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Breweries

Arclight Brewing Company

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Check the schedule on Arclight’s Facebook page

Back Road Brewery

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Bare Hands Brewery

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Burn ’Em Brewing

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Check their website as these hours evolve.

Goose Island Beer Company

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Goshen Brewing Company

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Iechyd Da Brewing Company

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Man Cave Brewing Company

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New Paradigm Brewing Company

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North Pier Brewing Company

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Now for the beer. The first three tastes were a saison, a Belgian IPA and a Witbier (Belgian style ale). They were followed by an Altbier (German style brown ale), a porter and a Belgian Dubbel. Being a sucker for hops but preferring smooth finishes rather than bitterness, the first three were really on target. Exactly what I love most about craft beer.
 
North Pier’s brewmaster learned his craft in the UK. It's obvious he was a very good student. 

- Steve Brenneman

Check the schedule at North Pier's website.

Paw Paw Brewing Company

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Shoreline Brewing

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South Bend Brew Werks

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See website for details.

Thomas-Stieglitz Brewing Company

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Thomas-Stieglitz Brewing Company, a small-batch brewery, will open in Goshen, Indiana in 2015 (tentatively in early spring) at Local, 211 S. 5th St. Owners Gary Stieglitz and Jeff Thomas are longtime homebrewers and plan to use local ingredients as much as possible in their brews, including Indiana-grown hops.

Transient Artisan Ales

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Twisted K-8 Brewing

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Virtue Cider

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Open daily noon–7pm

Tags: hard cider

Watermark Brewing Co.

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The beers on tap (7 total) we tried are unique without exception: the light but deceptively complex Leisure Ale is Watermark's "beer" beer, the Pipestone Porter is delightfully smoky and deep, the twice-mosaic-hopped King Prawn is a New England style IPA with a distinct hint of grapefruit, and the Mitchel's Satyr Saison is wonderfully floral and slightly sour.

Check the website for more info.

Wedgewood Brewing Co.

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From Wedgewood's Facebook page:

"Wedgewood Brewing Co. is a nano-brewery and tap house located downtown Middlebury, IN."

More info soon!

Wood Boat Brewing Company

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CSAs & Farm Boxes, Farms, Orchards & Mills

AU Student Gardens

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About the CSA: Student-run and student-grown produce. Home delivery in Berrien/St. Joe, Benton Harbor, Dowagiac, Niles and South Bend. June through October. Contact: Arthur Mulyono. info@augardens.com.

BackYard Produce

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About the CSA: Offers 60 varieties of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. Peck O’ Produce CSA starts last week in June. Also sells at the Granger Farmers Market. Contact: Lydia Karacson. southbendproduce@yahoo.com.

 

Barefoot Acres

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About the CSA: Non-GMO, practice extreme organic, large variety of vegetable, heirloom tomatoes & eggs. They partner with another farm to offer fruit in the CSA. Delivery to LaPorte & Michigan City IN and New Buffalo, MI. Contact: Lori Schneider. barefoot.acres.farm@live.com.

 

Big Head Farm

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About the CSA: Naturally grown vegetables and herbs. Fruits and flowers available. Will be at the Harbor Market in Benton Harbor on Fridays & the St. Joseph Farmers market on Saturdays. CSA runs June through November. Contact: Karen Warner. Karen@bigheadfarm.com.

 

Blue Star Produce

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About the CSA: Blue Star is a Certified Naturally Grown farm that grows nearly 100 varieties of heirloom produce, flowers, fruit and herbs. The CSA season is split into two sessions: a six-week early season spring CSA and a 12-week summer/fall CSA. Also available: tomatoes-only CSA (members receive a five-pound mix of 27 different types of heirloom tomatoes each week). Pickup in Buchanan, St. Joseph, New Buffalo and South Bend. Chicago location coming soon! Contact: Jennifer Collins. jennifer@bluestarproduce.com.

Clay Bottom Farm

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About the CSA: Clay Bottom Farm offers a 2/3 Share and a Full Share. Season runs from mid-April through October for 27 deliveries. Or sign up for just the summer (June–October), 16 deliveries. Boxes include fresh vegetables and fruit from local orchards. Deliveries in Goshen and Warsaw. Also, look for Clay Bottom Farm at the Goshen Farmers Market. Contact: Ben Hartman. claybottomfarm@gmail.com.

 

Earth First Farms

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About the CSA: A CSA share includes a biweekly peck of the finest in-season apples August–November. Membership includes a gallon of award-winning cider plus other discounts and special offers from the farm. Pickup locations in Berrien Center, MI, and South Bend, IN. Sign up by July 4. Contact: Tom Rosenfeld. info@earthfirstfarms.com.

