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Featured Member: Sprouted Fig

Featured Member:
Sprouted Fig

Since 2010, Vernon’s The Sprouted Fig has been serving up fresh, farm-sourced food. In that time it has cemented its reputation as a must-visit local eatery. For Beatrice Weir and David Scarlatescu, the pull of The Sprouted Fig recently compelled this mother-son duo to move from loyal customers to passionate owners.

“I visited The Sprouted Fig with my mum for the first time when I was 13,” says David. “I recall my mum saying in 2011: ‘If this place ever goes up for sale, I would love to have it.’ I replied, OK I will buy it for you.”

Fast forward a few years, the owners wanted to sell and David made good on his promise. The recent purchase was sweetened by the fact it came as a gift as Beatrice celebrated her 50th birthday.

With backgrounds in nutrition, both Beatrice and David highly value nutritious, made from scratch, products that leave customers well-fed and well-nourished. The exact fare The Sprouted Fig has become so well-known for delivering.

But, buying a business doesn’t just happen. One critical requirement for any would-be owner is insurance. Cue Valley First Insurance Services’ Robbie Hoyte.

“Robbie was originally referred to me when I was working on another business opportunity,” says David. “We’ve been working together for a year and have developed a really strong relationship. Insurance can be a confusing business. But, Robbie is accessible, delivers a clear and simple experiences and really takes the time to explain what coverage we should have in place to ensure we’re fully protected.”

On choosing Valley First as a partner, Beatrice says: “The important thing is the people behind the business. If you can find a company with the best people, you’ve found a winner. At Valley First, the team really prioritizes relationships. It’s important for us to work with people who love what they’re doing because we love what we’re doing.”

David adds: “Don’t be afraid to seek advice. The business community can be incredibly supportive. If you can build a network and create relationships with people who share your same values—like I have with Robbie—you’ll always find someone you can turn to.” Learn more at


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