Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Daisy Mae's Market Salutes Our Veterans

As the nation pauses for Veterans' Day on November 11, we salute those who have served in the military, past and present. We owe thanks to these men and women who have sacrificed for us so that we can maintain our American way of life. In recognition of all Veterans, Daisy Mae's Market is donating 11% of our sales on 11/11/11 at our Findlay Market location to Hope for the Warriors®. Hope for the Warriors® is a national, nonprofit organization that supports wounded U.S. service members, their families, and families of the fallen. Check out the Hope for the Warriors® website for more information, and then visit us at Findlay Market on Friday to make a financial contribution to this highly-rated and most worthwhile organization. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

We're Celebrating Two Years at Findlay Market!

This week marks our two year anniversary at Findlay Market. So much has happened since November, 2009. We started with a few rolling carts, added some permanent racks with removable bins, decided to double the size of our stand, bought a building for storage, and installed a walk-in cooler. We've been able to make steady progress while building a fantastic loyal customer base, expanding our services to include personal and corporate deliveries, and hiring a terrific staff.
However, our progress has not been without challenges. We've learned to deal with every weather extreme...from 100 degree temperatures to freezing cold and snow. We've also fought winds that have twice destroyed our tarpaulin tents and forced us to reorder, regroup, and rebuild. Each time we've experience a setback, we learn a little bit and we become a little more determined to be successful.
This week we sit back and reflect. We have 1166 Followers on Twitter, 574 people who "like" us on Facebook, and I'd venture to guess, several thousand face-to-face friends that we've met during the last two years. All of you have reinforced our feeling that quality, consistency, and availability are all important when selling fresh produce. However, each day we're also reminded that developing a small business is all about the relationships you develop along the way.
This week we celebrate. We celebrate us, and we celebrate you...our loyal customers. To help us celebrate, we invite you to pick up a 6-pack this week! We're offering six Ohio-grown apples of your choice for only $2. Mix and match, or choose your favorite...Either way, this 6-pack's for you!