Gooseberry Patch is a company that primarily produces compilation cookbooks from recipes submitted by its client base. The business' other products include calendars, organizers as well as books on entertaining, crafts and gift ideas.
The company was founded in 1984 when friends and neighbors Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin joined efforts to create a cookbook of recipes submitted by their customers. The company has a distinct country-style approach to its recipes and branding, emphasizing a simple approach to home cooking. Since publishing Gooseberry Patch's first cookbook in 1992, the company has grown to include an expanded range of products from specialist recipe books such as gift mix instructional books to peripheral items including calendars and coupon organizers. Since its inception, Gooseberry Patch has produced about 200 titles. Recipes range in variety from appetizers to dessert and include information on canning procedures and healthy eating options.
The company also has an online presence through social media including Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Gooseberry Patch also posts online how-to and behind-the-scenes videos on Youtube. Gooseberry Patch products are available in stores and through online purchase. Many of its cookbooks are also available as ebooks. The company was acquired by Rowman & Littlefield in February 2015.