Meeting the Winners! Whole Foods at Working Solutions

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We were delighted to welcome the winners of Whole Foods' Local Foodmaker Grant Program into our offices for an open house to hear about their experiences! 43 local businesses received over $200,000 in grant money to grow their businesses in some really impactful ways:  

  • Jean from Bubble Farm Soap Co. is renting a retail location to sell her organic soaps and body products
  • Stephanie of Sugarfoot Grits is going to buy a grits-grinder (an invention we did not know existed) so that she can mill her own product
  • Joel & Carleen of Weirauch Farm are buying a dairy truck-- so that they won't have to keep hauling their fresh milk around in cans. 

Working Solutions staff, the grant winners, and Whole Foods staff shared experiences, resources (and locally-produced cheesecake)! Congratulations again to all of the grant recipients!