Our Producers

Amagansett Sea Salt used at restaurants and by chefsAmagansett Sea Salt
Natalie and Steven Jugleson, Partners
Location, NY

Amagansett Sea Salt is recognized by leading chefs as one of the world's most treasured finishing salts. Their culinary salts are used at outstanding restaurants and by chefs, cooks, gourmets and food artisans of all levels. Seawater is collected from the Atlantic Ocean bucket by bucket, by hand, year-round. What started as a hobby more than twenty years ago turned into years of refining the salt making process: from the design of their unique solar-evaporating salterns, to the manner by which they carefully tend our crop, to experimenting with flavors that pair well with the delicate sea salt.

Anya's Licorice handmadeAnya's Licorice
Anya Skwarek, Owner
Brooklyn , NY

Anya’s Licorice is the first and only small batch licorice maker in the country. They built their licorice from the ground up using only natural, wholesome ingredients like real fruit. It's handmade in Brooklyn, NY.

Cara SelCara-Sel (The Ardent Homesteader)
Kristin Nelson, Owner
Arden , NY

The Ardent Homesteader's Cara-Sel salted caramel sauce is handmade in small batches in the Hudson Valley with just five all-natural ingredients: organic sugar, cream, butter, sea salt, and vanilla. Five ingredients. No preservatives. Insanely delicious. A few years ago, caramel sauce became Kristen's signature gift and was often requested by friends and family. After giving some to a wonderful CSA farmer, and he requesting it for sale at the farm, a year of planning, research, and a lot of hard work, The Ardent Homesteader was off the ground and Cara-Sel was born.

Backyard Brine PicklesBackyard Brine Pickle Co.
Randy and Cori Kopke, Owners
Cutchogue, NY

Backyard Brine is a Long Island based Artisan Pickle Company run by husband and wife team Randy and Cori Kopke. All their pickles are hand packed in small batches using fresh, all natural and local ingredients, originally from their own "backyard" garden.

Locally Roastered Bear Mountain CoffeeBear Mountain Coffee Roasters
Yorktown Heights , NY

organic new york maple syrupCatskill Mountain Sugar House
John Garigliano,
Grahamsville, NY

Every drop of Catskill Mountain Sugarhouse's purely delicious maple syrup is produced on their farms nestled in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. The family's local history goes back to the early 19th century, the sugarhouse and original sugarbushes stand on a former children's camp, and over the years they have expanded their maple-syrup-producing capacity by acquiring over 800 contiguous acres on which thousands of sugar maple tress thrive. All of their maple trees are located within 9 miles of our sugarhouse. The family's goal is to give everyone a new appreciation—or a reminder—of how good “real” maple syrup can be.

Cristoforo Biscotti and CrackersCristoforo Biscotti Corp
East Marion, NY

Cristoforo Biscotti (also known as Aldo’s Biscotti) are produced with dedicated attention to detail. The dough, which is comprised of only five natural ingredients plus a leavening agent, is prepared in small batches to guarantee freshness. The logs are formed by hand to ensure obtaining the desired texture, they are baked and then allowed to rest 24 hours in order to “season” properly. Once they are sliced, the biscotti are baked a second time (biscotti means baked twice in Italian) until they have acquired the perfect toasted flavor. When they are “just right” they are hand packed in easily recognizable bags where their exceptional quality is clearly visible .Organic sprouted spelt flour, organic spelt sourdough starter, filtered water, butter, sea salt and extra virgin olive oil are used for the crackers and they are produced with the same care and attention to detail as the biscotti: No funny ingredients that cannot be pronounced, just pure wholesome goodness.


Davistudio fine porcelainDavis Studio
Mary Ann Davis, Owner
Chatham, NY

Davistudio fine porcelain is the result of an impulse to make, to create and in turn to share.

