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About Mrs. G’s Hot Pepper Jellies

Mrs. G’s began one Christmas, 20 years ago, when Cindy Greaver had more time than money to invest in holiday gifts for family and friends, so she made several batches of hot pepper jelly. Soon everyone was asking for more!

Mrs. G’s is now in its 4th  year of business. And while the business has grown substantially, the products haven’t lost the small batch charm that keeps fans coming back for more.

Mrs. G’s  remains dedicated to producing hot pepper jellies with only the freshest non-GMO ingredients, in a local FDA-certified kitchen to ensure excellence in taste and quality. Flavors include: Ja-Ha, Jalapeno Garlic Lime, Mango Ginger Habanero, and Peach Habanero.

Mrs. G’s Jellies are sourced locally, and are made and packaged in Southern California. Jellies are available at several retail locations across southern California, online and at local events where Cindy and her family are so happy to meet their loyal customers. Look for great recipes here!

Cindy Greaver aka Mrs. G

Cindy Greaver, the “Mrs. G” behind Mrs. G’s, never thought she’d one day launch a gourmet food business. With a degree from Pepperdine University in Psychology and Sociology, she got her early work experience from a variety of positions in corporate America and later helped her husband with the administrative side of his business.

Cindy took great joy in supporting the family business while homeschooling her two children for 10 years. When the kids grew up, Cindy looked to fill her extra time with a new side venture. But what would that be? Piano lessons? No. After school tutoring? No.

The only real skill she had in terms of making a product, she deduced, was making hot pepper jelly. After sharing the idea with some friends, they all told her it was too good NOT to share with everyone. And the business was born.

Favorite Mrs. G’s hot pepper jelly flavor:
I like each of them on different things, but when I tasted Jalapeno Garlic Lime for the first time I grabbed a spoon and ate half the jar.

Favorite recipe:
Butternut squash recipe with either Mango Ginger Habanero or Ja-Ha.

Unexpected way to use Mrs. G’s jellies:
PB&J with the “J” being Jalapeno Garlic Lime. Customers love it!

What I like best about working at farmers’ markets:
Meeting people…I really enjoy interacting with customers and vendors at the market. It’s like a “family.”

Cindy Greaver, the “Mrs. G” behind Mrs. G’s, never thought she’d one day launch a gourmet food business. With a degree from Pepperdine University in Psychology and Sociology, she got her early work experience from a variety of positions in corporate America and later helped her husband with the administrative side of his business.

Cindy took great joy in supporting the family business while homeschooling her two children for 10 years. When the kids grew up, Cindy looked to fill her extra time with a new side venture. But what would that be? Piano lessons? No. After school tutoring? No.

The only real skill she had in terms of making a product, she deduced, was making hot pepper jelly. After sharing the idea with some friends, they all told her it was too good NOT to share with everyone. And the business was born.

Favorite Mrs. G’s hot pepper jelly flavor:
I like each of them on different things, but when I tasted Jalapeno Garlic Lime for the first time I grabbed a spoon and ate half the jar.

Favorite recipe:
Butternut squash recipe with either Mango Ginger Habanero or Ja-Ha.

Unexpected way to use Mrs. G’s jellies:
PB&J with the “J” being Jalapeno Garlic Lime. Customers love it!

What I like best about working at farmers’ markets:
Meeting people…I really enjoy interacting with customers and vendors at the market. It’s like a “family.”

Charities Mrs. G’s Supports

Kent (“Mr. G”) and I believe that Mrs. G’s Hot Pepper Jellies is a business opportunity which has been given to us as a gift.  As such, we want to be good stewards of it and operate with integrity and generosity.  At Mrs. G’s, we are dedicated to giving back to our community not only in a portion of our profits, but in our time as well.  We’d like to let you know about some of the organizations we support:

Penny Williams, the founder of Seeds of Hope, has been a good friend of mine since we were roommates at Pepperdine University.  In 2013, she and her husband Chris left their lovely custom home in Valley Center, sold everything and moved to Costa Rica with literally a couple of suitcases to start Seeds of Hope.

Here is their story, beginning with a casual conversation on a bridge in Costa Rica with a U.S. tourist who had travelled there for the purpose of having sex with young girls:  http://bit.ly/2u5n5W2

They and their staff have invested their personal finances, comfort and hearts into the lives of the kids they serve.  They run Seeds of Hope on a “shoestring,” putting as much of the donations as possible back into helping the kids.  The “fruit” is evident not only in the lives of the individual kids and their families, but also on a national and global level as their “Clubhouse” model is being implemented in communities across Costa Rica and in other countries.

FROM THEIR WEBSITE:

Vision:  To end sexual exploitation/trafficking, drugs, alcohol and violence for the youth  in Costa Rica. 

Mission:  Our mission is to prevent human trafficking , drug addiction, alcoholism, violence, and dropping out of school . We strive to empower and educate students in high-risk communities with life skills and to motivate them to break the silence. [Read more here: http://bit.ly/2u5kWJS]

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

There are many ways to help:  http://bit.ly/2fdoc3c

seeds of hope

Stephanie Hodson

Sonia Perez

Danielle Nowell Elderkin

Beth Watkins

Ida Causley

Julie Fujii Sakai

Veronica M. Langworthy

Dawn J Wood

Lauri Lynn Miller

Julieanne Gee