Frozen Farmer Ice Cream Update | Shark Tank Season 11

Katey Evans, the wife of a farmer from Deleware, pitched her ice cream company during Shark Tank Season 11. Frozen Farmer doesn’t make ordinary ice cream. Their ice cream is made using damaged, misshapen fruit from the farm. Will Katey walk away with a deal or get iced out? Find out in our Frozen Farmer update.

If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Frozen Farmer after Shark Tank!

Entrepreneur Katey Evans appeared on Shark Tank Season 11 and made a deal with Lori Greiner for $125,000 for 30% equity. In terms of a Frozen Farmer update, the company is still in business and has at least $20 million in lifetime sales. Products are sold in 8,000 big chain retailers nationwide.

Shark: Result:
Lori Greiner Accepted deal for $125,000 for 30% equity
Mark Cuban No offer
Daymond John No offer
Kevin O’Leary No offer
Barbara Corcoran No offer

Shark Tank Frozen Farmer Update

Frozen Farmer update

  • Entrepreneur: Katey Evans
  • Business: Farm-to-table ice cream from wasted fruits
  • Ask: $125,000 for 20% equity
  • Result: $125,000 for 30% equity
  • Shark: Lori Greiner

Former Ms. Delaware and Frozen Farmer founder Katey Evans married a third-generation fruit farmer in Bridgeville, Delaware. When she noticed how much fruit gets wasted due to cosmetic imperfections, she wanted to come up with a useful way to avoid the loss.

Frozen Farmer makes a line of ice cream and sorbet that is made from imperfect, but otherwise fine, fruit.

Katey has been running Frozen Farmer since 2015 and her products are in 70 grocery stores that also stock their farm’s produce. Further, that local charm has managed to net her $310,000 in sales in the year before filming.

While this is great, the only real problem is expansion. She’d also like to hook up with a shark who can help her find a co-packer.

Barbara Corcoran is the first to go out. She wants Katey to succeed, although she’s not the shark to help her do that.

Mark Cuban echoes Barbara’s concerns because ice cream is a competitive market. He doesn’t want to break into that niche, therefore he is also out.

Daymond John is out as well. Due to the logistics of freezer space, freshness, and shipping, he doesn’t want to invest in this space.

Unfortunately, Kevin O’Leary is also out. He doesn’t want to invest in the ice cream market either.

This leaves Lori Greiner. However, although healthful foods are something she loves, she rarely invests in them.

Here, she makes an exception for Katey because she really loves the ice cream. Her offer is $125,000 for 30% equity.

Additionally, she promises to help her get into chain stores and help her change the packaging to make it more attractive. Katey accepts the deal right away.

Does everything work out for Lori and Katey following the show? Keep reading our Shark Tank Frozen Farmer update to find out.

We have good news to share in our Frozen Farmer update. In a Season 12 Shark Tank update, we learned that Katey eventually started selling on the Frozen Farmer website to expand her online presence.  That said, she has not shifted away from grocery stores and is now in over 8,000 retail locations.

All of this growth has led to over $20 million in lifetime sales!

Her ice cream is now in all 169 Giant Foods stores. But that was just the beginning. Wal-Mart came to her door after her success with her online sales. Katey got her ice cream into thousands of Walmart stores nationwide.

She’s also in Stop & Shop, Kroger, Marianos, and dozens of other big chain stores!

You can even book ice cream truck events through the company website.

To learn about the other companies featured on Shark Tank Season 11 Episode 17, check out the links below:

For even more on companies and products, be sure to stop by our Season 11 products page!

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