Monday, November 5, 2012

Health and Justice... has been quite some time since I last blogged here.  I wanted to give an update to what my business looks like now and what is upcoming for me.

I've have transferred my business from a Sole Proprietorship to an LLC.  The official name is Health and Justice Enterprises, LLC.  We will continue to do business as The Cooking Activist Company and under that name we will be a cottage food operation, offer personal chef services, farmers market vendor, and event vendor.  We will be selling our baked goods at the St. Johns River Farmers Market in St Augustine, Florida this weekend.  Our products for this weekend will be whole grain cookies and muffins made with fair trade and organic ingredients.  We'll also be giving out free samples of sweet potato and pumpkin pie and we'll also do pre-orders of pie for the holidays.  It's very exciting!!!

I wanted to talk a little about Health and Justice Enterprises.  Our tagline is: fighting for justice by promoting healthy lifestyles.  We want to encompass all the goals that we have into a broad net.  The way we fight for justice is by telling people about the need to purchase fairly traded products.  There is slavery still around today in American agriculture and numerous other industries.  We use fair trade ingredients in our baked goods and we attend trafficking awareness events to educate communities about this atrocity!  We do this part of our business usually without payment but with the end goal of teaching others about agricultural slavery around the world.  This is what I've focused on since 2010 and 2011.  This year, 2012, I've begun to use my skills and passion for cooking to be a personal chef and expand my business.  Now that I am an LLC and I have a business partner, together we are going to take this to the next level!  First, we will start selling baked goods at a farmers market and in 2013 we have plans to have our own commercial kitchen!

When I decided to start my own business, I really didn't think it would take this long to get going but I realize now, that it takes time to develop ideas and raise money to accomplish goals.  I've written down goals and desires over the last 2 years and I've whittled down, cut out, and changed a lot of ideas.  The one thing that has remained over all this time is the desire to educate the world about the atrocities around us and to do that using wholesome baked goods and from scratch cooking!  I've stuck to my main goal and theme and over time my passion and desire has grown instead of diminished!  I'm going to stay the course and follow my dreams!  This is only the beginning and I'm reaching for the stars!  There is so much more to do and I love my line of work and I can't wait to see what happens next!!

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