Kathy’s Kitchen is owned and operated by Daryl and Kathy Keylor in Virginia, IL. The art of preserving fresh produce from the garden and the gatherings from nature grew from necessity, to a hobby and then to a business. Old recipes from family and friends are the basis for the “just like Grandmas” taste in every jar.

For many years Kathy’s hobby was to enter the preserved items in competition and has won scores of ribbons and trophies at the Illinois State Fair. The first blue ribbon was won in the early 1960s, using an old family recipe for pickled beets. That same recipe has won many times over and is still used to make the ever popular Beet Pickles in Kathy’s Kitchen.