In our last blog we paid tribute to the qualities that make a great neighbor and connected the traits exhibited by the ultimate neighbor figure, Mister Rogers, to WildPlum’s mission of bringing goodness to our community.
It seems only fitting that we continue our neighborly journey by exploring the people who make up our Steamboat community neighborhood. Who remembers this song from Sesame Street? (Warning! This Ben Stiller version will be stuck in your head all day!)
Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?
Say, who are the people in your neighborhood?
The people that you meet each day
The people in WildPlum’s neighborhood include our fabulous customers, visitors, employees, bus drivers, ski lift operators, local entrepreneurs and more. As a locally owned business, WildPlum believes in supporting local and Colorado made goods, and the hard working people who make them. We’d like to showcase a few local products that you can find on the shelves at WildPlum made by people in your neighborhood.
Mountain Soap Factory
This locally family-owned and operated boutique soap company crafts olive-oil based soaps that are nurturing for dry skin that plagues Steamboat locals. The soaps are handmade in small batches and come in a variety of fragrances like sage, honey and lavender. WildPlum carries Mountain Soap bath salts and lip balms, too.
Natural Pet Food
”I and Love and You” started small in a pet food store in Boulder, Colorado, where they created raw pet food, before healthy pet food was a concept. They expanded and now specialize in crafting pet food with whole food ingredients, they believe all furry friends deserve real food made with real ingredients! Their Nude Food kibble is grain-free, filler-free and packed with probiotics and enzymes. WildPlum loves supporting Colorado businesses that pass on the love to people and pets.
This snack bar is as impressive as the man who brought the Bar-U-Eat’s vision to life. Sam Nelson worked as a guide in the West fjords of Iceland before settling down in Steamboat. He crafted his own snack bar recipe based on his memories of bars he devoured while living in Iceland. These wholesome bars are made with organic ingredients and come in compostable packaging.
Bar-U-Eat’s quirky name hails from a local ski lift, can you guess which one? The company supports local athletes and gives back to environmental causes. Everything about this company fits perfectly with WildPlum’s mission to bring “Goodness Elevated” to our neighbors.
Did you know that the iconic honey bear shaped container was invented by the founders of Honey Stinger? Honey bee raiser and company founder, Bill Gamber, came up with the bear shaped bottle idea while having dinner with fellow honey bee raisers. Bill and his friends were discussing creative ways to package their honey and the bear idea was born. The first honey bear was designed, manufactured, and sold in 1957 by Gamber.
The Honey Stinger company was established in 2002 in Steamboat by Bill Gamber. The company continues to create honey-based energy foods, fueling local and international athletes and adventurers. WildPlum carries Honey Stinger in a variety of shapes and sizes, including the popular Honey Stinger Waffles and Honey Stinger Chews, which are perfect for everyday snacks and your own mountain adventures.
We hope you learned something new about the people in your neighborhood. There are many talented neighbors living amongst us in Steamboat!