We are so grateful to all of our wonderful customers that made our first year of business a smashing success! While we had a lot of fun putting together delicious trail mix and granola flavors, being vendors at various local farmers markets, and getting to know the people who are purchasing our products face-to-face, we can honestly say starting this business was a lot of work! We were presented with many challenges and obstacles over the past year, all of which brought about a lot of professional as well as personal growth. Vancouver Island's Own wouldn't be where it is now if it weren't for all the amazing locals (and tourists) who value and enjoy our products, so thank you!!!
As we kick off the New Year, we wanted to announce some exciting new developments here at VIO, as well as reflect on our first year of business in 2022. We started at the beginning of the year as a small local business, catering to the needs of our immediate neighbours around the Victoria area through our online store and our regular Saturday stall at the Moss Street Market. Throughout the year we grew to supplying trail mixes for local corporate events and celebrations, as well as stocking some of our trail mixes at the Malahat Skywalk! We managed to launch our 6 monthly eco-challenges in July, and had so much fun challenging ourselves to adopt better business (and personal) lifestyle practices to help out the planet. If you didn't get a chance to follow along, please feel free to peruse our blog to feel inspired by each monthly challenge! We wrapped up the year feeling cleaner, greener, more organized, and ready to take on whatever 2023 may bring.
We are so excited to announce we are in the process of getting some of our products into stores this coming year, so stay tuned to find out where you can start purchasing your favourite VIO products year-round! We'll announce an update on where to find our products through our social media, as well as on our website here.
Most exciting of all, we are in the process of creating a brand new line of SuperButters! These will be a delicious, nutritious, flavor-packed line of freshly roasted nut butters infused with adaptogens and mushroom extracts. You can expect the same top-of-the-line quality as you'll find in our other products, as these SuperButters will be made in small batches using 100% organic, vegan, and gluten-free ingredients. We'll be writing another blog post on these unique nut butters once they are available for purchase, so stay tuned to learn all about the wonderful health benefits and where to get your hands on some!
We're looking forward to another year of supplying our wonderful community with healthy, delicious, gourmet snack foods. We wouldn't be here without you! Many thanks and well wishes from us folks at VIO, we hope you have a wonderful 2023!
Vancouver Island’s Own is a family-owned and operated business specializing in gourmet, vegan, and organic granola & trail mix, handmade with love in Victoria, BC. We believe in encouraging others to explore and connect with the environment in order to ensure our collective well-being.
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