Frederick W. Jones, founder of Jones Potato Chip Company, began his career as a distributor. He sold a variety of products such as margarine, soup mixes, cookies, pickles, nuts, pretzels, and potato chips. In the early 1940's, Frederick was unable to get potato chips from his usual source. He received the blessing, and some much needed expertise from his supplier, to begin his own production. The Jones Potato Chip Company came to life.
Ballreich History It was 1920 in Tiffin, Ohio when Fred Ballreich and his wife, Ethel opened their homemade potato chip operation in a dirt floor garage, using a copper kettle heated with wood scraps. It was an all day process that produced only 14 pounds of potato chips. Ballreich’s chose to make their potato chips “marcelled”, which means “wavy chip,” taken from the popular ladies wavy hairstyle of the 1920s.
The quality of the Ballreich’s potato chips created a huge demand that couldn’t be met by a husband and wife operation so Fred contacted his brother, Carl Ballreich, who was currently working as a supervisor at the Chevrolet Motor Plant in Flint, Michigan. Carl came back to his hometown to form the joint venture of Ballreich Brother’s Potato Chips. With the combination of Fred’s sales and baking skills along with Carl’s strong work ethic and management skills, the company was well on its way to success!
Dorothy Lane Market, like many American food stores, began as a fruit stand. In 1948 founder Calvin Mayne began selling quality fruits and vegetables in the south Dayton, Ohio area at the corner of Far Hills Avenue and Dorothy Lane (hence the name of the market, or DLM for short). Calvin loved good food, and wanted his customers to enjoy the same. Fast forward to today, and Dorothy Lane Market is a company of three well-known gourmet supermarkets, recognized for great food and service in national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Gourmet Retailer. More importantly, our customers know they can have a great food experience every time they come to our stores! For over fifty years, the passion for eating well has not only stayed a constant at Dorothy Lane Market, it continues to grow.
John Morrell & Co. is a wholly owned and independently managed subsidiary of NYSE traded Smithfield Foods, Inc., (SFD) the largest vertically integrated producer of processed meat and fresh pork in the United States. With annual sales of approximately $2 billion, John Morrell produces over 3,000 products, offering a wide variety of fresh pork and processed meats. John Morrell's fresh pork products are marketed across the U.S. and internationally. Processed meats include hams, hot dogs, bacon, lunchmeats and smoked sausage. The Company employs a total of over 6,700 people across the U.S.
Our pierogis are very large, and run about 3 pounds per dozen for the potato filled, and between 3 and 4 pounds per dozen for most of the others. However, pierogis with more expensive fillings (such as crab meat, portabello mushroom and artichoke hearts) are smaller, and run about one and one-half pounds per dozen. Pierogis purchased on-line are mailed fully cooked and frozen, and include reheating instructions. Most people like them browned in a skillet, usually with onions, depending on the type.