This is the first in a series of special posts where I will feature Southern food entrepreneurs and their businesses. I always enjoy sharing the success stories of everyday folks. If you or someone you know would like to be considered, please let me know.
When the recession took away the livelihood of Ashlee Furr and Jenny Fulton, they found success by going back to their roots. Using Jenny’s MawaMaw’s recipes, they started Miss Jenny’s pickles and haven’t looked back. This city girl/country girl mompreneur touts their all-natural pickles in flavors like Signature Salt & Pepper, Traditional Bread & Butter, Jalapeno Salt & Pepper and our their award wining Habanero Bread & Butter – they even have several products exclusive to QVC. The product is hand-picked, hand-cut, and hand-packed. Some of the cucumbers are even grown next door to MawMaw!
They were sweet enough to send me some of each of their flavors and despite the fact that I have never been a huge fan of a bread and butter pickle, that one was my favorite – if that tells you anything about their product. And I’ll warn ya in advance, that Habanero Bread & Butter has a kick.
What began in the kitchen of Jenny’s small North Carolina church, has become a force to be reckoned with the in the pickle world. By this fall, Miss Jenny’s Pickles will be in more than 600 stores across the globe. You can find Miss Jenny’s Pickles in Harris Teeter, Lowes Foods, Whole Foods (NC) and The Fresh Market, as well as their website.
Learn more about Miss Jenny’s Pickles, by checking out the HooplaHa video featuring them, here: