This summer I have been working on developing a recipe for my first grain-free bar. Many people are eating less grain or just looking for a higher protein bar. This paleo bar that I have developed has more protein and less sugars than the granola bars I usually make. I added some chia seeds and some spirulina. The spirulina gives it a green color and some important micro-nutrients. We had a contest to name the paleo bar. It is now called Almond Chia Mia. The name was offered by Sue Walthour. I will soon start on my next grain-free bar using kale.
Much time has been spent looking for a kitchen to grow my business. I was going to buy a property and build a kitchen, but realize that to do that puts everything I have on the line. That is a difficult choice to make. I am currently looking at renting a space or buying something if the right thing comes along.
The other item that has taken up so much of my time is trying to find a better packaging material. I want to find a material that helps my bars retain their fresh flavor longer. The struggle becomes that I don’t want to use plastic and I need something that is biodegradable. I don’t want my packaging to contribute to the waste accumulating in landfills.
Last Saturday was Pumpkinfest in Keene. I took time to enjoy creating a pumpkin carving of my company logo. Thanks to Alli Gardner, the young lady that created my logo. I am quite pleased with her creation. The pumpkin was admired by many at pumpkinfest.