Granor Farm

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About the CSA: CSA program offers a wide range of 50+ USDA-certified organic vegetables with full and small share sizes available. CSA shares may be picked up at the farm in Three Oaks (Fri–Sun), New Buffalo (Fri), St. Joseph (Sat) and Chicago (Lincoln Park and Logan Square, Tuesdays). CSA season runs from June through November. Contact: Sarah Kasten. sarah@granorfarm.com.

Iron Creek Farm

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About the CSA: Certified organic fruits and vegetables. Pickup at the farm or elsewhere in Michiana area and Chicago. June through December. Contact: Tamera Mark. ironcreekfarm@att.net.

Klug Orchards & Green Organics CSA

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About the CSA: Certified organic vegetables and berries. Pickup at the farm or at South Bend, IN, Farmers Market. June through October. Contact: Kevin Klug. klugorchards@gmail.com.

Molter Family Orchards

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About the CSA: Certified organic fruits and vegetables. Pickup in South Bend, Benton Harbor and Kalamazoo. Memorial Day–Labor Day. Contact: Aaron Molter.

New Road Natural Farm

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About the CSA: Vegetables and herbs. Farm also sells beef, pork and lamb. Pickup at farm. Delivery in South Bend, Mishawaka and Granger. June through October. Contact: Curtis or Chad Montgomery.

Norman Mullet Farm

About the CSA: Organic vegetables from an Amish family farm. Pick up at farm. May through September, plus a late October box of veggies. Contact: Norman Mullet.

Oakhill Farms

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About the CSA: Offers a seasonal mix of certified organic produce. Choose to add local products to your share. Pay-as-you-go available. Delivery to St. Joseph, MI, or pick up at the farm. Contact: Terri Prillwitz. oakhillfarmscsa@sbcglobal.net.

Plowshares Farm

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About the CSA: Offers a weekly bushel basket full of fresh fruits and vegetables Jul–Nov. Eggs also available. Contact: Brett Bradley. plowsharesfarm@sbcglobal.net.

Richert/Phillips Farms

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About the CSA: CSA runs June–September with certified vegetables and fruits. Deliveries to South Bend, Mishawaka, LaPorte & Elkhart. Contact: Michael Richert.

Rise Up Farms

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About the CSA: Rise Up Farms offers a 22-week CSA from June through October. Shares include diverse vegetables, with a focus on heirloom varieties. Full shares (for 3–4 people) and half shares (for 1–2) are available. Farm uses natural growing practices inspired by the principles of ecology and permaculture. Honey and eggs and cut flowers can also be purchased. Products also available at the Purple Porch Co-op in South Bend. Contact: Alex Smith. riseupfarms@gmail.com.

Shorewood Farm

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About the CSA: Fresh seasonal produce. Eggs, baked items, jams, pickles and jellies. Can be customized. Pickup and delivery in Michiana area. May through October. Contact: Pam Coker. Pamela@shorewoodfarms.com.

To Your Door Produce

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About the CSA: Offers 16 weeks of customized to-your-home deliveries of seasonal fruits and vegetables. You begin the program by filling out a preference form. Choose a small, small premium, large or large premium share of produce. Biweekly shares also available. Delivery to Southwest MI, South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Osceola and Elkhart, IN. Contact: Stephanie Layman. laymanfarms@aol.com. Twitter: @TYDProduce

TSW Farms

About the CSA: Offers spring and summer programs, May–September. All fruits and vegetables are grown chemical-free. Read about the farm (and the new raspberry patch) on Facebook. Special requests encouraged. Delivery available. Contact: Tom Schmidt. tswfabrications@yahoo.com.

 

Videnovich Farms

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About the CSA: Freshly harvested vegetables, fruit and herbs. June through November. Contact: Vera Videnovich. videnovichfarms@gmail.com.

Bars, Pubs & Wine Bars, Breweries

Back Alley Brewery & Sports Bar

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Crooked Ewe Brewery and Ale House

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Evil Czech Brewery and Public House

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Greenbush Brewing Company

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Round Barn Brewery and Public House

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Tapistry Brewing

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The Livery Microbrewery

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Groceries & Markets, Services - Food, Specialty & Artisanal Shops, Wine, Beer & Liquor Shops

Bamber's Superette

Mon–Fri 8am–6:30pm, Sat 7am–5:30pm

 

Tags: italian

Butchers & Meat Purveyors, CSAs & Farm Boxes, Farms, Orchards & Mills

Bertrand Farm

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Bertrand Farm (Niles, Michigan) is a not-for-profit educational facility that seeks to share their passion for environmental stewardship, sustainable living and healthy eating. The 11-acre farm includes a barnyard and fields of organic crops.

