Friday, March 13, 2009

Product Newsletter

Hi Everyone! We just wanted to take a moment to update you on a few new things involving our Etsy Store. We hope everyone is doing well and that those of you who recently purchased products are enjoying them. Remember to return to the website and provide feedback on your purchases! Not only do they help us with future product development, but they help us stand-out as a seller on Etsy.

New Products for Spring and Easter
We have released the following new products for the spring and Easter season:
  • Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallow Easter Eggs
  • Toffee or Macaroons in a holiday themed "Chinese Takeout" gift box
  • One Pound of our hand-made candies in a spring-themed felt gift bag
These items make great gifts and taste absolutely fantastic (as always). You can see these products in our Holiday area at:

New V-Stitch Crocheted Throw/Afghan - Get it cheap on eBay!
Michelle just finished-up another crocheted throw like the red/beige one. This one is made with a rich dark brown (espresso) and off-white yarn and looks absolutely fabulous in any environment due to its neutral colors. As an experiment, we've posted it on eBay as an online Auction. The starting bid is $55 plus our standard $5 shipping. That's nearly 70% off our regular Etsy price for the same blanket! Hurry, as the auction closes Next Friday, March 20th.

As a special offer to our mailing list friends, if you bid on the brown throw and win the auction but prefer the red one, we'll swap it out at no charge as long as the red throw has not sold in the mean time. Just send us an email and mention this offer.

Check out the auction here:

Join Us on Twitter
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If you're into Twitter, join our feed for up-to-the-minute product updates. If you're not Twittering yet, now would be a great time to start. :-)

Save Money With Our Homemade Soups!
Eating out for lunch can be expensive. Most sandwiches these days are over six dollars and you're at $10-12 by the time you're done buying a drink and paying tax. Our homemade soups are recession and budget friendly at just $4 per jar. Just drop one into your lunch bag and head off to work. At lunch time, remove the metal lid and you can heat it and eat right out of the jar. What a deal!

As a gift to our mailing list friends, we'll throw in free disposable spoons and a few napkins as part of your order so you won't forget to bring them to work. Just remind us in the comment field when you place your order.

A Great Idea for Those Who Live Alone...
A family member recently asked us if we sold our popular Tomato Marinara in smaller jars because she lives alone and can never make it through a large jar before the product goes bad. The answer to her and you is YES! Place your order as a special request and we'll make smaller jars (16oz) just for you. You must by a minimum of two jars at a price of $4 per jar.

It's Easy Being Green - Recycle Your Packaging
We pride ourselves on being as "green" of a store as we can. To that end, all of the packing materials that came with your order can be returned to any UPS Store for free recycling--even the foam "peanuts" and bubble wrap. Also, for those of you who can get our glass mason jars back to us at a reasonable cost (or you see us regularly and can hand them to us), we offer a 60-cent store credit for each jar returned (any size). Nearly a dollar of the cost of each canned product goes to pay overhead for the jars, so we're happy to pass on some of the savings if we get to reuse them. Oh, and yes. If you have modern-style Ball or Kerr brand jars hanging around that didn't come from us, we'll take those too and give you the credit. We're nice like that. :-)

Product Development - We Need Customer Input
We are looking to add some new food products to our current line-up and we'd like your opinion. Please choose a few items from this list and respond to this email with your choices. Be sure to list them in order of preference.

  • Creamy Asparagus
  • Creamy Broccoli
  • Chicken Noodle
  • Vegetable Noodle
  • Chicken Stew
  • Beef Stew
  • Beef Chili
  • Turkey Chili
  • Tuscan-style White Bean Soup w/ Rosemary
  • Corn Chowder
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________
Jams & Fruit Preserves
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Blueberry Jam
  • Mixed Berry Jam
  • Orange Marmalade
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________
Condiments, Dips, Etc.
  • Salsa
  • All-Natural Ketchup
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Dill Pickles
  • Bread & Butter (Sweet/Tangy) Pickles
  • Mustard (Regular, Cranberry, etc.)
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________
Other Pantry Items
  • Breakfast "Home Fries" Starter Kit (Jar of Cooked Potatoes, Seasoning Packet, and Easy Instructions)
  • Discounted "Pasta And Sauce" Meal Kits
  • Tomato-Meat Pasta Sauce (Sausage or Beef)
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs Kit (Canned pasta sauce with mini-meatballs and a bag of dried pasta)
  • Ready-to-Mash Potatoes
  • Ready-to-Mash Sweet Potatoes
  • Ready-to-Mash Butternut Squash
  • Quickbread & Muffin Mix Kits (Zucchini, Pumpkin, Squash, Apple, Blueberry, Corn, etc.)
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________
Baked Goods, Candy, and Gifts
  • Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  • Peanutbutter Cookies
  • Peanutbutter Cups / Peanutbutter Truffles
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Homemade Marshmallows & Hot Chocolate Mix Gift Set
  • Themed Gift Baskets (Chocolate Lovers, Coffee Lovers, Cookie Lovers, etc.)
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________
Crocheted Items
  • Baby Gift Sets (Hat and booties)
  • Baby "Mary Jane" Shoes
  • Child/Toddler Sweaters
  • Adult Sweaters
  • Throw Pillows
  • Cotton Bath Mats
  • Cotton Dish Wash Cloths
  • Dish/hand towels with crocheted top for hanging
  • Your Suggestion: _______________________

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