Tasteful Times is committed to carrying the best local products seen here. Below is a list of local vendors we carry.
The Best Chocolate In Town, Inc. was founded in 1998 by Elizabeth Garber. Elizabeth brought her fine arts background and her love of chocolate together to create this specialty chocolate company. All of their chocolates are hand-made and hand-packed at their commercial kitchen and retail space on Mass Ave in Indianapolis.
“Crazy Charlie’s Gourmet Salsa products are all natural, low in sodium, have low carbs, and have no sugar or sweeteners added. We use a five-pepper blend with fresh peppers in our salsa. We use great tasting, high quality Indiana tomatoes that are diced in puree. Everything else in the product is fresh: cilantro, garlic, and lime juice.” – Crazy Charlies Salsa, http://www.cgsalsa.com
“LocalFolks Foods is an outgrowth of the innovative natural farming ventures of Homestead Growers of Sheridan, Indiana. The popular LocalFolks product line was originally founded to use excess harvest from the family mushroom and produce operations. They began marketing their products through a number of local farmers markets in 2006, quickly expanding into local retail establishments.” – Local Folks Food, http://www.localfolksfoods.com
“Farmstead means we make our fresh, ripened, and aged chevres by hand, right here, using only the milk of our own herd. This is a way of life in which the land, the animals, and the cheese manage us. Fortune (or the lack of it) has given us a sense of who we are in relation to a place and the wildness around us, respect for the animals that give us so much, and for the demanding craft of cheese making.” – Capriole Goat Cheese, http://www.capriolegoatcheese.com
In 2007, after learning about the incredible health benefits and unbeatable taste of unrefined sea salts, Charmane Skillen began selling gourmet sea and mineral salts at area farmers markets. S.A.L.T. not only described her product, it was a symbol of her motivation – her four beautiful daughters, Sydney, Alexis, Lauren and Taylor. http://www.saltsistersonline.com/
Hoosier Momma™ was launched in early 2010 to glowing reviews from customers and the media alike. Hoosier Momma Original Bloody Mary Maker was created using all-natural, Indiana-products. It is vegan and gluten-free with no preservatives and no high-fructose corn syrup. The team introduced the Hoosier Momma Spicy Bloody Mary Maker last spring. It has everything you love about the Original, including low sodium, but they gave it a smoky blend of horseradish and aged cayenne for that extra kick.
Dillman Farm is a family owned business in Bloomington, Indiana. Located in Southern Indiana’s rolling hills, we’ve made our reputation by cooking our butters and preserves the old fashioned way, using select whole fruit and pure cane sugar (No Preservatives and No Corn Syrup) and packing as much fruit into each jar as we can. We hope that you will try our products and join our other customers in enjoying jams and jellies made just the way our Grandmothers made them.
Riehle’s Select Gourmet Popcorn is our family name and our company sits on the fertile Indiana farm land that has been in the Riehle family since 1910. We chose the word Select because we feel we have selected the best eating and tasting popcorns available. Our popcorn is considered GOURMET POPCORN because we grow the popcorn for taste and great quality, not large quantity like some larger commercial popcorn companies. Our popcorn is also GMO free.