Barnyard Banana Bread

American Made Since 2012

Karen Wessling

Antrim, New Hampshire
The most amazing banana bread you will ever feast on! Made with farm fresh LOCAL eggs, & love. Once you try it, you'll never go back to others!
New Hampshire

Tell us about your business.

Somewhere many years ago, I made banana bread with a recipe. Over the years I tweeked it and changed it and added and subtracted, and every year people loved it more. After much encouragement from family members I decided that the world deserves to taste my banana bread. How dare I cheat them of it?? I noticed that the local gas station chain, sells it for $1.99 a slice. I would cut that in half. But soon, slices weren't enough. I started making large, almost 3 pound loaves. And mini loaves. THEN, I created my banana bread in a jar! Those were a bit hit. Over the past few months , I have added choc chips, or nuts, zucchini, and seasonal berries. I even made choc covered banana bread truffles!!! I have received orders from across the country and even got a thumbs up and request for more from the Beekman 1802 Boys, from the Cooking Channel!! I chose the name, because I have 2 calves, 2 draft horses and 2 Rottweilers. I plan on opening a store in NY and selling worldwide.

What makes your business stand out?

The taste of my banana bread is like nothing anyone has ever tasted. That is what makes it so unique!

What's the best business advice you've received?

"Encourage everyone to just try your banana bread. Then leave them wanting more and they will be back." ~ Dr Brent Ridge, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, on the Cooking Channel.

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