raisin bread. Then comes the down home flourish – giant sticky buns with cream cheese filling and lemon glaze. The breads cover the nourishment detail and the sticky buns satisfy the sweet tooth.
The Sherman’s plan for Golden Unicorn Farm includes a market garden, chickens and goats. They plan to add vegetables and eggs to their market stall products as the season advances.
Meanwhile, Len Sherman, an artist, writer, publisher, and former sailor has a variety of his products on display and for sale. He has two books on the adventures of high seas sailing and a large rack of lovely cards featuring his original artwork. One of Len’s cards will add a valued touch to your correspondence the next time you write a “thank you” note, or present a gift to someone. Hallmark cards may cover the waterfront of occasions, but there is something extra thoughtful about a personal note on an original art card that mass-market products cannot convey.
The Shermans add another element of value to the Farm Market. They are great conversationalists. Most people who regularly come to the Market are there for more than this or that product. Conversation is also the “bread and butter” of the Farm Market.
Farm Markets are the original “hangout” place, the place to meet friends and neighbors, catch up on the news of local doings, review the weather, talk crops and seasons, swap recipes, jaw about the economy and world news, share stories of adventures old and new - whatever comes to mind and strikes up interest. That’s the thing about the Woodstock Farm and Craft Market on Friday’s; you’re bound to meet someone you know, but then you might make new acquaintances as well.
If you have an interest in sailing, stop by the Sherman’s stall and talk to Len. Pick up some bread and buns, ask Sarah about their plans for Golden Unicorn Farm, and get a forecast on the products you can expect to see on their table in the months to come. The Shermans are at their stall on market day – Friday.
The Woodstock Farm and Craft Market is open six days a week, 10 to 4. The Market opens at 8am on Friday.