Ginger started Poppy for one simple reason: she wanted to be there for her kids’ school programs, baseball games and performances. In late 2014, armed with a hard work ethic and one popcorn machine, Ginger opened up shop. From the beginning she had a clear vision of what she wanted Poppy to be: simple, fun, well-designed, and of course, tasty, without the artificial ingredients found in other popcorn brands.
Customers loved it! That first holiday season, some happy customers asked if they could ship Poppy to their family, friends and business customers. As word spread, retailers from across the country started calling to ask how they could carry Poppy in their stores, too.
Ginger always wanted to keep her business local, homegrown and fresh. Instead of outsourcing the production (as so many snack companies do), Poppy is still hand-crafted with love in Asheville, North Carolina. This ensures that every batch is as delicious as the popcorn made by Ginger when Poppy first opened its doors.