Muirhead Exhibits at NY Fancy Food Show June 25 to 27

I still get excited about the Fancy Food Show, which just ended in New York. This year we got positive feedback on the Blueberry Butter samples. "Fresh" and praise for using "local berries" are what we heard. We also got talking with our next door neighbor at the show, Utz Good Health® Natural Product snacks. We ended up sampling their pretzels with our Dijon mustard.  Either our Dijon or horseradish mustard and pretzels make a great summer outdoor snack. Nothing else has quite as much oomph as our Muirhead mustards.


Enjoy Muirhead tastings, April 20 and 22.

Savor our blueberry butter filled with sweet New Jersey blueberries and our snappy apricot jalapeno jelly at ShopRite in Flemington, NJ on Thursday, April 20 and ShopRite in Clinton on Saturday, April 22. Barbara Simpson will be on hand from 1 to 4 to share ideas of how to use these two taste treats.




Muirhead and MOMs

My Organic Market (MOMs) carries Muirhead Pecan Pumpkin Butter, Ginger Peachy Butter, and Apricot Jalapeno Jelly. This is a great regional chain that really cares about food quality and the environment. You'll find MOMs stores in Pennsylvania, throughout Maryland and Virginia. and now Cherry Hill, NJ.


Barbara Simpson serves vegetarian food bites and a bean ragout at Cherry Grove Farm's 10th Anniversary Dinner July 8
Cherry Grove celebrates the 10th anniversary of its cheese making with a farm-to-fork dinner. The four-course dinner will include Barbara's bean ragout as a vegetarian main course choice and treats from 12 Farms Restaurant, Wildflour Bakery, Z Food Farm, Zone 7, and the Bent Spoon. John Holl will sign his cookbook, "Dishing Up New Jersey." Dinner is at Cherry Grove Farm,  3200 Lawrenceville Rd, (Route 206), Lawrence Township, NJ,  6 p.m., July 8.  Tickets are $85 available at


Rhubarb Compote $2.99

We're getting ready for the new season of fresh rhubarb and clearing out old stock. So dish out the ice cream and roll out the pie crusts. Plan a special rhubarb treat.

Muirhead rhubarb's gently deceptive first taste turns into a delightful sour sensation. Sale rhubarb best used by July 1, 2016. Act quickly. ONLY $2.99 a jar.


Meet Chef Barbara Simpson May 22 at Williams Sonoma in Market Fair, Princeton, NJ

Barbara will be cooking with Muirhead Blueberry Butter and Apricot Jalapeno Jelly from 2 to 4 p.m. Come taste easy-to-make food bites like pineapple with Apricot Jalapeno Jelly and cream cheese.


Flight of Cheese with Muirhead Foods Thursday April 28

Barbara Simpson will be at Seaside Cheese Company in West Cape May to sample Muirhead jalapeno and wine jellies with cheese of the day. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. To reserve a spot call Seaside 609-884-8700.


FLASH SALE! Our First Ever!

Buy any jar of Muirhead mustards and get 15% off your entire order.

Honey Mustard / Dijon Mustard / Horseradish Mustard.

Sale Ends Midnight March 17. ( A leprechaun made us do this.)

Order now, make this sale a success. We may do it again.

Sale was a big success, thanks.



Hop on a steam engine train, snack on Muirhead treats.
Muirhead will be on board the Black River and Western Train on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 11 am to 12:45 pm serving up finger food made from Muirhead specialty products.  To join in the fun and train ride, make a reservation at


Muirhead at Grounds for Sculpture
Muirhead’s jalapeno jellies will be featured at Cherry Grove Farm’s table with their farmstead cheese at the Epicurean Palette at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ on Sunday September 27, 2015.  Make reservations for this event at  The Epicurean
Palette helps support the exhibitions and educational initiatives at Grounds for Sculpture.

Hop on a steam engine train, snack on Muirhead treats.
Muirhead will be on board the Black River and Western Train on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 11 am to 12:45 pm serving up finger food made from Muirhead specialty products.  To join in the fun and train ride, make a reservation at



Pecan Pumpkin Butter featured on Fox TV
Ross Sveback, lifestyle expert for Fox TV, featured Muirhead Pecan Pumpkin Butter in a breakfast gift box from Hamptons Lane, November 14, on Fox. Ross also baked a loaf of our pecan pumpkin butter quick bread. Thanks, Ross. Watch the video.  To order the breakfast box, go to To order Muirhead Pecan Pumpkin Butter or any of our butters, click on any product right on our website.


Meet Barbara Simpson at the Williams-Sonoma Store in the Bridgewater Mall

on Saturday November 15 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Barbara will be demonstrating easy holiday dishes using Muirhead's Pecan Pumpkin Butter and Cinnamon Apple Butter.


Meet Barbara Simpson at the Williams-Sonoma Store in Princeton

on Sunday November 16 will be in Market Fair's Williams-Sonoma Store 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Barbara will be demonstrating easy holiday dishes using Muirhead's Pecan Pumpkin Butter and Cinnamon Apple Butter.


Pecan Pumpkin Butter, Cinnamon Apple Butter, and Sun-dried Tomato Jalapeño Jelly

will be on display as toppings for vegetable burgers from Wildflour Bakery on the bakery's table at the Epicurean Palette event, which supports Grounds for Sculpture exhibitions and educational programs. Event will be held at Mercer County's Grounds for Sculpture, September 14. For more information contact Grounds for Sculpture.


