Valerie Rossi photo Vickie Fitzpatrick and Linda Green are the new co-owners of Red Riding Hood Gourmet Gift Baskets. The two believe in specialized gifts and are making it easy for Greater Trail residents with their custom creations.

Valerie Rossi photo Vickie Fitzpatrick and Linda Green are the new co-owners of Red Riding Hood Gourmet Gift Baskets. The two believe in specialized gifts and are making it easy for Greater Trail residents with their custom creations.

Friends deliver Red Riding Hood custom gift baskets with care

Linda Green and Vickie Fitzpatrick have taken over Red Riding Hood Gourmet Gift Baskets.

Two local women are proving that launching a business with a best friend is anything but risky.

Linda Green and Vickie Fitzpatrick have taken over Red Riding Hood Gourmet Gift Baskets, teaming up to deliver custom-made gift baskets with a personal touch.

For over 30 years the women would get together during the holidays to build similar creations for family and friends and when opportunity knocked, they didn’t hesitate to set up a home-based business in Fruitvale.

“We were taken aback by how busy we were, we did very well and we worked hard,” said Green.

Business boomed during Christmas with their Italian gourmet basket –touting delicacies like pickled artichokes, olives and antipasto – earning the team’s signature title.

“Word of mouth is either your best friend or your worst enemy and thank goodness it’s our best friend,” added Fitzpatrick.

The team with over 50 years of combined customer service experience choose to shop local, which is essential for their Kootenay basket that highlights regional artisans creations like goat milk soap, coffee, honey and wine.

But customers are not limited to stylized baskets and can choose from over 250 sweet and savoury items or give the team a challenge with a personalized request not found in their stock room.

Creativity is essential when comes to answering to specialized requests that can be met in short order.

To find out more about Red Riding Hood, visit www.redridinghood.ca

To place an order, email redridinghood@telus.net or call 231-7102 to talk to Fitzpatrick or 512-9379 to reach  Green.

 

 

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