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Thankful
-Thursday, November 22, 2018

How do we find the right people to help us run our business? Who will work really hard and share our enthusiasm? What person will commit to a job that is part time with wages that are at the top end of what we can afford, yet less than what they can make elsewhere? Why in the world would anyone want to jump into a job that is physically hard and even stressful at times? Where do we find someone to sign up for all of that? This is the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night.  

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Join The Club!
-Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Red Delicious, Cortland, Melrose, Paula Red, Jonathan, McIntosh, Golden Delicious, Zestar, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala, Jonagold. These are my ranking of apples that we sold this fall from my personal least to greatest liking. I’m sure some of you are surprised that Cortland is low, Jonagold is at the top, or that Honeycrisp is third, but what’s even more surprising is that my favorite apple isn’t even what we sold. Why is that? Because it’s a Club variety. 

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Better Than Before
-Saturday, October 22, 2016

I’m not one to wish away time. Being the mother of three boys, the usual cry of my heart is for it all to slow down. But lately I can hardly wait for the months following October and the close of The Market to get here. (And not just because I need a nap. Alright, maybe it’s that, but it is also the perfect time to regroup and reflect.) 

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Layers
-Monday, October 03, 2016


 

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Transitions
-Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This may be the kind of blog I write every fall, about transitions. It can't be helped really because suddenly everything is changing swiftly, leaves falling first from the yellowing soybean fields, students back in school, apples and pumpkins.  

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Heirloom or not, we like them a lot!
-Monday, August 22, 2016

August is not only the dog days of summer, but also the time of year when you have tomatoes out your ears! I can attest to this looking at all the orange tomatoes about to turn red in the next week. 

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Freezing Sweet Corn
-Friday, August 12, 2016

I was supposed to write this post Monday. It's now Friday. That's kind of how the week has gone. But, I do have a good excuse for being tardy. You see, I've been racking my brain all week trying to come up with the perfect blog post. Finally, this evening, covered in corn from head to toe, I thought, "Hey! Maybe somebody wants to read about how to freeze corn." If you do, great. If you don't, humor me.  

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Abundance
-Monday, August 01, 2016

  

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What's that thing?
-Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Has anybody seen Tiny Houses, Big Living on HGTV? It’s my latest obsession. I rarely watch TV, but when I do I like to marvel at how other people live. There’s something so interesting about people that can live that simply. So, if you’ve driven past Pickwick since Friday night you may have noticed what looks like a tiny house parked between The Market and The Loft. It’s the cutest thing. It’s built from scraps from our building project and matches the barns perfectly. Although there are days that feel like I live at Pickwick, it’s not my new home. It’s actually a food trailer!

When we switched gears and moved the market into the north barn, the space could not accommodate a kitchen like we planned to have if we were in the south barn. Therefore, a trailer became a logical way for us to adapt to that situation for now. As we gear up for fall, we will be able to provide our proven favorites, such as cider slush, popcorn, and caramel apples. We’re also looking forward to making fresh cider donuts. As for other food items? We are open to possibilities. Plus, it’s on wheels. How fun is that?! I can’t wait to see where the fun, food journey takes us. Stay tuned to our very own Tiny House, Big Living episodes located right here at The Pickwick Place!

Forward motion always,
Laura

 

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When Plans Change
-Tuesday, July 12, 2016

We've shared this picture on our Facebook page before, and I was thinking about it again this morning. It's actually a pretty good synopsis of the project we're undertaking at Pickwick.
 

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