Started as an Etsy Shop in 2006, Mary Ann Davis works full time in her studio in upstate New York with help from Carrie Tuccio, Jenny Parker, Riley Hoopes, Sage Poucher and Zoe Wohlfeld. Morgan Deane helps with the business end of things. They are all artists, makers and animal lovers striving to leave the world a better place.

The dishes are produced through a production process called slip casting. Mary Ann takes on young artists to learn how an artist's studio can be run in a sustainable manner and embraces a sustainable ethic, including up-cycling, recycling, carbon offset purchase, and social responsibility. Davistudio is a B-Certified enterprise.


Dog Foodie LogoDog Foodie Corp
Beth Kapps, Founder
Margarteville, NY

Dog Foodie is human food that's safe for dogs. It's a delicious, healthy treat to enjoy with wholesome ingredients meant to fuel you and because all ingredients are safe for dogs, you can sneak Fido a treat too! (The granola is not meant to be a substitute for your dog's normal diet, and if you have concerns, please consult your veterinarian.)  When Beth Kapps founded Dog Foodie, and created the shareable, yummy and healthful recipe for our granola it was because she realized that food that's beneficial and tasty is the best way to express her love for the people in her life, as well as those who are four-legged and in the family! Beth hopes she can pass along the feeling of empowerment obtained when she learned about nutrition, and simple, beneficial ingredients while creating Dog Foodie Granola.

Farmbody Skincare productsFarmbody Skincare
Cindy Allyn, Creator
Middletown, NY

Cindy Allyn uses wholesome ingredients, guaranteed to work, with nothing to hide in all her products. When you use Farmbody products, you'll feel the pride, passion and love that they have poured into each and every ounce. Since 2006, Cindy has been crafting wholesome skincare products to help people with allergies, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis and the effects of chemotherapy. Making safe and effective skincare is her craft and passion; it shows in her products and it will show on your skin!

Farmers Kitchen copackersFarmers Kitchen LLC
Emilie and Mark Zaweski, Co-owners
Riverhead , NY

Knowing where food comes from and promoting local produce is at the heart of the design of Farmers Kitchen. As farmers themselves, Mark and Emilie wondered how they could preserve the freshness of the local farm produce and bounty of the harvest all year round. From that was born the solution: to create unique and delicious products that are reflective of the locally grown agriculture on the East End of Long Island.

They designed a retail space which doubles as a certified processing kitchen where consumers can purchase our specialty line of products as well as learn how to preserve the harvest themselves through seasonal cooking classes. Every product Farmers Kitchen makes has at least one locally sourced ingredient. Emilie and Mark are committed to bringing the freshness of the farm to your home.


Finding Home Farms Maple SyrupFinding Home Farms
Laura and Dana Putnam, Founders
Middletown , NY

Laura and Dana Putnam, a DIY maven and a former corporate all-star, are a couple in love with all things “home.” Laura started Finding Home as a blog dedicated to sharing ideas on home inspirations, DIY projects, and other information to help her readers create comfortable living spaces. Dana is a fourth generation sugar maker and wanted to leave his desk job to carry on the family tradition of creating delicious maple products. Together, the Putnams have built a business on the foundation of family and home.  Taking inspiration from Laura's grandfather and his love of cardinals, and the story of Noah’s dove, the logo represents the spirit behind Finding Home Farms: the spirit of family, warmth, and creating a space where those things come to life.

And just like the dove carries the olive branch, the Finding Home Farms cardinal carries a maple leaf on the journey to finding home.

Fruition Chocolate local luxury chocolatiers websiteFruition Chocolate
Bryan Graham, Founder
Shokan, NY

Fruition is a small batch bean to bar chocolate workshop located in the Catskill Mountains of New York founded by Bryan Graham. With meticulous attention to detail, they slowly roast and stone grind carefully selected cocoa beans to accentuate their inherent flavor. From a young age, Bryan was passionate about both chocolate and food. He attributes his interest in the field of baking and pastry to his grandmother, an outstanding baker. Through visits to her farm in upstate New York, Bryan learned how to pick perfectly ripe ingredients, and how to transform them into pies, tarts, jams and jellies in the old-world tradition only a grandmother can teach.  Five years later, Bryan decided to continue his education at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He completed his externship at Jacques Torres Chocolates in NYC.  However, it wasn’t until Bryan made chocolate from bean to bar with Chef Peter Greweling that an interest in the history and science of chocolate and confectionery was sparked. Since, Bryan has educated himself on the science, technique, and craft of handmade chocolate.

