You people are so amazing. Really. Sticky Spoon is proud to say that we have just sold 108 jars in less than two weeks. 108! 108!!! Thank you for your incredible support this Christmas. People we never expected to be interested in our jam were buying jars by the CASE, some bought one jar, tasted it and called us for more immediately (how sweet is that?!) and we have already received wonderful comments from those of you who have given the jars away as Christmas presents. Needless to say, the reaction so far has been overwhelmingly positive.
So thank you, thank you from Angela and Julie-Anne. Thanks to Maxime Jenniss (and his assistant) for the countless hours you spent producing the most amazing jar label there has ever been and Toby at Metropolitan Fine Prints for believing that very small projects turn into bigger and better companies and for getting as excited as we were about those beautiful stickers. We are grateful to Andrey and Chris for allowing us to use their production kitchen. And of course, if we are going to go on like we are on stage receiving an Academy Award, we have to say that we wouldn't be able to do this without every single one of you who bought a jar, liked us on Facebook, tweeted about us, read our blog or mentioned our jam to a friend. And many thanks to our men who encouraged us when the production kitchen was freezing cold, when we spent all of our days off away from them, chopping fruit until two in the morning, when our hands smelled like onions and when our expected production of jars was more than twice the actual amount we ended up with and we wanted to cry. This little side project of ours is taking off and who knows where we will end up with Sticky Spoon but regardless, we are having a blast and want to keep going.
Now, the thing about making small-batch preserves is that we only get to make about 40 to 50 jars of each flavour every time we go into our production kitchen sooooo.....fast math will lead you to realize that one week ago we had 319 jars of jam in storage and now we are left with 211. Clearly, that is not enough. With our first appearance at the Vancouver Farmers Market in just two weeks, we need to get back in the kitchen and stir up some fruit (and veg--- we only have 11 jars of our Sweet Onion Jam left, can you believe that!)
It may be Winter and local fruit is a less abundant at this time of year but we have lots of ideas, flavours, spices and combinations in mind to keep us going until the first of the strawberries show up. We will keep making jam for you and we hope that you will continue to be as excited about those little jars as we are. Look for us at the Vancouver Winter Farmers Market on January 14th, January 21st, February 11th and February 25th. We hope that your holidays have been wonderful and wish you all the best for 2012. Happy New Year from Sticky Spoon.