I am not techie. I’m the girl that had to ask for help because the numbers on the side of my keyboard weren't working and I couldn’t figure out why. Turns out that little key “num lk” turns those numbers on and off. I was shocked! So you can imagine my surprise and terror when I was approached about making a website. A website for a business that I knew absolutely nothing about, mind you. But hey-I was looking for a change and I've started over in my career before so- why not? I knew that I liked their products. I knew they tasted real and weren’t full of additives and God knows what else. I knew that I was so discouraged from trying to find good affordable meat in my hometown that I was a borderline vegetarian. I knew I was pro family and pro small business. And I knew that I wanted to get back to nature and out of the “city”. So I did. 

I had no idea what building a website entailed. I didn’t know where to begin. I remember asking some friends about it and after much laughter and disbelief, they gave me some helpful pointers. I began reading about meat. What was Prime? Choice? USDA? Where exactly did a chuck roast come from? What even was a chuck roast, and how should it be cooked? Mutton? Aside from singing Ba Ba Black sheep as a child, I had no idea about lamb. Honestly I don’t even really like eating lamb. But many people do. And it’s my job to sell it and advertise it. So I learned about that too. And I’m going to keep learning.  

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Caron. I have the distinct honor of being Rachel’s sister. And for those of you who don’t know Rachel, she owns the business with her incredibly hard-working and equally hilarious husband, Jordan Brandt. They are the reason I moved to a small town in northern New York. I’ve watched them grow this business from the time they were teenagers with nothing but incredible work ethics and a vision. Hard work. Dirty work. Work that most of us would not want to do. But now here they are. 20-plus years later, 28 employees, a beautiful family, a booming business, and delicious meat flying out of the doors daily.  

I still am new to all of this. To the area. To the business. To technology (well not so much, but it sure feels that way most days!). I’m completely new to blogging as well, but I’m going to give that a try too. Hopefully you like what you read! 

 We here at Red Barn Meats sure do appreciate your support.  


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