Our farmers and local vendors appreciate everyone who comes to our markets every week. For all the folks who go the extra mile and bring a new person along to one of our My Market Club markets, we want to thank you! As a token of our gratitude, each month, My Market Club will hold a raffle for great free prizes. Bring a friend who is new to the market along on your next visit! They’ll get $5 and you’ll be entered to win free goodies from your favorite local vendors.
This month, the raffle prize at Grant Park Farmers Market and Westside Provisions District Farmers Market comes from Atlanta’s own Strippaggio Olive Oil and Vinegar Bar. Along with oils and vinegars, they offer special items like salts, spices, and cocktail mixers. We asked Celia Tully of Strippaggio a few questions to get to know a little bit more about her business.
How did you get started in the business?
I was a passionate home cook for about 30 years and always on the search for high quality culinary ingredients. (I spent 28 years in the health care industry.) In 2012, I was investigating various business opportunities within the food industry and noticed a trend in other cities in the US that involved high quality culinary oils and condiments. In researching what Atlanta had to offer along those lines, I was surprised to learn that nothing similar was happening in the Atlanta market.
What’s your favorite thing about your market?
I love the comradery with all of the vendors and the ability to meet members of the community who come for all walks of life. Education is a big part of what we do and the markets give me the opportunity to educate market patrons about the health and culinary properties of the products I offer.
What is your number one passion outside of work?
Spending time with family and friends and cultivating those relationships.
What’s your favorite food or recipe?
That’s a tough one because I like so many things! I would have to say that anything locally sourced is my first priority…it has to be fresh and grown/raised by artisans who have a respect for the end product.
A big thank you to Celia Tully for your donation to My Market Club!