If one has frequented the Grand Prairie Farmer’s Market in the last two years, then surely the opportunity to sample one of Holly’s Homespun creations— Taylor’d Gourmet Salsa— has presented itself.
“We started out with one flavor, the Mild Smoky Salsa,” owner Holly Lindsey says. Since then, six additional flavors have been added: Wussy Salsa (no jalapeno, hence the name), Un Poca Habanero, Fire in the Hole, Mango Habanero, Peeping Tomatillo, and bestselling I Dream of Creamy Jalapeno. They are homemade, and we get our ingredients at Latin markets from local growers,” she explains.
A native of the Grande Prairie/Arlington area, Lindsey started her business three years ago, peddling homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette and Spicy Asian Vinaigrette salad dressing.
“I worked at a bank and started making salad dressing and selling them there. When I started coming to the Grand Prairie Farmer’s Market, I made and sold wine bottle bird feeders. I also make keychains out of wine cork.”
Aside from crafting, Lindsey juggles her full-time job with the Alzheimer’s Association with graduate school as she pursues a degree in Social Work. Although her plate is full, she maintains her ritual of being one of many vendors at the Farmers Market.
“My grandparents used to live blocks from here, and both sides of my family lived in Grand Prairie,” she says. “It’s home. I like the people. It has been really good for us.”
A jar of salsa can be purchased for $8 or two jars can be purchased for $15. For more information, click here.