Spinster Sisters Co
Soap, Lotion & Candles
Kelly Perkins, Founder
Kelly Perkins started making soaps in her basement in Golden, Colorado. Today, Spinster Sisters has a full line of skin- and hair-care products that are crafted at the company’s over 8,000 sq. ft. wind-powered microsoapery. Every product is formulated using simple, recognizable ingredients with incredible scents.
Avery Brewing Co.
Creatively Brewed Beer
Adam Avery, Cofounder & CEO
In 1993, Adam convinced his dad to invest in his brewing skills, and Avery Brewing Co. was born. His brewery has been committed to producing local eccentric ales and lagers that defy styles and categories. The end products are thoroughly American at heart — blending Old World tradition and expertise with ingenuity, creativity and boldness right here in Colorado.
Bryce & Giulia Licht, Founders
With a rich selection of flavors, including Salty Caramel and Mango Mezcal, Boulder, Colorado–based Gelato Boy is easy to fall for. After founder Bryce found love in Italy — not only for his wife, Giulia, but also for gelato — they moved back to the States and began experimenting to make the perfect gelato. Once they did that, they made more, including nondairy flavors.
The Gutknecht & Niedermann Families, Founders
The Gutknecht and Niedermann families have been producing some of the finest charcuterie products in Switzerland for generations. In 1982, they made the move to Denver and opened CharcutNuvo — using Animal Welfare Certified beef and pork. They serve a variety of old-world, European-style, unique flavor creations like Smoked Buffalo and Mac-n-Cheese Furters.
Marcus McMauley, Founder
Located in Boulder County, Colorado, Picaflor makes delicious hot sauces and pepper flakes from produce grown on their organic farm. Using fermentation, they create vibrant flavor and spicy heat in all of their products. Chef and founder, Marcus McMauley, realized his goal of creating fermented food through Picaflor.
Sport Hydration Drink Mix
Dr. Allen Lim, Founder
After Boulder–based Dr. Allen Lim couldn’t find any products that met the needs of his athlete clients, he took matters into his own hands. Using no artificial sweeteners, he created Skratch — sport hydration drink mixes that include real fruit juice for flavor.
Linda Appel Lipsius, Owner
Based in Denver, Teatulia works with farming cooperatives in northern Bangladesh, where one of the largest tea gardens in the world grows. Not only are they helping to improve the lives of the Bangladeshi community by providing jobs and innovating cattle-lending programs, they also design their tea bags free of excess packaging like strings, tags and staples.
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.