OUR LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCTS
We are PROUD to support these fellow local business and carry their products in our store!
"Clover Creek Cheese Cellar is the business that allows the Rice family to sustain their small family farm. Started in 2005, the business now markets their farmstead cheese throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding states.
In the decade since they opened, the Rices have continued to raise their herd of Milking Shorthorns, Jerseys, Ayrshires, and crossbred cows on pasture. They bottle some of their grass-fed raw milk to sell on the farm and in several stores and farmers markets throughout Pennsylvania.
They turn the rest of their milk into farmstead artisan cheeses. As the years pass, they are continually tweaking their process to make every batch of cheese better than the last so that you can taste the farm fresh flavor from the greener side of the fence."
"We are on a mission to bring amazing coffee and tea to more people—and to make the world a better place while doing it.
We believe that enjoying a cup of coffee or tea is one of the greatest—yet simplest—pleasures in life, and we want to help you make the most of it. We also believe that top-quality coffee and tea should benefit not only those drinking it, but those growing, harvesting and processing it. We focus on top-quality, unique and responsibly sourced items so that we can all be confident that while we’re drinking amazing coffee and tea—we are also empowering farmers across the world. Drinking great coffee and helping people—what could be better?"
"It started, as most good stories do, with a goat. And before you know it, there was another goat. And then another.
Then, with all those goats, it quickly became about milk. And then, happily cheese. We became students of cheese and met wonderful, generous cheesemakers across the country. The more we learned, the more we wanted to learn.
That’s when it became clear that we’d found a calling. And began work on our creamery. By the time the creamery was completed, we had a happy herd of goats and some cheery neighboring cows all delighted to provide what would become the fruits of our labors. Goat Rodeo Cheeses.
From fresh chèvre to interesting aged cheeses, we’re creating some of the region’s finest cheeses, from goat milk, cow milk, and a delicious blend of both."
"Going With The Grain resides in a certified commercial kitchen on our small farm in northernmost Butler County. We bake in a two-deck Polin Stratos hearth oven, imported from Italy. We are passionate about providing nourishing, healthful food for local families and we delight in baking as many 'connections' as possible into each loaf.
The bakery is, intentionally, a one-person operation. This is definitely not industrial grocery store bread. This is Slow Bread. Really Slow Bread. (literally, as good bread takes 18 -36 hours from start to finish)."
"Starting with the purchase of one hundred acres of land in Evans City, PA, Marburger Farm Dairy has been continuously operating in one form or another since 1842. A German immigrant by the name of George Marburger, Sr. first used the land for raising draft horses until his son, Adam, transitioned the 100-acre parcel to dairy production.
After about twelve years, Adam and his wife, Georgia, moved the Marburger Farm Dairy operation to its current location. Since then, over three generations of Marburgers have been operating Marburger Farm Dairy successfully. Our business was featured in the "Food Tech" series telecast by the History Channel.
Marburger Farm Dairy's commitment to you is quality, service, and value. We strive to maintain the highest standard of food safety in the US. We ensure our products are all pure dairy products. We have been awarded Safe Food Handlers Certification Level 3."
"The Burkett family has been producing pure maple syrup since 2001. The first time we made maple syrup was in a homemade stainless steel pan over an open fire. It started with 20 maple trees on my parent’s farm and has grown to 30 acres of hard maple trees, a full scale sugar house, over 10,000 gallons of storage space for the fresh sap and over 5 miles of plastic tubing.
Each spring, three generations of Burketts (Joseph, his father Ed, and our oldest son Jude) work together in tapping, harvesting, and boiling the maple sap.
Our desire has been to cultivate a local renewable resource in such a way as to provide for our family and give back what we are able to our local community."
"Whether it's a 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Flavor Infused Olive Oil, we focus on providing our customers only the freshest, premium products from around the world. Our oils come from impeccably credentialed, Award-Winning producers worldwide and are tested to meet or exceed U.S. and International Standards.
Many of our flavored olive oils are produced using the Agrumato method, which is the process of simultaneously crushing select fruit, herbs, garlic, peppers, etc. with the olives to produce exceptionally flavored olive oils. It is also important to know that our flavor infused olive oils are flavored naturally by each artisan producer and the base olive oils (prior to flavoring) are always 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils, therefore providing the same, heart-healthy, cancer inhibiting benefits."
"Our family has been farming the same land continuously since 1867. We proudly pasture our cows, and always have.
Our 150 girls, all with names, graze native meadows from early March to late November and through winter their diet mainly consists of organic grass/hay raised here on the farm. For that matter all of the cows feed is raised right here. We also have a closed herd, which means we do not buy cows to maintain our numbers. We usually sell some young heifers off each year, since our cows live three times the average age of an American dairy cow and we just don't have the acreage for all that are born here. By raising all our own feed and having a closed herd we are able to maintain very high quality milk."
"Southern Ruckus gets along just fine with pork, beef, chicken, turkey and smoked sausage. It’s a smooth savory blend of natural ingredients with mild spices, and a twang of vinegar. Southern Ruckus adds flavor to soups, stews, Cajun food and Texas round up vittles.
Our All Purpose Rub is excellent on brisket, spareribs, pork butts and chicken! People are using it on french fries and other foods too!
Our philosophy is “if it doesn’t rock, it doesn’t roll”. So rest assured, these products are the best tasting on the market."
"Speckled Hen Chocolate Company, is Western Pennsylvania’s, newest gourmet chocolate company. Our goal is to make a high quality, intensely flavorful chocolate that can be enjoyed piece by piece, or if you eat chocolate like we do, a box at a time! Owned and operated by Matt and Valerie Cannon, the Speckled Hen is based on 3 essential ideals: quality, uniqueness and customer service.
We intend to create some of the most unique chocolate items that you will ever find and if you are in need of a tasty gift, or just want something hand crafted and out of the ordinary, then Speckled Hen Chocolate Company is the place for you!
We opened our doors in the spring of 2013 and have been steadily growing ever since. We make all of our hand dipped chocolates in house as well as each of our unique centers. Our first and most famous center is peppermint patty, followed closely by our homemade orange cream!"
"We want to give you a look behind the scenes of our coffee roasting operation and tell you a bit about what makes us different.
Zeke’s uses a Hot Air Fluid Bed Roaster (known as a Sivetz Roaster) to produce the delectable coffee you’ve come to love. Sivetz Roasting sets itself apart from drum roasting in a couple ways.
By constantly forcing air through the beans, Sivetz Roasters reduce the burning and smoke associated with drum roasting. Zeke’s Coffee Pittsburgh is able to significantly reduce coffee bean exposure to smoke and oils by using a Sivetz Roaster. The result is the clean, smooth flavor found in all of our roasts.
When trying to reach a particular roast profile, the Sivetz Roaster can be set to a precise temperature and monitored. No guesswork! This is how Zeke’s Coffee Pittsburgh is able to produce a consistent product that is consistently delicious.
So, there you have it - the secrets behind our delicious coffee are hot air and precise roasting temperatures! Oh, and love. If you have any questions or thoughts or ideas, let us know.
Until the next time, take care and drink good coffee!"