11/13/2013 11:10 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 06:56 EST

Dragons’ Den gives young salad dressing entrepeneurs new hope

A group of young Canadians have dreams of making it big — in the salad dressing business.

The Hope Blooms venture began when the Halifax youngsters took over an abandoned garden, cultivating herbs and vegetables they turned into a line of organic salad dressings.

After initial success, the group found itself unable to keep up with demand and turned its attention to expansion.  

Now, that dream is one step closer to reality thanks to an appearance on CBC’s Dragons’ Den.