Dawn talks with Juli Hamilton, owner of Something From the Garden, a seasonal country store in rural Van Wert County, Ohio.
In this episode…
Who is Juli Hamilton and who does she serve? (1:29).
Juli started as 3-season business because winter is very cold in Northwest Ohio. What is Something from the Garden Today? (3:04).
Juli’s college degree and her passion is in horticulture, but her business has evolved from there. Her business is different from most farmers market type businesses. (4:06).
Her business model allows for so much more and is a win-win for her and for the businesses whose products she carries. (6:02).
How many vendors does Juli work with? (7:20).
Some in Juli’s community were upset with her because her business model is different. Why? (8:43).
Everybody these days has seen consignment stores and pop-up stores. How is Juli’s business different? (10:05).
How much does winter typically impact most markets like Juli’s? (11:57).
The keys to success in this type of business. (13:25).
Post-pandemic, the drive for people to shop and buy local is real. (14:43).
Juli’s recommendations for new product-based businesses approaching people like her, to carry their products. (16:28).
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