5608 Primavera Ct.
Raleigh, NC US
As a tribute to Mother (and Grandmother), SouthernThings & Julia's Pantry were born as a family business bringing together the inspiration of four generations. Longing for the taste of his mother's biscuits, we set out to “recreate” them. Over the course of many months, we created Julia's Pantry Southern Drop Biscuits. Unlike other biscuits, these are dropped onto a baking sheet and cook up with a thin, crispy crust surrounding tender goodness. Since 2007, we have been manufacturing not only biscuit mix, but an entire product line of complete dry mixes, dip mixes, seasonings, rubs and microwave pork rinds.
The inspiration for this company was, Julia Kelly Washington, Richard's mother and Reta's grandmother, who was a wonderfully kind, gentle and humble woman, not to mention a fantastic southern cook and seamstress. In addition to the meals she prepared, so also made beautiful quilts from fabric scraps. In designing our cloth bags, we spotlight her quilts as the border.
Julia Kelly was born December 5, 1903 in Cumming, Georgia. As a young woman she married a man, who family did not fully approve, and moved to Atlanta. After the birth of two daughters, Julia’s life became more complicated when her husband left them during the depression. Estranged from her family and being a single mom, Julia found work as a seamstress. Often she and her children had to stand in soup lines to get fed. Later in life she remarried and at 40 gave birth to a son, which was both a blessing and a challenge at her age. However, her children were her priority and they never wanted for anything. They were raised by a meek woman with character of steel, tempered by the challenges of life.
We invite you to enjoy the products prepared in Julia's Pantry where we deliver the same quality and taste that mother would approve herself. We want you to leave the table filled with the joy of eating delicious simple Southern cooking.
Richard Washington (son) & Reta Washington (granddaughter)