O Mustard Seed, Mustard Seed, wherefore art thou Mustard Seed?April 8, 2011
Well, as I started writing this post, we were still uncertain as to the time frame of our delivery of organic mustard seed to make our first batch of mustard set up for wholesale. Low and behold, we just got word that the mustard seed will ship out at the end of this month! I don’t want to count my seeds before they have been ground – so to speak – but this is definitely wonderful news!
Two months ago we received word that our former purveyor of mustard seed was no longer supplying large quantities and had sold the industrial part of its business. Though unfortunate for us (as we liked working with that company), I completely understand having to adjust one’s business when things are not working the way you would like them to be (see my previous post). So from the minute we received that letter we have been on the hunt for organic mustard seed. James (bless his soul) championed the search and connected with about two dozen suppliers in the US and Canada (Canada is one of the largest growers of mustard seed) getting samples, price quotes, and info on order minimums. We tasted about a dozen samples, 3/4 of which did not meet our quality standards. From this, we settled on one supplier with whom we are moving forward. But if this hurdle has taught us anything, it’s to have a back up source lined up and ready to go (and back up for our back up) when an unexpected change falls upon us.
ps. I hope I didn’t just jinx this delivery by announcing it on the blog…« Previous :: Next»