Hillside Harvest brings authentic Jamaican flavors to the Northeast

Caribbean-inspired foods are full of unique flavors. The founder of Hillside Harvest grew up with these flavors in his family’s restaurant. And now he’s bringing them to the northeast. Read about the company’s journey in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.

What does the company do?

Provides flavorful hot sauces and marinades.

Some popular products are:

Jamaican jerk marinadePineapple fresno sauceHot pepper hot sauceSun kissed Tomato hot sauce

Business niche

Offering authentic flavors.

Founder Kamaal Jarrett is from Kingston, Jamaica. He always had a passion for food and spent a lot of time in his family’s restaurant. Now he wants to bring the unique flavors he grew up with to customers throughout the Northeast.

How the company started

As a turntable.

Jarrett explained to Small Business Trends, “It started as an idea for a quick-service restaurant and then turned into a CPG-focused company.”

Biggest win

Prominent placement at a nationwide retailer.

Jarrett explains that the company’s biggest win to date is, “Being accepted into Whole Foods Market’s North Atlantic region in our second year of business.”

Biggest Risk

Seizing an expensive advertising opportunity.

Jarrett says: “We took a risk on sponsoring a local professional sports team that cost over a quarter of our revenue at the time. The upside is it gave us credibility in a crowded market and helped us sign additional wholesale accounts .”

How would they spend an extra $100,000?

Hiring and expanding their B2C business.

Favorite pastime

Mislead family members to help with production.

Jarrett jokes: “If I want to talk to a friend or family member about something they’ve done, I can just ask them to help with the production. A 5-hour shift of tears and coughing of pepper fumes usually atones for any mistake.”

Image: Hillside Harvest, Kamaal Jarrett


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