FAVORITE AREA FOODIES /
Offering naturally flavored oven roasted almonds, and all natural original recipe Angus Beef Jerky, Backattack Snacks was established in 2015 to provide consumers a healthy snack alternative. A Cleveland Magazine Best of CLE winner!
BITTNER’S BEES / (Facebook) / Raw Honey, Bee Pollen, & More!
Offering a variety of natural products including raw honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, hand/body moisturizer, lip balms, and soaps, Bittner’s Bees will soon be producing product from up to 1,000 hives. Bittner’s Bees is featured in the Cleveland Food Lover’s Guide for “The Best In Local Cuisine for 2016.”
Canterbury Creek gardens is an all-organic garden center that brings the best produce available to Greater Cleveland — including certified organic produce — produce from select local farmers that use sustainable growing methods — and produce grown to the highest possible standards. They also offer seminars and emails to educate customers about the problems associated with modern agricultural methods and how they can grow their own nutritionally rich food, an Immunity Builder Salad mix of nutritionally rich foods grown in the best possible way, and a CSA program that offers the best available produce every week
It’s not your average pickle! Pickle lovers/owners Kiaran and Josh Kabat have created a truly original Cleveland pickle experience, specializing in using fine locally sourced ingredients.
Using no fillers, canned fruit, or hydrogenated vegetable shortening, Gray House Pies uses 100% fresh sweet butter, making their pies “from scratch” with the purest of ingredients including fresh apples for every apple pie, organic milk, local free-range eggs, and local free-range meats.
Ever wondered what happens to the steam produced during the evaporation process creating maple syrup? Find out in their section on maple products HERE! The naturally occurring Maple Water (a distillate with no sugar taste, but offering possible trace minerals), is one of the many nutritionally beneficial products offered by Greenfield Farms.
You can find their eggs at Mustard Seed Market & Cafe.
Lucky Penny Farm is a family owned Northeast Ohio farm producing fresh goat cheese, along with goat milk yogurt, butter, and caramel sauce. Through the hard work of Abbe Turner and family, Lucky Penny maintains their own herd of goats, controlling the entire process from pasture to plate! You can find Lucky Penny products at a number of fine Northeast Ohio locations.
A certified organic herb farm, Mulberry Creek offers a fascinating array of over 300 herb varieties (including 16 Basil, 13 Lavender, and 15 different Mint varieties), 100 vegetable varieties, and some 25 fruit and berry varieties, along with a calendar of great events!
You can find their herb and vegetable plants at Mustard Seed Market & Cafe.
Offering an healthy variety of 100% grassfed cheeses, Ohio Farm Direct offers cheese from cows who feast on bio-diverse pastures full of natural, organic grasses, flowers, and herbs. The main ingredient is a grassfed milk loaded with antioxidants, balanced Omega-3 and Omega-6 ratios, and natural vitamin E.
From their website: We never use synthetic antibiotics, absolutely no genetically modified plant food or growth hormones are given to our cows. When you find our fresh and aged, creamy, cheeses in your marketplace, you will taste the difference that nature and heritage makes. We sacrifice high milk production for high quality, organic milk, and a healthy, self-sustaining system in keeping with the same generational values of our heritage.
Looking a great cup of coffee? Red Cedar sources 100% specialty gourmet coffee from the world’s leading coffee growing regions. Their artisan coffee roasts can be purchased in single-origin, Fair Trade Certified™ organic, Swiss Water Processed® decaf, flavored coffee, or unique blends. See their events page for the latest coffee tastings, or subscribe to their newsletter for more information.
A member of the National Bison Assn., Red Run Bison Farm’s heard of 250 bison live and graze in a 50-acre section of the 250-acre farm.
*SCHIMDT FAMILY FARM / (Facebook)
A small certified organic farm surrounded by increasing development, Schmidt Family Farms is committed to being an island of light in this community. The farm is 50 acres with pasture, trees, large hoop house, and 1.5 acres of vegetable gardens.
You can find their honey at Mustard Seed Market & Cafe.
Using reverse osmosis filtered water, Snowmon’s makes their kombucha locally at their shop in Fairview Park, Ohio in small, handcrafted batches using only glass vessels, never plastic. Water, tea, SCOBY, sugar, fruit, and sometimes spices are the only ingredients in their kombucha.
Orange, Ginger, Ginseng Organic Green Tea; and Chocolate Coconut Black Tea Organic Fair Trade Tea, are just two of the many unique organic tea blends offered by Paula and Dan Hershman of Storehouse Teas.
THE TEA SACHETS ARE HERE!
Ever heard of Matcha? Their certified organic Matcha Green Goodness is shade grown, high in chlorophyll, antioxidants, rich in vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids. Check it out!
In the Akron area? You can also enjoy Storehouse Tea at the Akron Art Museum during Free on Thursdays!
Growing from August of 2011 into a regional producer of hand-crafted gourmet popcorn, you’ll find their delicious popcorn varieties at two area locations: 530 Euclid Ave. at the 5th St. Arcades (216) 664-0638 / Crocker Park: 58 Comet Alley (440) 641-1460.