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Bittersweet decsion: Alyson Thompson has closed Cedarberry Foods (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Entrepreneur Alyson Thompson has closed Cedarberry Foods, the business venture that produced plant-based butter and nog.

Ms Thompson paid tribute to her customers in a Facebook post on the Cedarberry page in December, writing: “Thank you. Your continued support of this local brand has been tremendous.

“It’s been a fun three years and I couldn’t have done it without you!”

But she added: “I’ve made some bittersweet decisions, and will be closing the company down until further notice to pursue other exciting creative opportunities.

“There will be no nog in stores this season, and the butter will be restocked up until December 20.”

She did tell customers that the plant-based butter freezes for up to a year as she invited them to stock up.

Ms Thompson, who earned an MA in media studies at The New School in New York City, worked in the film business as a line producer and cinematographer before her return to the island in 2014.

When The Royal Gazette profiled her business last summer, Ms Thompson admitted: “I am interested in cinema – I haven’t given up that dream.”

Cedarberry produced the popular, plant-based butter year-round and offered nog during the holiday season.

Ms Thompson, a graduate of the Ignite Bermuda entrepreneurial accelerator, later acted in a mentorship role as a resident adviser with the organisation.

She could not be reached for comment.

Ignite advisers: Alyson Thompson, right, with Carrie Astwood, left, and Holly Mazar-Fox (File photograph supplied)

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Published January 04, 2023 at 7:59 am (Updated January 04, 2023 at 7:49 am)

Cedarberry Foods to call it a day

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