Well it's been a year since I posted and what a year it was! We figured out several new ways to use the herbs we grow in combinations of extracts, infusions, essential oils, hydrosols, and pastes to create a much larger variety of therapeutic products from the various crops. Not to say a great incentive to get busy dividing, cloning, and sowing seeds in the greenhouse now for this years necessary additional crops.
We came up with so many items we had to open a couple retail farm outlets just to have a place to store it all until it is sold. We thought why not show it to folks while it is just sittin' there waiting to be sold somehow, somewhere. So this winter we opened a Farm outlet store in Charlevoix Michigan. Charlevoix is a fairly small community with a small population but on the only major highway this far west and a drawbridge that saves folks a lot of miles sometimes. Since Charlevoix is a little "quiet" in February we have been considering different types of promotions that might bring people in. This one is our favorite so far and I think we are going to go ahead and use this idea starting today:
FREE BAR OF SOAP! Creation Farm Charlevoix is now open! 229 Bridge St Charlevoix Michigan between Kilwin's and La French Bulldog boutiques. We will be offering a free bar of soap of your choice to the first 500 people who come in to the new location and make a purchase!
Some of the other ideas were much more expensive to initiate. This promotion was up loaded to facebook, Anna's Skincare Blog, Anna's Essential Oil Blog, Creation Farm Blog, Soap_Share soapmaking discussion group we sponsor on Yahoo, Aroma_Share aromatherapy discussion group we sponsor on Yahoo, and we also put it on the homepage of our website at http://www.creationsoap.com . We are hoping enough people will share it on Facebook this week to make a difference and encourage people to get out, come downtown, and check out our new space for showing all the things we make from Herbs we grow here at the farn. We have products that include herbs we have grown from this list;
Calendula, Elderberry, Comfrey, Rosemary, Lemon Balm, Mints, Sage, Rosemary, Lavender, Plantain, Yellow Dock, Echinacae, Jewelweed, Sheep Sorrel, Evening Primrose, Oregano, Thyme, Raspberries, Self-Heal, Chickweed, Dandelion, Smartweed, MIlkweed, Goldenrod, Red clover, Rhubarb, Geraniums andothers.
Have a great day!