Farmgirl Packaging: How I Created A (Nearly) Zero Waste Company
I am committed to supporting sustainable packaging suppliers, and use packaging only when necessary. I know that it has cost me business through the years because my containers may not be as flashy or colorful as others. Plus it has cost me sales because it does cost more to buy an eco-friendly container, and therefore has a higher price point. But I am still committed to our original values. I will not package product unnecessarily or in a container that will end up in a landfill.
Blame it All on My Roots: Our Story
This is an actual picture of my dad's cornfield at dawn.
It was here that I had my epiphany.
This past August, I found myself riding shotgun through a cornfield (the one pictured above) at sunrise on my dad’s ATV. After our usual 5:00AM coffee, we spent the morning loading a truck with corn & examining the latest tractor brought in for repairs. Later we took off on this new-ish toy to explore a piece of land that he had purchased since my last visit. He slowed down so...