Getting Out and About with the Local Palate Marketplace Vendors

  • , by Hannah Lee Leidy
  • 4 min reading time

The Local Palate Marketplace vendors are out and about this spring, showcasing their goods around the South, and here's who we've seen in the field at events.

In early March, the Local Palate team attended Charleston Wine + Food where we caught up with some of our Southern makers.

Brothers Quintin and Marcus Middleton of Middleton Made Knives led a guided knife skills class about preserving the longevity of our knives and how to effectively and safely wield the tool. From breaking down a chicken to prepping veggies, the Middletons demonstrated various applications of the knife as they assembled a chicken and red rice dish.

Over at Culinary Village we found more friends showcasing their tasty and unique wares and couldn’t help but choosing a few of our favorites:


Staff pick: Black Watch Tartan GrillKilt

Middleton Made Knives

Staff pick: 8-inch Echo Chef Knife

The Middleton Brothers of Middleton Made Knives

Bourbon Barrel Foods

Staff pick: Bourbon Barrel Aged Madagascar Vanilla Extract

Smithey Ironware

 Staff pick: Carbon Steel Farmhouse Skillet

 Smithey Ironworks

Sobremesa Moles & Salsas

Staff pick: Authentic Mole Poblano

Sobremesa Sauce Line-Up at Charleston Wine + Food

Lillies of Charleston

Staff pick: Hab Mussy Hot Mustard BBQ Sauce

Lillies of Charleston co-owner sampling their new hot sauce

Altman Farm and Mill

Staff pick: Heirloom Yellow Stone Ground Buttermilk Cornbread Mix

Local Palate Marketplace Vendors in North Carolina

Opening sign at Flavors of Carolina trade show

Marketplace e-commerce engagement manager Chris Dugas traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend 2023's Flavors of Carolina trade show. He got some face time with a few of our Tarheel vendors, with tasty samples from each in between.

Sweet's Elderberry

Staff Pick: Elderberry Shrub

Team of Sweet's Elderberry at Flavors of Carolina trade show

Still There Shine Sauce

Staff Pick: NC Moonshine Mop Sauce

Still There Shine Sauce

Griff's Toffee

Staff Pick: Griff's Coffee Toffee

Table of Griff's Toffee at The Flavors of Carolina Trade Show

Local Palate Marketplace Vendors at SEWE

Back in February, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition or SEWE brought a celebration of "all-things" sporting and regional to Charleston. From birds of prey demonstrations, chef-led cooking exhibits, and seated dinners driven by home-grown fare, a number of South Carolina vendors gathered in Marion Square to show off their goodies to event goers. Here are the ones we caught up with:

Altman Farm and Mill

Staff Pick: Jimmy Red Grits

Edisto Gold Honey

Staff pick: Lavender Honey

Line-up of Edisto Gold Honey at SEWE

Olinda Olives

Staff Pick: Olinda Olives Pantry Pack

Sobremesa Mole & Salsas

Staff pick: Citrus Habenero Hot Sauce

The Cookbook Marketplace

Emily Meggett the author of Gullah-Geechee Home Cooking 

Plus, excitement reached new heights 90-year-old Emily Meggett of Edisto Island took the stage and led the audience in a demonstration of Hoppin’ John from her book Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island. 



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