It is a bit more fun to eat something knowing that it was made right here in Nashville. Whether it is local eggs, local veggies, or locally-made, shelf-stable products you are picking up at the market, we all tend to want to support our local farmers, ranchers and makers. Here are a few products that we are enjoying right now that we wanted you to know about, just in case you didn’t.
Walker Creek Confections
Known for wonderful almond toffee, Walker Creek also sells multiple flavors of caramels, some familiar and others new and interesting (ex. muscadine and sea salt). You can order online, or purchase at White’s Mercantile (12th Ave), Legato Gelato (Edgehill Village), and Nona Lisa’s Pizzeria (Watertown, TN). For more information see: walkercreektoffee.com
Did you ever make beer bread? It’s pretty easy, but now it’s even easier and definitely tastier. It’s now easy to make bread that tastes as if you’ve spent hours in the kitchen and there are plenty of flavors to choose from. Look for Soberdough at White’s Mercantile, Whole Foods, The Produce Place, Edgehill Cafe, Acme Feed & Seed, Fontanel, and many more: soberdough.
Honeysuckle Sour from Walker Feed Co.
Use this and make a margarita that is more hydrangeas and cotton than cacti and jalapeños. This smooth concoction will have you dreaming up all sorts of down-home cocktails and your friends will deem you a cocktail master! Pick up at White’s Mercantile, Acme Feed & Seed, Mt Juliet Market and more. facebook.com/WalkerFeedCo
We’ve been fans for a long time and the flavor options are all tempting. But the salted caramel continues to be our favorite. (When does salted caramel not win?!) Purchase at Boone & Sons, Haulin Oats (at Idea Hatchery, Haulin Oats is another amazing product that has become a staple in our house), The Produce Place, Hey Rooster General Store, The Juice Bar, Green Door Gourmet and more. mynolagranola.indiemade.com
*Eli Mason Cocktail Syrups
Make the perfect Mint Julep or Old Fashion without lots of extra ingredients. Made from cane sugar and premium ingredients, elevating your cocktails to a brand new level. Other flavors are available as well. Purchase locally at Cadeau, Craft Brewed, Silver Steer & Company, KORE + Nashville, The Produce Place and many more. elimason.com
Chai tea has taken over and now you can make it at home, with ease. Firepot Chai comes in three flavors: rooibos, chocolate and masala. Each is as fabulous as the next. Purchase by liquid concentrate or loose leaf. Find this new addiction online or at Eighth and Roast, Dose and KORE + Nashville. Bongo Java just started brewing up Firepot Chai as well! firepotchai.com
*Willa Shortbread and Cheese Biscuits
For over 30 years our area has been hooked on Willa Shortbread cookies and Cheese Biscuits. In a sea of brand new, locally-made products, let’s remember the ones who have stood the test of time. willas-shortbread.com
*Momma Nik’s Whiskey Caramel Sauce
We listed Momma Nik’s Cheesecake in our FINDS last spring. They come in all sizes, but the individually portioned ones, in little mason jars, are the ones we featured as who doesn’t appreciate a single serving? But, the caramel sauce on top was so good that many customers wanted to keep eating cheesecake, but also get some of that sauce for other uses (like to eat by the spoonful!). Now you can. It is oh-so-good. Momma Nik products are available online and at Acme Feed & Seed and Loveless Cafe. mommaniks.com
*Tempur Chocolates from Chelsea Gunn
We first had these in a monthly box subscription from Batch. Not only are they gorgeous to look at, the taste completely meets the dreams and desires of any chocolate lover. Chelsea Gunn in young on the food scene and we can wait to keep watching what she comes up with! chefgunn.com
*Eighth and Roast Coffee
We have so many great coffee houses in Nashville and we are lucky to have so many beans to choose from. The beans from Eighth and Roast are especially fabulous and we stop by often just to pick up a bag and sit for while in this cool yet relaxing coffeehouse. eighthandroast.com
With so many great products to choose from, we’ve made it super simple to sample about half of these. We partnered with Batch Nashville, a favorite company in town that does a fabulous job showcasing local products, to put together an exclusive box for StyleBlueprint readers which includes all the asterisked items above, as well as three additional non-food items, for just $99. That’s 45% off the retail price of $180. There is a limited supply of boxes and they ship at the end of October. Order one today and another one (or two) for a gift! Click here for details.
We do these lists every so often, so if you don’t see your favorite, we may have listed them in the past. But, please let us know about your favorites as we’re already working on our next local foods post and always appreciate the input. [email protected]