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There are many great local food products made here in Central Ohio and all throughout our great state. In our “Ohio’s Own” series, we take a closer look at some of the fine products our artisan food businesses create for all to enjoy.

Ohio’s Own: Carle’s Brats

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Carle’s Brats

Bucyrus, Ohio has been home to an annual August bratwurst festival that’s run every year since 1968. In fact, the Ohio city is the Bratwurst Capital of America. One of the businesses that has helped the city earn it this informal title is Carle’s Bratwurst. In operation since 1929, Carle’s commitment to the art of sausage […]

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Ohio’s Own: Weed Knob Acres

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Weed Knob Acres

Weed Knob has a great name. Neither word in the combo is a particularly lovely term, and weeds themselves are downright dastardly things, but together: there is something oddly satisfying about saying the name of a Westerville baking operation called Weed Knob Acres. Even more satisfying than its name, however are Weed Knob Acres’ wares. Case […]

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Ohio’s Own: Koki’s Tortillas

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Koki’s Tortillas

Koki’s Tortillas are something of a niche find. They’re not just an Ohio business, they’re from right here in Columbus, made out on Sullivant Avenue. Although produced nearby, the tortillas went unnoticed until a friend recommended them. This friend is a tortilla snob, and the term is meant affectionately. For our purposes, it refers to […]

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Ohio’s Own: Reinecker’s Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Reinecker’s Bakery

Babka is a type of treat that takes on a lot of forms and interpretations. You can score a Seinfeld-famous chocolate babka at mainstream joints like Trader Joe’s, and walk away with a loaf of bread that hosts infinite ribbons of chocolate filling within its folds. That’s all nice, but Reinecker’s makes a different sort […]

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Ohio’s Own: Crumbs Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Crumbs Bakery

Athens’ Crumbs Bakery has been baking breads with a wholesome bent for more than 20 years. Way before organic and natural was trendy, Crumbs Bakery was turning out artisan loaves. Their bread labels say the operation is worker-owned, though they’re a little short on the rest of the marketing schtick for those who want the […]

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Ohio’s Own: Kim Chi Pork Rinds

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Kim Chi Pork Rinds

Between lo-carb diets and fancified treatments on menus in local restaurants, pork rinds are experiencing a bona fide heyday. Once a weird, niche, vaguely creepy snack, fried pig skin is now widely accepted as a cool munching option. And so it was only a matter of time before the snack food industry started launching more […]

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Ohio’s Own: Raspberry Cheesecake Popcorn

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Raspberry Cheesecake Popcorn

American Classic Snack Company is based in Wadsworth, and its focus is on a very particular type of American snack: popcorn. In fact, the company has been focused on popcorn for more than 30 years. And while it’s a small-town Ohio operation, you’ll find its snacks in locations throughout the United States. While the company specializes […]

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