The happy chicken sign lady, as I have come to call Susan Roth, founder of Bainbridge Farm Goods, has some exciting news. She was just selected as a finalist in the Martha Stewart People’s Choice American Made Awards.
Out of thousands of new American businesses, Bainbridge Farm Goods made it to the 100 finalist list, just posted on the Martha Stewart website this morning. And now it’s up to voters to choose the winner with online votes for their top pick.
Never heard of Bainbridge Farm Goods? Well, chances are you’ve seen Roth’s signs even if you don’t know who she is. They’re for sale at places like Dana’s Showhouse and Bay Hay and Feed, as well as stores around the country. But you’re even more likely to have noticed them in homes, gardens, and chicken coops around Bainbridge Island and Seattle, sporting colorful, clever, and positive messages. I first noticed Roth’s signs last year at the Tour de Coop. Now I have two in my own yard.
When I spoke with Roth this morning after the announcement was made, she was audibly smiling over the phone: “I’m really honored and so excited to have been selected as a finalist,” she said.
Ten ultimate finalists will be chosen, and the winner will be honored at the American Made Awards, win $10,000, and appear in Martha Stewart Living magazine. Roth, who started her business less than two years ago, said, “We could use the money to reinvest in the business. Cash flow is always an issue.”
To vote, go to http://americanmade.marthastewart.com/finalists and look for Susan Roth, Bainbridge Farm Goods, with a red “Fresh Eggs from Happy Chickens” sign. You can vote once every day until September 24.
Good luck Susan!
Read our profile of Susan Roth and Bainbridge Farm Goods:
Bainbridge Island’s “Happy Chicken Sign” Lady Brings Style to Urban Farming
Photos by Julie Hall and courtesy of Bainbridge Farm Goods and Martha Stewart Living.