Weekly Vendor Spotlight: The Brownie Bakers
With the onset of COVID-19, the farmer’s markets are slightly different this year. To maintain the flow of traffic and avoid crowding we have asked that people “Shop, don’t stop” during the market. This may have created a lack of connection between you and our incredible vendors. We will be posting a weekly spotlight of our vendors to give you the opportunity to stop and connect with your local makers, bakers, and growers!
This week’s vendor spotlight is The Brownie Bakers
Meet Kelly and Lily, the bakers and creators of the Brownie Bakers! These local bakers have created gourmet brownies that feature locally sourced ingredients and are sustainably made!
What inspired you to start your business?
My mom and I relocated from Toronto to Vancouver in March 2020. Shortly after relocating, the company that I had moved with terminated me. I tried looking for new employment for 2 months but had no luck. I decided to take a leap of faith and start my own business! It started out as a fun Instagram that friends and family would follow but has now snowballed into something so much bigger! I’ve always wanted to become a business owner but never thought it would actually happen – let alone own a brownie company! My mom, Lily, used to own a bakery here in Vancouver when I was growing up so everything I know about baking – I’ve learned from her.
What is your favourite thing about the Port Moody Market and Port Moody?
Although we’ve only attended the Port Moody Farmers Market once – we had such a great time! It’s great getting to see old and new faces in terms of vendors and always great to be part of a new community. All the customers we met were so welcoming and we can’t wait to be back!
What is something you are grateful for this year?
During such hard times, I’m so grateful to not only have a job and a whole business to call my own, but I’m also tremendously grateful to be able to work with my mom. Obviously, like another mother-daughter relationship, we bicker and argue. But at the end of the day, I love working with my mom and it has only made our relationship stronger!
Interested in trying some gourmet brownies?
Click here to order online or visit them at the Port Moody Winter Market on the following dates from 10am -2 pm:
**Please note dates may be subject to change due to COVID-19 Public Health Orders**
February 14th, 28th
March 7th, & 28th
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