Each week, All Souls Tortilleria simmers whole corn kernels with lime in a process called nixtamalization. The corn steeps over night, becoming nixtamal, or hominy. They then grind the nixtamal with volcanic stones into fresh masa to make their delicious tortillas.
Bear Roots Farm is a certified-organic vegetable farm. Find them all year long through their CSA program or purchase from their on-farm store! They also sell at nearby farmers markets, as well as to wholesale accounts. The Roots Farm Market stocks their farm-grown produce, as well as local dairy, eggs, meat, bread, grains, maple, honey, and so much more! It's "where local food, farmers, and community meet."
Big Gear Coffee sources high-quality coffee beans from around the world. They search for coffee beans that are delicious and complex. Since they want you to know where your coffee comes from, they keep the history very transparent. Most importantly, Big Gear aims to roast coffee beans that will provide you with a consistently great cup of coffee. Purchase their coffee at retail locations throughout the state, or head to several local restaurants and cafes for a cup. Though they do not currently have their own cafe, they love showing customers how their process works. Folks are encouraged to stop by the roastery to purchase beans! You'll even get a 10% off discount if you bring your own container. Big Gear staff members are typically at the roastery for at least a few hours each weekday, but they ask that you call, text, or e-mail ahead to confirm a pickup time.
Butterfly Bakery of Vermont began in 2003 as a cookie business, and over time has grown and evolved into a natural foods bakery producing cookies and granola, and a mustard and hot sauce business. As the number one purchaser of Vermont-grown chili peppers in the world, Butterfly Bakery is committed to slow, sustainable growth using local ingredients. Purchasing the peppers, as well as maple syrup, directly from the small-scale Vermont farmers and sugar makers that produce them is an important aspect of the bakery's philosophy.
The Hub on the Hill works with the farmers and small food businesses of the Adirondack-North Country region to transform the region's bounty of fresh produce into food products. Our community space and retail market offers the Hub on the Hill and our other partners products, as well as information about local farms, producers, and food-related businesses.
The Middlebury Natural Foods Cooperative is a democratic, member-owned cooperative committed to providing healthy, competitively priced foods; encouraging ecologically sound and healthful patterns of production and consumption; and responding to members' needs accordingly.
Philo Ridge Farm is a beautiful, productive, diversified farm at the forefront of innovation and conversation around our food. They support farmers and the local economy, managing their natural resources with a holistic and lasting system of regenerative agriculture, research, education, and inspiration. Philo Ridge wants to support food, farmers, and the incredible bounty of the region.
Stop by this cozy, whimsical setting for a glass or bottle of wine and light fare, or peruse their shelves for a bottle of wine to take home from the retail shop. The folks at Salt and Bubbles focus on affordable wines made ethically by people who take care of the land and the people they work with.