Hi Everyone! It's been a couple of months since we launched our website and to say we've been busy is a slight understatement. So, we want to share with you some of the things we've been doing and working on!
A Little Website Development: Obviously, if you're reading this, you've probably checked out the most recent updates to our website. We've added a few information-packed pages since the original launch and some graphics that illustrate some of the most important benefits of incorporating crickets into our diets. The graphics are on the front page and on the "Why Crickets?" page (and if you haven't checked out the "Why Crickets?" page yet, please do! We've added two videos from our friends at AsapScience and they are both informative and VERY entertaining)!
Perfecting Our Acting Skills: In late June, we shot a 4 minute video that we will use on our fundraising page and will also put on our website and social media pages. The video was shot at our home by Vermont Event Video and took about 3 hours. I know... 3 hours for a 4 minute final product... but, when you have a 2 year old, a 3 month old and a dog to work with (not to mention 2 adults that can't get through one take without laughing at each other - yup, us) it's a process, to say the least. It was important to us to have the video shot at our home, with our family since that is the whole foundation of our business. And, who better to explain our mission than us? (Trust me, we would have much rather hired some talented actors, but in the essence of saving money and be authentic, we took one for the team). We think you'll enjoy the final product and it will be available for viewing, soon. Stay tuned!
Party Planning: We are hoping to kick off our 30 day fundraiser at the end of August with a party in Burlington, Vermont. We've been searching for the perfect venue and have a narrowed it down to a couple of potential choices. We want this to be a chance to introduce ourselves in person and to have the opportunity to discuss our business and mission. The event details will be posted on our website and social pages but if you're local and want to come, please send us an email and we will send you a personal invitation to make sure you get all the important info!
Designing: A lot of our time has also been spent designing some additional marketing materials like t-shirts, brochures, business cards, etc. We want to have some cool items to give you in exchange for a contribution to our business and you'll get a sneak peak at them soon.
Cricket Farming: Oh yeah.. and let's not forget about the crickets! My husband, Steve (The Cricket Master), has been perfecting his farming craft and is continuously evolving his methods of feeding and housing the crickets. We are on a mission to not just raise and harvest crickets, but to do it in the cleanest, healthiest, most efficient way possible.
Life: In between cricket farming, business-building and party planning, we've been working a day job, raising 2 kids and a dog, attending weddings, throwing birthday parties and having fun along the way.
So, that's the update for now. We have a busy month ahead as we're trying to get our fundraiser launched in a few weeks and have a lot to do before then! We'll keep you posted as things progress but please feel free to reach out to us with any comments/questions! We hope you're enjoying your summer and thanks for stopping by!
The Tomorrow's Harvest Team