HJ Heinz

H. J. Heinz: Recipe for Success

Submitted by CTHS on May 08, 2017 - 12:34 pm

The old saying was “Same Time, Same Channel” but for this speaker’s program we are changing Both. To accommodate our speaker, we will gather on a Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 pm, to hear about the history of the H. J. Heinz Company. The origins of H.J Heinz began when eight-year-old Henry John Heinz began selling extra produce from his family’s garden plot to nearby neighbors. He would shave the horseradish root in his basement to make horseradish sauce based on his mom’s recipe. By the time he was 16, Heinz had several employees and was making three deliveries a week to Pittsburgh grocers. Born in 1844 to German immigrant parents, Heinz grew up in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, up the Allegheny River from Pittsburgh. In 1869, Heinz and friend L.C. Noble formed a partnership called Heinz, Noble & Company in Sharpsburg to sell bottled horseradish. Their product line soon expanded to include sauerkraut, vinegar, and pickles.

Event Date
May 11, 2017 - 7:00 pm