Monday, May 14, 2007

We all scream.............

for Ice Cream! :)

Because, in a brief moment of rest, I thought I just wasn't busy enough, I decided to purchase the ice cream shack in the Avalon Shopping Centre (the same mall where I have my commercial kitchen). It was up & running this past Friday - my sons (age 2 & 4) think this is the coolest thing ever!

I am proud to offer exclusively Homestead ice cream. For those that don't know, Homestead is a local ice cream business that has increasingly grown over the years & now produces ice cream for roughly 40 business, including McNally Robinson & Fuddrucker's. I was happily surprised to find out that when I place my order, the ice cream is made just for that order, it's not pulled from a it's as fresh as possible! With 180 flavours to choose from...........choosing was difficult! I've started with 12, & will slowly increase to about 24 flavours as the season gears up. No, I am not working the shack - I now have my first 2 official staff :)

Farmer's Market news - last Saturday, Cinqo de Mayo, was our first market day in the new building, located at Ave B & 19th. It was absolutely bustling!!! This past Saturday was another repeat. I need to re-prioritize my week to be able to make enough product to last past 10 am.........

The SABEX gala is tomorrow night - outfit has not been finalized/completed; thought I could pull something together from my engineering days, but no. I don't plan on spending a whole lot of time on my acceptance speech (the one I'm quite sure I will not be giving). It will be a fun night, nonetheless :)

Michelle Zimmer
Wild Serendipity Foods