The Local Taste
In Washington and the greater Pacific Northwest we have an extraordinary amount of locally grown foods and locally produced items worth raving about! The Local Taste is centered around that fact and was born out of the desire to give our local farmers and producers some love and to help educate our customers and community about all the great things our home state has to offer!
Meet some of the growers of your favorite local fruits and the makers of fantastic local products during our tent sale on July 26th - 28th
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“A crossroad between commerce and neighbors”, the Roasterie remains a destination where family, friends and visitors from around the world meet. Where myths and legends are created and stories are preserved; where people still stop by on their horses from time to time for some good coffee, good stories, and healthy food.
The beans the roasterie uses are rare. All are high mountain shade grown and traditionally farmed. We blend a combination of traditionally grown and direct trade beans to create our fine gourmet coffees.
Our commitment to quality and value began in the 1930's when a group of retailer-owned grocery wholesalers joined together to combine their buying power to compete with the growing number of corporate-owned chain stores.
Darigold does dairy differently. Maybe it’s because the farmers own the company. Or because we spell our name with an i. Or because we tend to ask questions. For almost a century, the dedication of their cows, farmers and people are what have driven Darigold’s success. And while it’s true that they're one of America’s largest dairy co-ops, Darigold has been farmer-owned since 1918.
Full Tilt Ice Cream makes all natural ice cream and frozen desserts with as much creativity and local ingredients as possible. Our their outlets feature new and vintage arcade and pinball machines, an eclectic mix of sodas, an amazing mix of music on our stereos, and some of the finest beers the Northwest has to offer. After extensive research and testing, we have scientifically created a fun environment for people of all ages.
The Sakuma business history began with our first generation arriving in the United States of America as Japanese immigrants, pursuing the “American Dream”. The first generation (Iisei) settled on Bainbridge Island, Washington. They transporting their goods by ferry to Seattle for sale at the terminal markets and Pikes Place Market. The long history is inspiring and worth the read, please visit their website for he remainder!
Painted Hills Natural Beef is a natural beef product originating in Wheeler County, Oregon. Raising beef of this quality takes more: more time, more energy, more care. In order to grow beef that is growth hormone and antibiotic free, producers must make the commitment to keep the animals longer than generic beef. It simply takes longer for the animals to grow to the choice grade level. We believe, however, that this cost is far outweighed by the peace of mind the consumer gains.
Michou is an award winning deli in the heart of Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Come visit us for fresh soups, sandwiches, salads and treats. We also provide salads, desserts, and breads to some of the highest quality grocers in Northwest.
What started as something founder Abdul Mohamud brought as a homemade treat for friends and family on game days and parties, and just to have with snacks eventually turned into something so good, they HAD to have the "salsa" with every meal! Over time, the salsa became known as Doolie's Hot Hot Sauce. With such a high demand for the sauce, Abdul was encouraged to make Doolie's Hot Hot Sauce available for sale to local businesses, vendors, and restaurants. Based on his Grandma's recipe with years of practice and perfection, the highest standards of excellence go into each batch of sauce produced.
In 1912, Franz built a bakery at N.E. 11th and Flanders, which is still in operation. Over the years, Franz has continued to expand and enhance its facilities by installing state-of-the art equipment. At the same time, the company remains true to the Franz family’s standards of superior quality and service. In fact, a number of younger generation Franz family members are active in the family business.
United Salad Co. has been in the wholesale produce business for nearly seventy years. We have built a produce organization that is unparalleled in our marketplace. Our extensive operation ranges from growing fruit, packing and shipping, to our expansive warehouse and distribution network.
At Seattle Bagel Bakery, they use artisan techniques to craft a meaningful and honest product. Their bagels are made fresh every day – in small batches and by hand. All of the mixing is done from scratch without using shortcuts like using economy-sized steam ovens to mass produce. They are committed to the genuine method of kettle boiling bagels before they are individually hand topped and baked off in the oven.
McSweet Pickled Cocktail Onions, was launched in 1990, when martini buff, Leo McIntyre, perfected his special recipe. Leo had worked as a club, bar, and restaurant manager around the country in the late 1940s and 1950s, but was unable to locate sweet crunchy cocktail onions as he had remembered from his earlier years. His efforts were quickly rewarded as McSweet gathered a cult following in local Seattle hotels and restaurants. He soon had a brisk mail order business as out-of-town visitors discovered his tasty onions. McSweet Pickled Garlic and McSweet Gourmet Olive Bliss were added to the mix in 2006.
Caffe Vita is the official bean used in our Espresso Bar! Caffe Vita is one of the pioneers of Farm Direct movement, meticulously sourcing the best coffee available while developing long-term, mutually fruitful relationships with coffee growers in more than 11 countries. They work with and invest in farmers who are committed to sustainable practices.
My Chi Delights—nourishing, satisfying, and energizing treats made with natural ingredients. A perfect blend of nuts and sesame seeds, with a touch of sweetness, to create treats of pure energy and enjoyment—handcrafted one tray at a time.
Ostrom's mushrooms are handpicked daily, refrigerated immediately, and on the road to you within hours after harvesting. And just to keep things interesting, there's a variety to choose from, all of which can be used interchangeably in recipes.
Mr. Mobley’s Tahini Sauces are delectable, exceptionally versatile toppings and marinades. The ingredient blend complements a wide variety of delicious foods; from rice and vegetables, and stir-fry dishes to elaborate cuisine.
Donovan's Deli Provisions
Vashon Coffee Company - Website Under Construction
Thai Fusions Sauces
Food Services of America