All their chocolate is made from ethically sourced fine flavor cocoa beans.

Grok Bites Granola BarsGrok Bites
Peter and Heidi, Co-founders
Kingston , NY

Peter and Heidi came up with the idea of our Grok Bites during the spring of 2015, initially in West Wales, UK, then brought the little critters into the world in the Hudson Valley later in the summer.

Through Grok bites they hoped to create a snack that would allow them to eat healthfully and offer their children alternatives to the sugar-laden snacks so prevalent in the daily routine. Everyone loves sweet tasty treats and there are times when a few sticks of celery and a carrot simply can’t replace one of those tempting treats. Grok Bites attempts to combine the two: they taste a whole lot naughtier than they actually are, but contain no artificial sweeteners and only natural ingredients. Even the chocolaty ones contain only natural unsweetened cacao powder – itself a superfood. While the main ingredients in the bars is nuts, Heidi and Peter do use local ingredients such as strawberries and apples, when they are in season and everything is sourced with care. They hope that you’ll enjoy eating them as much as they do creating them: in a spirit of fun, with perhaps a little pinch of salt…

Healing Home Foods Gram cracker bites
Healing Home Foods

Shelley and John Schultz , Founders
Pound Ridge , NY

Healing Home Foods is centered on Shelly Schultz's quest to combine nutrition and taste into foods that indulge body and soul. Through years of experimentation, while constantly educating herself about raw food preparation, she experimented widely with flavors and textures in the dehydration process, as well as in baking, to try and produce something totally unexpected and distinctive. The result is a catalog of top-quality, flavorful foods containing real nutrition that she hopes will make a difference in people's health.

All products are gluten-free, dairy-free, and suitable for vegans; many are appropriate for those on a paleo diet. Many ingredients surpass even statutory standards for ‘organic’ and ‘gluten-free,’ and are cared for only by Mother Nature and the helping hand of caring farmers. Some of their products are baked; many are raw or dehydrated at very low temperatures to maximize their nutritional value. All nuts and seeds are soaked and sprouted to remove enzyme inhibitors, making them easier to digest. Healing Home Foods promises to use the best produce available, locally sourced wherever possible.

You will never find artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives in any of their products.

Hella Cocktails Bitter Mixers
Hella Cocktail Co.

Jomaree Pinkard, Tobin Ludwig, and Eddie Simeon, Founders
Brooklyn, NY

The best times seem to happen around great drinks. Friendships are forged; memories are made; schemes are hatched. This is the original inspiration of Hella Cocktail Co: a love of bold flavors, real ingredients and genuine hospitality.

Their line of premium mixers, syrups, bitters and DIY kits was born out of a good old fashioned passion for delicious cocktails made of all natural elements. The founders are known for their obsessive quest to create truly original craft bitters and they're okay with that. It’s a reminder that every detail is important, and that often (if not always) it’s the little things that make all the difference.

Raising a glass to Bartenders everywhere, whether you ply your craft at a bar or at home, Hella Bitters Co.'s mission is to give you the highest quality ingredients, tools and inspiration to keep it exciting.

They will never stop working to  make sure your next cocktail—and every one after that—is not just good, but Hella good. Wicked flavors. Mad skills. Hella Cocktail Co.

Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oil NewYork
Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils

Carol Cappillino and John Haight 
Poughkeepsie, NY

Carol Cappillino and John Haight were born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY. They had 2 sons, Kevin and Jeffrey Haight. In addition to their newly established oil company, Kevin Haight is the owner and operator of Quality Pool Management. He is also very active in the local community with Hunters for the Hungry and is on the board of the town of LaGrange Open Space Committee. His wife Traci is a Registered Dietitian with over 20 years of experience and her own private practice, Nutrition Works, Inc., in the Hudson Valley area. She specializes in integrative and complementary nutrition and wellness from infants on up through adulthood. Jeffrey and his wife Allison are both graduates of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. They each have over 20 years of experience which includes: cooking, management, sales and marketing in the food industry. The future generation of the Haight family includes : Kevin and Traci’s daughter, Delaney and Jeff and Allison’s children, Claudia and Colin.  Grandpa John often refers to the grandkids as his “Legacy”.

The Haight Family lived down the road from the Robb Brother’s farm since the 1960’s. They purchased the farm in 1999. After years of being farmed by their long time family friend and mentor, Bill Plass, a discussion of a new project came about in 2012. Kevin was seeing the rising cost of both diesel and home heating fuel and soon talks of making biodiesel began. After much research for the best product to grow for oil production, Kevin decided that their farm would start with sunflowers. Sunflowers have the capability of producing a higher oil yield than many other crops. After tasting the oil and having discussions with his wife, brother and sister-in-law about the nutrition benefits, culinary uses and outright amazing flavor of the cold pressed sunflower oil Kevin’s idea of burning it for biodiesel became obsolete. The wheels of the birth of a new business began turning…. Kevin and Jeff started on a journey of finding the right people to help them do this. This included several trips to the Mid West to visit people and farms already involved in the cold pressing oil industry…along with many, many follow up phone conversations. They are eternally thankful and grateful to ALL who helped in this business venture and especially to the Boyer family from Indiana!

Hudson Valley Cold Pressed Oils was born and established in 2014.

Hudson Valley Harvest LogoHudson Valley Harvest
Kingston, NY

Hudson Valley Harvest was formed in 2011 to bring you the best produce and meats from the Hudson Valley. Their network of independently owned local farms produces some of the most delicious, highest quality, local food found anywhere. Everything you get from them will be transparent and traceable to its source.

Everyday we learn more about irresponsible – and often cruel – commercial farming practices. Product recalls seem to happen weekly. Supermarket shelves are packed with highly processed products that, to us, barely resemble food. Hudson Valley Harvest is different. Their farmers produce food – good food -- and their goal is to change the food system: to provide easy access to local, healthful food and improve the financial well-being of the farms they work with in a sustainable way. They are driven to keep food close to its source, both through distributing it locally and through minimal processing. And can therefore provide you with food of the highest quality from farms that are local, traceable, transparent, and sustainable.

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Hudson Valley Skin Care

Glenn and Cathie Arpino, Founders
Pleasant Valley, NY

Glenn and Cathie Arpino have over 40 years of combined experience that informs the development of Hudson Valley Skin Care. As a pharmacist, Glenn formulated skin and hair care products for the prestigious New York City Orentreich Medical Group for 10 years. Cathie has worked as a cosmetic formulator for many well known companies such as Estee Lauder, Shiseido and Coty. She is also a registered nurse which has helped her to understand how patients feel when they are afflicted with various skin disorders.

As owners of Dermasave Labs (Dutchess County’s first compounding-only Pharmacy), they have encountered many customers that have requested a natural skin care product line. They answered that request by producing quality skin and hair care products available directly to you. As a community-minded business, their mission at Hudson Valley Skin Care is to proudly incorporate fresh, local Hudson Valley made ingredients into our products as often as possible.

Hudson Valley Skin Care believes that everyone deserves luxurious, natural products at an affordable price and everyone should be able to indulge their senses and take care of their skin naturally.

