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Archive: Jun 2011

Vervacious Fancy Foods

Who doesn’t dream of selling the farm, buying a boat, and sailing around the world?  Many dream, but few follow through, and even fewer come back with a business plan.   Heidi Stanvich and her husband Mark, co-owners of Vervacious,  did just that.  They sold their house, quit their jobs, and began sailing full-time on their ketch Verve.  After a year of cruising the Atlantic Ocean in the US, the Caribbean, and Europe, Heidi and Mark launched Vervacious, making spice rubs, salt mixes, flavored vinegars, and other ‘fancy foods.’   One of the most striking things about Vervacious products is their stunning packaging.  (In fact, they’ve won the Gold award for their product design and packaging at last year’s Fancy Food show.)  These stacking, swooping bottles beg to be displayed- although I’ve heard we’re supposed to hide our spices away in our cool,…