Previously Featured Vendors

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Previously Featured Vendors Search for: Archives August 2016 July 2016 June 2015 March 2015 February 2015 October 2014 September 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 March 2014 Meet The Blonde Italian! Owner:  Lauren Falcione Location:  Fairview Park Website:  theblondeitalian.com Facebook:  www.facebook.com/theblondeitalian Length of time in business: 2 1/2 years Products:  my original recipe sauces & seasonings made with natural ingredients, designed to… ‘make it gourmet in minutes.’ What motivated you to start your business?   “I loved mixing up things to create something tasty.  I created two recipes when my two daughters were little, so I named them ‘Giavanna’s GARDEN GARLIC Seasoning’ and ‘Sister Mia’s SAVORY SALSA.’  I wanted to do this legally, so I taught myself food safety, worked in a licensed kitchen and earned my own commercial food manufacturing license from The Ohio Department Of Agriculture two years ago.  It grew and grew, and I ended up making a full line of sauces that will help you make a great tasting meal quickly. I have 9 varieties for sale now, available in eight locations and online, with  more to come within this next 1-2 years including 5 salad dressings, spicy pasta sauce, creamy pasta sauce, pesto, two beverage makers, a chipotle hot sauce and a dessert topping.” What I love most about this line of work… “I love it because it’s a creative outlet for me. I designed my website & facebook, had help with the technical end, but everything you see was drawn out by me.  I designed my labels and all print-work.  I literally created a business from scratch -pun intended!  I am a seamstress and a hold a current license in...