About the Produce CSA: Offers working memberships May–October, nonworking memberships June–August. Boxes include fruits, vegetables, berries and a variety of greens—all organic. Meat shares available for chicken, turkey and pork; raised on pasture and organic grains. Eggs also available at times. Contact: Theri Niemier. bertrandfarminc@gmail.com.

About the Meat CSA:  CSA subscribers can opt to become “working members,” committing to perform three hours of farm work each week. Chicken, turkeys, pigs, lambs and goats are raised on the property and are given the chance to graze on pastures. Animals’ diets are supplemented with certified organic feed. The pigs, goats, and sheep are sold in the spring (order by mid-April) and sold by whole, half and quarter meat packages. Chickens and turkeys can be ordered through June. Contact: Theri Neimier at 269.695.3306 or bertrandfarm@yahoo.com.

Blue Heron Farm

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Blue Heron Farm (Millersburg, Indiana) is a small family farm that raises good food on “grass and sunshine.”

About the Meat CSA: The CSA program lasts for four months after the share is purchased. Each monthly delivery is neatly packed into reusable tote bags and includes recipes and a selection of meats. The CSA offers a variety of pastured meats, including hamburger, pork sausage, prime cuts, chicken, ground beef, pork chops and hot dogs. Each delivery provides six to eight meals for a couple or four or more meals for a family of four. Blue Heron also offers half and whole cuts of lamb and pigs. Contact: Tom and Casandra at 484.560.7478 or Adam and Elise at 574.971.5146; blueheron@blueheronfarms.org.

C&D Family Farms

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C&D Family Farms (Knox, Indiana) raises “happy hogs.” Their philosophy is to treat the animals with kindness and to make the best and most comfortable lives for them. The pigs are able to roam in a large wooded area and have a natural diet of leaves, berries, weeds and acorns. All animals are hormone-, steroid- and antibiotic-free.

About the Meat CSA: CSA boxes vary by the month and can include chicken, ground beef, pork chops, bacon, roast, steaks, sausage, ham steak, turkey and eggs. Contact: Crystal and Dan Nells at 574.772.5334 or 773.401.9759 or crystal@cdfamilyfarms.com.

Countryside Produce

Countryside Produce (LaGrange, Indiana) is an Amish family farm. The farm specializes in produce but also offers meat packages by request to CSA customers.

About the Produce CSA: Fresh produce and berries. (Meats, eggs and milk also available.) May through October. Pick up locations include: Angola and Niles. Contact: Devon Hostetler.

About the Meat CSA: Those with CSA shares order by the week, usually receiving a basket of vegetables with the choice of a variety of pork products. The pork lover’s package includes bacon, a fresh pound of pork, and pork steaks. The seasonal CSA lasts from May to October, with members receiving packages either every two weeks or monthly. Pickup is at the LaPorte, Indiana, and Michigan City, Indiana, farmers markets, as well as community pickups in Angola, Indiana, and Niles, Michigan. Contact: Devon and JoAnne Hostetler at 260.499.4009 or Reo43@aol.com.

Grass is Greener Meats & Produce

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Grass is Greener Meats & Products (Bremen, Indiana) is a family farm specializing in heritage breed and pastured meats. They strive to raise the best animals that will produce, in turn, the best taste. Their Red Wattle pork is sold by whole, half or individual cuts. Both the Freedom Ranger chickens and Bourbon Red heritage breed turkeys are pastured. They also sell grass-fed lamb and beef.

About the Meat CSA: CSA subscriptions are available for pickup at the farm or by delivery to the Granger and Goshen farmers markets. Shares are usually full by April. Contact: John and Toni Rowe at 574.209.6371 or Grass_is_greener@ymail.com.

Hawkins Family Farm

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Hawkins Family Farm (North Manchester, Indiana) has been owned by the Hawkins family for over 50 years. When they are not hosting farm-to-table dinners or serving farm-fresh pizza, they are fulfilling CSA subscriptions. Their motto, “Growing Community on the Farm,” connotes a desire to share their bounty and love for the land.

About the Meat CSA: The Meat CSA includes pasture-raised chickens, turkey, pasture-raised pork and pasture-fed beef. Contact: Jeff and Kathy Hawkins at JLHFarm@hawkinsfamilyfarm.com.

