Becki Spina: Becki's Mediterranean Olive Salsa

WRITTEN BY Jessica Wicklund
Jul 27, 2016

Becki Spina, owner of Becki’s Mediterranean Olive Salsa located at 800 Wisconsin Street.

How long has Becki's Mediterranean Olive Salsa been established? “It is shocking to me that this month marks the 10-year anniversary of the first day of sales at the Eau Claire Farmer's Market! That is the first day I sold all 87 containers and had to go home early!”

Why did you choose Eau Claire to build a business? “My son was in a car accident that left him paralyzed, and that crisis changed my life in every way. I love Eau Claire and wanted to stay near my family and friends. Eau Claire was generous to me as I ventured into my startup business. Although it was recommended to me that I move my business to the Twin Cities, I chose to keep it here and happily employ local people.”

What is special about Eau Claire's vibe? “I soon learned that people want local vendors to succeed! Over and over people have been kind and helpful and encouraging."