Aunt Dottie’s™ Dressings Now Available In Whole Foods Market® Stores In the Southeast

Aunt Dotties Salad DressingOkatie, S.C. — Jenny’s Gourmet Foods ( is pleased to announce the introduction of its new all-natural salad dressing line into Whole Foods Market stores throughout the southeastern United States.

The newly launched line of Aunt Dottie’s Salad Dressings is all-natural, contains no preservatives and is based on real-life, treasured family recipes that focus on the freshest and boldest ingredients, for a natural taste sensation in any salad.

The founder of Jenny’s Gourmet Foods is Jenny Howell Cawthon, an Athens, Ga., native who has created this line from original recipes handed down by her mother, Dottie Ann Joel. Dottie grew up in Atlanta and lived there until she moved to a farm in the Athens area to focus on living a healthier lifestyle, which included a passion for gardening and cooking.

“My mother was organic and green before being organic and green was cool,” says Jenny. “She has been making food from her own recipes for her family and friends for 40 years and has always loved using fresh ingredients from her own garden.” Jenny and her mother are true to the original recipes and the ideals of using natural ingredients and no preservatives. “I know that anyone who loves to cook with fresh and wholesome ingredients will fall in love with these dressings – just as my family has loved them for years.”

The initial launch into Whole Foods Market stores will feature three Aunt Dottie’s Salad Dressing flavors: Blackberry Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese Vinaigrette and Creamy Caesar.

Currently, Whole Foods Market stores in nine cities will carry the dressings: Asheville, N.C.; Atlanta; Charleston, S.C.; Chattanooga; Greenville, S.C.; Memphis; Nashville; Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill; and Winston-Salem.


Aunt’s Dottie’s Salad Dressings are made with the most delicious, all-natural ingredients available and add delicious flair to any salad. Aunt Dottie’s dressings are also great for use in a variety of recipes, from hors d’oeuvres to entrées. Jenny’s Gourmet Foods offers a number of fun and unique recipes, which can be viewed by visiting

Aunt Dottie’s Blackberry Vinaigrette is slightly sweet, with an addictive combination of deep, dark blackberries, a hint of lime juice and a touch of garlic. It is very versatile, and will make salads – or even appetizers and entrées – unforgettable.

Aunt Dottie’s Blue Cheese Vinaigrette has perfected just the right blend of tangy blue cheese, aged parmesan and extra virgin olive oil for a smooth, rich taste. It is fantastic as a finish to a crisp, green salad – and as a vegetable dip too.

Aunt Dottie’s Creamy Caesar is an authentic gourmet blend of parmesan, fresh lemon and Aunt Dottie’s special ingredient – capers. It is perfect on a bed of crisp romaine for an amazingly fresh-tasting Caesar Salad or as an easy marinade for meat, poultry or fish.


Jenny’s Gourmet Foods is owned by Jenny Howell Cawthon and headquartered in the coastal region of South Carolina. Her first product taken to the marketplace is the company’s Aunt Dottie’s line of salad dressings. These dressing are true to the company’s mission, which is to create food products that are non-processed and natural that also taste great. Currently, three dressing varieties are offered in the Aunt Dottie’s line, with more planned. In addition, Jenny’s Gourmet Foods plans to launch a line of gourmet candies in 2012. For more information, visit

Jenny Cawthon Bottles the Treasured Recipes of Her Mother, Dottie Joel, with the Introduction of Aunt Dottie’s Salad Dressings