Harmony House Foods, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business in Western North Carolina, not far from the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail. The “harmony” in the name comes from two things… the harmony which exists in our family, and the musical interests we all still enjoy. But when did the journey begin?
It was October 13, 1979, when two country teenagers embarked on their first simple date with each other. That one unpretentious occasion would be the catalyst for a future life of purpose and adventure. In 1984, after 5 years of “getting to know each other”, they decided to take on the world together, and were married. Then came the joy and struggle of raising 4 children, and adopting 1 more for good measure.
With a growing family came the task of daily meal preparation. The challenge was to find a meal that was easy, quick, and healthy. An inspired solution arose. Why not INVENT a meal that was not only easy to make, but quick and healthy? Gardening and farming had always been a part of life, so the meals would have to be made with high-quality vegetables. Although fresh produce was a wonderful choice, dehydrated would be easier to store and keep. After considerable experimentation and testing using dried products, “Easy, Quick, & Healthy” gourmet soup blends made their debut in 2004. From that point on, as the story goes, the rest is history.
It became readily apparent that our customers loved the quality of our premium products, so requests began to roll in for “just the carrots” or “just the peppers.” In meeting those requests, the product line grew. In 2007, after filling a need for hiker friends, we were honored to win the EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARD from Backpacker Magazine. In 2008 we were humbled to be nominated “Business People of the Year” by the SBA for the state of North Carolina.
As the demand for premium products grew, Amazon.com invited Harmony House Foods to be one of their Preferred Vendors, and in 2012, we ranked in the top 25% of all Amazon sellers and achieved an A+ rating with our customers. In 2016 Amazon.com invited Harmony House Foods to make our products available to their European customers. Customers in the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, France, & Germany can now enjoy the same products that our USA customers have enjoyed for years. In 2017 we began offering door-to-door service to Canada with all customs and duties prepaid.
2017 also marked a milestone for Harmony House Foods as we moved our operations into a state-of-the-art production facility. This gave us the opportunity to showcase our commitment to efficiency and sustainability by installing highly energy efficient climate controls, LED lighting, and other energy saving features. The FDA granted us a 100% compliance inspection, and we are now operating faster and cleaner than ever before.
In 2018 Walmart asked if we could make our products available to them, and in July of that year we started shipping to Walmart warehouses nationwide.
We are deeply appreciative to our loyal customers, and strive to give back to the community. The family continues to be heavily involved in world mission activities, and supports those who are dedicating their lives to service. We look forward to being fair and honest with you, and we’ll do whatever it takes to make sure you receive 100% satisfaction with every visit you make to our site! And as a Harmony House Foods customer, you are a guest in our home, so… “Welcome to the family!”