This week Julie’s Beet celebrated its 4th Anniversary. It is hard to believe that it was just four years ago that I had boxes of products stacked in our apartment. And when the weather warmed up and all of the chocolate moved into our bedroom(for the air conditioning) my husband suggested I move Julie’s Beet to its own location. I moved into our showroom on 80th Street shortly after Julie’s Beet launched online. Since then we have continued to grow and change. A few of our products have come and gone but it is nice to see friendly faces(items) remain on the website year over year because you love them as much as I do! I’m proud of how we have grown at Julie’s Beet but also proud of the way we have maintained what is important to us…
We have posted to our blog weekly since Julie’s Beet began. The blog is a just one way we add a personal touch to the website by telling you family tales and sharing some of our favorite recipes. It is not an easy feat to come up with something new and interesting to talk about week after week. Please let me know what you’d like to see up on the blog. And if you’re reading this you’ve found our blog. You can also follow the blog by simply adding your email here and you’ll get our blog posts sent directly to your inbox.
I’m very proud that we continue to support smaller producers from around the world. We’re constantly looking for the next artisan who will join our roster of talented producers. I continue to love telling the stories behind the products to anyone who will come in and listen. I also love sharing the joy when our artisans are recognized for all of their greatness.
My love of food and cooking has never been stronger. Nothing brings me more pleasure than putting a smile on someone’s face through the gift of food. Whether it is something home-made or a beautiful gift set or a bite of a really special bar of chocolate, food has a power over people and I love being able to spread that joy. Being a business owner has its fair share of challenges but the return on the investment is well worth it.
As I look ahead to the next four years, I get a little tingly thinking about all of the possibilities for growth. I cannot wait to try what you or your neighbor might be cooking up and I cannot wait to tell the story behind that very special product. Here’s to more culinary adventures around the world!