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Aug 31, 2016 2:49 PM ET

Archived: Julie – So Cal Farmers’ Markets: A loan helps a woman entrepreneur expand access to local & sustainable goods in the So Cal community

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 31, 2016


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Julie’s story

My life is a miracle! Four years ago I was an alcoholic, living out of my car with my dog. I could barely make it to work and the only reason I bothered to show up was because I was a farmers market manager. I absolutely loved the markets as they were a perfect combination of my service industry, chef, and people skills. Sadly, my personal life caught up with my professional one and I was let go. On May 12, 2012 my life changed when I got sober. Ten months later I got pregnant with my first daughter and a year after that I was managing farmers markets again. Just after I had my second daughter I began my own company and opened markets in communities that never had one. The markets are my legacy that I want to leave for my daughters; as I want them to see me as a role model and I want the community which I serve in to see me as a leader and provider. 

This loan is special because:

It helps a woman entrepreneur expand access to local & sustainable goods in the So Cal community.

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More about this loan

Business Description

I started this company to make farmers markets’ more accessible to all.

What is the purpose of this loan?

I’m going to pay my staff $15 an hour (Minimum wage), Inventory of shopping bags for $2,500,

About So Cal Farmers’ Markets

Industry: Services
Years in operation: 6 months – 1 year
Website: socalfarmersmarkets.net

A loan of $10,000 helps me give my staff a fair wage, buy inventory and gain working capital.

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