Trade Street Jam Co. is a minority & woman-owned small batch jam company founded by Ashley Rouse. Ashley, who’s been a chef for almost 15 years, created the name for the company in 2008 while living in an apartment on Trade Street in North Carolina. Now, some 10 years later, Ashley and her Brooklyn-based company create fruit forward and clean tasting vegan jams that are low in sugar and high in flavor. Her jams are best used in craft cocktails, BBQ sauces, glazes for meats or vegetables, baked goods, yogurt, overnight oats, salad dressings and more! She uses locally sourced produce, teaches jam classes to kids at low income schools and is working on an initiative to use residual jams to feed the less fortunate, in an effort to support her community wherever possible.