Keep an eye out for our Vendor Spotlight feature where we bring you short interviews with our amazing vendors!
This Week: First Course Foods
Photo of First Course Foods’s owner, Camille, with her son!
Keep tabs on them on their website here! Or follow them on Instagram!
What is your favourite product that you sell and why?
I love the Sockeye Salmon sticks. They are super tasty, and we’ve had a few stories about parents who are allergic to fish/seafood and find these Sockeye sticks perfect as they don’t need a lot of handling or preparation: just reheat and serve. Most importantly we source the salmon from a local supplier who is passionate about sustainability (MSC, ASC & Ocean wise certified) and takes such good care of the fish so that it is super fresh.
What is your favourite part about selling at farmers markets?
Getting to talk to customers and hearing your stories about feeding as parents; and also repeat customers giving me feedback on the products is super helpful as an owner. It makes farmers markets really come to life!
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone considering starting their own small business?
Find someone a few steps ahead that’s done a similar business or business model to you, and ask them a bunch of questions about how they started. Most people want to share their learnings or advice and are super helpful. It can save you some time or mistakes along the way.
Thanks, Camille! We appreciate you joining us this season! Find Camille and First Course Foods at NWFM this week (July 12th) from 3-7pm in Tipperary Park.
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