Peoria enterprise gives freeze dried sweet and meals at farmers markets

Molly Olsen and Sandi Lengthy shortly found their shared ardour for meals and cooking after assembly round eight years in the past.

Olsen mentioned she and Lengthy had mentioned goals of working a small enterprise at farmers markets for some time. Not too long ago, although, the pair developed an curiosity in what would turn out to be their major product.

“(Our households) like freeze dried fruit, and it goes actually shortly,” Olsen mentioned. “So, I bought a freeze dryer for Christmas, and we simply form of determined, ‘Alright, let’s begin a enterprise.’”

Lengthy and Olsen launched Little Fowl Nest, LLC this 12 months — with plans to promote freeze dried meals and different do-it-yourself merchandise at farmers markets and vendor occasions all through the summer season.

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What’s freeze dried meals? Freeze drying is a technique of preserving meals. Whereas the method removes water like dehydrating, Olsen mentioned freeze dried vegatables and fruits are a bit totally different.

“The way in which I clarify it is sort of a dehydrated grape is a raisin, however a freeze-dried grape can be crunchy and would not have misplaced any of its form,” Olsen mentioned.

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