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THE HEART OF OUR ORGANIZATION
Meet the Makers
SWEET NEECY CAKE MIXES
Sweet Neecy Cake Mixes are quick and easy-to-prepare, yet make delicious pound cakes, layers cakes, Bundt cakes, coffee cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. You can also add additional flavors to your batter with an addition of fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips. Create your own recipe or visit my website for more!
Baking is such a fun and delicious activity to do with family and friends. I hope you enjoy baking with my cake mixes and create your own memories.
ASHANTI STYLES + QUEEN'S JOLLOF SAUCE
This rich, flavorful shortcut is handcrafted over hours of slow roasting tomatoes, vegetables, and herbs to help you make authentic Jollof Rice and other delicious meals at home with ease.
Our mission at Ashanti Styles is to make African culture and experience accessible to everyone through food and crafts. We work with Ghanaian artists and makers from the diaspora to create and sell products for Fair Trade Commission. A portion of proceeds are dedicated to supporting education in rural Ghana.
CELEBRATION TIME NC — DIPS + DRESSINGS
In 2020, Pittsboro, NC native Sarah began locally sourcing and producing low-sodium, low-sugar, gluten-free, vegan products like a Dressing, Dip, & Marinade and Award-Winning "That's-A Spicy Pizza Sauce-A!".
Sarah's late mother "BC" inspired the name by encouraging her family to "Surround Yourself with People who CELEBRATE you, not tolerate you!". Our hope is that you use our products and treat EVERY day as a celebration!
KMG FOODS — FRENCH CANADIAN INSPIRED
A third generation American born and raised in Maine, both sides of Kristen's family hail from Quebec. Growing up, French names for everyday items were the norm. Mémères and ma tantes made her delicious childhood food! Inspired by family culture and the desire to bring Franco-American dishes to the table in an easy yet delicious way, all of our dried seasoning blends/meal mixes are gluten-free and vegan friendly.
Today, Kristen lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her family.
KING'S PEPPER SPICE BLEND
If you like spicy, you’ll love King’s Pepper. It’s an award-winning spice blend based on a centuries old West African recipe. There’s no salt, peanut, or msg in this spice blend.
Use it to add a delicious spiciness to veggies, meat, poultry and seafood. From your first meal of the day to the last, you'll find yourself reaching for it often.
It's available in Mild, Original and Extra Hot. Original is hotter than Mild.
JULZ'S ARTISAN CREATIONS
Julz's Creations, LLC is a woman owned and operated business out of Durham, North Carolina.
Julz creates small batch, artisan hot sauces, pickles, Chicago-style giardiniera, mustard, and bbq sauce utilizing North Carolina grown produce.
Her hot sauces are very, very pepper forward and contain no additives, thickeners, coloring agents, or pepper extracts.
KYOOZ ARTFULLY PICKLED
Kyookz Artfully Pickled began in my kitchen just 5 years ago. We now sell our products in over 400 stores across the mid-Atlantic region. We are proud to be a woman-owned small business with manufacturing operations in North Carolina.
We currently offer 4 pickle varieties available in over 450 retail stores and several restaurant locations in the mid-Atlantic region thanks to the support of our local communities.
MIMI'S MOUNTAIN MIXES
Lin lives near Asheville, NC with Gene, her husband. They have 12 grandchildren in total - the first three of which started calling her “Mimi” over 14 years ago. The name stuck - and the rest is history!
Available throughout the continental US, Canada, and Germany, Mimi’s products are vegan, non-GMO, and contain no aluminum, bleached flour, soy, Trans fat, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. If you’re busy (like Mimi) you’ll want to keep Mountain Mixes in your pantry to enjoy will all your family and friends.
COTTAGE LANE KITCHEN
Cottage Lane Kitchen isn't just a business, but also a homestead where four generations of relish makers have cooked and lived. Our family has generational ties to Chapel Hill, NC and deep love of spicy pepper relish.
We are proud of the lineage of our recipes, the quality of the ingredients used, and the bold flavors we continue to preserve.
YO MOMMA'S STYLE, LLC
Yo Momma's Style LLC is a woman-owned business in North Carolina creating jams, rubs, cocktail mixes, green chile, and cornbread mixes.
The owner, Kelly Minor, utilizes all her own recipes using the finest ingredients, no preservatives, or artificial ingredients to transform Ordinary to Extraordinary!
A WELL-SEASONED TABLE
In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our family celebrates a tradition of quality, hand crafted herbs, spices, teas and infused sea salts & sugars made from our carefully wildcrafted and lovingly cultivated seasonal harvests.
Share in our adventure to discover new flavors that will excite your senses, expand your palette, and inspire the culinary creations that feed your heart and soul. Fill your home with the flavors of the mountains and make yours a well-seasoned table, from our home to yours.
GINNY-O'S GOURMET CHEESE STRAWS
An 1850’s family recipe in Raleigh NC, handed down through generations, made with all-natural ingredients and baked to perfection. Ginny O’s have been featured on The Food Network, Oprah magazine, Weekend with Paula Deen, served on Air Force One, served at First Lady Laura Bush’s Luncheon, and spotlighted on WRAL’s Tarheel Traveler. These popular southern snacks are enjoyed on a variety of occasions: sporting events, host and holiday gifts, weddings and with any beverage of choice!
SWEATER BOX CONFECTIONS
Chris Carroll, Chief Baking Officer (CBO) of Sweaterbox Confections, was inspired by her grandmother to bring people together over baked goods. When Chris was a child, her grandmother would pass out sweater boxes (like shirt boxes but bigger) filled with favorite treats during the holidays.
Chris started baking full-time in 2011 and has been mixing up award-winning sweet treats ever since.
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