It’s almost over. A year of more highs than lows, 2010 draws to a close and I have just a few moments to reflect.
The last few months have been a whirlwind. First, there was a heavy production schedule to meet holiday demand. December has been filled with “demo” visits, with a flurry more before Christmas. Look for us tomorrow afternoon at Kowalski’s in Eagan and Oak Park Heights, andByerly’s in St. Louis Park. On Thursday, we’ll be at Lund’s in Wayzataand Kowalski’s in Woodbury. Finally, on Friday, look for us at Just Food in Northfield over the lunch hour, and Cub Foods West, right here in Mankato, from Three to whenever I run out of gas.
There have also been a large number of mail orders to attend to. I love shipping out cheese to places like New York City, thinking our tiny business has made it to the Big Apple.
And, thanks to Co-op Partners, a shipping outfit in St. Paul, our reach has expanded on the retail level as well. You can now find us at Co-ops in Rochester, Duluth, Madison, Wisconsin, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Iowa City, Iowa. We’re interstate, man.
After Christmas, the girls and I will head to New Mexico to visit family. I’m looking forward to the time away, but don’t want to dwell on it too much, because our Open House is tonight and there’s much to be done. If you are anywhere nearby, please brave the cold and snow–there will be food, wine provided by Minnesota Wine Club, and great music from Fish Frye, official band of Alemar Cheese. The event runs from Seven to Nine.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this year a success, and I can’t wait to see how 2011 unfolds!