🍁🍂 AUTUMN🍂🍁in the Mid-Atlantic means all things apple. This week we’re continuing to talk about value-add products - because ‘tis the season. Quick definition: Value-added products are defined by USDA as having a change in the physical state or form of the product (such as milling wheat into flour or making strawberries into jam). The production of a product in a manner that enhances its value. 📷: the very ON TREND #vermouth produced by @mtdefiance cidery/distillery in #Virginia 🍎
really proud and honored that @cureateco won the Ripple Effect award at last night’s @thinklocaldc Local First Awards. especially jazzed to have received from a #smallbiz champion we deeply admire, @paulwruppert!
As if we needed another reason to sing the praises of value-add products as a way to expand and diversify farmers' product mix, it's pawpaw season in DC and they are TOUGH to come by. Fortunately, DC's @linderafarms has you covered with their Paw-Paw Vinegar so you can enjoy the flavor of this rare and short-lived fruit all year round. Grab yourself a bottle of this specialty flavor or another seasonal Fall favorite on Lindera's website or @glensgardenmkt 📷: @linderafarms
As we learned on this week's episode of The Tidbit, it's critical to know when to pivot, even if that means facing the tough reality that your business is taking a different shape than you initially imagined. Upon seeing huge growth in the catering arm of his business vs. the retail side, Donnie Simpson Jr. of @uprisingmuffins made the smart and brave decision this summer to move on from his brick and mortar retail location in Shaw to a solely catering operation out of @tastelabdc. We're inspired by this big step, and excited to see how Donnie's business continues to evolve and grow! 📷: @uprisingmuffins