by Sera Hartman, Northwest Agriculture Business Center
PSFN member Trilby’s BBQ Sauce will be spotlighted in Haggen’s summer “picnic pack” display from now until September. All 33 Haggen stores will display Trilby’s on aisle end-caps in high-traffic areas along with other BBQ sauces and seasonal products as part of their local products promotion.
As a staff member of the Northwest Agriculture Business Center I’ve had the opportunity to work with Trilby’s owner Laura Joseph for the last couple of years, and watch her business expand. I asked Laura how this great sales drive at Haggen would impact her business. She told me this push could as much as double their sales through fall. Way to go Laura!
Whatcom County-based Trilby’s began in 1997 as a spin-off from the family catering business. Testing the product on friends and family, Laura developed her business into a full-time production line. Family members occasionally pitch in, but Laura describes her own role in the company as “covering everything from CEO to janitor.”
Always looking for ways to reach out to more consumers, Trilby’s BBQ Sauce will participate in the Sequim Lavender this July at the Cedarbrook Lavender Farm. Laura and her crew will be serving up lavender-infused BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, and has a lavender-marionberry sauce under development. Yum!
Laura’s plans for the future include sourcing ingredients locally. She would like to find locally-grown marionberries, and is currently shopping for an upright or chest-style freezer to store them in. If you would like to contact Laura, she can be reached at (360) 392-6800 or through her PSFN listing at www.agbizcenter.org (membership login required).