La Bella Cucina, LLC/MEESH'S (TM) Marinara
Tell us about your business.I took an old family tradition and made it my own. Making my sauce for friends and family for years, everyone always said I should bottle it. Well, two years ago I did and it was the best decision I ever made. I feel such pride when people tell me how much they love my sauce. I CARE about what goes into that jar! Working many long hours to get the business off the ground I recently just transferred production to a local facility that has been in our area for years. I now have more time to focus on sales and marketing and have begun transitioning onto large grocery store shelves. My goal is to continue this growth and make my way into stores in 5 different states by the end of November. I am having a blast and learning a lot as I continue on my journey of entrepreneurship. My loyal fans and customers keep me going and without them I would not have gotten even this far.
What makes your business stand out?Being a nurse, I know that we should watch our intake of sodium and sugar. Most jarred sauces on the market are LOADED with both. My sauce is NOT. I even have a NO ADDED SALT or SUGAR flavor. You CAN eat healthy without sacrificing taste. I use only Non-GMO ingredients, pure olive oil, organic and fair trade spices. My product is vegan, gluten free and made in a kosher facility. I use as many locally available resources as I can.
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