Caitlin Olauson co-owns and operates a company that produces tasty and healthy snack bars using locally sourced produce such as lentils, flax, saskatoon berries and quinoa (yes, Saskatchewan produces quinoa). And she says her experience with The Local Bar shows that there’s great opportunity and support in Saskatchewan for other entrepreneurs who believe in a buy local approach to business.

“I think it’s important to have a connection to your food and where it comes from, to know what’s in it and who made it,” says Olauson, who comes from a farming family and operates Olauson Food Products in Saskatoon with her sister Julie.