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Modo Ambassador: Heidi Kuhn

Heidi Kuhn got started making shrubs in 2015 when she was gifted 150 lbs of Okanagan Nectarines as a thank you gift for doing volunteer work with a local Vancouver organization. This was the catalyst for her involvement in the local food scene, and she decided to start a micro business called Mixers and Elixirs and made small batch shrubs, which are also known as drinking vinegars, and sell them at local farmers markets. Heidi seeks out “rescued fruit” that is too big or too small to sell at grocery stores, and just right for her products. Community engagement is a key element to the success of the Mixers and Elixirs product and brand. You’ll find Heidi connecting with people at the local markets, giving out shrub samples, and yes they do taste great!

Instagram: @shrubloveyvr | Twitter: @ShrubLoveYVR | Facebook: @mixersandelixirsYVR

How long have you been a Modo member for and what type of membership do you have?

I’ve been a Modo member since 2006 with Modo Plus membership.


What made you want to join Modo?

Needed wheels! But not all the time. A few friends had memberships and they sold me on how easy it was.


How do you use Modo and what’s your go to vehicle?

I use Modo mainly for business, and getting to the farmers markets. My favourite vehicle is a Kia Soul because it works for just about everything I have to to and it’s a fun ride!

What was your most memorable Modo trip?

Driving to the Okanagan in July a few years ago to pick fruit with at one of my farmer suppliers. We take all the “ugly” cherries she has and sadly there’s still so much going to waste. Cemented my ideas of “rescuing” fruit to use for the shrubs as much as possible.

In one word, what does Modo mean to you?

Choices.


Want to advocate for Modo? Learn more about the Modo Ambassador program.

 

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Modo Co-operative
Vancouver604.685.1393
Victoria250.995.0265
Nanaimo250.741.4141
Kelowna250.469.6617
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