The summer market season is officially over for us. It’s been an incredible journey!
I left my corporate job at the end of April and we had our first market May 19th. Diane and I didn’t know what we were in for but we were motivated and willing to try. Our goal the first market was to “just sell something.” We sold something that day. Our next goal was to “sell enough to cover our booth fees.” We always covered those. From there we got crazy and said if we sold 500 bags we would be beyond trilled. It took us awhile, but we hit 500 bags in July. In August, he hit 1,000 bags. In September, 1,500 bags. Yesterday, on the final day of our summer season, at the market that started it all, we sold our 2,000th bag of Topoglow Granola.
We are so grateful for everyone’s support throughout our inaugural season. We’ve met some of the most amazing people and heard some of the most incredible stories from vendors and customers alike. The stories of struggle and failure, of self-doubt, and having everyone question if what you’re doing is “right” resonated with us daily. Owning a business is not easy.
The market community is like a family, and we’re so happy to have been apart of so many different families. To our families in Louisville to Highlands Square, Estes Park to Dillon, THANK YOU! You are all truly amazing people, and we couldn’t have done any of this without you. Hard work has never felt more satisfying, and you all work harder than anyone I’ve ever met in my life.
2,000 bags is a huge milestone for us and one we won’t soon forget. We have no plans on slowing down, in fact, we move into our commercial kitchen NEXT WEEK.
Glow Your Granola!
T. & D.