““Cooking runs more in my grandmother's side of the family, and passes more through the women. I love cooking to express myself, and I think I love making fudge so much because I can incorporate my love of art into it. “”
Jess Merritt is serving up something sweet. She’s not your typical chick selling boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Forget that! She doesn’t have a catalog of chocolates to sell either.
Jess Merritt is taking on the art of homemade fudge and she’s throwing her own twist on it. How many teens do you know that can whip up a batch of fudge?
The Sweet Taste of Sustainability
Miss Merritt is 18 years old and finishing up her Senior year of high school. She resides on the south shore and finds herself passionate about art and animal care. Combining her love for food and animals, she aspires to own her own farm and use her own organic produce and ingredients from her farm in her future meals.
Hearing from Jess, it was so invigorating to see someone who wants to live a life of self-sustainability through farming, agriculture, and cooking.
A Yummy Year
Jess first heard the fudge calling this summer. She began working at a fudge stand at the Marshfield fair. Curiosity called and she began her first batch at home. She found cooking it to be calming and therapeutic.
Since then, she found her favorite type of fudge to make is mint chocolate because it comes out a shade of green that reminds her of Christmas. She also enjoys the process of swirling in the chocolate on top. Her favorite fudge to eat is the cookies and cream flavor because it’s her favorite flavor for any sweet treat!
The Fudge Process:
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