Hello Coconut Friends!
I hope this blog finds you well - my kids are finishing their last week of School Term 3 and I'm reflecting on time since my last newsletter to you wonderful folks.
So - Here's some Beach Harvest Coconut news!
* We hired Lisa - our first employee - in July and she's awesome. She's a Chef by trade - I love her attention to detail when packing our coconut chips and she's great when leading the team on harvest/opening days. Her attitude is always positive and my only regret is not hiring her sooner!
* After months of trialling a $10 bag at the markets, we've found them EXTREMELY popular. So, we listened and reflected the change on our website. You can see them here, I think you'll be pleased, too, as they are better value than the 50 gram size.
*We've crunched the numbers and found that our Curry and Sweet flavours weren't popular. We were also having shelf-life issues with the Curry, so last month we decided to drop both Sweet and Curry....
*....But because we've dropped two flavours, my creative coconut juices yearn to create something new! We participated in the Port Douglas Taste Food Festival in August and met some Aussie salt suppliers. So... I'm working on combining a natural Coconut Sugar and a Queensland Salt to make a CARAMEL AND SEA SALT coconut chip flavour. Whaddya think!?!? My mouth is watering at the idea haha.
*I attended the annual P&C Conference in Brisbane last weekend. I went as the President of our local school, but also to promote our coconut chips into school tuck shops/fundraisers. The feedback has so far been positive and the orders are coming in. Let me know if your school would like more info, too.
*Finally, this weekend, Jesse and I are traveling to Indonesia for Coconut Business. I'm really scared and nervous and excited, and can't say too much right now, but an opportunity came our way and we couldn't say no. I'll let you know more when I can!
Thanks for reading my September newsletter - if you're keen to try our new bag - or just need to get your Coconut Chip fix - use code HelloLisa to save 10% on your next order, valid until 30 September.
Have a great day!
PS - Here are some recent photos: Jesse & Casey at Taste Port Douglas; Coconut Chips at Queensland P&C State Conference; Beach Harvest's TV debut on The Living Room