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ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs

Jason and Corinna Geib, Founders
West Hurley , NY

Each one of ImmuneSchein’s Ginger Elixirs are handcrafted in small batches, and we take the most care in selecting, prepping, and bottling our products to ensure that our customers have the most pristine, pure, and natural elixir on the market. All of these ingredients in our elixirs have been used for hundreds of years as natural remedies by individuals and herbal and natural health practitioners for supporting the body’s immunity against colds and flus, promoting digestion and circulation, reducing blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation, and much more. The idea for ImmuneSchein Ginger Elixirs was created from the herbal traditions grandfather taught to Corinna Geib in Germany as a child. From this upbringing, and a developed trust with nature, a product has evolved, inspired by experiences and collaboration with the wonderful properties of foods as a day-to-day immune support to strengthen immunity naturally.


La Barba Hot SauceLaBarba Q BBQ Sauce
Warwick , NY

The best homemade BBQ sauce in the Hudson Valley! A grills best friend!

Living Edge Designs WorkworkingLiving Edge Designs
Todd Young, Artisan
Rhinebeck , NY

Living Edge Designs is based in the beautiful Hudson Valley town of Rhinebeck NY.  All work features the craftsmanship of Todd Young, a local resident, cabinet maker, musician and wood artisan.  Embracing the beauty in the natural edges, varieties of color and irregularities in the wood grain is what makes Todd's culinary boards so unique and ultimately produces dynamic and artful surfaces for food preparation and presentation.

Using a variety of local, ethically harvested hard wood from naturally fallen, storm damaged or dead standing trees to craft their boards, Living Edge Designs then air dries the wood until stable. After individually shaping each with careful consideration given to form and function, they are then meticulously sanded, working through a nine step process to achieve a superfine smoothness.

Their culinary boards are finished simply with food grade walnut oil and natural bee’s wax, making each one a true functional work of art that looks just as beautiful displayed on a wall or when used as a serving surface for a culinary feast.

Luna Grown LunaGrown
Chris Wilson,
Wurtsboro , NY

Who is Luna? Truth be known: Luna is a pup. The company was named after her as she was the first to discover the acres of wild blueberries on the farm, which started us on this journey. Hence the name LunaGrown. LunaGrown Jams are handmade in small batches and shipped just about anywhere. All natural, no artificial additives, gluten free, GMO free they are of the best quality for a healthy choice. LunaGrown grows a variety of fruits and berries to create distinguished traditional jams and all their products are seasonal and depend on local agriculture. Nestled just below the Shawangunk Ridge in the Hudson Valley of New York, LunaGrown Jam grows a variety of fruits used to create distinguished traditional jams.

Free from artificial ingredients and additives LunaGrown Jam stands above the competition when it comes to great flavor and healthy choices.

The availability of LunaGrown products change as the seasons change. This ensures the highest quality and taste. LunaGrown thanks you for making us a part of your life and traditions.

Magic Maple Foods GranolaMagic Maple Foods
Bloomingburg , NY

Magic Maple Foods is a responsible food brand committed to creating high quality clean products using whole foods and all-natural ingredients.

Natural Contents CookbookNatural Contents
Danielle Gaebel, Author/Founder
Sullivan County, NY

After needing to distance herself from the Standard American Diet, Danielle Gaebel visited a farmers' market and discovered real food, and a true opportunity to taste, learn and create. From this grew the Natural Contents Cookbook and website which is meant to inspire you to learn about and create farm fresh clean food that is free of gluten, grain, and soy. Food that will ultimately bring people together. So delicious, the whole family will love it. Don't think of your journey into a grain-free diet as giving up food; it’s about revamping, recreating and reconnecting to it. Mix and match, experiment, make mistakes, master your favorites, make them your own – and most importantly have fun. Enjoy the journey, don’t give up or give in. Keep your heart and mind wide-open.

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Northern Farmhouse Pasta

Roscoe , NY

Northern Farmhouse Pasta is a family-owned and operated shop located in the legendary Catskill Mountains of NY. They create fresh pasta and ravioli using local farm products and rely on these surrounding farms to provide some of the best tasting produce this region has to offer. They also grow a select amount of produce used in the ravioli. Established in 2011 as a small family owned artisan pasta shop, various dried & fresh pasta, along with the signature ravioli, are crafted using NY organic flour, local cheese and produce from surrounding farms. Their ravioli is a means of packaging what is grown on the farm and providing it right to you to enjoy!

