Miss Jenny’s Pickles named NCDA&CS Exporter of the Year
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services named Miss Jenny’s Pickles as the 2015 N.C. Exporter of the Year. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized the Kernersville-based company for its achievements in exporting during the Ag Development Forum at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.
“In less than five years, Miss Jenny’s Pickles has grown from a backyard operation into an international success story,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The company’s gourmet pickles can be found in retail stores in Canada, China and the United Kingdom in addition to 2,000 locations in the United States.”
Jenny Fulton and Ashlee Furr started Miss Jenny’s Pickles in 2010 using a recipe from Fulton’s grandmother and cucumbers from a field adjacent to her grandmother’s house in Belews Creek. The company now makes four flavors of pickles: Signature Salt and Pepper, Traditional Bread and Butter, Jalapeno Salt and Pepper and Habanero Bread and Butter. Miss Jenny’s Pickles is a member of Goodness Grows in North Carolina, the N.C. Specialty Food Association and the National Specialty Food Association.
During the presentation, Troxler recognized Fulton and Furr for their support of other North Carolina companies interested in exporting. The partners have shared their export experiences and sample documents at export training workshops. They also have helped other companies consolidate shipments at their warehouse before exporting.
Miss Jenny’s Pickles is one of several North Carolina ag businesses finding success in international markets. North Carolina exports more than $3.9 billion worth of agricultural products.
More information about agricultural exports is available on the website for the department’s International Trade Office at www.ncagr.gov/markets/international.