Unapologetically Canadian episode 24: Interview with EcoSmoothie Entrepreneur Tasha
Thanks to Verdun organization Toujours Ensemble, the local farmers’ market visitors got to experience smoothies created using a blender attached to a bicycle.
Last year, 13 youth participated in the project, including Tasha, who spoke to me for Unapologetically Canadian. The project is still going on this year with 11 people. This is the last week the students will be at the farmers markets.
In our discussion, Tasha explained to me how the project got underway and how she enjoyed participating.
Some of my favourite quotes from our conversation are:
You get to learn a whole bunch of stuff like I didn’t know. I learned a lot like that. You have to have connections because it’s expensive to buy fruit and other stuff to make the smoothies. So you have to go out of your comfort zone and talk to people. They might help you out or not.”
When I asked her if she wanted to start her own business after the experience, she said she didn’t think so.
“It’s a lot of work but it’s really cool for people that do have their own business. I have a lot of compassion for them.”
My usual Canadian question got a great answer from Tasha.
Being Canadian is being born here or even just feeling that you’re Canadian. You don’t have to be a certain way.”
For more information about Toujours Ensemble, visit their website.
For more information about the Verdun Farmer Markets, visit the CAUS website.
About the Author
Tracey Arial helps Canadians grow with notable nonfiction and urban agriculture.