Noomi LogoNoomi
Krystina Murawski, Founder
Hartsdale , NY

A self-proclaimed peanut butter (PB) lover and connoisseur, Krystina founded Noomi on April 2, 2018 out of her little-8-foot-galley-kitchen in Hartsdale, NY.

Combining her passion for PB and entrepreneurial spirit came as naturally as the ingredients in her products—she only wishes she had started the journey sooner! On July 28, 2018, Noomi made its official debut at the John Joy Homestead Farm Market in Katonah, NY. And oh how the crowd went nuts for Noomi!

Our Five Aches Lotion LogoOur Five Acre Homestead
Michele Kline, Farmer/Founder
Owego , NY

Our Five Acre Homestead is a small family homestead in Berkshire, NY. They have a small herd of dairy and meat goats, free-range poultry (meat and egg production), and turkeys. They offer for sale humanely raised and processed free-range poultry (turkeys & chicken), fresh eggs, and hand crafted goat milk soap made from their own milk and lard (as well as sourced coconut oil, essential oils, etc.) Michele grew up on a "hobby" farm in Greene County, New York.  Her family had a few goats, rabbits, chickens, horses, and an occasional beef cow.  She was a 4H member and took agricultural education in high school becoming very active in the Greenville FFA.  She earned degrees from SUNY Cobleskill and Cornell University and eventually became a high school agricultural sciences teacher.  Eventually (in 2011) Michele met Bert who loved the outdoors and always wanted to have a farm.  He and his son Joshua raised meat and egg-laying chickens for years.  Michele and Bert officially began farming in the summer of 2013 by raising flocks of Narragansett Turkeys and egg-laying chickens.  They started raising pigs in 2012 for their own and their family's freezers.  They added Freedom Ranger (meat) chickens and finally goats.  Their animals are raised humanely and are never fed animal bi-products. Chicken and goats are free-range and any supplemental food for birds and pigs consists of a soy/corn blend.  They use as much as they can of all animals that are processed: canning lard and stock from the chickens and turkeys and tanning the hides. They only own five acres, but they make the most of it and dream of a day when they can expand their operation.

PK Brown Woodworking LogoPK Brown Woodworking
Peter K. Brown, Woodworker
Tivoli , NY

Peter Brown seems to have always had a passion for wood, whether it was in a tree or milled into lumber. This showed in his work as an arborist (tree surgeon) for nearly 20 years and even while he switched carriers and worked in computers, he was woodworking: making items for friends and family.

His home and workshop are intentionally simple and low impact: he maintains a garden, chickens, solar for hot water (thermal) and electricity (photovoltaic) and supplements heating with wood. Even the website is on a green host. When he's not in the woodshop he is spending time with family: hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, and occasionally fishing.

Everything Peter sells he makes and each piece is carefully selected to find the hidden beauty in each piece. Once its on the lathe, it is almost as though the wood knows what its going to be, regardless of how it is prepped or any idea Peter had before he started working on it. He employs the use of small shop tools such as routers, power saws, planers, and a variety of hand tools to create my products: no computer numerical control machining. Therefore, each product is a unique creation, visually and tactilely and no two items will be exactly the same.

PK Brown Woodworking is located outside of the village of Tivoli, New York in the scenic Hudson Valley. We are two hours north of New York City, one hour below Albany and barely ten minutes from the Hudson River, Peter says his shop is nothing fancy, but it is a place where I can let in a little beauty.

Rad Soap LogoRad Soap Co.
Sue Kerber, Founder/Soap queen/creator/maker
Menands , NY

It all began in a small kitchen fueled by a mother’s love where founder, Sue Kerber searched for something natural to relieve her son’s eczema. In early 2009, she turned her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for blending natural ingredients into what is today known as the Rad Soap Co.

