Blumenflor had a growth spurt this year. It feels like a teenager who grew 4 inches in one summer. We are trying to keep up with the growing pains and joys of a healthy business. We are going into our eighth season this coming spring. Thankfully blessed is what we feel.
With that growth also comes a letting go...
We let our Manager go this past month to have her baby. Aimee was a wealth of info and we wish her many blessings being a mom.
I had to learn to give over the reigns of social media and marketing to someone else namely our Farmers Market Manager-Stacey, who is fantastic at her job! She has found her hidden talent and can work from home which is vital nowadays.
I have more time to teach our team members about gardening, design and many other things. Our Creative designer -Megan, is doing a great job with all the combined ideas and efforts we throw at her. She is also the best with customers.
As you can tell, all the Team Members now have "titles".
Our Garden Technician - Maggie, keeps our gardens in check and has even started garden coaching on the side. Her being bilingual, German and English, helps with our customers of the Mennonite background.
The newest Team Member is Daniel who helps out on Saturdays. Customers love his willingness to help with whatever needs to be done. Even if it is to sit down and listen to a veteran and his stories.
Teaching was always something I did even if it was just showing children how to plant garlic. We have a home school co-op coming out to learn about gardening hands on.
I feel we should be passing on our knowledge, whatever it may be to the next generation.
We have also started a Newsletter, with a talented young Editor. She came out every week last summer with her family to experience Blumenflor hands on. They were our CSA packaging crew. Couldn't have done it without you!
So there you have it in a nutshell.
There are now 5 wonderful talented persons taking over what I used to do.
It's a nice feeling to let go.
As parents we give our children roots to grow but also wings to fly.
May God grant me the wisdom to always run Blumenflor as a Team Member knowing my Boss is always there to guide me. I am humbled to be able to work for him in this way.