Melissa Tabalno and Nicole Converse spent a lot of time in Alaska in recent years, working in the fishing industry.
The partners are back home in Metro Detroit now after getting their new business, Veggie Pails, off the ground. The Highland-based business delivers buckets (or pails) of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other locally produced foods to customers across Oakland County.
“This is a business to get us back on land,” Tabalno says.
She and Converse turned Veggie Pails into their full-time jobs earlier this year. The company has now grown to the point where it is looking for its own commercial space to operate out of. Tabalno and Converse are specifically looking for a storefront/warehouse combo where they can build their core business and a retail presence.
In the meantime Veggie Pails is growing through word of mouth and on the strength of its pails full of nutritious food.
“Our pails are really pretty,” Tabalno says, saying how the company is continuing to focus on the presentation of its product.
Source: Melissa Tabalno, co-owner of Veggie Pails
Writer: Jon Zemke
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