From that point forward Sue and her family developed a unique and top secret proprietary process for creating their hand crafted batches of soap. The process includes suspending the soap in a glycerin state with botanicals and essential oils never being exposed to caustic sodas/lye therefore never altering the delicate state of those natural ingredients. RAD's products are crafted and ready for delivery within 24 hours thus delivering the freshest all-natural body care to our beloved consumers and wholesale partners. Today, The Rad Soap Co. is committed to being the consumers most trusted source for natural body care products. RAD Soap adheres to strict quality standards due to the founder’s belief “If my family won’t use it, then we won’t sell it”. They believe in products with a purpose.

Rockland Honey and Bee Farm LogoRockland Honey and Bee Farm
Zev Oster, Beekeeper
Monsey, NY
Rockland Honey and Bee Farm was created in 2015 in Rockland County NY when Beekeeper Zev Oster started with 2 hives. They have since grown to 40 hives located throughout Rockland County NY: in Suffern, Monsey, Pomona & Wesley Hills.

The LOCAL Rockland Honey, which has a wax seal and is limited, sells out quickly. It is also, according to Zev,  the tastiest and finest honey to be gotten. They spin small batches allowing them to bottle unique flavors of current blooming flowers.

Other, flavored honey (such as orange blossom and avocado) is also available which is sourced from beekeepers throughout the US, in areas where these trees are grown.

Simply Gum box of natural gum
Simply Gum

Caron Proschan, 
New York , NY

Simply Gum was started because Caron Proschan wanted a gum that was natural and delicious. A gum that she'd be proud to chew and proud to share.

It turns out that regular chewing gum is made of a plastic base and filled with questionable substances like aspartame and BHT. Consumers are kept in the dark because the FDA allows brands to hide synthetic ingredients in the catch-all term "gum base" on the label.

Simply Gum knew they could do better. And so they created a line of chewing gum, followed by a line of breath mints, that reflects core values: Real ingredients, delicious flavors, and beautiful packaging.

Snow Hill Organic Farm Wool Skeins and Blankets LogoSnow Hill Organic Farm
Laura O’Donohue, Farmer
North Salem, NY

Snow Hill Farm was established in 2004 in an effort to bring fresh healthful food to the community while practicing  responsible organic farming

As a working farm on nearly 140 acres of gardens, pastures and woods in the Town of North Salem, they are committed to  preserving and sustaining the land in healthy condition for  future generations.

Snow Hill Farm raises and sells All Natural Lamb, Pork and Registered Angus Beef. Snow Hill's animals are raised on certified organic pastures and are hormone-free.  In addition to pasture raised Lamb, Pork and Beef, Snow Hill Farm cultivates vegetable and herb gardens, has a variety of fruit trees, and farm products for purchase, including firewood, compost, three-ply worsted wool yarn and seasonal wildflower honey.

The Salty Road saltwater taffy websiteThe Salty Road
Marisa Wu, Owner
Brooklyn , NY

Marisa Wu loves candy! In the summer of 2011, her friends had opened an organic produce stand in Far Rockaway beach, but couldn’t find a locally made taffy. Marisa jumped at the chance to put her own spin on the chewy nostalgic sweet... and it was love at first pull! Wanting this taffy to be different, Marisa decided to use natural flavorings like real vanilla beans, fruit purees, spices and large-grain sea salt. The candy came out flavorful and creamy like a milkshake with a distinct salt crystal crunch--this was not your average SALT WATER TAFFY.  And Salty Road was born!  To her surprise, Marisa soon discovered that Salty Road was the first and only taffy makers in New York City!  They've come a long way from hand-pulling in a tiny Brooklyn apartment but still get just as excited crafting new flavors as they did the very first batch.

Salty Road has grown, and are now located in their very own Brooklyn candy factory!

