The winner of the Peterborough DBIA ‘Win this Space’ contest hit a milestone Wednesday when she opened her doors officially in her new downtown storefront.
“Tiny Greens” offers freshly grown micro green products like vegetables and herbs as well as juices and salads. Owner Tina Bromley says micro greens are an excellent source of antioxidants and are an important addition to a healthy diet. Bromley sells micro greens at farmer’s markets in Peterborough and Lakefield but felt the time was right to expand the business. She entered the ‘Win this Space’ competition by making a video outlining her current business and her plans for the future and she won. The contest offers new business start-ups the chance to compete for a year’s free rent in a storefront location.
“I had this feeling that if I worked really hard, and really developed it and showed the people of Peterborough what I had to offer, then I might have a chance to win it,” said Tina Bromley, Tiny Greens owner.
Before opening her new store and restaurant on George Street, Bromley had to find community sponsors and finalize her business plan. DBIA General Manager Terry Guiel says her business is a great addition to the downtown. He says people come downtown to look for unique products and services like Tiny Greens that are not available in malls. He adds micro greens are becoming more and more popular with consumers and Bromley’s store is poised to take advantage of that demand.
“This business can get so big because micro greens are getting more popular in the marketplace.” said Terry Guiel, General Manager, Peterborough DBIA.
The success of Peterborough’s ‘Win this Space’ competition has lead organizers to announce the second competition will take place this fall.