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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

WhistleStop Food Show


One of the best parts of owning a small family business is being involved in every aspect of the business. When it comes time for marketing~ Bill and I are also the marketing department.






We recently had the chance to go to a food show... in Wilmont Ohio! Troyer's is a great company that offers everything from Amish cheeses, to canned goods and cookbooks. They are going to help us get WhistleStop products to more local markets~ maybe even in your hometown.


If you have ever been to Amish country you know what a beautiful part of the country it is. The endless rolling hills and farm land. Everything moves at a different pace; the clip clop of a buggy, friendly folks, and the smell of fresh baked bread. We stayed at TheAmishDoorInn, an awesome inn with all the modern conveniences and an old homey feel.



It was so nice of the weather man to order up some snow just for us southerners. We were thrilled! The locals weren't quite as excited... but with the bright sunshine it melted away quickly.

The excitement of the trip had only just begun... because we were already so far north, we decided to make a detour. By way of Boston! 16 states in a rental car. $18 in road tolls. One wrong turn in the Bronx. Oprah and Gail would have been proud! This is one time we don't want Bill blogging~ his version of this road trip is not quite as fun as mine. It would be much more colorful... Ya think?

17 comments:

Baking Soda said...

I like your version Sandi! Love to visit Amish country, looks like one would feel at home immediately. Thnks for sharing.

Jerry said...

Sandi

When do your products appear in the markets further north? Canada could us eomse good souther food!

Cheryl said...

That last picture is gorgeous. You two look great together.

Naturegirl said...

We have an Amish community not far from us and I LoVe to shop at their bakeries and buy pies, tarts, bread, preserves...I'm due for another visit after reading this post!
Are you at the beach in the last photo!!I just arrived from Florida and blogged my adventures and beachy scenes..come on by!hugs NG

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh I have such fond memories of Amish country! We used to go to Lancaster every year when I was little.

Thank you for posting to my blog! Your name sounded soooo familiar... hubby and I run a family owned gourmet food and cookware shop on the Cape. We LOVE what we see on your website! I'll send an inquiry this evening through your site once I'm done feeding the troops here at my house. =)

Britt-Arnhild said...

Sounds like a nice trip.

I have a quilt which I pieced myself and had some Amish women to handquilt. It is so beautifully done.

Kristen said...

Your rendition is perfect... what a great trip! Come through KC sometime, will ya? :)

sandi said...

Baking Soda would be at home in the Amish Bakery !
Jerry you can always find our products on line... southern cooking anytime.
Cheryl & Nature Girl- thanks for noticing. That picture was actually on the 'beach' on the South Shore.
Beachy- We'd love to be in your Cape Cod Cupboard, I could have delivered them myself last week.

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Doodles said...

that area of the country is so beautiful....love visiting the Amish country. And oh my their baked goods are yumm! Sounds like a great trip.

Melting Wok said...

sandi, those are really nice pix. I was staying in Dayton, OH for 5 years b4 I moved to the West Coast. Btw, where are you at ?

Carla said...

It sounds like you had a great trip. Lovely pictures. I look forward to checking out your products.

Rose said...

What an excitant trip you had.Next time you come to the Great Lakes region, stop by Michigan and I will have some muffins for you and your husband.

Barbara said...

Hi Sandi thanks for visiting my site. Amish country does look lovley. I'll be adding that to my list of places to visit.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Sounds like you had quite the interesting trip! Love the pictures :)

tea
xo

sher said...

I have never been to Amish country--but always wanted to do that. I love road trips. You see so much of the country as you drive through the little towns. Glad you had fun!!!

Sandi said...

Thanks y'all for stopping in, the next road trip we will plan to stop in for those muffins. If we make it to the west coast we'll knock out a couple of meals.
sorry Barbara~ I don't see Bill going to New Zeland!

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