A loan helped us afford bottling equipment, farmers market set up, and a marketing budget.

Andrew's story

My name is Andrew Holman and I am a nontraditional business owner. I have a Bachelor's in Fine Art focused on ceramics. Since graduating have dedicated my personal studies to learning about business including marketing, accounting, and worker-owned cooperatives. I am a musician and offer a free weekly meditation at the Open Way Mindfulness Center in town. My true passion is to find ways in which I can be a better steward of the garden in which we all live. I became very passionate about fermentation and the vibrancy it can add to our lives and have launched into the business world with that in my heart.

I grew up in rural Ohio with a chicken coop and cornfields as far as the eye can see. I learned the value of hard work and had my feet and hands in the dirt in my own garden by the age of 11. Since then, I have developed a huge appreciation for food security and homesteading skills that for most of us, have been forgotten. I think back to my grandparent's and great grandparent's generations where a connection with the land was still very much a part of everyone's daily life. It wasn't long ago that fermentation was implemented in every household as a way for basic food preservation. I'm excited to bring long-standing tradition back into our daily lives as we relearn simple ways of caring for our communities and for the earth.

This loan is special because:

It supports a local business.

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About Back to the Mother Microbrewed Kombucha

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years
Website: backtothemother.earth


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