Dennis & Tauna Arnold, Cofounders
Now the third-largest independent brewery in the state, Barrio has been in Tucson, Arizona, for more than 27 years. With innovation and a passion for beer at the forefront of their process, Barrio crafts award-winning beers for the people they’ve loved to serve since their start in 1991 — Arizona beer drinkers. Their formulas and flavors are ever changing to meet the changing tastes of their favorite beer drinkers.
Anibal & Salem Beyene, Cofounders
Located in the heart of Tempe, Arizona, Café Lalibela has been family owned and operated for nearly two decades and has introduced many to the authentic, warm, aromatic dining experience that comes with Ethiopian cuisine — both in their restaurant and on grocery shelves. Not only does Café Lalibela serve traditional Ethiopian meals, many of their prepared foods are vegetarian and gluten free.
Hummus, Dips & Pita Chips
Saber Rouin, Founder
A longtime staple of Tempe, Arizona, farmers markets, Doctor Hummus makes delicious hummus, dips and pita chips. All of their products are locally made and mashed, and to top it off, most of the products are made without tahini.
Ross & Kara Taylor, Cofounders
In the outdoorsy northern Arizona town of Flagstaff, husband-wife team Ross and Kara’s life of travel and passion for living an active lifestyle led them to co-found FBOMB. With keto-friendly products at its center, FBOMB creates creamy, high-quality macadamia nut butters that are ready for any adventure.
Nick Ambeliotis, Founder
After Nick Ambeliotis worked in bakeries across Europe and the U.S., he decided to open Mediterra Bakehouse in 2002. Located in Coolidge, Arizona, Mediterra follows a traditional artisanal formula to bread making. Once the dough is made using techniques such as slow fermentation, each loaf is baked to perfection in their stone-hearth ovens.
We Love Local
Loving our local growers, artisans, makers, entrepreneurs and producers is something that just comes, well, naturally. After all, our local community has been one of our most important ingredients — it’s been that way since the doors opened to our very first store.