Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
We are so excited to be working with Lancaster Farm Fresh to bring local and organic dairy to the shop. Small scale, family operations are kind of our thing and Lancaster Farm Fresh works to connect local farms, like Maplehofe Dairy and Kaufmann's Fruit Farm with local businesses, like us. They say that when you purchase Lancaster Farm Fresh products you can be confident that you will receive the freshest farm products, raised humanely, with consideration for the land, animals and people. We like that. They also have an awesome CSA program that runs year-round. *New! LFFC now supplies the shop with granola bars from Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery. They have gained a kind of cult following and we suggest you try one.
Green Aisle Grocery
Green Aisle Grocery is the neighborhood market of your dreams! They started in 2009 and by 2012 they were making their own crazy good treats. One of the coolest things about Green Aisle is how creative they are in their craft: Kumquat Kaffir Chutney, Habanero Lime Cucumbers, Strawberry Apple Pink Pepper Preserves, and one of our favorites-- Raw Pistachio Butter! 2013 marked the year for their tea line launch and we jumped at the opportunity to steep their stuff. The beautiful Queen Village Chamomile features delicate chamomile flowers with local maple crystals. The Newbold Breakfast is darted with dried lavender and the LoMo Mate green is paired perfectly with shaved vanilla bean. For the warmer months, don't skip the Bella Vista Lemongrass iced variety with star anise and clipped kaffir lime leaves from Green Meadow Farm.
Wilbur Chocolate has been around since the 1800s, starting on North 3rd St. in Philly producing hard candy. After a short time, they added chocolate and cocoa to their menu and moved to a larger manufacturing facility. They continued to grow into the 1900s and added locations while merging with other manufacturers, suppliers, and distributers. Currently, they produce over 240 million pounds of chocolate products each year. We use their Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder for our mocha lattes and hot chocolate.
For good measure, we threw a little bit of Jersey into the mix. Gilda heard the call for authentic biscotti in the Philadelphia area and she answered by founding a daily operation of small batch, hand cut traditional biscotti in Salem, NJ. Gilda's biscotti are straightforward, light, and flavorful and they're proudly crafted without butter, oil, shortening, preservatives, emulsifiers, or artificial colors and flavors.
French artisan baker Stephane, Chef and owner of Au Fournil Inc., has been working in the bakery industry for more than 20 years in various countries and for some very well known companies. A Bakery and pastry art graduate from Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, Stephane is using his French savoir-faire style to re-establish a high quality standard for French pastry in Philadelphia.