More than two decades ago, Robin Hildebrand, a young working mother of two boys, created these salsa recipes from her own backyard garden. Being one of fourteen (she’s number twelve in the bunch) Robin had a background in gardening and home canning so she decided to take her products from the garden to the store shelf! Never before had a commercial kitchen been approved in a basement of a home but in 1993 Robin had the first ever approved facility in her home basement at Chimney Corner, West Virginia.
Well its not STILL made in the basement . . . after five years of producing out of her basement, Robin renovated an old vacant Department store in her home town of Ansted, West Virginia where the business began to grow and win countless awards. After five years in that facility she bought the old Johnson Hardware Business from years past (she remembers as a child) on Main Street and put in a large manufacturing facility equipped with automated equipment and observation windows (for hosting bus tours) and a beautiful retail store selling local and regional gourmet foods as well as Blue Smoke Salsa and their fabulous homemade guacamole chips!
So follow your nose to Ansted, West Virginia as the aroma of the salsa can be smelled from outside the building. Come on in for a “birds eye” view of the salsa going through the production line! Specialty food gift baskets have quickly became a popular commodity at Blue Smoke Salsa as well!
In 2012, Blue Smoke Salsa partnered with White House Foods® a family owned company since 1908 with based on quality products, continual improvement and Biblical principles. White House Foods® is commonly known for superior taste, quality in apple juice, apple sauce, canning vinegars and more. For more information about White House Foods, please follow this linkwww.whitehousefoods.com.