Why Small Businesses Matter in Bridgeport: Park City Harvest

Why Small Businesses Matter

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Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Park City Harvest!

Changing the image of farming

Four questions with Shawn Joesph and Richard Myers, founders of Park City Harvest.

Why did you start your business?

We started Park City Harvest as a way to incorporate our everyday living by providing value and necessary products/services to our community.

What is your best-selling product/service?

Our best-selling product varies depending on the season. It ranges from herb-infused olive oils to 'Pikliz' (a Haitian spicy pickled cabbage recipe) or even candles that are scented with herbs and homegrown flowers.

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

We utilize multiple local businesses for different reasons. Some varieties of plants we source from fellow bipoc farmers including 'Samad Gardens'. We also get raw materials for our vermicompost/compost from the fruit and vegetable scraps from Khemi's Vegan Cuisine Food Truck.

Have you "reimagined" your small business?

Slightly. We always wanted to be an example of what urban farming can look like, but along the way, having to pivot through the challenges we've faced, we have created value-added and alternate farm/agricultural-related products. 

Shawn and his team would like to nominate Khemi's Vegan Cuisine to be featured next!

Visit Park City Harvest online here, and make sure to check out their FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!


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