PANAMA CITY— Jessica Tharp’s purpose to deliver a wholesome meals choice to Bay County will likely be fulfilled Friday when she launches her new enterprise idea.
Melted Honey is clear, wholesome consuming by environmentally-minded practices and easy components, Tharp mentioned. The idea focuses on nourish ball bites, which give filling dietary supplements of scratch peanut butter, oats, natural parts and native honey.
Tharp’s thought to begin Melted Honey was shaped when she noticed a necessity for extra wholesome meals ideas within the native space. Earlier this 12 months, she moved ahead together with her choice to begin a enterprise and can now maintain frequent pop-up markets.
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“I have been in Bay County for 2 years, and there actually aren’t many well being meals eating places or choices in Bay County,” mentioned Tharp, an Orlando native. “And as a substitute of complaining and ready round for that to alter, I believed, ‘Why not do it myself?’ So I needed to begin from the underside and develop from there.”
Melted Honey will host its first pop-up market Friday from 5-9 pm behind Historical past Class Brewing Firm, 6 E. Fourth St. in downtown Panama Metropolis. The market’s choices embody two choices of nourish balls: chocolate peanut butter, which options cold-pressed cacao powder, rolled oats, Medjool dates and housemade peanut butter; and oatmeal raisinwhich options rolled oats, housemade peanut butter, natural maple syrup and natural raisins.
A second pop-up market will happen June 24 from 5-9 pm on the Downtown Boxing Membership, 320 Luverne Ave., with a brand new nourish ball added to the choice: lemon coconutwhich is able to function shredded coconut, almonds, native honey and lemon zest.
Pre-ordering is on the market at www.melted-honey.com, or you should purchase from the pop-up market, however pre-ordering ensures your order. Tharp mentioned she plans to announce extra dates for pop-up markets on social media and develop the menu as time goes on.
“That is the mannequin I need to begin with, and it is a totally different thought for the world, however I needed to strive one thing new with the pop-up markets,” Tharp mentioned. “My purpose is to attach with different companies and create ahead momentum on this neighborhood that wasn’t right here earlier than of well being consciousness.”
Melted Honey merchandise are constituted of recent components. Tharp mentioned she considered the title Melted Honey due to the imagery it brings to 1’s thoughts, and her foremost goal was to begin a enterprise tied to her ardour.
As the corporate grows, she hopes to create tales together with her product to focus on native environmental efforts that residents can take part in and actively make a distinction. By her facet for your entire journey, Tharp receives supportive suggestions from her associate Rob Shaw and daughter Jade.
“There’s a whole lot of small environmental organizations and companies that always get swept underneath the rug, however typically, we’re utilizing Melted Honey to deliver consciousness to those neighborhood environmental packages already in place,” Shaw mentioned.
“We’re all very enthusiastic about this, and we’ll help her it doesn’t matter what,” Jade mentioned. “I feel the concept is superior and might’t wait to be part of it.”
Tharp mentioned she hopes the success of her pop-up markets will lead her to function her small enterprise out of a meals truck throughout the subsequent 12 months.
Nonetheless, her final purpose is to open a Melted Honey storefront in Bay County, the place she will develop the choices to objects produced to order, similar to smoothie bowls, recent juice mocktails, chia puddings, topped toasts and savory meal bowls.
“Most all the things you will discover at native shops and eating places, nevertheless it’s the effort and time that make folks keep away from more healthy meals choices,” Tharp concluded. “I need to create an choice for those that’s fast and straightforward for them, so they do not have to fret about making it for themselves.”