Marine veteran Albert Winschel found gardening as a therapeutic way to relax from the stress of post-military service. After his tour in Afghanistan, he settled in his hometown of Vicksburg to transition into civilian life and see if he could turn his hobby of growing peppers into a business. In 2019, Southern Siege Sauce Company was born.
Winschel makes sauces you can’t find on the typical grocery store shelf. The small-batch mixes include locally-sourced produce like persimmons and purple carrots to provide a unique depth of flavor.
Winschel considers Vicksburg a jewel on the river. All plans to expand the production of the Southern Siege Sauce Company include investing in the city to bring jobs and an economic impact for future generations in his hometown.
Customers can find Southern Siege Sauce Company’s products on its social media pages. Winschel started the Facebook and Instagram pages to connect with customers and local farmers to keep them up-to-date on inventory and help them find the sauces. He uses the Messenger tool on Facebook as an easy way to communicate and quickly answer specific questions.
While a website is in the works for the future, Winschel has found that social media apps allow him to promote his business while saving money and investing in quality products.