Taste Muirhead favorites at Simply Grazin' Organic Farm's elegant farm to table dinner and classic car show in Skillman, NJ, October 4.  Muirhead's wine jellies and fruit butters will be on the hors d'oeurves table, cocktail sausages will be served with our award-winning horseradish mustard, and the salad dressing will be one of our own vinaigrette dressings. For more information about the event, please go to    If you can't make it to the event, you can order those products right here online and enjoy your own gourmet dinner.



December 7 from 2 to 4 P.M.  Come see Barbara Simpson demonstrate easy holiday appetizers with Pecan Pumpkin Butter at the Williams Sonoma in Princeton, New Jersey. Store is in Market Fair on Route 1.


Meet Barbara Simpson, owner, Muirhead Foods on Sunday 10/27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Williams Sonoma Store in the Bridgewater Mall, Bridgewater, NJ. She will be giving a cooking demonstration with either Muirhead's famous pecan pumpkin butter or Muirhead's Cinnamon Apple Butter.


Muirhead products and Barbara Simpson are written up in an article about gluten by food blogger, Cora Weisenberger. See the article for information about eating gluten-free. And Muirhead's 28 gluten-free products.


New Product

All-natural Apricot Jalapeño Jelly. Apricots have no artificial food coloring. Smooth, sweet taste with a surprising "gotcha" bite. Great on crackers and go

at cheese or as a barbeque glaze.


New Egypt Marketplace Now Carries a line of Muirhead Products
New Egypt Marketplace, New Egypt, NJ. now carries all three of Muirhead's salad dressings -- Hazel's Sweet and Sour Dressing, Balsamic and Herbes de Provence vinaigrettes. All three Muirhead dressings are free of gums and emulsifiers, which gives them a smooth, pure homemade taste.


The New Egypt Marketplace, a family owned store in the wondrous Pine Barrens also carries  Muirhead chutneys, pomegranate syrup, pecan pumpkin butter, and ginger peachey and blueberry butters, and apricot jalapeno jelly.


New Egypt Marketplace
53 Main Street, New Egypt, 08533, NJ 

Hours: 7 a.m.  to 10 p.m. (609) 758-7900 




Donate to Sandy
Muirhead is a New Jersey company.  We were not directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy but other New Jersey citizens and companies have been so we are going to donate a portion of on-line sales from each jar of Pecan Pumpkin Butter for the month of December to the Sandy Relief effort.


New labels
All of our fruit butters now come with lively new labels in luscious fruit colors. The butters make great gifts for the holiday season.   


What's New in Princeton & Central New Jersey?
Reprinted from the July 3, 2012, issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper
Pat Tanner: Fancy Food Show 2012
by Pat Tanner




Brisket Bake-Off looks for a new top recipe by Susan Sprague Yeske, Februrary 2011

© 2011 The Times of Trenton

Reprinted by Permission




Fine Lines by Millicent K. Brody, Fall 2009
© 2009 edibleJersey.
Reprinted by Permission.


What's new: Fancy Food 2009 by Pat Tanner, July 2009
© 2009
Reprinted by Permission.


Palate Pleasers by Patrick Pizzuti, February 2009
© 2009 Hunterdon Life.
Reprinted by Permission.



Ringoes, NJ, July 2007
With great sadness the family of Ed Simpson announces his passing on Sunday, July 8, 2007. Ed and his wife, Doris founded Muirhead in 1974 fulfilling a dream they both had. While no one can replace him, Doris and his daughter Barbara will carry on the business as Ed would want. Bill Pitcher, Food Editor for The Record beautifully reviews Ed's life and accomplishments. Click here to read his article.

Ed SimpsonEd Simpson and family


New York, NY, April 2006
Jim O'Connor of the Food Network TV show "The Secret Life of Bread Spreads" visits
Muirhead and interviews Ed Simpson to learn about mustard production.


Chambersburg, PA, February 2006
The Open-hearth Cookbook: Recapturing the Flavor of Early America by Suzanne Goldenson and Doris Simpson has been reprinted by the Alan C. Hood Publishing Company. This is a basic "how to" book to show modern folks how to enjoy hearth-cooked meals today. Early American cooking implements are described as well as cooking techniques such as baking, roasting, simmering and other techniques used to cook on an open fire. Recipes as well as sources for hearth cookware are included. This book is available at all major bookstores or by special request through the bookstore.



Winter Harvest by Diana Cercone, Winter 2005
© 2005 Hunterdon County Town & Country Living.
Reprinted by Permission.


Muirhead Pumpkin Butter and Pecan Pie by Ken Haedrich, October 2004
© 2004 Ken Haedrich.
Reprinted by Permission.


Napa Valley, CA, March 2004
Muirhead of Ringoes, NJ was awarded a bronze medal for their Muirhead Horseradish Mustard at the 2004 Napa Valley Mustard Festival World-Wide Mustard Competition. This competition is open to all commercial mustard producers throughout the world. The judging takes place under the guidance of Barry Levenson who is Curator of the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin.

Napa Valley World-wide Mustard Competition



New York, NY, August 2003
Muirhead wins an NASFT finalist award for Outstanding New Product of 2003 for Green Tomato Mincemeat. Ed Simpson proudly shows off the trophy at the entrance to the International Fancy Food Show held in New York City where the winners were announced.

NASFT Finalist award


Step Aside, Pumpkins. Green Mincemeat's Here

by Jeanette Rundquist © 2003

The Star-Ledger.
Reprinted by Permission. 11/25/2003  


Grandma Would Be Proud

by Pat Tanner © 2003

New York Times.

Reprinted by Permission.


Muirhead Makes Mincemeat Out Of Tomatoes

by Lillie Dorchak © 2003

Hunterdon County Democrat.

Reprinted by Permission

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