It's been quite a while, folks! I've had difficulty blogging over the past nice months, as you might have noticed by the complete absence of posts.
For the past six months I've been working on a new company--The Lancaster Food Company. We make a range of organic food products, including organic breads, spreads, sauces, and salsas. Our parallel missions are to create thriving-wage employment for vulnerable populations, make tasty organic foods, and support the local food ecosystem here in the metropolis of Lancaster.
Starting a food business ain't easy--it sure ain't software. Finding a space, converting the space to a commercial food-grade facility, meeting the organic standard (i. e., fill out lots of forms), finding suppliers, buying equipment. What--you mean I can't just provision services on Amazon Food Services? (Actually that's not a bad idea--we could use a food accelerator here in the hometown).
I've decided to start blogging again. This time it will be very light on tech, light on startups, heavy on food startups, the food ecosystem, building a social impact business, and whatever else develops.
In the meantime, sign up to learn more about The Lancaster Food Company. Lancaster foods, oh yes. We'll let you know of our launch--give us about five weeks to get our first batch out the door. Thanks for coming back!