Friday, April 19, 2013

Grandma's Just Plain Country Preserves, Belle Glade, Fla.

Grandma's Just Plain Country makes preserves with Florida-grown ingredients. They also raise money for the JPC scholarship fund. I met them at the Black Gold Jubilee in Belle Glade, Florida. They had towers of glass jars filled with guava jelly, bread & butter pickles, and pickled okra.
Grandma Yvonne Guerri and daughter Donna Cohick
of Grandma's Just Plain Country at 2013 Black Gold
Jubilee, Belle Glade, Fla.
"The guava juice came from our guava tree. It has produced 900 jars of jelly this season. The pickles came from Homestead produce. And the okra came from our backyard," said Donna Cohick, co-owner of Grandma's Just Plain Country.

Their products are very popular even though they do not have a website or FaceBook page. The first 400 jars of guava jelly sold in just two-weeks through word-of-mouth sales. They still have a few more hundred available.

Cohick said, "All proceeds go to the JPC Scholarship fund in honor of my son, John Presley Cohick, who died two-years ago in a car crash. It is for students who want to attend either an Agricultural School or Technical College."

If you want to help out with the scholarship or buy some of these seasonal preserves then call Donna at 561-261-1892 or email her at

Or you can call her husband, John, at 561-261-9790

"Our products are very seasonal. The next batch of guava jelly won't be available again until August."


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