I've always enjoyed spending time with older generations and listening to their stories of the past. Picking strawberries with my grandmothers when I was little and making Strawberry Freezer Jam are among some of my own favorite memories from my childhood. Combine that with my interest in the art and history of preservation and that is where the love for this business comes from.
It started as a hobby at the Downtown Parkersburg Farmers Market beside the Blennerhassett Hotel and it wasn’t until I was invited to be a vendor at the Bridgeport Farmers Market that I saw the true potential of what I was doing. With the help of other food artisans, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, West Virginia University and various state departments, this business has become something that I am so thankful for and proud of everyday. My grandmother, Clara, picks and prepares most of the fruit that is used for the jams and jellies.
I truly am humbled by its success thus far in just the short time of two years.
Find what you love doing and follow your dreams!