Hey I just wanted to resurrect this thread for an update if you could Jeff.
Hey Jeff, thanks for asking. This is the best below minimum wage job I've ever had!
Things have been pretty crazy. Over the summer we donated lots of meals and also gave 1000lbs of food to a food pantry in Chicago. I call it eat pasta, help a kid. We hope to be able to do the same over the holidays.
We had equipment issues that had us out of commission for awhile and still somewhat limits our production. The holiday season has exceeded our sales forecasts, which is great, but also a little scary because of that.
My wife Marie helps out much more now too...you can imagine the ups and downs of that.
I had a meeting w a potential investor where we could have really upgraded and added all sorts of equipment to increase production to 1000-1500lbs per week. We couldn't agree on terms, so no deal.
Today I got an email from a well known National food magazine asking for some samples. They may want to do something on us.
All that being said I will probably get a day job later this winter or this spring. The company is still quite a ways off from being able to financially support us. I'm fine w that. We plan to keep doing our thing and see what happens.