Thursday, May 22, 2014

Meet Us: Todd Boilanger

Meet us: Todd Boilanger

This month, we changed our insurance service providers to better fit the needs of our growth. It was a big decision for us.

Luckily, we were guided by Todd. He spent a lot of time with us, learning about our processes, plans, and growth. He really went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we have the right insurance at the best rates. While we already knew he was a great guy from when he volunteered with Sam on the Columbus Young Professionals board of directors, we didn't know what a helpful and thorough insurance agent he would be. We consider him a part of our team.

Todd is an Independent Insurance Agent at Richard E Hawes Insurance Inc. He handles Home, Auto, Business, Life & Health Insurance. Before his career in insurance, he was involved in commercial and real estate development at Breeden, Inc. He has held many leadership positions with Columbus Young Professionals, including President. He is married to Casey Boilanger, the Child Abuse Prevention Program Director for Bartholomew County. In his free time, he enjoys being on the lake, taking rides in their Jeep with the top down, and remodeling their house. His favorite 240sweet puff is S'more.

Learn more about Todd and his insurance wizardry by clicking here.  

Annual 50% Off Everything Sale is Right Now!

Annual 50% Off Everything Sale is right now!

Once a year, we offer everything in the webstore at half price for 48 hours. That sale starts right now!!!!!!!!!

That's right, EVERYTHING on the webstore is half price. That includes Marshmallow of the Month Club memberships, individual bags of marshmallows, gift bundles, and more.

Now that we offer FREE SHIPPING and guaranteed shipping within five business days for all webstore orders, you can really stock up and save. Did you know that you can freeze our 240sweet  puffs for up to three months?

Use the code 50PERCENT14 at checkout to save.

Visit now.

Offer is good through 4:00 pm EST on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Limit one per email address.

Offer valid only for orders placed through

Not valid with any other codes or coupons.

Chef Alexa introduces her new puff size


The perfect puff size is here!

You don't have to cut your 240sweet puffs up any more. For seven years, Chef Alexa has been experimenting with size to present you with the perfect puff. Our marshmallows are now all 1 1/8 inches by 1 1/8 inches.

Why? We have found that this is the perfect size for making s'mores and for popping in your mouth. One inch was just a little bit too small and 1 1/4 inches was just a little bit too big.

All marshmallows are still hand-cut for perfection. So that we can keep our all-natural recipe, 240sweet puffs are not cut with a machine or extruded.

What's next? Later this year, we hope to unveil new packaging and some other great things. We estimate that the bags will require a $7000 investment to design and make. We'll still use only Made in America packaging. As that is a lot of money for our small company, we have to wait until you support us with Christmas in July. Check out what we did with last year's investments. We appreciate your help in our growth.

S'mores Quesadilla Recipe

Thank you to Mary Willey for creating and sharing this fun recipe for S'mores Quesadillas! We appreciate that you put a picture up on our 240sweet Facebook page. We hope that you wear your Happy Camper thank you tee shirt to Puff Fest on July 12! 

Please like and comment on Mary' original post.

S'mores Quesadilla

  • 2 12 inch flour tortillas
  • ¼ cup Best Boy & Co. fudge sauce
  • 1 favor pack of 240sweet Crunchy Cinnamon puffs
  • Tablespoon of butter, divided

1.      Preheat griddle to medium

2.      Start with one tortilla. Spread fudge sauce evenly on one side of the tortilla, leaving about half an inch at the edge. Scatter the marshmallows over the fudge sauce. Place the other tortilla on top.

3.      Melt butter on griddle.

4.      Place quesadilla on the griddle. Let it brown. Flip and let the other side brown. Hold in warm oven if you are making more than one.

5.      Remove to a cutting board and cut into wedges.

6.      Take a picture of friends and family enjoying it and post it online, tagging @240sweet.
Mary (Sam's sister) used pan edges to make the quesadillas. That's why the puffs look so big in the picture. She cut them up. If you want, you can also cut up the Petite Puffs to make them melt faster.
Mary also used a quesadilla maker. You can do that, too.
You can use any flavor of 240sweet puffs that you like.
Also, you can substitute other fudge sauce. Best Boy & Co. brand sauces are favorites here at 240sweet and the Willey household.

Artisan Foodworks Marketplace Vendor Information

Would you like to participate in the Artisan Foodworks Market Place during Puff Fest on July 12, 2014? You'll find the contract and  information below. You are welcome to copy/paste the contract to send it to

Applications are due by Monday, June 16. Notifications will be sent out on Tuesday, June 17.

Please call Sam at 812.372.9898 or email with questions.

$25 plus one door prize valued at $10 or more. Vendor also agrees to invite at least 100 people through the Puff Fest event page on Facebook.

Community Groups
No charge. Community groups agree to provide a no-cost activity (to be approved by the AFMC) for at least 250 people to participate in. Suggested activities include educational/entertaining demonstrations, crafts, games, and other fun things.

