Sunday, January 8, 2012

It's finally here, the moment we've all been waiting for.

Scripture of the Day! "Always rejoice in the Lord" - Philippians 4:4

Today I am grinning from ear to ear!! It's finally here, the moment we've all been waiting for. The unveiling of the greatest sampler box program on the web!!! It will contain samples from a variety of talented women all over the U.S.A.

Here's the Story...........

It all started over a year ago. My little grey cells were over-active as usual and I was thinking of how to get the word out about my co-op. I started talking to my dear friend Joanna, my website designer and host, about my idea and she said: "We could do a sampler box!! Folks just love to get a great deal for their money and this would be a fun way to bring our products to them".

At that moment history was made for the Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op! The co-op membership was growing by leaps and bounds, and we have been up against some stiff competition. Nevertheless, we held our heads up high and kept to our goals and are  now on the front page of google search engines and other top sites!!!

Coming Up With Themes..........

This was the fun part. Now that we had the perfect way to advertise set in our minds and on paper we could move on to the next step, themes. Each sampler box will have a theme for the season. We want to be different, so you won't find your boring follow the pack themes, oh no! You'll find fun themes that everyone will enjoy!

Setting up the ground rules.....

This was a very long process. We wanted to be sure that our customer's are going to get the best we have to offer. So, in order to do that we had to make the rules easy to follow for those sending in samples. And, at the same time, reward them for doing so.

If you make handmade items that you think are just great, then we'd love to have you join us. You will be joining a new mission that is going to take the pain out of advertising your products.

The Rewards............
Joanna and I have spent over a year scouring the internet to find the perfect places to market our idea. So the reward to us is seeing all of you begin to earn an income that will keep you from going belly-up!  We've come up with some awesome rewards for those that send in samples.   Read all about it on the application page.

My work is never done....

It will mean turning my living room into a shipping department! With the aid of my loyal and supportive family as my unpaid staff!

We will be packaging these samples as the home base for our sampler box program. Each sample will be wrapped in clear celo bags that will be tied with a ribbon and have the co-op logo sticker on the bag. This way you'll know where to go buy more sampler boxes for the next season.

Who can buy them.....

The sampler boxes will be for sale on my website starting in April just in time for spring!!! You will be buying a box full of goodies that will be sold at a price way below retail prices. There will be full size items and 1/2 size samples too.

Each sampler box will have a list of the shops who have samples in the box and where you can go to see their shops on Our Market Page, Etsy, or blog and get an idea of what they have to offer. The boxes will be a surprise sampler box. So, you'll have the fun and excitement of opening the package and taking out all the goodies!!!

These will make the perfect gift for any one on your list. You will be able to buy more than one box. One for you and one for a friend. These would make great secret sister gifts or farm friend gifts!!!

Are you excited????.............If you want to get your products in the sampler box program here is where you can sign-up: Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op!

Have questions...............Just use the contact tab on my website and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Be sure to join the co-op while you are there taking a look at the sampler box program!

Many Thanks,



  1. Wow, this is awesome!!! I have filled out my application and will be sending in my samples! This will be wonderful, a chance to get my products and business information into the hands of the consumers. This is one of the best ways to do my advertising for sure.

    Thank you Marsha!!

  2. I have sent in my application too! I am so excited about this opportunity! I can see our name plastered across the internet!!! Woohoo!!!