My name is Candice and I started this company two years ago with a simple goal: to create and share a quality product with new friends and the communities around me. Thirteen years ago, when I moved to NYC to work in architecture, I started making jams and marmalades in my kitchen in Brooklyn from the care packages of grapefruit, lemons, and rosemary my family would send me from our farm back home in Louisiana. I was straight out of college, completely on my own, and totally broke. Making jam from this little bit of home gave me a lot of comfort and a way to share with new friends by introducing them to my family and food traditions. No matter how busy I became, I still canned and preserved as a source of joy and comfort. After a decade of corporate work---which involved endless travel and a lot of reply-all emails---I realized all I really wanted to do was create something simple but meaningful, to build a means of sharing my world with lots of other people. I took a step back and forward, at the same time, deciding to follow what felt good and right. I began my own company, and named it after my family’s beloved patriarch, my grandfather, Stagg. A mechanic, and a cattle, crawfish and rice farmer, he is the strongest-willed person I know, and my inspiration. There is no room for anything but simplicity and love in his life and that is the foundation on which this company is built.
We are 100% woman-owned and -operated company, we're as bootstrap as it gets and we are ready for any upcoming challenges.
Recently, we lost a trademark battle and we're losing our STAGG name. As heartbreaking as this turn of events is, we are looking at it as a positive! Our little company has a new name and along with it we are welcoming revisions to packaging and labeling, as well as introducing a larger 7.5 oz jar size It's a fresh new start to an already great company that holds all of my heart.
I am born and raised Louisiana and my family back home all speak Cajun French. A nod to my heritage, BRINS Jam & Marmalade takes its name from the Cajun French word for "little bit". A back-to-basics product handcrafted from fresh fruit and spices, BRINS is reflective of my roots in family, hard work, and simple joys. My grandfather Stagg’s passion and dedication to providing for our family, and sharing love with those around you, fuels me to do the same: to continue to craft and share something special through BRINS.
We need your support!
STAGG has been so lucky to see swift and steady growth over the last two years, and now, that means swift and strong outreach on the part of BRINS to spread the word about our name-change. Your support will go towards helping with every aspect of the re-launch. Along with all-new labels, packaging, and media, BRINS also will debut a much-requested, larger 7.5 oz jar size. We will be working overtime to be in touch with our loyal vendors and customers to ensure that BRINS is indeed the same folks and flavors that everyone has come to know and love.
Our Jam & Marmalade: Favorite Flavors and New BRINS Flavors!
Every jar of jam is handcrafted in small batches; we peel, chop, mash, and cook it all ourselves. We use fresh ingredients and quality herbs and spices to create exciting and delicious flavors that we love, and want to share with you.
Favorite STAGG flavors---Rosemary Grapefruit, Cherry Chai, Banana, and Chili Pepper---will continue on to BRINS, and we are excited to introduce our new Lemon Saffron Marmalade and Strawberry Lemongrass Jam.
How does your backing support BRINS?
We’re excited to continue with our jam journey, and bring BRINS to your kitchen and to market shelves. Your financial support will go towards purchasing new labels, shipping materials, and funding our BRINS outreach campaign. With your help, we can strengthen our foundation for our continued growth.
We are expecting to be on shelves in April 2018---that’s just around the corner! Please support BRINS today! WE HAVE JAM FOR YOU!
Risks and challenges
There are many challenges and risks to re-branding but the most important thing to us is getting BRINS on its feet properly and getting support to our vendors so customers will be able to enjoy our jam without interruption!
We will ship out all Kickstarter rewards starting April 2nd. :)
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