My name is Melissa Pauley-Geimer, I was in the automotive business for over 11yrs. During that time I decided it was time for a change so I went to school and got my degree in pastry ( my first passion). I have 3 wonderful children and an amazing supportive husband.
What Is Your Business Name And How Did You Come Up With:
I actually took letters out of my children’s names, not only because Melissa’s jams sounded a bit conceded to me but every time I see my children they know I do this for them, so Lucas, Lillian and Breanna became, Lula Bre’s Sweet Eats.
What Type Of Products Do You Sell:
I specialize in hand crafting over 80+ artisan jams and jellies (made with only Michigan based fruits or organic and I use 100% cane sugar) including several hot pepper jams. I also make hot fudge sauce, caramel sauce, gourmet caramel apples and fruit bars.
How Did You Get Started With Your Business:
It all started back in 2011 when I was sick and tired of listening to my husband complain that the strawberry jam at the store was either too sweet or didn’t have any fruit chunks. So I decided for Fathers day not only would I make him strawberry jam, I would also make my dad his favorite jam (raspberry) for fathers day. I actually became addicted and within 3 weeks I had made 15 flavors, by July I was doing 2 farmers markets.
What Do You Love Most About The Business:
I love making jam and other sweet treats. I also love knowing that you can pronounce every thing I put in my jams, they are all natural, no preservatives or dyes. I love talking to people and my customers are amazing, I love knowing I make my family proud because this is hard work and I refuse to give up.
What Else Would You Like Us To Know:
I also make wedding cakes, personal cakes and cookies.