Lisa and I are going to Europe for several weeks this year. We have strong ties to Scotland: first of all, my mother lives in Edinburgh, and secondly we lived for several years in the Findhorn community in northern Scotland, near Inverness. We have several friends we want to reconnect with there.
Our journey will also include some time in Denmark staying with friends.
So, after missing the big trip to Europe we had planned for 2019 (covid struck that one off!) we have been wanting to return for many years. The big thing keeping us from going was our other business at the time Tiny Isle, a Kauai-based food manufacturing business that kept us busy at all times of the year. We sold that business late last year, so, we’re in semi-retirement.
The Vanilla Year
Vanilla production has a very nice rhythm if you want to get away for a while each year. The growing season (August through November) is relatively quiet: all the beans have been harvested and cured, and the next harvest won’t be until late December. This means we can leave the farm to the care of our landmates, there’s not much to do with the vanilla, so we’re not leaving them with a big burden.
The Store Will be Closed While We’re Gone
In the spirit of vacation, we won’t want to worry about getting orders filled while we’re gone, so the store will be closed. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but you’d have to wait for your order anyway.
If you want to order, plase come back after November 8, we’ll be open and ready to ship vanilla products!