Nov. 18, 2020
We had the good fortune of discovering this WONDERFUL Tega Cay local small business known as Tega Graze. It was so wonderful in fact that we decided we needed to share it with our followers. We are sure that you will be engaging with them over the holidays!! We've asked them a few questions so that you can get to know them. Here's a sample of just one of their graze boxes.
Q&A with the Owners of Tega Graze -
Who are the owners of this wonderful business?
Just two besties, Lindsay Gore and Chelsea Prevette.
When did you open?
We began in the first part of July. COVID had influenced many to want more options for dining at home. We decided, "Hey! Why Not?" Let's throw it out there and see if there is interest.
What brought you to the idea of this business?
I (Lindsay) had a friend back home who started something similar and I thought, “Oh my gosh that is brilliant and I could totally see the Tega Cay/Fort Mill community eating this up (quite literally)”. Chelsea agreed that it seemed like the perfect fit for our community. We hadn’t seen anything like it in the area. With this particular season of more folks eating at home and social distancing, we felt like it was a great time to start. But even post-COVID it will be great for entertaining and gatherings with friends & family. We loved the idea of providing a fun surprise for people each week. Our graze boxes have the same components in each box (meats, cheeses, veggies, fruits, crackers, spreads/dips, nuts, pickles/olives) however, the specifics change each week. Similar to other “order by mail” box subscription services, we use a basic framework and then create a beautiful and delicious surprise for our customers.
Are you local to the area? If so, for how long? If not, where have you lived before this?
We have both lived in Tega Cay for over 10 years. We used to be next-door neighbors, which is how we met and became besties. Chelsea grew up in Indian Land and Lindsay is originally from Columbia, SC.
How has the business been for you both?
The business has been crazy busy and we feel super blessed to be able to say that amid the global crisis happening around us! We felt like it would be something that the area would take a hold of and love, but you never know! We just weren't sure if people would be spending their money on this sort of thing right now. What we have found though is that it has become a bright spot in people’s week and we have so many families who have made Friday night graze boxes a weekly "lifestyle" tradition!
Do you have further ideas of expansion?
Honestly, right now it's hard to think of expansion because most of the time it feels like we’re just two busy moms trying to keep our head above water! But we do love, love, love this business and see so much potential in it. We definitely have dreams of ways that this could expand one day :)
Where can we connect with you online?
We have Facebook and Instagram accounts, which is how we pretty much begin taking orders. We have recently added a website to streamline the ordering process and free us up a bit to connect with our customers, answer questions, etc (www.tegagraze.com)
Can people from outside of the area order from you?
Right now our boxes are only available via in-person pickup or delivery within the Tega Cay/Fort Mill area, as we are not able to ship our boxes. We have had many people who live in different states place and order for us to deliver to their loved ones here locally as a birthday, new home or baby gift or just simply a sweet surprise on their doorstep! We offer personalized notes with our boxes by request as well!
Thank you so much for helping us learn more about you both, Lindsay Gore & Chelsea Prevette! The Linda Hall Team looks forward to continuing to do business with you! Here are a few more photos to help entice you. :)