Ethan Holmes
Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce

Founder: Ethan Holmes, Founder/CEO, Holmes Made Foods LLC
Product: Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce
Year Founded: 2008

Where did you initially create your product?

My product was created when I was 15 years old at my mother’s kitchen in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Where can you find your product(s) today?

You can find our applesauce products at regional grocery stores, e-commerce, and local farmers market.

What did you do in a former life?

Since my youth, I have always been an entrepreneur and had a passion for creating new projects and watching them grow.

What inspired your product(s)?

Innovation and the fact that the applesauce market was lacking a premium, better-tasting product.

How has Central Kitchen helped your business?

The Central Kitchen has been a major part of my success. Specifically in 2015, when we first launched on the market at Heinen’s grocery store. Central Kitchen provided us with the resources to commercially produce our applesauce products, educational resources, and mentorship.

Which Central Kitchen services were used:

Facility Rental 2014-2016 & Consulting

Goals for the future:

Increasing sales and production capacity, strengthening our marketing, distribution footprint, and successfully fundraising.

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