blog entries about the life of starting a small organic business, a look into being a vendor at craft fairs & festivals in british columbia and life on salt spring island, BC

May 8, 2018

 "I nurture the kale and the kale nurtures me."

Business name:

High Vibe Foods

Describe your business:

Mostly kale chips, kale chips and kale chips. There's also sprouted seed crackers and dehydrated fruit of whatever's in season.

I figured out how to make a by-product. By-...

April 27, 2018

Going into the fourth year of business I've finally realized that my time has value. When pricing cost of goods, planning my season of craft fairs and festivals, I have decided to not just brush aside the cost of travel that eats up my calendar.

At the time I shrugged...

May 13, 2017

What is your name and name of business?

I’m Charlotte Holmes, I’m a weaver. My business name is Persephone’s Little Sister.

What do you do?

I sell hand woven shawls and scarves made out of silk mostly and some merino and alpaca.

Why that business name?

Well, I love Greek my...

March 3, 2017

SEND IN YOUR VIDEOS by March 17th! We're looking for a 10-30 second video on YOU using Savage Daughter Soap Company's products in a fun and funky way, so we can post it on our website! Record from your phone or device angled landscape- so opposite of this video so it w...

December 10, 2016

Mid November I received an email with an order to Finland!

"Hello, I want to order from you company to my store in Finland, And do you accept credit card as form of payment? i will be waiting to read back from you at your earliest convenience. Isabella.Email: isidyshop...

July 21, 2016

We had two nights in Vancouver to explore and do all the errands I've waited to do in a big city. There were six natural food stores I planned to drop off wholesale samples at, and Roosmarijn was happy to come along and knit at a cafe near by.

When my friend Bradwood te...

July 17, 2016

Dutch helper Roos (Rose), James, me, Jade

A rush of nostalgia fell over me at Vancouver Folk Festival. I haven't spent much time in Vancouver, and was relieved to recognize the coffee shops and grocery stores, and where to park my van overnight. I remembered how nervou...

June 27, 2016

This year I arrived early to Mayne Island, and made sure to set up in an ideal location. The organizer mentioned that they don't really 'do' vendors, but since I provided natural sunscreen they asked me back.

I faced the stage square on, and people had to walk past me t...

August 16, 2015

My new friend Sherri and I were ready to drive the ten hours to Prince George, after the eight hour ferry ride from Haida Gwaii to Prince Rupert. Bobby and her had successfully hid in the back to get onto the ferry, despite Bobby's coughing attack as I nervously chatte...

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