Remember when we said that we were cruising along at high-speed… well, we have run into a few roadblocks that we are currently trying to maneuver around.
1. Where are we going to fill our boxes?
I am trying to figure out a way to get our house certified so we can do this at home and not have to find a commercial space to work out of.
All we have to do is put the already sealed oil pouches, spice pouches, and popcorn bags into a box, glue it, and then put six of those boxes into a case and seal that… shouldn’t be all that complicated.
2. Where are we going to store the cases?
I am also trying to figure out how we can certify our house as a storage facility. If we create a climate controlled environment in our basement… we might be able to get away with it. (wishful thinking on this one. If that doesn’t work, we have to rent out a space.
3. Figure out the dairy industry.
I have been in touch with 7 dairy companies while on the hunt to find a certain cheese. I have learned that this industry is just as complicated as the corn industry. If I could choose any small family owned farm to work with, when sourcing our ingredients, it’s a dairy farm. I have about 1% chance of actually accomplishing this.
4. How are we going to fill our spice pouches?
Coulter and I freaked out the other day about filling our spice pouches by hand. (all 12,000 of them)
I am trying to find a small co-packer in the area willing to do this for us, but it’s going to cost us. In the end, we will probably hand fill them anyway…but maybe we will get lucky and someone will give us a break?
It’s starting to get complicated, but I was able to make coffee at 10am this morning, so I am in tip-top shape to knock these down! (hopefully)