Happy New Year!
We took a much needed break over the holidays to spend time with friends and family and recharge the batteries.
On the few down moments over the last week, I found myself reflecting on the past year and all of the many things we accomplished.
We finished our re-branding and developing our new look and labels.
We developed new recipes like our Smoked Onion Spread and brought our Blueberry BBQ Sauce back this year.
We met and started working with a few new farms like Highland Orchards and Vollmecke Orchards.
We expanded into new stores and new states - you can now find our products in stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Michigan!
We developed new classes and hands-on workshops.
And we won two awards. Our Cherry Bourbon Chipotle Spread won 3rd in the Scovie Awards for unique condiment and our Cardamom Rhubarb Spread is a Good Food Award Finalist.
2018 was a great year for us and I've been thinking a lot about our goals for 2019.
We are going to continue to create new recipes. We are going to be spending a good amount of time during our off-season to dream up some new flavors and products - so stay tuned!
We are introducing a Flavor of the Month, where we tell you a little more about some of your favorite spreads, including where the produce is grown, how the product is made, and we'll suggest a recipe or two on how to use them up!
And, while I'm not quite ready to announce the details quite yet, we have some other big plans in the works.
Do you have anything that you'd like to see from Small Batch Kitchen in 2019?