After adventures in Spain and Mexico, Sasha Woods is sharing her experience with international flavors by bringing unique products to Montana. Camino Spice began when Woods combined spices from her cabinet and followed her inner guidance that told her to, “Write this down.” Woods opened a bright and cheery Kosher kitchen and retail store in Livingston, MT in May of 2019. Woods recommends using her Divine and Epiphany spice blends in innumerable ways, and she uses them in all her products, including her dairy-, gluten-, and soy-free Last Best Chocolate, Mexican hot chocolate mix, spiced pumpkin seeds, and gluten-free granola. Camino Spice products can be found at stores throughout Montana or farmer’s markets in Bozeman and Livingston.
Woods has taken advantage of Prospera classes on a variety of topics: surviving the COVID pandemic, food service, budgeting, Google My Business, and Link Up. Speaking of Prospera’s resources, Woods said, “Whatever events they have, I try to attend. Getting to know these talented entrepreneurs has been the best part.” Woods also attends the women-owned business tours and has found the networking and stories of other businesses invaluable. “Prospera has helped me immensely. They give you the tools to succeed.”
Woods continues to think of creative ways to get the word out about Camino Spice while also involving the community, including adding chocolate making workshops at Camino Spice. Her advice for others looking to start their own business is to “take the leap” and know that “Prospera can help you along the way.”