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Ohio’s Own: Sunsprout Farms

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Sunsprout Farms

As winter slowly takes over Central Ohio, it’s slim pickings in the world of locally grown produce. Kale can make it out there for a little bit, but it’s game over for the tomatoes, zucchini and peppers. There’s always sprouts, though. Sunsprout Farms is based locally in Columbus. It’s a family-run business that grows sprouts […]

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Ohio’s Own: MORE Potato Chips

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: MORE Potato Chips

This isn’t the first time we’ve ventured into the world of Ohio potato chips. In recent months, we’ve tried out Ballreich and OH! Chips, both met with great approval. But there are still more Ohio chips to try. For starters, there’s Rue Farms Rustic Potato Chips. Rue Farms hails from Springfield, Ohio. Its chips are […]

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Ohio’s Own: New OH! Chips Flavors

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: New OH! Chips Flavors

OH! Chips is doing some funky things in the flavor department this summer. Known for its kettle and sweet potato chips, the chippery is now selling snacks in flavors such as Spicy Pineapple. OH! Chips are smaller in diameter than your average chip. They’re almost their own sort of thing, and so very far removed […]

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Treat to Try: Maple Mist Farm Cotton Candy

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Maple Mist Farm Cotton Candy

I ran into a friend at the Clintonville Farmers’ Market. She was loaded down with a shopping bag full of cotton candy — she must have had ten of them in there. Smart woman, she’d just hit a stand called Maple Mist Farm, and that vendor only visits the market once a month: it’s wise […]

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Ohio’s Own: Amir Hummus

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Amir Hummus

When the chips and salsa thing gets old, Amir has an option for jaded diners: it makes and sells hummus in a million flavors. Well, not quite a million, but the website for the company lists twenty variants ranging from traditional versions, to ones amped up with tomato and basil or jalapeño. All of it’s […]

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Unusual Eats: Pistachio Orange Raw Truffles

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Pistachio Orange Raw Truffles

The whole Raw Food Thing never went mainstream in Columbus. While most restaurants have notes on the menu boasting offerings that are vegan, gluten-free or local, only one or two places bother to denote “raw” options.Sure, salads are usually “raw” – but the croutons, nuts and dressings on top would be another story. Why raw? […]

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Treat to Try: Snappers from Edward Marc Chocolatier

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Treat to Try: Snappers from Edward Marc Chocolatier

For ninety years, Edward Marc Chocolatier has produced and sold some of the country’s favorite chocolates. Using cocoa and spices from all across the world, including West Africa and the Caribbean, they’ve perfected the art of smooth sweetness. A family-operated business through generations, Edward Marc is now run by siblings Dana, Chris, and Mark Edwards. […]

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