SMALL BUSINESS SHOUTOUT: Local Source
📣 SMALL BUSINESS SHOUTOUT 📣: LOCAL SOURCE
If you've passed by the corner of Agricola and Windsor street in Halifax, you're sure to have passed by the new Local Source Market location where owners Krista Armstrong and Sean Gallagher provide access to local, fresh, high-quality products that support a healthy lifestyle & allow guests to actively participate in local seasonal food economy.
Q: What's the story behind why you started your business?
My partner Sean started Local Source on Charles street in 2005. We were featured recently in Unravel Halifax where we talked about how the business got started in detail, but the business grew from his catering business which was started while he was a student at DAL.
The grocery department grew organically & naturally and ebbed and flowed with the seasons. In 2018, I came on board as an owner and we started our growth plan. And then in 2022, we opened Local Source Windsor.
Q: What can customers expect?
Communities are built around independent grocery stores. Local Source has a focus on supporting community through buying locally and in season. All of our products come from Canada and are sourced close to home. We also have a from-scratch bakery & prepared foods department made from real food!
Q: Can you share an insider tip about your neighbourhood?
This area is all about the people! Meet your neighbors, they are pretty cool.
Q: What are some other local businesses people should check out if they’re in the area?
Off Agricola I recommend Nurtured, Ana + Zac, CycleSmith, and Espresso 46. And on Windsor there's Fauna, Brooklyn Warehouse, On The Mat, and Boxing Rock.
Q: Are you working on any new projects?
OH... so many. Does an entrepreneur every stop!?
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