Julie Rymer

In September, as part of our new social enterprise program, we put out a survey to our community at large. We asked questions designed to help us better understand the market and what kind of products we could produce. It was helpful feedback that we received, with over 90 respondents.


We promised a $100 prize for one lucky participant, and we’re happy to announce that the winner is Julie Rymer, from Sahali. Thanks for answering our questions, Julie!


The surveys have helped us in our process of developing a product to bring to market. The social enterprise has been an interesting puzzle and there’s been a lot to learn along the way. We’re hard at work, though, and hope to have something we can sell by next spring or summer. So keep your eyes peeled and your taste buds ready!

The social enterprise project had its first Food Literacy Workshop with the Boys and Girls Club on July 23rd, and it was a blast. Nine children from the Club tagged along with us for the day. In the morning, they helped harvest apricots, and afterwards we joined them in the kitchen. The kids pitted and cut the fruit and we used it to make a puree for dried fruit leather. While that was being made, we busted out a pedal-powered bike blender, courtesy of TRU. Everyone had a turn at the pedals making apricot and berry fruit smoothies. Once they were done having fun on the bike, the puree was ready and the kids could fill the dehydrator. I hope they liked their fruit leathers the next morning!


The project was a hit, and we’ll be returning this week for another round of fruit leather fun. Yay!

Boys&Girls Club