Cheryl has been making salsa for a long time – in fact, as near as we can figure, this journey started somewhere around 2001 or 2002. Since the very first batches made in her west-end Ottawa home with the help of her children, she’s been refining the recipe and sharing the results with family and friends.
Every year, those family members and friends kept telling her how darned good it is … and that “you should be selling this stuff”. So in early 2019, she finally took the leap and launched Mom’s Homemade style salsa.
With the assistance of family, friends and the kind folks at Mrs. McGarrigle’s in Merrickville (a wonderful shop you’ve really gotta check out), Cheryl created her first batches to share with you and your families through a select group of specialty shops in and around Ottawa.
Within a few months, our three initial varieties (Mild, Medium and Hot) were available on local store shelves and at select Markets, Fairs and other Special Events. Now, we’ve added our seasonal super spicy Mom’s Wrath blend (when we can source the ripping hot Carolina Reaper peppers that make it so hot).
2019 was a truly wondrous and educational experience for Cheryl and the folks at Mom’s. And now, into our third year, we continue to be blown away by the response, the positive feedback and compliments, the many people who have assisted in our growth, and the opportunity to meet so many of you when we’ve been out sampling at events.
We can’t wait to do it all over again once this terrible virus is finally under control, and we can all safely be within six feet of each other again. Until then, feel free to drop us a note via the Contact Us page if you have questions.
If you’d like to give Mom’s a try, check out our Where To Buy page, with maps to help you find a retailer near you.
Like everyone else, we’ve had to adjust to the “new normal”, but we hope you enjoy eating Mom’s Homemade Style Salsa as much as we’ve enjoyed making it available for you …
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and watch for upcoming tastings in and around Ottawa where you can sample some of the product, and meet Mom in person.
Mom has been working hard to expand our network of retailers!!
Our delicious salsa blends can now be found in Smiths Falls, Embrun, Russell, Carleton Place, Almonte and many other locales, along with a growing list of Ottawa stores and online markets.
We’re now available in close to 40 shops, markets and online retailers. For an updated list, visit our Where To Buy page, with addresses, links to store websites and maps.
Photo: Angelina Dunn