PODCAST: How to promote organic food in the Kootenays and make money

Andrew Zwicker
By Andrew Zwicker
June 4th, 2015

About the podcast: The You Can Do That Here! podcast is produced by Andrew Zwicker of AZcreative for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology. The podcast is a weekly series of 30 minute conversations with some of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the Kootenays.

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Food. It’s the fuel; that gets us going and drives our success. You’d never put low quality fuel into your car and expect it to deliver high performance. The same goes for your food.A healthy organic diet can be one piece of a healthy high performance life. 

But what about the business of high quality organic food?  Hunting down and seeking out the healthiest options can be a job itself. Trying to find all of those foods under one roof can be a difficult chore. What if someone could do that job for you Research the best food suppliers, buy it from the farm, package it up and deliver it to your doorstep.

Velvet Kavanagh of Ymir BC has been doing just that for the last 15 years with her company Endless Harvest. Inspired by a friend running similar business in the Okanagan, Velvet had her lightbulb moment and got to work. With a long history of working in the health food industry, and with a desire to move to the Kootenays and start a new chapter of her life. she dove straight into the detail and went for it. Within a couple of months she was up and running and has never looked back. 

I sat down with Velvet in the Kootenay Coop Radio studios to talk about her start up story, her inspiration and how she has made it all happen creating a growing and expanding business that is fuelling Kootenay residents with the best organic food available.



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