Collingwood company, Earth to Kids, maker of Chickapea Pasta secured an undisclosed investment from Canadian consumer product VC company, District Ventures Capital, led by Dragon’s Den star, Arlene Dickinson.

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CEO and Founder, Shelby Taylor has been part of the Barrie and area ecosystem for two years now. She credits her success to those around her:

“It’s truly amazing what kind of resources are available and how many wonderful people want to help you succeed,” says Shelby. “I’ve been so embraced by both the support network for entrepreneurs and food start-up community, which has made a world of difference to the growth and development of my business.” 

Like Shelby, many locals have been hatching up their own unique food products. There has never been a better time to start a food business. Read more about the resources available to you:


Neeta Grover
Sr. Strategy and Market Coordinator at Invest Barrie, City of Barrie