The pandemic hit many businesses hard, leading to the closures of brick-and-mortar stores and food trucks. Some businesses have been turning to local farmers markets to bounce back.
“As long as you make that connection with somebody and have a free flow of people coming through here, it definitely helps your business,” said Aaron Biolos, WeirDoughs owner.
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Biolos said through selling at the market, he’s gotten a new opportunity for work.
“Because of COVID, I got laid off at my job because it got closed down, and so I’d always been making bread, so I started making focaccia per my wife’s request and it kind of just caught fire,” said Biolos.
Biolos started out selling his breads to a vendor before he eventually got his own booth. He said doing this has been a cheaper option for starting his business.