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Premier Community-Run Market - Main Farmers' Market

I was asked to help manage the market. Today, I enjoy maintaining a space where our vendors and residents create community and build a sustainable economy.
Premier Community-Run Market - Main Farmers' Market

Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Brett Weddle, market manager of Main Farmers' Market, located in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are a community-run farmers' market serving residents in Old Ottawa East. We're proud to host a variety of local vendors and small businesses!

Tell us about yourself

I started farming because growing food is the most effective and relatable way to inspire people to care for our local ecology. A few years ago, I was asked to help manage the market. Today, I enjoy maintaining a space where our vendors and residents create community and build a sustainable economy.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Creating connections with like-minded individuals.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Finding time to relax.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Start small.
  2. Gain hands-on experience.
  3. Do something you believe in.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Our 2022 season begins May 14th! Come check out our market Saturdays from 9-12 in Old Ottawa South.

Where can people find you and your business?

Website: http://mainfarmersmarket.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mainfarmmarket613
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mainmarketottawa/


If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email community@subkit.com; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.

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