Hebron Farms

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Hebron Farms (Vandalia, Michigan) raise chemical-free and grass-fed beef, lamb, pork, poultry, sausages, smoked meats and nitrate-free bacon. Along with a mission statement that promises to maintain a good quality of life for both the family and the animals, the Hebrons insist that the true test of quality is the taste.

Where you can find Hebron Farms:
1. Purple Porch Coop ~ South Bend (123 Hill St.) ~Wednesdays 4:30 -7:30 ET.
2. Pick up at the house in South Bend (23/Ironwood) ~Daily by appointment
3. Skip's European Farmers Market ~ New Buffalo, Sat & Sunday 9-3 ET.
4. Buchanan Farmers Market ~ Saturday 8:00-1:00 ET. 
5. South Loop Farmers Market ~ Chicago~ Thursday 4pm -8pm CT.
6. Crossfit South Bend ~ Delivery set up
7. Crossfit 061 ~ Delivery set up

Contact: Chris and Michelle Hebron at 574.340.2648 or hebronfarms@gmail.com.

Farmers Markets

Beth Tollas

For purchase of local English walnuts.

Tags: English walnuts

Irvin and Carol Lemler

The Lemlers can also be found at the South Bend Farmers Market in South Bend, IN.

Tags: black walnuts

Restaurants

Bread+Bar by Bit of Swiss

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This place is a must! This past May, when Nathaniel and I were touring through the Midwest, we stopped here before our show at The Box Factory. Actually, we stopped dead in our tracks after taking one bite of their pretzel chips and the Taxi Driver’s Wife Mussels 21 with Gewürztraminer + thyme + parsley + butter + grilled garlic bread. That grilled garlic bread was to-die-for. And we topped it off with their smoked whitefish salad. The atmosphere is very Brooklyn: clean lines, modern with rustic charm, real candles on the tables, truly enchanted!

Cerulean Indianapolis

Cerulean Restaurant

Elizabeth Restaurant

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Farmhouse Bakery

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Farm House Bakery is run by the most joyful folks we know. They haul it hard in the morning, way before the rooster crows. This is the ultimate family-owned and -operated breakfast joint. You can find Dawn and Virgil rolling dough and pinching piecrusts around 4:30am as the smoker out back works its magic on a batch of chickens. For over six years we have been ordering the maple pecan scone, slightly warmed. I order the vegetarian breakfast burrito, add black beans, a side of hash browns with onion and two containers of their homemade salsa on the side. Nathaniel loves a simple breakfast of two eggs, hash browns (with onion) and a side of their signature thinly sliced smoked chicken breast. (Be sure to add a container of extra dry rub on the side!) This breakfast will wake up all of your senses and start your day off right!

Farmhouse Bakery website

Fiddler's Hearth

What’s more to say than Bushmill’s Irish smoked salmon paired with a pear and walnut salad? It’s so divine! To finish the meal, we like a slice of the Chocolate Oblivion flourless cake. When Nathaniel was 14 years old, he started performing at their open mic night and a few years later he introduced me to Fiddler’s. Through the years it has become a favorite spot of ours. Especially because it was farm-to-table before farm-to-table became a huge trend. We love the charm, food and mystique of Fiddler’s. If you look closely enough, you can find a black and white photograph of my beloved Grandpa “Sir” hanging on the wall of fame near the piano. Happy eating and hunting! Shine ON!

Food Dance

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Octave Grill

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Pickle & Turnip

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Pickle & Turnip serves lunch and dinner daily, except Mondays.
They are also open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Rocco's

Not only did we share our first meal together here in 2003, but their classic cheese pizza paired with a large bowl of the Julia Special Salad is enough to have us say it was love at first bite. For over a decade, year after year, we have eaten Rocco’s cheese pizza, loving every bite. And of course we can’t say enough about Linda and Warren Verteramo. We have spent many Saturday nights crashing more of the Verteramo family gatherings than we would care to admit to. You could say that it’s only appropriate for a band named after one of Italy’s most coveted fruits (bergamot) to be a part of Rocco’s extended food-loving family.

The Local

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Venturi

Before we stepped into this beautiful pizza heaven we had heard plenty of buzz from all of our friends, and, of course, I read the Edible Michiana article, which lit the fire under us. This place is truly a eat here now Jillian Speece of the Bergamot dishes on the music duo’s top 5 places for great food in Michiana star ratings gem. Let me repeat: Venturi is a brilliant, delicious gem. When we toured through Europe in 2013, we ate some of the best pizza in the world. So when we arrived back in the Midwest we were a bit worried about finding a great Neapolitan pizza. Until we ordered the Margherita Doc with fior di latte, topped with fresh basil at Venturi. Yum! For dessert we always get the panna cotta with extra cherries on top. Gosh, I am getting hungry. Just go here. Do it now.

