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Marc Carey’s Steepleview Farm acquires Brosmore’s Pepper Jelly, expands into craft food industry

Beth Brosmore of Brosmore’s Pepper Jelly has announced that her successful craft jelly, sauce, and pickling business has been purchased by Steepleview Farm which is expanding its operations into the growing small batch and craft food industry.

“I always felt we had a unique line of delicious food items and take great pride in how the business has developed,” Beth said, “But for the past six months I could see that the business was quickly outgrowing my current business plan and so I began to explore options to allow for its continued growth.”

“I had been sourcing most of my ingredients locally and got most of my peppers from Marc Carey’s Steepleview Farm. I mentioned my plans to Marc and I am thrilled that his farm’s name and business abilities will now be able to take what I started toward its full potential.”

Brosmore’s Pepper Jelly began as a small local business selling at Farmer’s Markets and over the past six years developed a national following with products in demand by stores in Lexington, Northern Kentucky and all across Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Its major lift off came when the products were accepted for sale on Amazon.

In a few short months, the company had filled orders in every one of the 50 United States.

Steepleview Farm located in Northern Owen County has become one of the few farms in the area to focus on naturally raised food items, devoted to only 100% non-GMO, pesticide-free produce in season, coupled with its agri-tourism business which includes educational events, farm tours, charity concerts and family partnerships offering real agricultural experiences. It produces a small line of craft foods including salsa, crushed heirloom tomatoes, hot sauce, and a signature barbecue and bourbon flavored jam.

“I’ve known Beth since we were kids and greatly admired her devotion to quality in every aspect of her business from choosing the best produce to testing the best recipes to her high level of quality controls in producing her products,” said Carey. “At Steepleview Farm we currently sell a small line of shelf-stable products of our own and are excited with the opportunity we now have to take Beth’s vision and build a new and even more successful business,” Carey said.

Brosmore will remain involved in the new business as a consultant and in development of new recipes as well as lending her expertise as an FDA approved commercial packer.

As did Brosmore’s Pepper Patch, Steepleview Farm will now also offer co-packing services to other small producers in an effort to bring some of the best small batch and craft made food items to the public marketplace.

“We have selected new jars, new lids, new labels and a whole new inventory, packaging, shipping and delivery system for the business in addition to having created a brand new website with online ordering for retail and wholesale customers to seamlessly integrate the personal touch that Beth gave her customers with the most up to date technology to allow ease of ordering and swiftness in filling those orders,” Carey said.

The company is in negotiations for a permanent location and has secured semi-permanent operational space which will be fully functional by October 1.

All of the products currently offered will now be labeled under the brand of Steepleview Farm.

For more information email contact@steepleviewfarm.net

From SteepleView Farm

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