It was a real team effort last week. With John manning the Internet, Michael spreading the word about the company through advertising and Facebook, Thomas behind the wheel. Myself, I was doing a little driving, a lot of produce ordering and interviewing new drivers to find the perfect fit for the PCH family. It had been awhile since all of us were working at the same time and it was cool to watch how the company can grow with all of us chipping in as needed.
Last week saw the last of Washington Lettuce. We had hoped to squeeze a few more weeks in, but Mother Nature had other ideas. This week we had no less then 10 different squashes to choose from. As if I need more of a reminder fall was coming.
One thing that we are grateful for though are cooler temperatures. It’s been quite the challenge getting your greens to your doorstep looking like how we got them. One change is we now order just for one day. All our produce arrives between 11am and 2pm. From there it’s a mad rush to pack and have them in the vans by 7. We try to have an empty unit for next days farm fresh load. If you’ve ever thrown anything on an anthill you have a good idea of what 2-7 looks like for us.
Thanks to the growth we’ve experienced we’ve now been able to bring on two more drivers. Spencer and Casey. They’ll make a great addition to the team and I’m sure will make sure your produce arrives safe and sound the following morning.
That’s it for this week. Its going to be another whirlwind week but as small business owners these are the weeks we all dream about.