We have always been makers. Our friendship has revolved around cooking, canning, fermenting, and now shrub making. We met back in 2010 working at Emy J’s, a coffee shop/cafe in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Our relationship was incubated amidst a unique environment of local food and community connectivity.
In the summer of 2015, we stumbled upon a shrub recipe and started playing around. The next summer, when Layne found out she was pregnant; we realized that shrubs are the perfect replacement for alcohol. We started making shrub recipes using all the local produce we could get our hands on. Soon after, our refrigerators were brimming with shrubs.
At this point, we began testing the market, sampling them at farmers markets, community events, parties, and social gatherings. That’s when we discovered that shrubs aren’t just great for pregnant women; they fill a party void because they are great for everyone the non-drinkers, drinkers, and kids alike. People loved them, they were intrigued and excited to try shrubs.
We knew we were on to something...low and behold Siren Shrub Company was born right under our noses.
- Layne and Mindy