This week on the podcast we welcome the mother and daughter team of Linda and Amy Lorber! This pair owns and runs Gardenaire, a business that uses organic products to produce and sell teas, spices, syrups, shrubs, drinking chocolates, and marshmallows. The Lorbers are now expanding into a retail space to celebrate food with their latest endeavor, Figue.
On the podcast today we chat about:
Amy’s first foray into entrepreneurship with a jam company.
Childhood memories of food.
Organic growth of Gardenaire and the challenge of finding commercial kitchen space in Rochester.
The goal of Figue to allow people to celebrate food through local food products and cooking classes.
The wealth of food knowledge housed in Rochester.
The canine business mascot Mr. Rusty Buckets.
Local resources and tools useful for growing a business in Rochester, including the SBDC and peer groups through the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and the Rochester Farmer’s Market.
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