Brenda Anderson and Janet Earl sit down for an interview with WBIR.
(Knoxville, TN - WBIR) Brenda Anderson left her Knox County home for a mission trip in 2012. Anderson placed her niece, Janet Earl, in charge of canning tomatoes in Anderson's garden.
When the homeowner returned from the mission trip, she found many more fruits and vegetables canned.
"I was really proud of her [Earl]", said Anderson. "I thought...'all I taught her to do is can tomatoes...and look at all the other stuff she's gotten into now".
"I got bored with plain tomatoes and cucumbers and went more to the gourmet side. I started mixing and blending. Then, she came back," said Janet Earl.
One year later, the aunt and niece duo have created a business called Garden to Gourmet Goodness. Sales have tripled when comparing numbers to summer 2012.
From peach amaretto, strawberry jalapeno, blackberry wine, caramelized onion and roasted garlic...the flavor of jams the two women sell seem endless.
All of the fruits and vegetables are organic. The jams are gluten and preservative free.
Plus, Garden to Gourmet Goodness may soon be carried by several area stores.
You may submit orders by calling (865) 951-1588 or through the company's Facebook page.
WBIR LiveAtFiveAtFour's Stoney Sharp interviews Anderson and Earl in the video above.