What was the seed that grew into what is now your food business?
Warzywa Podlaskie was established in 2008. When a group of people decided to act together to achieve a higher quality of products, to meet current standards and growing demands of customers.
What has been the biggest challenge you have overcome or lesson you have learnt as a female food entrepreneur?
The biggest challenge was to adapt the fields to the cultivation of our vegetables.
The fields belonging to our group and are located in Podlaskie Voivodeship an area of over 730 ha. All the growers keep crop cards, keep the penalties and principles of good agricultural practice on their plantations.
What advice would you give to aspiring female food entrepreneurs?
Continuously acquire knowledge and new skills. Don’t ever give up. Don’t worry about criticism from other people they always have opinions but your opinions matter and what’s in your head not others.
If there had been (female entrepreneurial) training available to you before you set up your business would you have engaged with it? Did you do any training?
I graduated from Agricultural courses.
If you were interested in engaging with training/further training what areas would be of most interest to you?
I graduated from Agricultural courses which helped me grow my business, especially when it comes to preparing the ground for cultivation. However, there are certain business acumen areas I would have loved training in.