How’d it all begin? With Annette’s mother’s recipe. Her father always grew a garden and salsa was a delicious solution to using up a variety of fresh vegetables. Annette experimented with her mother’s recipe, adding corn, black beans, and a little bit more heat to the salsa. Friends and family raved about it. Requests were made for Annette to sell it. In 2011, Annette initiated the process of having her salsa recipe prepared at the large, organic kitchen at Food for Thought in Honor, Michigan. As of 2013, Annette’s salsa is on local retail store shelves. She’s thrilled as it has always been a goal of hers to share the delicious taste of the salsa she considers a favorite as well as lend support to local businesses. According to Annette, the certified organic salsa has “ a bit of sweetness to it with a small kick of heat.”
Although Annette currently produces salsa exclusively, she has plans to offer additional favorites in the future. She named her business Annette’s Favorites to convey the fact she enjoys eating what she makes, finds pleasure in preparing flavorful foods, and is excited to share her favorites with others.
Annette’s Favorites is gradually growing and showing up on the shelves of more and more local stores. Keep your eyes open for it around town or contact Annette directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or on her Facebook page.
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