Deliciously Dehydrated definitely qualifies as a locally made product. Pina is a new producer, creating her product mid 2021, with the aim of achieving a stall at the Barossa Farmers Market!
The fruit Pina uses comes from a variety of sources, including blood oranges from the Jacob’s Creek Retreat garden, strawberries from the Adelaide Hills and citrus from our very own stallholders.
Whilst Deliciously Dehydrated is new to the market, she is quickly gathering a great reputation for her products; dehydrated oranges, apples, limes and strawberries plus a crunchy granola, which is the perfect addition to your breakfast menu.
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Meet Deliciously Dehydrated
Who: Pina Mollet and sometimes her husband – more commonly known as Keith the electrician.
Where are you based? Shea-oak Log
A little history: I used to have the sandwich shop in Tanunda main street. Dried products was an easy choice as it was something I made anyway to accommodate my husbands food allergies. So in 2021 I started Deliciously Dehydrated with the aim of getting a stall at the market, which I achieved earlier this year!
What products do you sell? Dehydrated fruits, fruit leathers, the best granola ever and whole dehydrated fruit powders.
What are your most popular products? Dehydrated fruit and fruit leathers.
How did you come to be a producer? We started because my husband has allergies to sulfites in food. We found some dehydrated products had sprays and or sulfites on them, which he could not have, hence Deliciously Dehydrated began. We use locally grown fruit with no sulfites or preservatives.
Who encouraged and supported you to take the leap to start your business? My family….Keith and my 2 grown up children, Luke and Georgi.
Who encouraged you to become a stallholder? The lovely Lisa Werner from Jersey Fresh and my family.
Who/what inspires you? My mum Gina was an amazing cook, sadly she passed away 14yrs ago, but she has always inspired me – her love of food, her work ethic and the challenges she faced during her battle with cancer. She will always inspire me to do my best to make her proud!
What are you personally most well known for? My love of life and the way I encourage others.
How do you celebrate your success? Definitely a happy dance!
Do you have a favourite recipe utilising your products, that you could share with us? My green tea hot toddy with dehydrated citrus and a cinnamon stick.
What is your favourite story from a customer about how they use your products? Fruit leathers are definitely used a lot by my customers to get them through a 3pm hum in their day!
What education and/or advice do you share with your customers about your products? I like to tell them where my fruits are from, locally, and the process used to dehydrate them Some people love to chat about their experience dehydrating and I love to give some advice where I can.