Bars, Pubs & Wine Bars, Breweries, Cafes & Bistros, Restaurants

Cravings Bistro & Brew Pub

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Farmers Markets, Butchers & Meat Purveyors

Creekside Farm

Dean and Vera Witmer can be found at the Goshen/Mill Race Farmers Market.

Tags: turkey, black walnuts

Hiatt’s Poultry

Breweries, Farms, Orchards & Mills

Cultivate Brewing

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Lehman's Orchard

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U-pick May–October

Mon–Sat 9am–5pm and Sun noon–5pm

Tags: hard cider

Butchers & Meat Purveyors, Specialty & Artisanal Shops

DC Meats

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Jake’s Country Meats

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Jake's Country Meats is a true family farm dedicated to producing premium pasture raised pork, beef, and poultry. Raised in the small farm tradition using local and sustainable practices, Jake's meats are produced from humanely raised animals fed all natural diets. 

Local New Buffalo

Website

Farms, Orchards & Mills, Butchers & Meat Purveyors

Gunthorp Farms

Zeiger Farm

Cafes & Bistros

Javier’s Bistro

Open Tuesday–Sunday for breakfast and lunch and Wednesday–Saturday for dinner. On Thursday nights they serve a traditional Puerto Rican menu.

Farms, Orchards & Mills

Jerry Lehman

Tags: pawpaws

Mick Klug Farm

Website

Bees & Honey

Kress Apiary

There are absolutely no sales at the farm, wholesale or retail, so look for Kress Apiary at the following markets:
Daley Plaza Farmers Market
50 W. Washington St., Chicago Thur 7am–3pm through October 31
Division Street Farmers Market
Division St. and Dearborn St., Chicago Sat 7am–1pm

 

Tags: honey, vinegar

Coffee & Tea Houses, Coffee Roasters

Light Rail Café and Roaster

Bakeries & Patisseries

Macri's Italian Bakery

Website

Mon–Sat 7am–6pm

Co-Ops, Delicatessen, Specialty & Artisanal Shops

Maple City Market

Website

Locally owned, democratically controlled cooperative grocery store specializing in local and natural foods in Goshen, IN.

Farmers Markets, Farms, Orchards & Mills

Mary Sholtey

Mary can be found at the Syracuse Artisans Farmers Market in Syracuse, IN.  English walnuts can also be purchased directly from the farmer.

Tags: English walnuts

Gardens & Nurseries

McKinley Terrace Garden Center

Pawpaw trees by special order only.

Ask to speak with George.

McKinleyTerraceGardenCtr.com

 

Nash Nurseries

Website

Sells pawpaw trees in 3–5 gallon pots.

NashNurseries.com

 

Oikos Tree Crops

Sells pawpaw seedlings. Internet and mail order only.

OikosTreeCrops.com

 

Cheese & Dairy, Specialty & Artisanal Shops

Oh Mamma’s on the Avenue

Website

Gourmet Cheese Shop & Deli

Mon–Fri 9am–6pm, Sat 8am–4pm

Tags: italian

Butchers & Meat Purveyors, Farms, Orchards & Mills

Roseland Organic Farms

Website

Bars, Pubs & Wine Bars, Breweries, Restaurants

Silver Harbor Brewing Company

Website

Farm Markets & Stands, Farms, Orchards & Mills

The Blueberry Ranch

Website

Farms, Orchards & Mills, Gardens & Nurseries

Tree-mendus Fruit

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Tree-Mendus curates a collection of 200+ varieties of apples, grows stone fruits and berries, including some available for U-pick, and sells pawpaw trees.

Read more about Tree-mendus Fruit.

CSAs & Farm Boxes, Farms, Orchards & Mills, Flowers & Herbs

White Yarrow Farm

Website

About the CSA: Weekly fresh vegetables and occasional cut flowers for at least 18 weeks through the growing season. No synthetic fertilizers or pesticides have been used since 1994. Cover crops, natural minerals, and compost are used to improve the soil.

Pastured poultry and eggs are also available. Chickens are fed no antibiotics and are allowed to eat unlimited amounts of fresh grass and clover. The chickens are available frozen at 4 to 5 lbs.

Pick-up sites are in Kalamazoo on Monday evening, and in Three Rivers and Marcellus on Wednesday evening.

Read more about White Yarrow Farm and its focus on Japanese vegetables here!

Cheese & Dairy, Butchers & Meat Purveyors, Specialty & Artisanal Shops

Yoder’s Meat and Cheese Company

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