Defining Craft BBQ!
Welcome to Delicious...
Our story traces back to 1911 when John A. Snively, a railroad worker from Shellburg, Pennsylvania, with minimal education, embarked on a new journey in Winter Haven, FL. Little did he know that he would go on to build a citrus empire in Florida. In 1934, John Snively started the Polk Packing Company, which later became Snively Groves Inc. The company became one of the largest fresh fruit, cannery, and concentrate plants of its day. It employed 1,500 people and was Winter Haven’s largest industry, as well as a leader among the independent growers.. Despite a citrus focus, our family had an equal passion for food and would often host industry and company barbecues. John A. Snively, Jr., my grandfather, played a crucial role during these gatherings as he manned the pit and carefully prepared our family recipe of Brunswick Stew. This recipe, dating back to the late 1800s and originating from his wife's Georgia family, became a cherished tradition and marked the beginning of our citrus and barbecue legacy. In 1952, John Jr. developed our family's signature barbecue sauce, which continues to be proudly served to this day, four generations later. To learn more about our story, please click on the link below. .