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Retail Ready Lab January

The Retail Ready Lab is an opportunity for small local vendors to sell their products in our stores for a full month and receive beneficial feedback from customers and staff. This month we have two Retail Ready Lab participants to introduce you to!

SunGarden Greenhouse

Who are they:

Sara, Anderson Mooney

Where are they from:Lancaster, Wisconsin

What they make: Potted turmeric plants, which can be harvested for the fresh root.

Learn about them in their own words!

About the Vendor: “SunGarden is a division of Southwest Opportunities Center, Inc., which is a Grant County Community Rehabilitation Center dedicated to providing job training and work opportunities and experience to adults with cognitive disabilities. We are selling tomatoes and greens locally and are expanding into fresh turmeric as the result of a recent successful collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Platteville.”

About their Products: “Our hydroponic products are produced using only OMRI approved products and our potted turmeric plants are grown in a local organic compost/soil mix.”

A Natural Essential

Who are they: Audrey Hauge

Where are they from: Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

What they make: Natural Bodycare

Learn about them in their own words!

About the Vendor: “I love creating natural wholesome, good-for-your-body products. It gives me great joy hearing how something I made has helped another person out.”

About their Products: “Body cream, salves, balms. I infused herbs in my balms and salves for a month to get the great herbal properties in my products! The oils I use are so wonderful with the herbal blends in them.”
170Chad Winter 2018

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