East Dallas resident Kay Dieterich has been an independent distributor for Homemade Gourmet for three years and has been a vendor at the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market for the past two.
“My sister told me about Homemade Gourmet,” Dieterich said. “I tried their white chicken chili. It’s to die for. It is so good.”
After tasting the chili and learning more about the business opportunity, Dieterich signed on.
“In the past, the only thing that I have been able to sell effectively was Girl Scout cookies,” said Dieterich, who explained making the decision that, “I can sell this (Homemade Gourmet). Once you try it, you’re sold.”
There are many aspects about Homemade Gourmet that Dieterich said she loves.
“First and most importantly it’s tasty,” Dieterich said. “It’s also easy to do. All of the directions are right on the front flap of all the products. And it’s 100 percent guaranteed. So you can’t go wrong.”
Her best sellers are the pecan pie muffin, the chicken enchilada soup and the taco soup.
“In the winter time, we have different types of soups, casseroles and chili. And Texas cornbread is a big seller,” she said. “My personal favorites are white chicken chili, chicken enchilada soup and some new products including the skillet lasagna.
“My favorite desserts are the cheesecakes - I don’t know which one would be my favorite,” said Dieterich, listing, “There’s the basic, which you can add chocolate chips to. There’s the tiramisu, the cool lemonade and the pumpkin pie cheesecakes, too. We also have a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.”
Dieterich, who lives about three miles from downtown Dallas, where her husband works, plans to relocate to Ellis County when he retires.
“I participate in the Gingerbread Trail and the Texas Country Reporter Festival. It’s a nice friendly, homey feeling here,” said Dieterich, who also enjoys participating as a vendor at the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market.
“The people that are participating as vendors are fabulous, friendly and helpful and the market customers are just the sweetest people you’ll ever meet,” she said. “The vendors have become like a family.”
The farmers market benefits area farmers because they can get their produce to a market and don’t have to sell out to a big store, Dieterich said, saying she believes customers also benefit because they are able to get fresh vegetables.
“Picked last night,” said Dieterich of the freshness of the vegetables. “The taste is far superior than in most stores. I wait all year for the eggplant to come in.”
The Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market is held on the courthouse square from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 27.
E-mail Jennifer at Jennifer.Howell@waxahachiedailylight.com.