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Our story

Welcome to Whidbey Island Provisions!

 

We are Jean-Michel, Janinne, and our beloved labradoodle Mollie, and we're thrilled to share a bit of our Whidbey Island story with you.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were living in Seattle's Alki neighborhood with a family member who works as a nursing assistant. As the pandemic situation became increasingly challenging, we decided to stay temporarily with Jean-Michel's children's grandmother on Whidbey Island, an place we had visited and loved for years.

What was meant to be a short stay turned into a life-changing decision. As the weeks passed, we found ourselves falling deeper in love with the island's natural beauty, tight-knit community, and slower pace of life. The choice to make Whidbey our permanent home was an easy one.

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Today, we're both self-employed - Jean-Michel as an automation consultant and Janinne with her marketing business, Sugarbird Marketing. Mollie, of course, is an essential part of our island adventures.

The idea for Whidbey Island Provisions was born during those early pandemic days, when we immersed ourselves in local businesses. We saw an opportunity to create an online shop celebrating the island's unique artisans and producers including a few items we produce.

Whether you're a longtime Whidbey resident, a regular visitor, or someone discovering this special place for the first time, we hope Whidbey Island Provisions will allow you to keep a bit of island magic in your life. Thanks for joining us on this adventure!

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