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In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Oren Epstein, owner of Bio Raw about the importance of supporting local and sustainable businesses. This has always been an important issue. We find it even more pressing these days due to COVID19 as more and more small, local and vegan businesses are shutting the doors temporarily or for good. You’ll hear about why and how to choose local and organic and how every small purchase can make a big impact.

As a local Toronto food innovator, Oren Epstein is on a mission to usher in a conscious shift within the marketplace towards real, organic, whole plant-based foods. He is committed to producing vegan and organic nutrient-dense products that are designed by a nutritionist. He is also the founder of The Vegan Broker, a company that exclusively works with brands that produce the healthiest and cleanest products, and which are always free from animal products. Across Canada and the United States, Oren is aspiring to support global awareness in the retail market by dedicating his career to exclusively representing vegan brands. His vision is a cleaner, greener, plant-based society.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Challenges of small businesses
  • Pivoting
  • Voting with your dollar
  • What has changed in small business
  • Supporting local
  • Why organic
  • A message to other small businesses
  • How to support local businesses
  • What is Bio Raw?
  • Finding plant-based and vegan
  • Vegan and healthy


Links to things we mentioned:

Plant-Based Comfort Foods – eCookBook

Get your “Plantpower” Toque

Oren Epstein – LinkedInThe Vegan Broker

Bio Raw – Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Brain On Plants and Sustainable Clothing with Zale and Stacey – PTP347

Plant Trainers Amazon Storefront

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