Here at Barefoot Brew we do our best to support other local businesses around us. So, we want to take a minute to introduce you to some of our partners from here in Bladen county, and some from surrounding counties!
Carolina Kettle is a product of 1 in 6 Snacks, owned by Josh Monahan. Josh is a North Carolina Native and a North Carolina State University graduate of 2017. The name of the snack company is named after the staggering statistic that 1 in 6 people in this country do not know where their next meal will come from. So, for every bag of Carolina Kettle chips that Josh sells, a portion of the profit (5¢ for a 2 oz bag and 10¢ for a 5 oz bag) is donated to a local food bank!
Visit their website at https://www.carolinakettle.com/ to see more!
Lu Mil Vineyard is a winery located right here in Dublin, NC, but they offer so much more than just wine! In addition to free tastings, they offer a beautiful event space for local events and weddings, adorable cabins for couples or groups looking for a getaway, and numerous other amenities. Additionally, the wonderful people at Lu Mil put on an elaborate light show for the community every Christmas!
Visit their website at https://www.lumilvineyard.com/index.html to see more!
D'Vine foods is a company operated by the same fine people as Lu Mil! They provide us with private label jams, jellies, ciders, mixes, and pickled veggies of all kinds that are made from local produce! D'Vine Foods has created an entirely new wholesale opportunity for farmers, and allows consumers the privilege to buy local grown products year round!
Visit their website at http://www.dvinefoods.com/index.html to see more!
Happy Valley Bee Farm is a family owned and operated apiary located right here in Bladen County! They provide us with fresh local honey to use in drinks, as well as to see, and even make honey lollipops (which are absolutely delicious)! Their website is coming soon, but for now you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bladenBeekeeper/?ref=page_internal to see more!
Mike Moore, or otherwise known as "Big Moe," spent years tinkering with with different variations of the recipe that many have come to know and crave on everything! The small business is now carried in numerous businesses and grocery stores throughout the state, and we are so proud to be one of them!
Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bigmoesbbqsauce/?ref=page_internal to see more!
GAMMS (Great American Meat Marinade & Sauce) is a family owned operation working out of Newton Grove, NC. The brothers started off with trying to season jerky, and the whole things went from there! They now locally produce number of fine seasonings, marinades, sauces, etc.
Visit their website at https://cookingwithgamms.com/ to see more, and read more of their story!
Burney's Sweets and More was started in 2011 by Thomas and Doris right here in Elizabethtown, NC. Since then, the bakery was handed down to Mike and Tina Burney and has taken North Carolina by storm and now has 12 locations throughout the state!
Visit their website at https://www.burneyssweetsandmore.com/ to see more, and to find a location near you!
Amanda Gause started Katie's Kakes around 8 years ago as something fun to do with her daughter, Katie. Their first venture started with taking cake pops to Amanda's place of employment, and the business exploded from there! They now sell all kinds of goodies, from cake pops, to cookies, cakes, and so much more! And even though Katie is a teenager now, she still enjoys helping out in crafting these delicious desserts...along with Amanda's husband, Matt, who has also been brought in on the fun!
Amanda, Katie, & Matt are all so appreciate of the support they have received from the community and beyond.
Visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/katiekakessweets/?ref=page_internal to see more and stay up to date!
Barber's Seasoning Salt was started by Jim and Annette Barber in the early 1980s. Jim served as a cook in the Air Force, and later owned and cooked in several other restaurants. Today, after Jim's passing and after Annett ran the business herself for almost 2 decades, their children have taken over and strive to honor the legacy of their parents. Barber's Seasoning Salt is hand made in a facility located on the family's property in Harrells, NC where the product originated.
Visit their website at https://www.barberseasoning.com/ to see more!
Java Estate Roastery, located in Holly Ridge, NC, has been our supplier for all things coffee since the beginning! Owned and operated by Walter Bateman in Holly Ridge, NC, Java Estate has been dedicated to serving the growing needs of the specialty coffee industry since 1995.
Visit their website at https://www.javaestate.com/ to see more!
Now operating out of Henderson, NC, The 1949 Nut Company started with the peanut crop of 1949 on a family farm in Wakefield, VA. Larry Monahan, or otherwise known as Daddy-O, began roasting the peanuts with a special process of soaking them in hot water before oil roasting them. This created a super crunchy and irresistible snack that has been in production for over 70 years now!
Visit their website at https://www.1949nut.com/ to see more!
Jamie Corbett is a local photographer whose photos we are obsessed with! We are so proud to carry assorted canvas prints of some of his work available for purchase.
Jamie also runs the White Lake, NC Facebook page, so visit him at https://www.facebook.com/WhiteLakeLife to see more!
Tot's Sourdough Bread is now run by Jamie Scruggins, who is a teacher at Emereau: Bladen, but the business has a long history before her! In the early 1980s, Jamie's mother, Charlotte (or otherwise known as Tot) began baking fresh loaves of sourdough bread for friends and family during the holidays. Eventually, she would be making nearly 50 loaves every year, which were adored by those who had the privilege of tasting them!
Unfortunately, Tot passed away in 2011 following her battle with cancer and for a couple of years, it seemed her famous breads had passed with her. However, it turned out that Margaret (who is now over 100 years old!!), Tot's mother, and Jamie's grandmother had kept Tot's starter alive! Within a couple of years the starter was passed on to Jamie, and Tot's Sourdough Breads was back! Jamie still uses this same starter when making all her products now.
Visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Totssourdough/ to see more!
Owned and operated by Wayne & Sharon Reynolds who are residents of Camp Clearwater. They offer hand-poured soy candles that come in a variety of to-die-for scents!
Family owned farm located right here in Bladen County. We have partnered with them to be able to offer this hand-crafted coffee grounds & goat milk exfoliating soap!