As our selection of handpicked Southern-made products expands, we wanted to showcase a few fresh additions that have us collectively “oohing and aahing” here at the Local Palate. Check out these Marketplace newcomers, and stay up to date on social and through our newsletter for exclusive discounts coming soon! As always, your purchases on the Local Palate Marketplace directly support small businesses and artisans across the South.
Here’s something to get you out of bed on frigid mornings: Handcrafted in Louisville, Kentucky, this Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee is a medium roast featuring Safai Coffee Company’s 100-percent Arabica beans. After the beans are flame-roasted, they’re aged in an authentic Kentucky bourbon barrel. A sip of this rich brew lends flavors of caramel, chocolate, and bourbon—a perfect winter morning companion. Check out some more new items from Bourbon Barrel Foods here.
Family-owned olive orchard and brand Olinda Olives offers a variety of homegrown and handcrafted goods. With their Pantry Pack, you’ll get a little taste of everything, including one 16-ounce bottle of their buttery Charleston Blend extra virgin olive oil, one 16-ounce jar of pitted Sevillano olives, and one 16-ounce jar combination of Sevillano and whole Greek olives. Olinda blends and bottles their olive oils in Charleston, and their olives are naturally brined without any dyes or lyes.
We couldn’t dream up a more indulgent dessert than this gigantic Rocky Road Pecan Brownie from Colts Chocolates. Covered in a layer of silky smooth ganache, it’s rich, fudgy, and topped with roasted pecans and fluffy marshmallows. Colts Chocolates handcrafts their decadent desserts and sweets in Nashville. One brownie serves eight to ten people.
If you’re a fan of AR’s Hot Southern Honey, you’ll love this Clover Honey when you’re craving a drizzle of sweetness without the spice. Sourced from Appalachian hives, it’s 100-percent raw, all-natural, and offers a subtle, balanced flavor. Owner Ames Russell keeps his honeys free of artificial sugars and preservatives. You may also want to give AR’s Wildflower Honey a try.
Add some functional flair to your countertop with this made-by-hand porcelain clay utensil crock from Dirty South Pottery. The vessel will house your spoons, spatulas, and cooking instruments without overheating, no matter its proximity to the stove. Don’t worry about splatters—just place it on the top rack of your dishwasher or hand wash it with warm, soapy water.
Written by Daniela Johnson