Call me crazy, but I figure a post about a candy business probably doesn’t need a lot of text. A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say.
I met with Kate and Josiah Gillette, a local couple who are living an interesting life. Kate makes the candy and Josiah markets it.
“Why do you call your business Romick Studios?”, I asked. It’s kind of an odd name for a candy shop.
“Well,” explained Josiah, “We do a lot of different things.”
It’s true! They’ve both worked with the Renaissance Fair, in candy shops, selling roses and at other glamorous types of jobs. These days, Kate works as a veterinary technician, a heroic occupation in the opinion of all the members of this Homestead.
I learned about their business when they applied to sell it at the Colorado Farm and Art Market. The Market is selective about what is allowed to be sold and a jury has to taste all the food to make sure it’s up to Market standards.
It just so happened that in the month of January I was the sole member of the food jury.
Do I have a favorite? Why yes, yes I do.
But my favorite doesn’t have to be your favorite.
As luck would have it, I didn’t have to eat all this candy myself. We met at the Wild Goose Meeting House and co-owner Russ Ware happened to be in the shop. I did what I do best and introduced him to Josiah and Kate. Naturally, they left samples for him too.
You can find Romick Studios at the Colorado Farm and Art Market one Saturday a month (January 31, February 21, March 28 and April 25). They may be at the summer markets as well and before long you’ll probably find their candy in stores and restaurants too!
It tastes as good as it looks, but take my advice … pace yourselves.
©Hungry Chicken Homestead 2015
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