POSTED BY: ERIKA
Happy evening to you all!
It’s the middle of week yet again and you know what that means! Time for another chance to share someone who has made a difference in our little corner of the world!
Similarly to last weeks Wild Wednesday, this person has been one of our biggest supporters since day one, and she is a fellow entrepreneur in the food world! Woohoo! Like Kath from KERF, she manages a Great Harvest Bakery in Minneapolis, where she not only sells delicious baked breads and pastries…but also our nut butters!!
Christy contacted us last fall when we first started selling our product in stores. She had read about us on KERF and wanted to carry our nut butters in the bakery. We were thrilled that we were finally going to be sold somewhere outside of Oregon. So Christy and Karl, the owner of the bakery, wear the proud title of the first store outside of Oregon/Washington to carry Wild Squirrel!
Christy posing with some of our jars! What an cute display she made! She even has our Oprah article displayed :-)
Even though Christy is hundreds of miles of way, she has managed to give us incredible support and has been a dedicated “brand ambassador” in the midwest! I was so excited to spend some time getting to know more about Christy this week after many months of “business talk!”
1) To start off, tell us who you are and what you do in Minnesota!
My name is Christy Marek and I work as the General Manager at Great Harvest Bread Co in Burnsville MN. I am also a writer — I have two children’s books that I wrote for my nephew and one of my nieces (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/vermoester) …with a third book in the works for my other niece who turns four this fall. And I have a blog that I began in 2009 called Wonder of All Things (www.wonderofallthings.com) where I write about my journey seeking to live an authentic, fun, well-lived life full of wonder. I also write poetry, creative non-fiction and fiction.
2) What is the best thing about your bakery? The hardest?