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Meet Linda Ta

Today we’d like to introduce you to Linda Ta.

Linda, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I am a mother of three boys and it’s a really nice, fun, and happy family. I have been plant-based for 12 years and vegan for about two years. My husband has been plant-based for 1.5 years. I am Buddhist so my first initial reason was spiritual and personal achievement. Since I became vegan, I have been very calm and happier internally and spiritually inside out. I cannot explain exactly how. I encourage anyone at least try being vegan a few days per week or 100% vegan lifestyle to feel the benefits that I have been inheriting from it. We really wanted to have a vegan market to help people to have easier access to vegan products in one location. One stop shop where you don’t have to read labels. I have decided to open a vegan market because it is needed and I knew it will help others at the same time knowing that I am here contributing to the community.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
We are very blessed that customers are very supportive since the first day of soft opening. We have had customers from many different demographics (locals and out of states) came to show us supports such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Lagina Niguel, Las Vegas, Ohio, etc. I wake up early each weekday to work on my day job at the same time, I try to manage the shop to make sure all members are on track to have a good flow of inventory. At the same time keeping my boys happy and healthy with homeschooling.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Currently, I have a professional full-time job and the seven vegan markets is my 2nd career.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
I came from a family of six. I grew up with a really happy family. After the Vietnam War ended in 1975 many people have migrated from Vietnam to USA and other countries for freedom, and we are one of those people. Five of us came to the United States by plane after our short stay in the refugee camps without our parents. In 2016 our parents (vegetarians) finally came to the United States to reunite with us.

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