It truly does take courage and creativity to own a small business and we want to take this time to shine some light on some of the fantastic vendors that will be at this months market.
Learn more about Pam, owner of Plug's Sweet tooth. Her delicious gourmet popcorn can be found at the WestSide Market on May 5th from 10-4PM.
Business: Plug's Sweet tooth
Owner: Pam and Dave Miles
Product: Gourmet Popcorn
Tell us about your business, how did you get started?
Pam has made caramel popcorn for years and friends and family simply loved it and always encouraged her to start selling it, so that’s what we decided to do.
How long have you been in business?
We started in May of 2015, so almost 3 years now.
What makes your product/business unique?
We purchase locally Non-GMO grown popcorn, pop it in house and work only in small batches with only the best ingredients. We use things like real butter, real sugars, syrup and flavorings. No added preservatives and all of our flavors are Gluten-Free and Nut-Free.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
We are truly humbled and inspired by the people who love our product and keep coming back for more. It’s the best feeling when people try our popcorn for the first time and absolutely love it and buy it immediately.
What would you tell someone who wants to start their own business?
Borrowing from Nike, just do it! It will be hard, you will have set backs and failures, but there is nothing more rewarding then when you see it start to grow and be recognized by strangers. It’s the best feeling when people tell you they have heard about you from someone somewhere. Just keep working at what you love to do and you will prevail.
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
We would love to be selling our product in larger retail establishments such as Kroger, local IGA stores etc. Would also love to have a new building to house our production and warehousing.
Where can readers find out more about your work?
You can find out more information on the website www.plugssweettooth.com
Come meet Pam & Dave and try the delicious gourmet popcorn at the WestSide Market this summer.