Whiskey Oak Seasonings started with the idea of creating a smoker specifically for seasonings that would allow me to slow smoke salts, sugars, and blends. In early 2014 I had this crazy idea and spent my evenings and weekends in the garage building this smoker off the top of my head and crazy imagination. Using random parts from the hardware store, sheets of wood from around the garage and a head full of ideas, I persisted in putting my “contraption” together. Near the end of 2014 “contraption 1.0” was working and producing the great smoked salt, sugar, and seasoning blends that I had been dreaming up.
I officially launched Whiskey Oak Seasonings in January of 2015 with an Etsy store, Facebook page and a simple website. My first farmers market debut was in April of 2015 at Santa Clara Farmers’ Market. Up until March, 2020, I was in local farmers’ markets around the bay area as well as craft fairs and local events.
Follow your dreams…life is too short. Maybe that crazy idea will work out and maybe it won’t but you will never know if you don’t try.