Saturday, December 29, 2012

Last delivery of 2012

Its here.... the final delivery of the 2012 season! With this delivery we complete our first year in business!  Time to celebrate!
I am satisfied that this business /farm model works now. We are not profitable yet.... need some price and cost adjustments, but the underlying model of home delivery without a csa works. With only a little adjustment we should start showing a profit in January!
Why is a profit important? Isn't that selfish? Well no. To be able to do this full time, and therefore expand to serve more people, a profit is necessary. We don't have the option of receiving farm subsidies like factory farms. We don't have a multinational corporation behind us. Any month we don't make more income than expenses, the difference comes from our personal savings. That can only happen a limited number of times. So yes.. profit is necessary to be able to continue.
And profit we will. With Gods grace and protection 2013 will be the year we became financially sustainable. That is exciting, as it opens a whole new world of possibilities!
We are very excited to move forward, and we are deeply thankful to you, our customers, for supporting this farm. We are in awe every week to think that people are not only enjoying, but depending on the food we produce. Many of our customers need that food for health reasons, depend on it for health itself. That is a sobering thought that drive us through the chores in the rain and mud day after day with a smile. There is a reason, a calling, a mission being worked out with every bag of feed carried and every puddle of mud drudged through.
We are well pleased with 2012 and all the blessings it brought, and excited to see what 2013 will bring our way!

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