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Tabitha P says ...
It's not local to my house but it is to my in-laws (who we visit a lot) and we love the local cheese factory, they have the best cheese curds, I also love our local coffee roaster who sells organic fair trade locally roasted coffee, and our bee farms which are also the best honey I have ever tasted! Oh and a local pick your own farm where I go every year to pick fresh vegetables to freeze for the winter :)
02/17/2013 7:31:03 PM CST
John B. says ...
I enjoy White House Original Apple Sauce made from locally grown apples in the Shenandoah Valley.
02/17/2013 7:42:38 PM CST
Carrie Vibert says ...
My fave local product: raw milk from Stonewall Dairy Farm.
02/17/2013 7:49:27 PM CST
kris mihalov says ...
Love that Oakwood hospital sponsors a fruit market in Wayne Michigan that is all locally grown produce from local farmers
02/17/2013 8:13:47 PM CST
John Billiris says ...
I love Madhava Sweeteners, especailly their honey and agave. We don't use sugar, we only use these natural products.
02/17/2013 9:09:04 PM CST
Jennifer M says ...
No one specific but i love going to the farmers markets
02/17/2013 9:17:34 PM CST
Charlotte says ...
I'm a fan of the locally sourced honey that I buy at the neighborhood natural foods market.
02/17/2013 9:55:41 PM CST
Caroline M. says ...
I love silver hills bakery for their vegan delicious bread made here in BC
02/17/2013 10:13:43 PM CST
CL says ...
i love Neal Brothers products in particular their blue corn flaxseed tortilla chips! i am a potato chip junkie and was looking for a healthier alternative to chips when I stumbled upon this product. the tortillas are so crunchy, they seem to have a hint of sesame flavour with the flaxseeds and I enjoy them with hummus as a dip!
02/17/2013 10:40:18 PM CST
john yalcin says ...
There is a local tea plant grower close to me that I always support. He makes a variety of natural organic products that I love.
02/18/2013 2:18:07 AM CST
Rae Ann Nolan says ...
When can we get a Whole Foods in Lakeland, FL? Please please please
02/18/2013 7:31:18 AM CST
Silvia Ussher says ...
I love the honey from Honey Ranch Farms!
02/18/2013 9:17:11 AM CST
Brenda Penton says ...
A local product I love is the chocolate from the Newfoundland Chocolate Company. They have a very unique pairing of flavours that are named after towns in NL.
02/18/2013 9:32:47 AM CST
Jason Meisner says ...
I prefer buying from Farmer's Markets.I get my vegetables and meat from local farmers.
02/18/2013 10:22:25 AM CST
Tania B says ...
I love Willowtree Farm in Durham Region. Ontario, Canada. They have beautiful fresh produce as well as meats and much more. They are a fabulous local farm.
02/18/2013 10:42:01 AM CST
Lori says ...
I am so thankful to have these great pioneers bringing us their wonderful products! Go LOCAL!
02/18/2013 11:39:50 AM CST
DeeDee says ...
HIdden Valley Honey from Reno, Nevada is an awesome local product sold by my favorite store, Whole Foods. This awesome product allows me to naturally concur my allergies! Sweet!
02/18/2013 12:19:29 PM CST
Terri says ...
I love, love, love Michele's granola! Not local to me in Memphis, TN but by buying her granola I know I am supporting the local community wherever we are!
02/18/2013 12:27:33 PM CST
Cat says ...
Peak of the Market Veggies
02/18/2013 1:27:26 PM CST
Karen says ...
My favorite is a local maple syrup producer, Brookfield Sugarmakers, who gathers his sap (using buckets vs pipeline) using work horses!
02/18/2013 1:43:55 PM CST
Karen says ...
Brookfield Sugarmakers...they make their syrup the old-fashioned way, using buckets and gathering with work horses.
02/18/2013 1:46:50 PM CST
Monique says ...
Black Dinah Chocolate crafted on isle au Haut island in Maine
02/18/2013 2:44:23 PM CST
Courtney says ...
I love our local honey!! The generic stuff at the grocery store doesnt compare and it helps keep our allergies at bay here in the Texas Hill Country. =)
02/18/2013 3:16:37 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SUSAN - I received this response from our Senior Administrator for the Local Producer Loan Program, Erin, regarding your questions about the term "local'. She said that "Each of our 11 regions has its own firm guidelines for using the term “local” in our stores. While only products that have traveled less than a day (7 or fewer hours by car or truck) can even be considered for “local” designation, most stores have established even shorter maximum distances. The products that are featured in our give away are specifically focused on vendors who fit their region’s definition of “local” and who also have gotten funding through our Local Producer Loan Program. The program is a global initiative, so each of the 11 vendors featured in the giveaway is a representative of one of our regions in an effort to showcase vendors that you might not otherwise get to know!" Hope this helps!
02/18/2013 3:22:41 PM CST
Courtney says ...
I love our local honey!! The taste is amazing, we are supporting local business, and it keep our allergies at bay in the Texas Hill Country!! =)
02/18/2013 3:23:13 PM CST

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