About Village Mixes
Village Mixes was inspired by founder Patricia Houle's fond memories of home-baked treats, and a busy lifestyle that left precious little time to prepare the family favorites she grew up enjoying. Recognizing that she was not alone, Houle set about creating recipes that combine the homemade goodness we all crave with the convenience we all need.
Today, Village Mixes is a thriving specialty foods company based in Strafford, New Hampshire. Founded in 1998, Houle relied upon the skills and talents of a large network of family and friends to grow Village Mixes from a one-woman operation to a flourishing business with a constantly expanding retail base and a strong customer following.
The company's success comes from its unwavering dedication to Houle's original vision: use the finest ingredients and proven family recipes to create mouthwatering treats that are simple to prepare and a delight to serve.
In March, 2004, Village Mixes' Pumpkin Spice Spread was voted Best New Product at the annual New England Products Trade Show held in Portland, Maine.
The packaging on all Village Mixes' products features the distinctive artwork of nationally recognized folk artist Lisa Carpenter. Her unique style captures the warmth of family and friends that defines Village Mixes. Sharp-eyed customers will find tiny tributes to Houle family members hidden throughout her artwork.
Houle plans to build upon the success of Village Mixes by introducing additional products in the coming months.