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?