Off-Farm Income

Izzy Mikkelsen is the owner of Turbo's Treats Bakery in Gettysburg, South Dakota.  She is also a 9th Grader and in just her first year of the FFA.  

During the lockdowns during Covid, Izzy's mom encouraged her to start baking to pass the time.  Something about that was a natural fit for Izzy, and she really took to it.  About a year and a half later she had progressed to the point that she started selling the baked goods that she makes, and she hasn't looked back.  Today, primarily through word of mouth, she bakes for events and does specialized cakes for people like the one you see on the post here today.  

The pinnacle so far has to be the 100 year anniversary of the founding of Gettysburg when she had a booth selling cupcakes.  She baked 1,000 cupcakes for the event, and she sold them all.  In 2 hours!  That is 500 cupcakes per hour.  Or, put another way, she sold more than 8 cupcakes per minute!  

Direct download: Izzy_Mikkelsen_Episode_2034_-_22824_2.05PM.mp3
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