In honour of International Women’s Day, Foodland Winchester is featuring the Fab Female Local Box, to help support and promote small business, female entrepreneurs, Ontario food, and Canadian Women in Food (CWIF). The Celebrate and Elevate Fab Female Entrepreneurs program is a joint effort by Sobeys and Nature Knows.
The box contains 17 products from 12 female-owned companies in Ontario, and includes an overview of the companies. CWIF helps to promote women-owned businesses and to cultivate the positive energy that comes from women supporting women. You can check CWIF at www.canadianwomeninfood.ca.
Andrea Watson, CEO of Nature Knows, and National Ambassador for CWIF, explains that, “As a local woman-owned and sustainable company, we know more than anyone how important it is to support our fellow entrepreneurs.”
Products in the box include: From Farm To Table popcorn and chips; tea and biodegradable teabags from Genuine Tea; raspberry dark chocolate from GiddyYo; gldn hr collagen sparkling water; a washable facemask by Happy Pops; trailmix and a granola bar from Healthy Crunch, a Hitchhiker Beverage Company black tea; lemon lavender hand wash from Lemon Aide, sparkling lemonade from Metta Tea Co; a sparkling wine jam by Provisions Food Company; granola and chips from Rawcology; and peppermint lip balm by Walton Wood Farm. Each of these businesses is headed, in whole or in part, by women entrepreneurs, and are located in Ontario.
Canadian Women in Food encourages all female food entrepreneurs to join them in order to build relationships that matter, so they can successfully navigate challenges, seize opportunities, make exclusive connections, and have a positive impact on the communities they serve. By joining the organization, members can participate in virtual weekly meetings, professional networking opportunities, and exclusive perks. Sign up for their newsletter at www.canadianwomeninfood.ca. Membership is $100 annually.
Dan Pettigrew, owner of Foodland Winchester, brought in 10 of these Fab Female Local Boxes. By Friday there were just four remaining.