Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hand Dipped at Findlay Market

Well folks it is official!
Madisono's will be available at Madison's @ Findlay Market dipped by hand starting in April. On Monday I deliverd the dipping case and my Dad has made some changes in the store to accomodate it. The dipping will take place in the front of the store. I am using a traditional dipping case which I feel will deliver a better texture and better quality. I will offer toppings and am very exicted about using all of my parents fresh fruits as toppings as well. In the summer time they get some amazing quality blueberries from Michigan and in the late summer the best tasting red raspberries from the same farm. Can you imagine fresh red raspberries served over Madisono's vanilla? Wow! I think the options are endless. I will be offering a great portion at a great price. If you in the store you will not be able to miss it. It is my expectation to offer several flavors of gelato and sorbet and rotate different flavors each week. I can not wait for warmer weather. Please let your friends know that Madisono's is coming soon to Findlay Market Fresh!

Madisono's and Sustain Brand

I have bloged about Sustain Brand before and I have some great material to share. Sustain Brand is an part of Kennedy Creative, a local company in Cincinnati. Matt Kennedy, the founder, has developed Sustain Brand in an effort to help small producers get larger market oppertunities and bring the local awareness to their products. Here is a link to a video. There is another video on Matt delivering salsa to a local IGA. You may know Cactus Pear Salsa? It is at the bottom of the video. Matt also had some great news in Soapbox. Here is the link to that. Right now Sustain Brand Gelato and Sorbet is available at Jungle Jim's and Rivertown IGA. There are two new flavors coming out for that label and they are Black Raspberry Sorbet and Sumatran Java Gelato. The unique part of the Sustain relationship is that producers do not lose any equity in their brand. My story is told on the backside of the label. I am looking forward to working with Matt in on many more markets.
I hope all of you have enjoyed the snow. I have. It is not the best time to sell gelato and sorbet but that is fine. Spring is just around the corner.
Thanks for all of your continued support!