Dec 22, 2011 news: Honeys will soon sell out for this season. Order soon if you'd like some! They'll keep for months, even a year, in the fridge or freezer.
I learned the Bautista family's story while ordering dates in October. It moved me to help this family achieve their dream: to increase their mail order business.
Quite a humble dream. Why? Because in 2004, while driving home from another day of selling dates at farmers markets, Enrique Bautista was paralyzed in a car accident. The family – Enrique's 5 children, and their families too – returned to the date ranch across the street from their childhood home, and now work on the farm, under the continued leadership of their quadriplegic father.
They dream of selling enough dates through the mail, so they can stay at the farm, instead of commuting to farmers markets.
So that the Bautista family could start accepting web orders right away, I built www.7hotdates.com. The site took off here on 30bad! Thank you to everyone who has ordered from the site and raved about the wonderful and affordable dates.
In past years, the Bautista family was shipping their dates by this time.
I called the number on the website and there was no answer or a voicemail/answering machine.
Would you please inform the community here what the status of date availability from the Bautista family is?
Thank you for your time and consideration!
WOW... your website design for 7hotdates.com is *pure genius!!!* i absolutely fell in love with it, it's so sassy, irresistible, and simply brilliant!! i also loved all the information it provides, what a gem. I think you are a truly incredible person for doing what you did for the lovely Bautista Family, and *thank you* for bringing them to all of us!! \:D/
i just ordered some Halawis, as i am a caramel freak, and had to scrape myself off the ceiling when i read their description on the website. Nomnomnommm!!! Cannot wait!!
hehehe...wishing you every Happiness under the Sun.
Warmly, Sophie :)
Hi Sophie! Thanks so much for your kind words! The website has been a team effort that included a whole bunch of fruity friends, several of whom are on this site, and a whole lot of fun! I love that you love it! The Bautista Family are extraordinarily wonderful people. I hope you get to meet them someday too... or at least get to know them through their divine dates!
How is this ALLOWED to be good for me?!?
Haha, this is awesome! If you want to share your review, do visit Rate Your Date! Lots of people would get a big smile from hearing your excitement. :)
lol~! That's great, i am SO on it. :)