Compared to most children her age who may set up a lemonade stand on the street to earn extra pocket money, ten-year-old Mya grows and sells pumpkins and squash to save for university. While she sells at her stand when she has free time, every Friday after she finishes school she delivers her produce to the Millworks in Harrisburg – a supporting client.
“She did her research and she knew that we typically use a lot of squash in the fall, and she knows that we like to buy as much product as we possibly can from local farmers, so she scheduled a business meeting in hopes of selling her produce. To see a ten-year-old girl that well composed – she a had a PowerPoint presentation, she had all these pictures, she had kind of almost a sales pitch – it was really impressive,” said The Millworks executive chef, Lance Smith.
The chef was impressed by her work and determination that he offered to purchase all her crop for the restaurant’s popular seasonal butternut squash bisque. Mya’s mother is also incredibly proud of her daughter. “She started with seeds and some land and turned it into a successful business.”
“I like basically selling them and waving to people. It’s my favourite part about it,” said Mya.