Pope’s Passion

The Story of Anathoth Jams and Pickles

by Kaye Pope & Owen Pope

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/07/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781504303118

About the Book

Owen Pope grew up in the small New Zealand farming community of Haldane, situated at the far end of the South Island, but he didn’t immediately throw himself into farming.

Instead, he tried a variety of jobs and married young, ignoring those who told him he was making a mistake. He had three children before divorcing and ending up in a bitter custody dispute.

Everything changed when he met a schoolteacher named Kaye, who he asked to marry him after knowing her a week. In 1987, they became the proud owners of a block of land in the Moutere, which had a small patch of raspberries.

The couple thought they could make money from a raspberry crop, but that wasn’t easy. They discovered that they could add value to their crop by making jam, and began selling their Anathoth brand of jams at a brisk pace.

Soon, other farmers joined their effort, and the couple found themselves at the top of one of New Zealand’s most successful businesses.

Join the Popes as they celebrate family values and reveal the business secrets that allowed them to build an empire built on jams, pickles, and hard work in Pope’s Passion.

About the Author

Kaye and Owen Pope established their Anathoth brand of jams and pickles after purchasing a raspberry garden in Upper Moutere, Nelson, in 1987. Their raspberry and apricot orchards were ultimately sold, but they continue to make jams and pickles under the Pope label in Townsville, Australia.