When doling out a piece of Changing Seas’ savory smoked salmon onto your appetizer plate or bagel, you might not realize that those very fish were tended to by a Nordic family whose rich fishing traditions are as timeless as the seas themselves.
Melissa Elsen and Emily Elsen are the sister duo behind the wild popular Brooklyn pie company, Four & Twenty Blackbirds. The Elsens have taken their family culinary traditions and blended them with their passion for seasonal ingredients and creative flavor combinations.
By partnering with regional farmers and governments, ITO EN has earmarked nearly 2,500 acres in Japan for tea plantations as of 2016 — mostly to revitalize aging farms and inject new interest among younger crowds through job opportunities.
Here’s how a batch of ’shrooms became Back to the Roots, a slow-food business that grew from self-contained gardening kits to one that now feeds over a million New York City kids the first organic cereal available in American public schools.
In our new Supplier Stories series, we’re featuring our wonderful suppliers! So many of them have special stories, from women entrepreneurs to family farms to mission-driven folks who want to make a difference. Some are local — only available in a couple of stores — while others are growing along with us. Follow along as we share their tales.