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|Welcome to our HONEYBERRY FARM. My name is Brenda Camp Hubbell, and I
am a food technologist with over thirty years experience in the food
industry, working for companies such as White Lily Flour, Stouffer’s
Frozen Foods, the American Frozen Food Institute, Banquet Frozen Foods,
and Reily Foods, who owns the JFG brand known here in East Tennessee. |
In1995 I had a dream and a flash of insight that led to what is today a
honey-based, 10-item product line, most of which you’ve never seen on
your local grocery shelf! Moreover, the road to Honeyberry Farm has beena joyous growing and learning experience for my family, many of my
friends, and especially for me.
As I pour my patented honey
jellies into jars, I still marvel at the beauty of the liquid jelly.
When my sister Connie Ford and I spoon honey jelly from the jar for yourtasting, we share our delight of the jelly’s beautiful appearance, and
when you are tasting it in front of any of us, your delight validates
our work. We love our honey jellies, and we love the business of sellingthem to you!
When we received our patent in 1998, Connie and I
began marketing the product wholesale to gift and gourmet businesses.
Some of our first customers were Dollywood, Biltmore House, Callaway
Gardens, and the Opryland Hotel. In a little over two years, we had
customers in 10 states.
We quickly learned the importance of
tasting. I can’t tell you how many times we heard, “Honey Jelly? I’ve
never heard of honey jelly before!” Since this combination of honey
flavor and jelly texture is so incredibly unique, the potential customerhas to taste it, (and then they buy multiple jars).
idea for also reaching buyers by selling at festivals and fairs changed
my life. Too shy to welcome strangers to our wholesale booths when we
started, now, two years later, I even have a road show - my bee and bearshow- where I parade around in my “queen bee” outfit, passing out the
samples of our jellies that are still hand-made. (And passing out the
bee puns that my customers give me!)
Jenna Karakatsanis walked
into our lives about 5 years ago and is now my "adopted daughter." She
has brought a new spirit, passion and furthered our HoneyBerry dreams.
Beyond growing into family, Jenna works tirelessly to coordinate sales,
spend time with customers and just be an overall jack of trades.
Together, we make a great team, and while a lot of exciting things have
happened in the last few years, we're working hard to keep growing one
spoonful at a time!
Thank you for your interest in Honeyberry
Farm. Please read “About Our Jelly” to learn about our products, and thevarieties we offer, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any
questions that we haven’t answered on this site.
On behalf of the my family, I thank you for your interest and continued support of our Honeyberry Farm Patented Honey Jelly.
Brenda C. Hubbell