Running The Granola Kid Business at the Vancouver Farmers Market: A Community of Kindness and Support
by Zamaan Jivraj
As the owner of The Granola Kid, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing repeat customers who appreciate the quality of my products. This is especially true for me as a granola vendor at the Vancouver Farmers Market (VFM). Not only do I have loyal customers who attend each time I'm there, but I'm also part of a community of vendors who are kind and supportive of one another. The staff at the Vancouver Farmers Market take a lot of pride in creating a space that fosters a sense of community between vendors and customers alike.
Running The Granola Kid business at the VFM has been a wonderful experience. Not only do I get to share my passion for healthy and nutritious food, but I also get to interact with customers and other vendors in a meaningful way. VFM is more than just a place to sell my granola - it's a place where I've built relationships with people who care about the quality and origin of their food. Customers generously tip which all gets donated to the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, click to learn more - https://youtu.be/B-2KcmHNxf8 .
One of the things that sets the VFM apart is the strong sense of community. The vendors are all so supportive of each other, and we work together to create an environment that is welcoming and friendly. I've been fortunate to make connections with other vendors who have offered helpful advice and support as I grow The Granola Kid business.
The staff at the Vancouver Farmers Market are also a big part of what makes the market such a special place. They take the time to get to know the vendors and their products, and they work hard to create a space that is not only enjoyable for customers, but also beneficial for the vendors. They understand the importance of building a community and supporting small businesses like The Granola Kid.
Overall, running The Granola Kid business at the VFM has been an incredible experience. I'm grateful for the support of my loyal customers, the kindness of my fellow vendors, and the dedication of the market staff. The Vancouver Farmers Market truly embodies what it means to build a sense of community, and I feel fortunate to be a part of it. If you're in the area, I encourage you to stop by and experience the market for yourself – and don't forget to try The Granola Kid's delicious granola while you're there!
Zamaan Jivraj (aka The Granola Kid)