Yes, that’s a picture of green beans. What does green beans have to do with Farm Girl Edibles? That’s what our founder remembers picking while growing up in the San Luis Obispo area in California. Summers were not much of a fond memory because it meant work, taking vacations, like her friends, wasn’t ever discussed! Don’t feel sorry for her, she did get paid, a whooping penny a pound as an incentive! Grant it, a penny bought something then. As soon as she could head off to college, she did! Although, even while attending the local university, her family sold at the local Farmer’s Markets where she still had to help work! Not wanting anything to do with the “farm” after graduating from college, she left the coast of San Luis Obispo and moved throughout Northern and Southern California.
Years later, as a home owner, she still enjoyed having a garden with fruit trees or fresh vegetables, because to her, fresh produce is what she knew and still loves the fresh taste. While at a craft boutique, a vendor was selling homemade jams and jellies. This brought back memories for her since farming always provided an abundance of berries and fruits where she taught herself how to make pies and preserves. As the vendor offered her samples, the taste wasn’t the same as she remembered and knew she had to make her creations to offer better tasting products! Ironically, that’s how it all began, by returning to her roots!
Going back and selling her creations at the local Farmer’s Markets was a great start. The interaction with customers wanting certain flavors was enough feedback to create unique flavors with jalapeños and wine. Currently, the jalapeño flavors are the top sellers! All the jellies can be used to cook with and Farm Girl Edibles offers recipes too! Crackel, our honeycomb peanut candy, originally made for gifts, but as the recipe became perfected, it just made sense to offer the light, and airy candy too! Crackel may look like peanut brittle, but it isn’t like traditional brittle, it’s not hard, sticky or a tooth breaker, so we decided to name it Crackel as this melt in your mouth candy is very addictive! We hope you enjoy her story, but more importantly, our unique line of custom jellies and Crackel candy.