Vendor Stories

Yeshi Dressing: turning talent into a successful business venture

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Yeshi Dressing: turning talent into a successful business venture

Yeshi Dressing in Mill Bay uses nutritional yeast to develop tasty gluten, dairy, nut and egg free dressings for any meal.

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Gathering Place Trading: sourcing ethical food products from Canada and around the world

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Gathering Place Trading: sourcing ethical food products from Canada and around the world

Lovena and Ryan Harvey of Gathering Place Trading sell teas, spices and dried fruits from farmers in Canada and around the world.

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Rocky Creek Winery: ‘Great wines. Good company. Lasting memories.’

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Rocky Creek Winery: ‘Great wines. Good company. Lasting memories.’

Linda and Mark Holford of Cowichan Bay operate an eco-friendly and exquisite winery, creating blends exclusively from Island-grown grapes.

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Level Ground Trading: creating local and international impact

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Level Ground Trading: creating local and international impact

Victoria-based Level Ground Trading builds relationships with farmers to support fair trade in the coffee industry.

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Your Elegant Essentials: dependable, sustainable and local self-care products

Kate Ayers community entrepreneur healthy Island Good local Nanaimo network passion skincare sustainable Tastes Local Vancouver Island vegan Your Elegant Essentials

Your Elegant Essentials: dependable, sustainable and local self-care products

Shannon Lord and Devon Dumont develop skincare products from scratch that are kind to your skin and the environment

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