A new condiment company based in the Natural State is holding a launch party Saturday to celebrate its locally made ketchup.

The Arkansas Ketchup Co. uses local ingredients like Arkansas tomatoes and honey to make its special sauce, according to its website. The party lasts from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Green Corner Store at 1423 Main Street in Little Rock, according to a news release. Attendees can sample the ketchup, enjoy drinks and win prizes.

“We’ve been tweaking and perfecting our recipe for several months, and we are excited for people to finally buy it for their own pantries,” Arkansas Ketchup Co. owner John Crowley said in the release.

The condiment is available in the Green Corner Store and several other small food stores in Little Rock. It’s also sold at the Bernice Garden Farmers Market.

[Click here to see a list of Arkansas farmers markets.]

Crowley and a friend, Amber Davis-Tanner, started the company in 2017. They began by making ketchup in their homes, but later moved production to the University of Arkansas Food Innovation Center in Fayetteville.

John Crowley (left) and Amber Davis-Tanner (right) of Arkansas Ketchup Co.


Photography courtesy of Arkansas Ketchup Co.


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