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we’re in the times argus today!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

here’s the link:

and here’s how it looked in the paper itself.

check it out!

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

a fun little interview of lil ol me:

HAPPYHAPPY summer celebratin’ coupon code

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I’m celebrating summer weather with a HAPPYHAPPY online 10% coupon code. Take 10% off your order of $50 or more. Just enter the coupon in the shopping cart. Coupon good until 7/16/10. 馃檪

Happy Summer!

job posting: office manager

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

VT Fiddle Heads seeks a highly motivated, self-starting, experienced individual with excellent administrative and organizational skills to implement office operational and administrative support functions. The Office Manager’s responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Data and inventory management (both in house and on the web)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ordering for store (food and inventory), retail pricing, stocking/restocking

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Customer service (answering phone calls, emails, and occasionally in-store customers)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Wholesale account management

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Organizing paperwork for bookkeeper and store

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Sorting mail and bills; filing

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Ordering supplies other than food or inventory

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Posting up weekly newsletters

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Help with marketing/advertising/press releases and/or with events


路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Able to maintain an efficient and professional (and fun) office/store including general operations, database management, clerical support, restocking supplies and store. Attention to detail is a must

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Have an interest in raw, vegan and healthy foods (the more knowledge/experience the better)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Proven ability to continually develop, maintain and improve organizational skills and work RAWsomely well independently

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 A good team player and a sense of ownership for one’s job/project(s)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Strong project management skills, and ability to prioritize assignments and manage pressure with good humor

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Fast learner, can think on one’s feet, great common sense, excellent communication skillz and did we mention highly organized?

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Demonstrated ability to engage well with people (retail customers, wholesale customers, vendors)

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Demonstrated capacity to develop and improve administrative systems, including information management, filing, and project coordination

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Knowledge of and proficiency in using computers, email, and standard office software

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Detail oriented with excellent follow-up; flexible and responsive, with a strong customer service orientation

This is a part-time position that will start immediately. Potential for increased hours if right person is hired and/or if person also wants to work the cafe. Pay is commensurate with experience. Flexible schedule! Food perks come with job. Much learning in this job/lifestyle/position. MUST HAVE FUN! Store discount. Ability to grow with the company. Please email Linda at linda AT or call 802-223-2111

Q & A on our nut milk bags: size and shape and material

Monday, July 5th, 2010

I received a great question yesterday about the advantage of using one size/shape nut milk bag over another. I thought I’d post the question and answer in case anyone else had this burning question. 馃檪


QUESTION: Hello I am interested in the nut milk bags, however I am not sure what the advantages of each bag is. For example the advantage of having an oval opening compared to the regular 12×12 bag.

ANSWER: I have a link that gives pros/cons for hemp vs nylon and I’ll describe the other sizes here. Even though you didn’t ask about materials, I thought I’d send it along just so you would have it. for hemp vs nylon

鈥 The v-shape bags are used JUST for filtering juices (in your blender) and nut/seed milks. They would not be used for sprouting because there wouldn’t be enough room for the sprouts to grow.

鈥 The oval shape is nice because there are no corners for the nut/seed mash to get stuck in. Not that it is difficult to wash out or anything. We made the ovals because we had enquiries asking if we would make this shape for customers. I’d say if I were wanting to sprout, the 12 x 12 square would still be my preference for a bag. If you wanted a larger bag for making nut/seed milks or juices, the oval shape really does filter beautifully. Something about the rounded shape just feels nice.

A bit of history: we started our nut milk bag business by making the 9 x 12s – they are the standard size nut milk bag. We tested out our bags with our first wholesale customer and so we feel we make the best bags out there.聽 We were then asked if we could make a larger bag for some wholesale customers so we made the 12 x 12 bag. These bags are great because they give you the best of both worlds – ample space for sprouting and lots of room for making juices and nut milks. Beer makers, tempeh makers and other fermented product makers really like the 12 x 12 size (and they prefer the hemp bags). Then we were asked if we would make a funnel shaped bag that would be less material to have to deal with for squeezing out the liquid but large enough to hold the bags – so we make the 9 x 12 and the 12 x 12 into v-shapes (the 12 x 12 v-shape by special request). Finally the oval bag was asked of us to make and we make the 9 x 12 oval (by special request) and the 12 x 12 oval bag. We’ve also gotten some other custom size/shape bags that we’ve made for various projects and businesses.

All of these shapes and sizes and materials really suggest that there’s a lot of personal preferences for straining/filtering needs. Hopefully this helps you decide which bag(s) will be the ones you want to use or carry in your store.

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