Highlighting North Flatbush Avenue Woman Owned Businesses! Mandy Wynn

We are thrilled to be highlighting some of our incredible North Flatbush Avenue women board members! Here’s BKLYN Larder’s Mandy Wynn.

Your name:

Mandy Wynn

Name of your North Flatbush Business 

BKLYN Larder

What are your social media handles?

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bklynlarder/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bklynlarder,

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bklynlarder

What’s one other social media account that you would recommend following?

@blueledgefarm on Instagram

How long have you been a business owner?

6 years

How long have you owned a business on North Flatbush Avenue?

6 years

What makes you a “Small Business Wonder Woman”? Tell us a little about your business and what makes it unique

We locally source seasonal, small batch, and ethically made foods. Bringing this type of experience to the neighborhood and educating the community on sustainable practices is important to me and my team.

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?

An opportunity to keep a local business going that I loved.

Who are some female leaders who have inspired you in your journey as a female entrepreneur?

Kylie Sachs (owner of Milk Bar Brooklyn), Candice Ross (owner of BRINS Jam)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a renewed awareness of structural inequalities faced by minorities and women in America, particularly when it comes to accessing opportunities as an entrepreneur. Can you recommend any materials (books, documentaries, social media accounts, etc) that seek to educate on these experiences and/or propose a better path forward in regards to gender equality in America?

Rahshaana Green: https://www.instagram.com/rahshaanag/.

What is your other favorite woman-owned business In Brooklyn?  

https://www.achengshop.com/

What makes North Flatbush Avenue a good place to have a business?

As a local resident, getting to know and feeding my neighbors and being a part of the food ecosystem in my own backyard is important to me.