Puff Fest 2014

Artisan Foodworks Market

Vendor Contract


9600 N US Highway 31
Columbus, Indiana 47201


Saturday, July 12, 2014 during Puff Fest

10:00 am to 5:00 pm


The mission of the Artisan Foodworks Market is threefold:

1. to increase access to local, fresh, nutritious food and information about improved living;

2. to provide a venue for independent vendors including farmers, artists, and specialty/artisan vendors to connect with customers;

3. and to create a welcoming space for groups striving to improve our well-being, our community, the environment and the local economy to share their message.

The following are general guidelines for vendors who wish to participate in the Artisan Foodworks Market and also serve as your application to participate as a vendor on July 12, 2014. The Artisan Foodworks Market Committee (AFMC) reserves the right to make exceptions to these guidelines at its discretion on a case-by-case basis.

1. Operation of Market

Artisan Foodworks Market is organized under the direction of 240sweet Artisan Foodworks. It is overseen by the Market Master, Samantha Aulick and AFMC. You can contact us at or by phone at 812-372-9898.

This is an outdoor/indoor market operating rain or shine. The AFMC reserves the right to cancel or close the market early due to extreme weather conditions with no refunds.

2. Goods Permitted to be Sold

Approved vendors agree to offer only the highest quality produce and other goods at the Artisan Foodworks Market in strict accordance with all applicable laws and Artisan Foodworks Market policies. An exception is made at Puff Fest to allow for healthy living/natural/green/food-related items that are purchased wholesale to be sold retail.

The AFMC shall have sole authority and discretion as to permission to offer goods for sale at the Artisan Foodworks Market.

Subject to applicable federal, State and local laws, regulations and guidelines, the following goods may be sold at the Artisan Foodworks Market:

Sampling products must be done in accordance with Federal, State, Local and Bartholomew County Health Department rules and regulations. Product sampling must be done from within your own booth space.

If selling by weight, vendors must have certified scales with current inspections stickers.

3. Health and Safety Requirements

The vendor is solely responsible for assuring that all goods offered are safe, edible, and in compliance with all applicable regulations.

All items intended for human consumption must be kept off the ground at all times and stored and displayed in safe and sound conditions. The vendor is solely responsible for damages resulting from the sale of unsafe or unsound goods. No potentially hazardous, spoiled or contaminated foods may be offered for sale. If you have questions regarding a particular food that is included in the minimally processed food items list, contact the Bartholomew County Health Department.

It is the responsibility of the vendor to keep abreast of all county and state rules and ordinances as they apply to the products that the vendor sells.

No smoking is allowed on the grounds of the Artisan Foodworks Market.

Vendors are not permitted to bring pets or to have pets in their vendor space.

4. Vendor Guidelines

All vendors are solely responsible for all claims, injuries, and damages resulting from their sale of unsound or unsafe goods and/or their participating in the market.

Vendors are solely responsible for their own equipment including but not limited to tables, chairs, bags, scales, display racks, umbrellas, canopies, and storage containers.

Vendors are encouraged to carry liability insurance.

Vendors are responsible for and shall fully comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to their products, and shall have obtained all necessary licenses, permits, and inspections prior to selling any products at the market and will display those permits as required.

Vendors are responsible for making sure all helpers and workers know and understand the rules and terms of the market including where to park.

Vendor families with children must have their children under adult supervision at all times.

Vendors are expected to treat customers, fellow vendors, market managers and all others in a polite respectful manner at all times.

Vendors are responsible for collecting all applicable sales tax in accordance with state and local laws.

Reserved vending space can be revoked at any time by the AFMC if any of the regulations are not followed, paperwork has not been submitted, or if payment in full has not been received.

No vendor will be allowed to sell or sublease their space.

The AFMC is authorized to direct any vendor to leave the Artisan Foodworks Market site, remove any poor quality or unacceptable goods from sale at the Artisan Foodworks Market, or instruct a vendor to not return if, for any reason, that vendor is not making a significant contribution to the Artisan Foodworks Market. No monies paid will be refunded.

5. Market Rules

Assignment and Limits of Space--Each regular full outside space is approximated 10 ft by 15 ft. Indoor spaces are the size to fit a six-foot table with room behind for standing. Market fees apply to one space. Vending spaces are assigned on a first come, first serve basis at the discretion of the AFMC. Vendors are limited to one vehicle per site. The vendor must be on site by 9:00 am on the day of market.  Vendors should be prepared to sell promptly at 10:00 am.

Equipment and Supplies--Each vendor must supply his own tables or other display equipment. Each vendor is solely responsible for any damages or personal injury resulting from its equipment or set-up.

Electricity will be made available to vendors on a limited basis only and must be arranged for in advance. Vendors must provide their own commercial grade extension cords (100ft).

Umbrellas, tents, canopies, or other weather protection devices will be supplied by each vendor. Vendors MUST provide weights to hold down their umbrella, canopy or tents. Minimum requirements are 20 pounds/leg weights for all unsecured legs. Vendors are advised to attach 40 pound canopy weights to all corners of the tent. Canopy weights are the most effective method to secure a tent or canopy in high winds.

