A love of gardening and cooking with fresh harvested herbs and vegetables characterizes Dave Wallace's personal history, and they continue to be the inspiration for his flavorful creations, which now are sold in specialty food and gift stores nationwide.
Born and raised on his family's 90-acre chicken farm in Branford on the Connecticut shore, Dave learned the rigors of working the land from his father. As farmers struggled during the 1970s, Dave watched his father boldly convert the farm's chicken coops into artist studios, which became Bittersweet Handcrafts Village.
Born and raised in the small shoreline town of Branford, Conn., Jill Wallace spent her early years exploring the marshes and rocky beaches that lined the coast, instilling a love of nature and the wholesomeness of the natural world.
Her passion for plants and animals led her to study botany in college while summers were spent working in a plant nursery. It is no wonder that when she and Dave met, their love for working outdoors together quickly grew into a thriving business.