Today on Friend Friday we’re talking with Lindsay Salters and Jarrett Burke from My Little Honey Pot – one of our favorite friendly and healthy places to eat out. Let’s meet them and their business!
What made you start the business?
We started My Little Honey Pot to nourish and heal our local community by providing delicious and nutritious food that everyone can love and enjoy. We started this business because we wanted to increase food quality awareness and make a difference in the world; environmentally, sustainably, and evolutionarily. And we have a passion for sharing our delicious food with everyone!
When you’re not parked in Brighton where do you go?
Running events, private parties, church events, festivals, fairs, flea markets, corporate banquets, weddings, food truck rallies, farmers markets… and anywhere that has a hookup and wants delicious vegetarian food.
How are you making a difference in the world?
Nutrition is key and the food choices you make can change the world. We are here to bring awareness to our current food situation, and to let the world know that healthy food does taste delicious. Eating healthy is simply evolutionary.
Here at My Little Honey Pot, We:
- Compost and donate all food scraps to local chickens
- Recycle all metals, plastics, and glass packaging & containers
- Use compostable containers & containers made from recycled materials
- Source non-GMO products/ingredients only & buy mostly organic
- Provide Fair Trade Organic locally roasted coffee to our community
- Attend environmental protests & evolutionary marches
- Show people that healthy food doesn’t have to taste like cardboard ~ 5 days a week
What inspires you?
When little kids make their mothers stop for cookies whenever they drive by.
It’s the little things.
What type of advice would you give other entrepreneurs?
Everyone has something their passionate about. Your purpose in life is to figure out how to use your passion to better yourself and then the world. It’s not going to be easy, but you never truly fail unless you never try.
What are a few of your favorite quotes?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
“One of these days, the public is going to wake up and will pay for eggs, meats, vegetables, etc., according to how they were produced.” –J.I. Rodale
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” —Albert Einstein
“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell
What media exposure have you had and how was the experience?
Fox 2 News Cooking School – We were very grateful to be on the Cooking Schools meatless Monday edition. It was a lot of fun sharing one of our recipes on live television. And what a great experience to have, being on camera doing what we Love to do! It was a bit nerve wrecking, but we did great and can’t wait for our next on air appearance!
The Livingston Daily Paper – The July 2, 2015 edition of the Livingston Daily Paper had the first article about My Little Honey Pot. The reporter did an outstanding job, and we have to say the picture of the honey gingersnap cookies has definitely brought in business. It was a true milestone that the Honey Pot team will never forget.
Is there anything during your small business journey that you underestimated?
Yes, everything. We knew that starting a small business and maintaining it was not going to be easy. We figured it might be a mountain of work, maybe two mountains. But we had no idea that we were taking on a whole mountain range. And looking back from this point, it feels like we’ve come a long way. But looking forward, task list in hand, we’ve got quite a journey ahead of us and we couldn’t be more grateful & happy. After all, inspiring others to eat better and be healthy is what we’re all about.
Chance to Win a $15 Gift Certificate
Leave a comment below either sharing your favorite healthy place to eat in your town, or your experience at My Little Honey Pot to be automatically entered into our random drawing on June 10, 2016 for a $15 gift certificate for use on Strawesome.com. Winner will be notified by email. One comment per person.