Things are changing as we continue to grow. It's both exciting and scary at the same time. And to be recognized for all the hard work we put into making our product is so appreciated. But it's really our customers that we want to recognize. They don't realize how much they mean to us. When they tell us how much their pup loves our products, it melts our hearts because that's why we do what we do. We believe Pups have a right to SAFE, great tasting products. No Pup parent should ever have to wonder if the food they give their pup family will harm them.
Having lost a pup to unsafe food products, we personally know the pain. Each treat made at Farm House Barkery is made as though we are feeding it to our own...and we are! We do not make a special batch for our pups...we feed our Terrific Trio from the stock treats we make to sell. If ours wants a treat, we pull from what we've baked...or while we are prepping for Market, the little Beggers get their way and we toss treats to them to get them to stop giving us those "puppy dog eyes". You all know the look!
And even though we can't recommend it because we bake Dog Treats, not People Food, our daughter noticed her supply of dog treats dwindling mysteriously. She discovered her teething toddler (our grandson), was giving their dog his treat and sneaking a treat for himself...he was cutting molars and the Blueberry Harvest Large treat seem to be just the trick he needed to get those molars in. She didn't freak out because she knows what is in the treat, can pronounce every single ingredient, and can find them in her own kitchen!
So yes, this honor is fantastic...but honestly, the real honor is hearing back from our customers on a day in and day out basis about how much their Pups love our product. And when I walk into a place where there are Pups, I am always the most "SMELLED" person in the pack. I must retain the smells of the Farm House, because Pups rush me. It makes me happy because I love giving belly rubs, ear pets, and getting Puppy kisses. We are truly blessed to be doing what we love to do...and the fact folks are starting to notice, is just the wag in the tail.
So Thank You to our Secretary of State, but most of all, Thank You to our customers!!