Olive Juice Farms
Tell us about your business.It began as a hobby, but ended up as my summer job. I love to create new canned goods to sell and share. I hate to see food wasted and this allows fresh fruits and vegetables all year long. I would love to be able to build a commercial kitchen to expand my customer base. Right now I have to be the direct seller. With a commercial kitchen I can sell to restaurants, stores and online. Eventually I would like to publish a cookbook of all of my original recipes.
What makes your business stand out?I am able to provide a homemade product to people who cannot or will not be able to can for themselves. People often give me recipes from their grandmothers so they can relive a part of their family and youth. I love sharing my "gifts".
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NominationsJune 3–Aug. 29, 2014
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JudgingJune 23–Sept. 8, 2014
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Online VotingSept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014
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Winners AnnouncedOct. 17, 2014
2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.
American Made EventNov. 7–8, 2014
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