When your customers ask you for a special product order or service, do you try to accommodate them? I bet if you can, that answer is ‘Yes.’ When you’re open to new possibilities for your business, ideas can come in from a variety of sources.
This year we were again asked to continue publishing our year-end crop review, researchers like it, and as we’re told, there isn’t a lot of information out there compiled in one spot. At the moment these numbers are preliminary or partial –final harvest numbers come out in the spring, which brings me to my next reader request: “When are you going to go on line with the magazine?” So, here’s the answer to that request.
We are very excited to ring in the New Year, pop the cork and, with lots of excitement, launch our magazine online! If you set the magazine down for a moment, you can go online right now to www.orchardandvine.net (if you forget the .net, .com or .ca it doesn’t matter as any of those will take you there). I’m very interested in your feedback, so please let me know what you like or what you’d like to see.
What will you find in the online magazine? For starters, we’ll stay on top of new funding opportunities and programs to assist you, an update on harvest stats as they come in, grower info, a place to comment and voice your opinion on new articles and archived stories from past issues as well as special event listings, equipment reviews and a searchable directory for your favourite suppliers! Please keep watching as we grow and add more features.
Enough about us, it’s the end of the year and my wish for you is good health for you and your families, a better crop next year and continued growth for your businesses.
Enjoy the magazine and have some fun, laughter and local food over the holiday season.■