Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Heirloom Quality: Real American products.

When you think of the words "American Made" you think about quality construction. Things that are made to last. Tough and hearty is the American tradition. We are independent and strong, made to weather any storm that comes our way. Americans are simply survivors. We know who we are and we make no apologies, we stick to our guns and our principles.  Our country grew out of a small group of radicals and rebels that wanted freedom. Intellectuals that understood even if the cost was high Freedom would be the American way, and it would be strong and lasting. "American" always stood for quality, durability and resilience. What happened?

We want something that our grandchildren can use with pride. We don't want to pay for it. Slowly but surely over the years Americans have forgotten that durability costs a little more upfront but lasts much much longer than it's counter part, cheap. When you want heirloom quality you will not be getting it from China or a third world country where they only pay the children 20 cents a day to make your shoes, shirts, and soccer balls. Buying American made products not only support real Americans, but they support YOU and your children and your children's children. Not to mention, if you don't have to replace it frequently you SAVE money!

When Randy built the GrainMaker in 1999 for his wife, Bonnie, he wanted AMERICAN MADE quality, which he really didn't find. He wanted to created something that would last well beyond his lifetime that his grand-kids could use and be proud of what he had built.  So, in building the GrainMaker he kept all of this in mind, and was careful choosing American Materials for the GrainMaker so in the end he could honestly look at it and know without a doubt he had created an heirloom quality product. A 100% real American product.  Does it cost more than some of it's counter parts? Yes, but it is also very comparable to other grain mills of 'similar' quality. GrainMaker is family owned so this is a personal item and we want everyone to love them as much as we do. Go ahead, compare. We will prove that we are built to last.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Keep on Truckin!

It is Wednesday and no pictures due to major downpour! We are almost to
Minnesota. It sounds like we will be in rain all day. If it manages to
clear up I will send photos. We will be keeping you updated through the Mother Earth News Fair 2010! Safe travels and happy days!

Hope all our friends are doing well!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Recipe!

The sweet and nourishing taste of Honey and Oatmeal in a hearty whole wheat bread!

I know you will love this, especially if your flour has been hand ground fresh!

Will be digging up a savory bread recipe for next time!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Heading To the Fair!

Okay, so we were up until 2am last night trying to get everything ready and some last minute orders filled so we could be more than caught up when we left this morning... well that didn't happen, we actually ended up leaving around 2pm. Wow! We forgot how stressful road trips are! Well may the road rise to me us, lol, and we'll be sharing as the miles pass by.

If you're going to be in the area stop by the fair (follow the link for details) and buy a dollar raffle ticket and be one of the lucky three who win a special edition GrainMaker Mill for The Mother Earth News Fair 2010! Good Luck!

More to follow!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Grainmaker and Facebook

Facebook is one of those places where you feel the odd anxiety to acquire as many friends as possible. It's like a warped form of high school where you can actually tally why the cool kids are the cool kids, and it's all to do with the numbers.

It's a numbers game, we want the numbers.

We have a great product and we work very hard at making it the best in the world. That's always been our aim. It's not only the product, our Grainmaker hand mill, that needs to be the best. It's our employees that need to perform on a higher level as well. Customer service is a big deal. We are a small family company that knows what it's like to deal with companies that only care about the bottom line. We CARE about our customers as much as we care about our product.

I look at Facebook as another portal for customer service. I see these big companies with Facebook pages with thousands of friends, but no real interaction. No real personality. We want more friends but we want to keep the small town family personality that has always been a huge part of our company. We want people to know we will always have a person, a living breathing person, who take care of them and their Grainmaker. We take great pride in what we do. Please, invite as many people to be our friend on Facebook, to to read our blog, or follow us on Twitter. These can only make us stronger as a company. It gets us out there and REALLY seeing what people think about our mill and gives us more insight on how to make it better.

Truly it's numbers game. We know this. We want to keep our employees reaching for better everything, so that we can help our customers to the fullest, make our mill better and treat everyone like they matter. Get us out their, friends. We will always work hard to show our customers how much we care about quality.

Your neighbor,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Excitement Builds!

Okay so we are building out displays for the shows coming up next week and after, getting dough ready for baking bread, buying TVs to play videos and hauling a fridge around in the new rig. Paperwork for ISO is getting done and orders filled, shipping day this week is Friday then it's off to the east.


Can't wait to see you at the Mother Earth News Fair!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hope Everyone Had A Great Labor Day!

Great weekend; it managed to stay warm for most of the Ravalli County Fair. It did get cold an windy on Sunday, which was okay since it was a short day for rides and everything else was closed. We are excited to partner up with Wheat Montana. Take a gander at some of the products they offer, they are excited to work with us as well, we are complimentary companies!

Take care everyone, until I write again, have a blessed day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

International Shipping with FedEx... *sigh*

What can I say? We are a nafta product and fedex has just made life harder than it needed to be today. I need to meditate on happy thoughs and light a pastery sented candle and smile until the smile becomes real.

Deep breath and reboot!

Take care and God Bless everyone!