Joe Clemente and Linda Rossi, both of North Providence, Rhode Island, own and operate Nettie's Kettle Corn. A couple since December 2003 and business partners since 2009, one question they are constantly asked is how did you start your business?
Their answer is "by accident". While visiting a local annual art show in July of 2009, the scent of kettle corn drifted through the air, captivating the couple. After purchasing a bag of kettle corn for her father months earlier in Florida, Linda knew exactly what she was smelling. Joe had no idea what kettle corn was, but that would change quickly.
While waiting in line, Joe watched the operation and took in the set-up. He could not believe how popular the product was and the wheels began to spin. This was the moment that Nettie's Kettle Corn was born.
Since that day, Nettie's has grown and we continue to expand the business. We are available in several stores throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We participate in many local events and farmer's markets, and provide gift baskets and wedding favors for our customers.