Barter For Pay??? (Part 4)

One of the great challenges I face as a business owner is employee compensation. Our business doesn't fare well with your standard hourly wage model. That is certainly an important component, but we had to get a little creative. I have lost employees that felt they...

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A Grand Occasion, A Good Sign and A Bad Sign

A Grand Occasion This Sunday is the Grand Opening Celebration for Community Market, our new retail home. There are several bands scheduled, beer and wine tastings, and Don Payne from Wild Pig BBQ and I are firing up the 24 foot smoker! We are doing pulled pork,...

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Traditions (con’t)

I saved this one from last week's newsletter as it happens the same time every year. Some of you may have heard the commercial we are running on the Krush (95.9) and Vintage (95.5) in Sonoma County. It's an ad for the tree farm with a little twist! As I've stated many...

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Holiday Traditions and Butcher’s School

Holiday Traditions The Christmas Tree season is half over and it has been great seeing not only our regulars, but so many new families as well. If you ever wondered if we really have the perfect tree for everyone, check out the tree this young couple cut down! We just...

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The Holiday Edition!

It is that time of year we have come to know and love here at Victorian Farmstead, The Holiday Season. We survived turkey week, and managed at the same time to get ready to open  Victorian Christmas Tree Farm  the day after Thanksgiving. Now we are in the sweet...

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K.I.S.S. and Common Sense

There really is a lot going on for the Parks Family right now. Because of the new shop opening at Community Market, Laura has taken over the management of the Christmas Tree operation this year. With opening day Friday after Thanksgiving, we are all trying to jam 48...

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