Truffleist LogoThe Truffleist
Jimmy Kunz, Founder
Long Island City, Queens, NY

Jimmy Kunz was making truffle butter as a holiday gift for friends and family before he was inspired to officially become The Truffleist. Since launching the company with that flagship truffle butter in 2013, The Truffleist has expanded to offer six distinct truffle products, in addition to a wildly successful seasonal market pop-up: Cheesesteaks by The Truffleist.

The Truffleist produces handcrafted, small-batch truffle products at their headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. They aim to offer customers the highest quality products so you can create delicious, unique dishes with truffle ingredients you know, and some you’ve never tried before. While The Trufflieist truffles are imported from countries like Italy, France and Spain, many base ingredients are locally sourced from small producers. Supporting New York food companies keeps their environmental footprint low and the quality high, all while encouraging small business growth and local entrepreneurship.

“Mushrooms are delicious and mysterious,” says Kunz. “As the only mushroom that grows underground, the science behind truffles is fascinating.” The Truffleist highlights those unique flavors and qualities, without the elitism that typically accompanies fine truffle products.

Watson's Cabinet TeaWatson's Cabinet Fine Teas
Hudson , NY

Watson's Cabinet specializes in the finest hand crafted herbal and caffeinated certified organic tea blends. Located in Hudson, New York in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley. Watson's Cabinet was conceived by two acupuncturists/herbalists with a love for teas that taste great and benefit the mind/body connection.

Wholey Oats Granola website
Wholey Oats Granola

Amenia , NY

Wholey Oats Granola was started with the intent on providing a whole-food product for everyone to enjoy as a result of a visit to the doctor in 2007. Encouraged by the doctor to lower her cholesterol, Pattie decided to educate herself on eating healthier. By eating whole grains and mono-unsaturated fats and foods closest to their natural state, Pattie lowered my overall number which prompted her to start making her own granola. She uses raw ingredients, 'clean' sugars like maple syrup and honey are added as sweeteners, whole grain oats, oat bran, flaxseed meal, almonds, walnuts, sunflower & pumpkin seeds are high in "good fats" and an excellent source of protein.

WholeyOats Granola combined with your favorite yogurt and a drizzle of honey is the perfect breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack - whatever your tummy desires. Hey, right out of the bag works too - it's that Yummilicious!

Wildcraft Farms popcorn

Wildcraft Farms
Ed Leonardi, Farmer/Founder
Bethel, NY

Even when he was traveling for business, Ed Leonardi always took along books and magazines about agriculture and farming, dreaming about leaving corporate life and becoming a farmer himself on some land he had bought for a weekend place in Sullivan County, NY.

Wildcraft Farms started out officially in 2003 with some egg layers, with a poultry and beef operation following soon behind. Ed sold his beef and poultry at the NYC Greenmarkets until 2013 when he had the opportunity to sell out and get started with a crop he had always wanted to grow: POPCORN!

Ed had tried to grow popcorn twice before and failed. This time he thought he knew where he had gone wrong and worked on his fields to make sure the soil was in good condition and that the drainage was right. It seems that the third time was the charm because he is now able to bring you delicious popcorn from Wildcraft Farms!

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WillYUM Spice Co.

Warren & Brandalyn Williams, Founders
White Plains , NY

On their journey to find the best wedding favor, Warren and Brandalyn learned that all spices are not created equal. They were on a quest to find fresh and unique spices and  unintentionally created a demand for these delicious, hard to find, and most of all flavorful spices. After the wedding, people wanted more!

They hand blend small batches and work with small farms and select distributors around the world to create their spice mixes. It is their goal to maintain the freshness of each spice they use and sell, but their spice blends have no preservatives, no MSG, and no anti-caking agents.

WillYUM Spice is fresh and packaged by people who care: not chefs but people who love hearty, yet healthy, home cooked meals. At their house , the excitement is in the kitchen especially when meals taste like it was created by a gourmet chef!

Warren and Brandalyn hope it is love at first spice with WillYUM Spice!