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5:30/4:30 pm
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Cousin Willie's Popcorn

Ramsey Popcorn Co., the parent company of Cousin Willie's Popcorn, is located in rural Ramsey, Indiana, and is a family owned business that has been in operation for over 60 years. A large percentage of the company's forty employees are related.

Edward Sieg and his wife, Agnes, began the business in 1944 going from store to store selling raw popcorn and other items out of the back of their truck. The Sieg's four sons, Wilfred, Donald, Eugene and Mark inherited the business back in the 1960's. Wilfred E. Sieg, Sr., the actual Cousin Willie portrayed on the product today, passed away in 2006. The family has kept his image on the packaging and is continuing his legacy.

Program 206
Dining in Louisville, Cousin Willie's Popcorn, food literacy and local food expert Sarah Fritschner. (#206)