Thank you for stopping by! So you want to know the longer story?  Okay, then :)   In my past life I was a county health inspector – you know the kind, where restaurant scores and inspection notes were sensationalized for ratings…but I digress.  Yeah, that kind of health inspector, except I mostly inspected septic systems.  Ewwww, right? Not for me…getting paid to play in the dirt was awesome! To be fair, though, it was mostly inspecting the construction of the system before it was … [Read more...]

    4 Reasons to Have a Food Safety Plan You’re busy doing what you do best – and love – growing, beautiful, mouthwatering fruits and veggies.  Who has time for paperwork, right? I hear you! I don’t care how good Your food safety plan is,  if it’s  IN.  YOUR.  HEAD.  it’s only good for the person who has access to it, YOU! I hate to break it to you, but if a food safety plan isn’t documented, it doesn’t count.  Here are 4 reasons to have a food … [Read more...]

According to the National Restaurant Association's What Hot 2016  Culinary Forecast,  these are the 4 top produce trends, including their rank. #3    Locally Grown Produce #26  Heirloom Apples #30  Organic Produce #31  Unusual Herbs … [Read more...]

  Engaging the Multi-Generational Workforce Not only is an engaged workforce profitable for the employer and share holders, but it is also a satisfying place for the employee to work. Whether employees specifically seek out the ‘contentment’ component, the majority of employees leave because of the lack of workplace satisfaction. Where you find organizations that are considered Good Places to Work, you find engaged employees, and usually a sizeable percentage of them. Most employees … [Read more...]

  Choosing the right consultant can be challenging.  You want someone that has experience, industry knowledge, and of course, innovative ideas. No one likes to send their staff to ‘canned’ training programs, hoping they'll walk away knowing how to apply what they've learned.  And it doesn't matter how good the presentation - if you don't know how to use it - it doesn't help your organization much, and you go away feeling frustrated. Same thing goes with hiring a consultant. You … [Read more...]

What sets us apart?  That’s a legitimate question.  You can choose from many training options While our approach to training isn't common, it is very effective...and that's what you want.  Fun, entertaining and experiential learning activities, are all combined in each program to help it sink in.  Here are 5 reasons to book your training with us:  1. You’re the Host. Training is done at your facility. Not paying us for meeting room rental fees and refreshments is a huge savings.  That means … [Read more...]

  Oftentimes, the very qualities that attract us to our spouse are the ones that drive us crazy!  Probably most of us know this already.  Here's a question for you:  what's your communication quotient (CQ)? What's Your  Communication Quotient (CQ)? Just like an IQ is an indicator of your intelligence level, your communication quotient (CQ) measures your knowledge level regarding communication styles. And just like your spouse (or child, parent, sibling or whoever is important in … [Read more...]