Self-employment, Thanks & Gratitude.

When I launched Farmer’s Daughter Consulting on July 21, 2014, I had no idea how awesome being my own boss would be. I also had no idea how difficult consulting is. The ups and downs of income are quite maddening. And the neuroses caused by riding this rollercoaster include panicked thoughts like, “Ugh. I don’t… Read more »

Produce on the Menu.

By Amy Myrdal Miller NOTE: This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of Produce Business magazine.   In mid-February I attended the Sacramento Business Journal Healthcare Leadership Forum where a panel of CEOs of major hospitals, insurance companies, and managed care organizations discussed the future of healthcare. Despite the uncertainty created by all… Read more »

Produce on the Menu.

By Amy Myrdal Miller NOTE: This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of Produce Business magazine.   As a consultant, I’ve been blessed with many wonderful clients and projects the past three years, but I recently worked on a project that made me a bit crazy.   The client wanted me to take… Read more »

Produce on the Menu.

By Amy Myrdal Miller NOTE: This article originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of Produce Business magazine.   In the 1990s, in the mind of the consumer, “healthy” meant low fat. In the early 2000s during the Atkins Diet craze, it meant low carb. While the FDA never issued regulations for low carb claims,… Read more »

Produce on the Menu.

By Amy Myrdal Miller   NOTE: This article originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of magazine.   What innovations in produce can have significant impact for the foodservice industry? That’s a very fun and important question to address. We can look at innovations in plant breeding, value added processing, planting, sales strategy, even distribution…. Read more »