Burnt Toast Podcast

That Time We Tried to Ship Turkeys Across the Country

August  6, 2016

This week, we're closing in on the third birthday of our Shop. Our Shop! It's no longer a toddler!

As such, we thought we'd dedicate a podcast episode to it. So Amanda and Merrill joined me in the studio to go behind the scenes of the Food52 Shop.

Photo by James Ransom

We talk about what it's like to run a food business, what we've learned, and the mistakes we've made—including, yes, shipping fresh turkeys on Thanksgiving. And you'll hear from our customer care team, too—we close the show with some of their best, worst, and strangest write-ins.

Play the episode above, find it on iTunes, or listen to it using your favorite podcatcher. (Don't have one yet? We're fans of Stitcher.)

Shop the Story

If you didn't know we had a shop, stop by to wish us a happy birthday! And even if you did, do the same—and tell us what we could be doing to better serve you. We're always listening at [email protected].

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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.