HISTORY OF House of Webster
Established in 1934, House of Webster celebrated their 80th anniversary in 2014. That gave us an opportunity to take a look at our rich history...
The company was started by the husband and wife team Roy and Evelynn Webster. Roy worked his local newspaper route and sold milk, cakes, donuts, pies and other delicious items baked by his wife. By 1941, the Webster family and their delicious homemade goods were being sold to a local Freight company as gifts to their employees at the holidays. The began the long tradition of gifting at House of Webster. During the 1960's, House of Webster diversified their business and began offering electric cast iron stoves. These stoves were an instant hit and many celebrities had to have them. Kenny Rogers, Jim Nabors, Barbara Mandrel, and Bo Derek were a few of the stars that purchased these unique pieces. One stove was even featured on the television game show, The Price is Right.
Starting in the 1970's, House of Webster placed a strong emphasis on building their gift business. Pancake and biscuit mix, ham, bacon, smoked meat, and candies were added to develop some of the best tasting gifts ever imagines. Ceramics, fresh fruit, kitchen items and more rounded out an amazing variety of gift options.
As we headed into the 1990's and 2000's, House of Webster established themselves as a national player in the wholesale jams and jellies market. Selling our mason-style jars in specialty grocery stores, farm stores, gift shops, amusement parks, hardware stores, museums and restaurants you don't have to look far to find a House of Webster product.
As we hit our stride in 2016 and beyond, House of Webster continues to produce the highest quality jams, jellies, preserves, fruit spreads, fruit butters, relishes, salsas, mustards, syrups, BBQ sauces and pickled products. We continue to feature our delicious products in many unique gourmet food gifts.
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