When both of Julia’s parents passed within two years, they left her money to buy a house, but she realized that buying a house meant continuing to work for people for the rest of her life. Instead, she used the money to buy a kitchen! Julia started her business, Goodland Kitchen & Market, in 2011 as a place to produce and sell her homemade jams, Bona Dei Jams, but the business soon grew to include a rental and production kitchen and a successful neighborhood café. The training she received from WEV in 2010 set her off to a strong start, and she then enrolled in the Thrive program to keep her business flourishing.
Photography courtesy of Tai Kerbs, Photaigraphy