We have a BIG favor to ask. One of the hardest parts of growing Joy Lane Farm is having enough cash flow to launch new products. Because of minimum order requirements, when we launch a product, we need to pay for all the experiments, labels, bottles, pumps, ingredients, photography and artwork up front. That’s one of the reasons we do it slowly… we need to save up.
This year, our goal is to launch shampoo and conditioner and upgrade our soap, candle, lip balm, and lotion packaging to be able to sell at a regional level (right now we print and cut most of our labels ourselves). In order to preserve our local flare, we’re working with an artist to design labels that include small vignettes of Rollinsford, like the Salmon Falls River, the Hay Bales, the Mill etc.
All told, these upgrades and launches will cost us about $6,000.
In the last year, we’ve upgraded manufacturing equipment, hired our first part-time employee, and doubled our studio space. We’re thrilled for the growth, and this is the next major step. Since these aren’t part of our normal operating expenses, we’ll need to save up for them over the course of the year. However, we would LOVE to launch them this Spring, and so we’re turning to you, our loyal band of customers.
As a favor, we’re asking you to PRE-BUY products for Mother’s Day Weekend. When you do, you won’t just be supporting our local business, you’ll be supporting our local artist, local photographer, and local label company. As a THANK YOU, each level of support includes exclusive products only available through pre-buying AND for every $50 you spend, you’ll get one entry into a drawing for our NEW experience, THE GREAT ROLLINSFORD TREASURE HUNT ($100 value, coming this Spring!).
IF you enjoy our products, please like/comment/share this post and think about pre-buying to help us reach the next level of serving you better! Everything will be delivered the week before Mother’s Day.
Joel and Katy
$50 – “Basil Bunch” – 1 Candle, 1 Lotion, 2 Soaps, 2 Lip Balm, 1 Sticker
$100 – “Farm Hen” – 1 Large Lotion, 1 Candle, 3 Soaps, 2 Lip Balms, 1 Shampoo, 1 Conditioner, 1 Etched Soap Dish, 1 Sticker
$250 – “Barn Cat” – 2 Large Lotions, 2 Regular Lotions, 3 Candles, 5 Soaps, 8 Lip Balms, 1 Shampoo, 1 Conditioner, 1 Shaving Soap, 1 Shaving Brush, 1 Mug, 1 Etched Soap Dish, 2 Stickers
$500 – “G.O.A.T.” – 4 Candles, 4 Large Lotions, 4 Regular Lotions, 18 Soaps, 2 Shampoos, 2 Conditioners, 3 Shaving Soaps, 1 Shaving Brush, 1 T-Shirt, 1 Mug, 2 Etched Soap Dishes, 2 Stickers
$1,000 – “GOLDEN G.O.A.T.” – 10 Candles, 8 Large Lotions, 8 Regular Lotions, 4 Shampoos, 4 Conditioners, 36 Soaps, 16 Lip Balms, 6 Shaving Soaps, 2 Shaving Brushes, 2 T Shirts, 2 Mugs, 4 Etched Soap Dishes, 4 Stickers