This is part of a year-long ‘Love for Local’ series called NB365: portraits of New Brunswick entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations. Huddle is a media partner with Love for Local. Today we feature Sean Fillmore of On The Vine, in Saint John.
AFTER WORKING AS A CARPENTER FOR SOME TIME, I WAS LAID OFF. FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME, WHO LIKES TO WORK, IT WAS DEVASTATING. I HAD YEARS OF PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN THE PRODUCE BUSINESS SO I FOUND A NICHE IN THE MARKET PROVIDING WHOLESALE PRODUCE TO BUSINESSES AROUND THE CITY.
On The Vine was just the right business at the right time because we grew as the community grew. We pride ourselves on the best customer service we can offer as well as on the wide variety of food options we carry to support our growing population.
I have had the privilege to develop a close relationship with many of our local farmers as well as farmers throughout the Maritimes. Being in the produce business isn’t just putting tomatoes on the shelf to sell, it’s being part of something that comes from the ground and goes in your body to keep you healthy. We all understand that we are just part of that process.