Running a small business at the best of times is challenging. We would not be where we are today without the dedicated support of our community. You truly are why we do what we do. ?
When you shop local, you become a part of their story. For us, that means joining our family.
Can you remember a time you purchased a product directly from the person who made it? You likely heard the origin story directly from them, and why it means so much to put their name behind the product. For us, we continually strive to make each customer feel like they are part of our family. And luckily for us, you give the love right back! Every time you share our products with your friends and family or drop us a like, a share on social media, or a friendly email you’re helping us fulfill our mission of bringing families together through healthy and delicious foods.
Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy.
When you spend your hard-earned dollars on a local business, your money stays in the area, not shuttled off to some far-off CEO to pad their pockets. A dollar spent at a local shop or on locally produced products creates a circular economy that benefits the community. As a business grows and needs to hire more employees, the creation of jobs also benefits the community because their salaries get spent in the local economy, too.
Changemakers create, innovate, and iterate.
More often than not, small businesses are finding new or better ways to make a product, or bringing something brand new to the shelves. Not to toot our own horn, but we did bring Canada it’s first bottled Fattoush dressing! We’re inspired by other businesses that innovate within their space and rethink the old way of doing things. Additionally, a small business will often choose to use sustainable and ethical methods to source materials for their products. We’ve only got one Earth, and big business has found a way to exploit it. Small businesses can reverse that trajectory by making choices that matter to humans, animals, and our environment.
Collaborative communities succeed together.
Local businesses are highly-connected and integrated with their communities. It’s not uncommon to see small businesses support and promote each other, whether through social media channels or otherwise. Business Improvement Areas work with small businesses to gather funding, plan events, and promote tourism funding and opportunities.
Supporting small business is more than just being a good neighbour.
The past year has opened the world’s eyes to the hardships that small businesses face. With social-distancing and precautions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, some businesses have been forced to close or drastically change how they reach their customers, with a huge pivot to online sales and local delivery options. As the heart of our communities, not only do they provide unique options for products and services, at times, they come to rely on the power of community to keep going. When they succeed, we all succeed!
Thank you for all you do.
We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the support of our amazing customers. Thank you for cheering us on and choosing us to help feed your families. It means the world to us!