Katey Evans of Bridgeville-based The Frozen Farmer is set to return to ABC’s “Shark Tank” May 14 to update sharks and viewers on achievements made since she struck a deal in March 2020 with investor Lori Greiner for $125,000 for 30 percent of the farm creamery business.
Greiner’s investment relied on Evans’ ability to get The Frozen Farmer into a major national chain, which Evans said was accomplished in the six months between filming of the initial episode and its airing in 2020.
Although she couldn’t discuss details of Friday’s episode, Evans said her line of ice creams, Froberts and sorbets made fresh from misfit fruits from the family farm can now be purchased in every state and territory of the U.S., including locally at Giant Foods and Walmart.
Products include premium ice cream; dairy-free, gluten-free and fat-free sorbet; and Frobert, a signature, sorbet-ice cream blend. Frobert is an entirely new idea, Evans said, and it uses a process to reduce the product’s sugar and fat content in a sustainable way.
“That it’s a low-calorie product is an added bonus,” Evans said.
At only 70 calories a pint, the sorbet is also gluten-friendly, Evans said, and has the lowest calorie count among her competitors.
Evans said she has been hard at work developing new flavors for 2022, and encouraged viewers to tune in Friday night to find out what’s next for the company.
The Frozen Farmer also supplies SoDel Concepts restaurants as well as other markets and restaurants in the Cape Region, Evans said, and customers can find retail locations and order products for delivery at TheFrozenFarmer.com.
“Shark Tank” airs on ABC at 8 p.m., Friday, May 14.