Coming from a family rooted in the culinary tradition, Char Barrie inherited the recipes for his original line of homemade jellies from his grandparents, aunts and mother. In 1995, she decided to share her creations with her local community during a craft fair in support of veterans of foreign wars. On the recommendation of her eldest daughter, Ms. Barrie decorated the jars with ribbon, fabric and colorful labels. Thanks to its unique selection of flavors and professional packaging, its jellies garnered considerable praise and attention at the aforementioned charity event.
Due to her newfound popularity, Ms Barrie was inundated with requests from previous customers for more jellies, prompting her to start her own business, Char’s Kitchen. After responding to these requests, she broadened her selection and complemented her signature products with homemade syrup, honey, pickles and salsa. Ms. Barrie currently offers 13 flavors of jelly, five flavors of sugar-free jelly, eight flavors of syrup, four types of pickles and two flavors of salsa. Its best-selling jelly flavors include apple butter, raspberry jalapeño, strawberry, rhubarb and white cherry, a native fruit of the North and South Dakota.
While the ingredients for Ms. Barrie’s products are grown on her family farm, she serves customers everywhere. United States via its online store. In addition to harvesting fruits and vegetables, she manages the financial health of her business, advertises in print and digital media, and hosts appearances at craft fairs and other local events throughout her home state. . South Dakota. Ms. Barrie also focuses on building and maintaining partnerships with local suppliers. Its products are available in nearly 30 stores in 19 cities of South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.
In addition to her responsibilities at Char’s Kitchen, Ms. Barrie has excelled as a member of the National Association of Professional Women since 2009. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Auxiliary Organization of Foreign War Veterans and a already experienced success as president. of the American Legion Condé. Prior to her entrepreneurial career, Ms. Barrie worked as an office administrator for Viking Rubber Co. for several years.
Ms. Barrie attributes much of her success to her remarkable work ethic. She goes to great lengths to maintain the quality of her ingredients and often does not come back from harvesting fruits or vegetables until 10 p.m.. Over the next few years, Ms. Barrie intends to gradually decrease her appearances at craft fairs and focus entirely on selling her products online.
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