Full Fork Serving Up Homemade Pasta SauceBusiness Profiles — By Susan Post on October 1, 2013 at 8:00 am
A pasta sauce recipe passed down through generations is at the heart of a new family business split between Columbus and Cleveland. Full Fork is serving up three kinds homemade sauce, giving people a taste of Grandma Rosie’s special recipe.
Carrie Boyd says it all started with her Grandma. Whenever Boyd’s mother, Linda Priscilla, would make her mom’s sauce, family and friends would rave that she should sell it. About a year ago, the family came together to make it happen.
Full Fork offers three varieties of sauce – spicy Italian-style meat sauce, mild Italian-style meat sauce and a traditional marinara.
“Straight out of the bottle, it’s ready to go,” Boyd says. The sauce has more meat in it than most with a thicker texture. “You don’t have to doctor it up.”
Locally the sauce is available at Huffman’s Market in Upper Arlington, while Boyd is contacting other specialty grocers around town. Full Fork sauce is also found at every Heinens market in Cleveland. Father-son duo Jim and Jim Priscilla handle distribution in the Cleveland market.
Boyd and her brother recently took the product outside of the store to the September Moonlight Market.
“About 80 percent of the people who tried it bought it,” she says. The duo also put together gift baskets for the event, including all the fixings for a spaghetti dinner. Boyd says the baskets really seemed to garner attention.
The overwhelming response to Full Fork at the market reflects what Boyd says has made the company successful – local outreach.
“The community has been great, people want to help small businesses,” she says.
The family’s venture has made Boyd aware of the support network for local businesses in Columbus. While this is their first business, she describes her family as all having the entrepreneurial spirit.
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