Hi Everyone,

After a lot of consideration and with bittersweet feelings, I have decided to put Peapod aside for a while. Thanks for coming on this amazing journey with me. It’s been truly fun.

In case you’re wondering what’s been going on in the background, here’s a short update. 

With the start of the Covid pandemic last year, Peapod took a hard hit. It was disappointing to close down our stand at the farmers market, but it seemed like the right thing to do. I considered some different options for pivoting the business. However, the timing didn’t seem quite right for a couple of reasons. In addition to the uncertainty of the pandemic, James and I welcomed our baby daughter into the world last year. She is amazing, and I took some time to be exclusively with her. 

Professionally, when I am not running Peapod, I am a structural engineer. I have taken on a new position in structural engineering that is challenging and fun, and I am excited to devote my full energy to it.

Peapod is still very much alive in my thoughts and interests. It’s exciting to think how its spirit might show up again in the future. 

Until then, 


Summer Vacation

Peapod’s online shop is taking a summer vacation. We’re looking forward to some sunshine and rest. James and I are drying heaps of delicious summer tomatoes to get us through the long winter. 

See you again soon!

Salt Fat Acid Heat

One of the best parts of social distancing over the past months is that James, Kiddo, and I share a lot of meals at home. I like cooking for my favorite people, and they like eating. 

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Grossmarkt (Wholesale Market) Stuttgart

Remember how I recently discovered that all retailers of grocery products in Stuttgart source their fruits and vegetables from the same hub? Sounds like a fascinating place, right? I took a trip over to see for myself. 

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Amazon Shop

Peapod has an Amazon shop!

I’ve been diligently working on setting up our Amazon shop for more than three months. The various obstacles/approvals/exemptions required by Amazon are astonishing and exhausting. Maybe they are secretly screening all seller-candidates for endurance?

Financial Support During Corona

Many small businesses and freelancers here in Germany are suffering through this Corona crisis. Thankfully, the government stepped in quickly with emergency financial relief. As of April 9th, small businesses and freelancers in Baden-Württemberg qualify for aid up to the following values, spread out over 3 months.

  • 9,000 Euros for for businesses with up to 5 employees
  • 15,000 Euros for businesses with up to 10 employees
  • 30,000 Euros for businesses with up to 50 employees

The application form is short and pretty straightforward, and processing time is just a few business days. I’m impressed.

Happy Easter

For the first time in over 30 years, the Easter bunny stopped by! Kiddo was delighted. We spent the morning listening to German kids’ songs and hunting eggs. This song has been on repeat in our house. Kiddo giggles like crazy when everyone shakes their butts. 

Happy Easter, everyone! 

Coronavirus Update

Small businesses everywhere have been hit hard by Coronavirus, and Peapod is no exception. After a lot of consideration, I’ve decided to put Peapod’s stand at the farmers market on pause until the crisis has passed. It just seems irresponsible to be out in public encouraging everyone to exchange germs. I’m disappointed to share this news, since the farmers market has been a lot of fun and a great learning experience, but everyone’s health is the clear priority at this point. I hope everyone is staying healthy and in good spirits. 

Visit to Botnang Farmers Market

Thanks to the farmers market in Botnang for hosting me last Saturday!  It was great meeting new people and hearing their feedback. 

Farmers market in Botnang, Stuttgart

This coming Saturday I’ll be back at my regular spot in Heslach at the Bihlplatz market.