Failure to Comply--Failure to comply with these Market Rules will result in the AFMC directing the Vendor to leave the Market for the duration of the Market season.

Rule Changes--All rules are subject to change at the discretion of the AFMC. Vendors will be notified of all rule changes in writing.

6. Market Fees

All fees must be paid in advance in accordance with the fee structure listed below. No refunds will be given.

$25 plus one door prize valued at $10 or more. Vendor also agrees to invite at least 100 people through the Puff Fest event page on Facebook.

Community Groups
No charge. Community groups agree to provide a no-cost activity (to be approved by the AFMC) for at least 250 people to participate in. Suggested activities include educational/entertaining demonstrations, crafts, games, and other fun things.
Vendor Resources:

Bartholomew County Department of Health
440 Third Street
Columbus, IN 47201

Pet Treats and Food
Office of Indiana State Chemist
Purdue University 175 S University
West Lafayette, IN 47907 765-494-1492

Indiana State Egg Board
Purdue University Poultry Building
125 S Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Sales Tax
Indiana Dept of Revenue
3520 Two Mile House Road
Columbus, IN 47201

Bartholomew County Dept. of Weights and Measures
Dan Londeree
440 Third Street
Columbus, IN 47201

Puff Fest 2014 Artisan Foodworks Market Vendor Application

Please fill out all information completely and return to

Artisan Foodworks Market/Puff Fest
9600 N US 31
Columbus, Indiana 47201

Or email to

Cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards accepted for payment of vendor space. Do not send any money until you are accepted.

Please read the following affidavit and covenant and sign below:

On behalf of all parties associated with my operation, I verify that I/we have read the rules, regulations and policies of the Artisan Foodworks Market and agree to abide by them. I acknowledge full responsibility for all of my activities in the Market (and for those assisting in my booth) through the market season. Furthermore, I agree to accept the July 12, 2014 Artisan Foodworks Market application.

Applications are due on Monday, June 16. Notification of acceptance will be provided by Tuesday, June 17.

I acknowledge that I am expected to carry liability insurance and I agree not to hold the AFMC, staff, or volunteers liable for injury, theft or damage.

Covenant not to Sue: The Vendor and all parties associated with the operation will not institute any action or suit of law or in equity against the Artisan Foodworks Market Committee, their employees, volunteers, agents, officers, and designees as a result of actions taken under this contract. The Vendor will not aid in the institution or prosecution of any claims for damages, costs, loss of services, expenses, or compensation for or on account of any damages, loss or injury to person or property resulting from the terms of Vendor’s participation in the Artisan Foodworks Market.

In verification and agreement to all above:

Signature: _________________________________

Printed Name: ______________________________

Date: _______________

Artisan Foodworks Market Vendor Application – July 12, 2014

Print Your Name:_______________________________________________________________

Name of Company:____________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________

City/Zip: ______________________________________________________________

Preferred Phone:________________________________________________________________



On Site Contact: ________________________________________________________

On Site Contact Phone: __________________________________________________

Please describe the products you intend to sell and provide a picture of your products:




Subject to the AFMC’s approval, additional products may be added at any time.


___ I require electricity in my booth (I will discuss this with the AFMC ASAP)

___ I need an inside table

___ I need an outside booth





Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Puff Fest!

Join us on Saturday, July 12 for Puff Fest!

We'll be celebrating 240sweet marshmallows with all sorts of fun stuff. This free fun day is going to be a blast. Below, find some of things that we'll be doing.

Puff Fest is from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 12 at 240sweet, 9600 N US Highway 31, Columbus, Indiana, 47201. Rain or shine. Open to the public.

Want to be part of the fun as a vendor or volunteer? Email for more info.

The first 150 people to sign up on Facebook will receive a special gift at Puff Fest. Let us know that you are coming by clicking here.

Chef's Demos
Watch the Marshmallow Mastermind make 240sweet puffs. You'll learn interesting marshmallow facts and trivia while sampling goo and puffs in various stages. Art of Making Marshmallows demos are scheduled for 10:30 and 3:30.

S'more Station
Gather around the fire pit to toast a puff and have a s'more. We'll provide all of the goodies, you bring your imagination to combine the perfect combination of marshmallow, chocolate, and cookie. What kind will you make?

Barbecue Buffet
Indulge in Chef Alexa's delicious savory items including pulled pork barbecue, bourbon collard greens, and baked beans.

Fun and Games
Various community groups will be providing activities including a coloring station, spray tattoos, games, and more.

Artisan Foodworks Market
Sample and shop for artisan made items, sweets, salsas, and green/natural/healthy living products in the marketplace.

Christmas in July
Visit with Santa as we celebrate Christmas in July. We'll also be sharing our wish list to help us grow as part of our annual investment drive.

Sweet Photo Booth
Do you have a 240sweet tee or apron? Make sure to wear it and stop by the photo booth to be entered in the drawing for great prizes. We'll be taking pictures to share on Facebook, Twitter, and in our newsletter.

All Puff Fest activities are free (while supplies last). Please note that entertainment stations are subject to change without notice.