banana bread. In fact, I didn’t
like it. When I was 18, I ate a
banana and had a severe allergic reaction that earned me a shot of
epinephrine. When my kids were
young, I found a recipe for banana bread and would make it for holidays. It was a big hit.
I once made it for a work Christmas party and two women ended up not
speaking to each other, because one had gotten the last slice.
Many people asked for my recipe.
I did not oblige.
Christmas 2012, I made baskets for each
family that came to my home. In it
I put a mini banana bread. They
were eating them right out of the baskets. A family member said, “the Irving sells
slices of banana bread for $1.99 and yours is much better than theirs, you
should sell it!”
I talked to a few people and asked around
and decided to give it a shot. I
would do my barn chores for the calves and the horses , come in , wash my hands
and start making bread. It only
made sense to call it Barnyard Banana Bread
In April, I started by selling
it at my son’s restaurant. It was a big hit. In May, I started selling it
at the local farmer’s market. I
had many repeat customers. I still
do. In June, I had a booth at a
festival in Sharon Springs , NY.
It was hosted by a couple who have a TV show on the Cooking Channel.
My banana bread was a hit! It had only been 2 short months since I
started and things really took off!
That was just 3 months ago.
Barnyard Banana Bread has grown and flourished so much in the past 5
months. The future will be
amazing! I am