Some of our favorite local Georgia partners and products
New Creation Soda Works
Original Craft Beverages
Paul Kooistra, Founder
Founded by Paul, New Creation Soda Works is a family-owned and -operated craft beverage shop located in Bishop, Georgia, just outside of Athens. Operating out of an old turkey hatchery, New Creation creates products with their own recipes and puts a twist on old classics, sourced from the finest ingredients they can find and working in small batches, the old-fashioned way — by hand.
Nick Melvin & Mark Hungarland, Cofounders
In true Southern tradition, Doux South’s Nick Melvin learned how to pickle in his mother’s New Orleans kitchen using vegetables from the family garden.
Wheatgrass & Sprouts
Jeremy and M’Lee Lefkovitz, Cofounders
Founded in 2011 by husband-wife team and Local Producer Loan recipients, Jeremy and M’Lee Lefkovitz, Andi’s Way is a family farm that produces organic wheatgrass, sunflower sprouts and pea sprouts. The company is named in honor of Jeremy’s mother, Andi, who inspired generations of family to add chlorophyll-packed microgreens into their diets.
Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
David Stein, Adam Beauchamp & Chris Herron, Cofounders
Creature Comforts is a maker of finely balanced artisanal beers, dedicated to better being though being curious. Not only do they make incredible beer, they also support agencies that address needs related to homelessness, hunger and poverty — to Creature Comforts, being a good business also means being a good neighbor
High Road Craft Ice Cream
Ice Cream & Sorbet
Keith and Nicki Schroeder, Founders
After years of selling ice cream to other chefs for their restaurants, hotels and resorts, Keith and Nicki Schroeder decided to start down a new path and open a store of their very own. High Road Craft not only creates all their mix-in ingredients in their in-house kitchen from scratch, they even pasteurize their own milk, achieving a rich and creamy texture in every scoop.
Granola Mixes & Kombucha
Lupa & Claire Irie, Cofounders
Lupa Irie and her daughter Claire are the proud owners of Atlanta, Georgia–based Lupa’s Kitchen. In 2011, Lupa’s Kitchen began a line of organic, gluten-free buckwheat granolas, germinated trail mixes and house-fermented kombucha. Today, the mother-daughter duo continues to expand the business throughout the southeast region of the U.S.
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