Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending my first Weekend in the Country event as a vendor at the Vintage in the Village event at Crossroads Village in Flint, Michigan while kicking off the spring/summer season of vending events for Happy Girl Granola. As I was immersed in beautiful vintage furniture and finds, unique handmade goods and fellow gourmet foods, I couldn’t help but also sense the strong camaraderie amongst the predominantly female vendors and event goers in attendance. In the few short breaks I had from my booth, I was able to catch up with my long time gal pals and fellow entrepreneurs from All American Canning Company and had the opportunity to connect with new vendors and makers who shared a passion for doing what they love. It warmed my heart to hear positive feedback and support about my booth, my product and my brand from fellow women. The Weekend in the Country Market itself is operated by two amazing women. When people ask me how I came up with the name of my company or the design of my logo, I often forget to mention that while I am a very happy girl, I am also extremely proud to be a female business owner and operator.
What I love most about this time of year (along with the warmer weather) is being able to look at my calendar of planned events and farmers markets where I'll have the opportunity to connect with granola lovers in person. I love having a website and I'm grateful for the stores that carry my product, but there is nothing more rewarding than sharing the food I make with others while engaging face to face.
Here is a list of my upcoming events in Michigan for the end of May and the month of June. Check back for July and August events to be posted in June!
Sunday, 5/29/16: 2 - 4 p.m. In Store Sampling Event at Little Luxuries of Mackinac (7372-107 Main St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757)
Tuesday, 5/31/16: 12 - 2 p.m. In Store Sampling Event at Good Energy Natural Foods (654 E. Main St., Owosso, MI 48867)
Saturday, 6/11/16: In Store Sampling Event at Old Town General Store (408 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906)
Sunday, 6/19/16: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Grand Blanc Farmers Market
Sunday, 6/26/16: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Grand Blanc Farmers Market