5/08/2013 11:00:00 AM

16 Food Artisans You Need to Know From Around the U.S.

The artisanal food movement is blossoming across the country as gastronomically inclined craftsmen and women turn out delectable versions of pickles, jerky, candy and beer. We've compiled a list of 16 food artisans from around the country that we think you need to know. Check out our slide show, and give a shoutout to your favorite artisans in the comments.


  1. You might want to check out:
    Cathy's Sweet in Lake Hill, TX
    Some of the best hand-made chocolate truffles with liquor in the chocolate you will ever taste!

    MB Glover, Kerrville, TX

  2. Unfortunately, artisanal food (as prepared by "Food Artisans") can be translated as -- exceedingly tiny portions at exceedingly astronomical prices.

    But those arrogant gustatorial snobs who revel in that sort of thing truly deserve what they get, or don't get. As the case may be.

  3. Lusty Monk Mustards of Asheville, NC

  4. Flour Pot Cookies in Ambler, PA

  5. Grimaldi Candies in Melbourne, FL.....damn, ya gotta try the milk chocolate covered potato chips. I give the as gifts to my clients.

  6. I agree -- Obsessive Confection Disorder is SO AMAZINGLY GOOD!

  7. I recommend the Kaffeklatsch in Huntsville, Alabama. Grant gets sample batches from various locations and rejects over half of them. A chart on the wall tells you which are organic, fair trade, and/or shade grown.

    From their web site:
    After a year of business, we decided to roast coffee beans ourselves, insuring absolute control over freshness and quality. We acquired a vintage 1929 Jabez Burns coffee roaster from New Orleans and began roasting for a growing number of satisfied customers. Since November 1977, we’ve enticed passersby with the aroma of our freshly roasted coffee. Our Master Roaster, Grant Heath, has over 36 years of experience in roasting. He and Kathy Heath sample all coffees and teas purchased by The Kaffeeklatsch to make they are of the highest quality. They strive to provide the best products with courteous and friendly service reflecting the values of a family business, locally owned and operated.

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  10. Thanks for bringing attention to the fantastic and hard working artisan food producers. I recommend ignoring the anonymous naysayers who most likely don't have to hoist, brush and tend to countless 20 lb wheels of handcrafted cheese for up to a year before its sold.


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