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  • Willa’s Shortbread
    August 15, 2021 Ilex Pounders

    Willa’s Shortbread

    For more than 30 years, Willa’s Shortbread has graced the South with the most delicious shortbread cookies using traditional family recipes and high quality ingredients.  A two-generation family business, Eric Rion now runs the business using his mother-in-law’s famous shortbread...

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  • Walker Feed Co.
    August 14, 2021 Ilex Pounders

    Walker Feed Co.

    Kristin and Cody Walker launched Walker Feed Co. in 2013.  Their focus is creating all natural cocktail mixers using premium ingredients sourced from the South to create high quality beverages paired with your favorite libation. As a restaurant veteran, Kristin...

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  • Forage South
    August 13, 2021 Ilex Pounders

    Forage South

    Forage South was founded in 2012 by Chef Brandon Frohne.  Chef Frohne uses influences from Europe and his Southern roots to create a contemporary approach to American cuisine and is a 5th generation chef born into a family of restaurateurs. ...

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  • A Glimmer of Hope Candles
    July 28, 2021 Ilex Pounders

    A Glimmer of Hope Candles

    AGH was launched in April of 2015 by April Kirby. The heart behind starting A Glimmer of Hope was for April to channel her passions and to create a way for her mom's heart and generosity to still live on...

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  • Brittle Brothers
    July 28, 2021 Ilex Pounders

    Brittle Brothers

    John Spalding’s search for quality, nutty brittle turned up short in 1987 when all he found on the market was cheap, sugar filled brittle void of quality ingredients.  So, John tood things into his own hands, dusted off his Great-Grandmother’s...

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  • Bang Candy Co.
    July 28, 2021 Ilex Pounders

    Bang Candy Co.

    Sarah Souther started Bang Candy Company after discovering the joys of handmade marshmallows.  Experimenting in the kitchen, Sarah developed a rose cardamom marshmallow and shared them with friends for a birthday treat.  They were an instant hit! With encouragement from...

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