Lancaster Newspapers published a fair overview of the company in today's paper. We were open about the challenges and difficulties building an organic food manufacturing company, and the bright road ahead. Tim did a good job expressing both the challenges and the opportunities ahead for us.
It's all hard work. Sourcing is hard. Maintaining the organic certification is hard. Making sure the bread gets to stores on time is hard, especially when people get sick or schedule that pesky time off (which we do want people to take). There's a long list of hard, and a short list of easy.
JOY OF MISSION
But we feel optimistic about our path here, the road ahead, and our ongoing commitment to our mission of hiring out of poverty, especially those with obstacles to employment. It can be a grind--patching together investment, running out of resources right when opportunity shows up--but for most of us it's a joy and an honor to work toward the the mission--to hire people out of poverty and partner with them in building this vision, to source from organic farmers as close to home as possible, and to serve our customers who depend on us for high quality, nutritious food.
OUR ORGANIC BREADS & ROLLS
Our breads have always been very good, and now they're both very good and very consistent, and we can make a lot more. We can now make hot dog, hamburger, and sandwich rolls. We're selling in five chains and many independent stores, and our customers really love the bread, week after week. Learn more here.
BUYING OUR BREAD
If you haven't tried our breads, please do. You can find our breads on the store map, or email us at tasty at lancasterfoodco.