About Lauri Jo’s

Lauri Jo and Layne Pouring Blueberry JamHome canning was a family tradition and a much-loved hobby for Lauri Jo Bennett before it became the growing and successful business it is today. She started with a few of her great-grandmother’s recipes, to which she has added every year to now having over 40 products.

Lauri Jo works tirelessly with local growers and suppliers to bring you the agricultural bounty of South Georgia. She is an active participant in the agri-tourism movement and has worked closely with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to promote the “Georgia Grown” label.

August 2015 was a most exciting time for Lauri Jo. She welcomed Georgia entrepreneur, Layne Varnedoe, as her new business partner. Lauri Jo is excited about the many opportunities Layne brings to the business. With their bubbling personalities, passion for marketing and Layne’s expert business skills, who knows where you will see this dynamic duo next? Stay Tuned!!


  • Lauri Jo’s products are sold in dozens of specialty retail stores and gift shops across the US.
  • Many of our products can also be found in Kroger Stores, Sprouts Farmer’s Markets, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Earth Fare, and Harvey’s, with more stores in negotiation.
  • Lauri Jo’s is proud to be a provider of Georgia products to all U.S. Naval bases around the world.
  • Our store in Norman Park, GA is a popular agritourism destination on Georgia’s “Georgia Grown Trail 37”.