Describe your style, and what you plan to bring. What are your bestsellers?:
Nons Italian Pinching Salts all started from the Original recipe, which has been in my family for 4 generations from Northern Italy. My Noni would make the seasoning salts for the family twice a year and that is what we cooked an finished with! The recipe was passed down to me and I started making the salts to share with other about two years ago. Nons Original is absolutely a kitchen staple and the most popular, although Pepper Complex and All the Thyme are favorites as well. Most of my customer like to do a 3 pack for a little variety. This year we have created a few new blends including Tenebrose (smoky spicy) and an awesome Coffee Rub for meats called Red Eye Revival.
Regardless of trends, who are your style muses, how do they influence you?:
Family and tradition has always been an influence on me. I would have to say my parents and grandmother have influenced me, along with my friends and their families.
What are the things customers seek you out for?:
Each customer has a favorite at this point, but most absolutely have to have Nons Original and Pepper Complex at all times in their kitchen, at work and on the go!!
How did you learn your craft or business?:
From my father, he taught himself to be an entrepreneur and passed that along to me and my brothers. I am so thankful for his knowledge and willingness to try new things!
What is your favorite way to put yourself in the mood for creativity or business mode?:
At first I was making the salts on my own, which I enjoy but then things started to really take off and that is when my husband stepped in with his talents and willingness to lend a hand. So, at this point the help is greatly appreciated. We usually have a podcast or Radio Paradise on :)
What advice would you give to an artist or business just starting out and/or what is the best advice you have received for your art or business?:
I would say, take it slow and really research your market and utilize any small business workshops you can attend. Shop Local Raleigh has also been a huge help.
Anything to add?:
Taking my family’s tradition and sharing it with others has been more than I expected. I am so proud to be passing along our tradition, and doing it here in Raleigh!
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