August 9, 2012

Celebrating National Picnic Month & Southern Products


August is National Picnic Month and what better way to celebrate it than by enjoying some fabulous southern products? Above is a collection of some of my favorite southern goodies that I also shared during a segment this morning on a local news morning show. If you’re just visiting the blog after hearing about it from the segment, welcome!

I’m so glad to live in the south, a region that has such a wealth of talented people who are pursuing their passions to create delicious food to share with the world. I know there are lots of other great southern products, but there’s only so many you can mention in a 3-minute segment!

Below, you’ll find a complete list of the products I mentioned, plus links to the company websites as well as a listing of the state where each originates.
  1. Anna Mae Southern Bread – Sweet Potato & Molasses Rolls (North Carolina)
  2. HoneyPax Tupelo Honey – Pure Honey (Florida)
  3. MoonPies (Tennessee)
  4. Good Health Natural Foods – Avocado Oil Potato Chips (North Carolina)
  5. Roots Café- Roasted Hummus (North Carolina)
  6. Flour Head Bakery - Pita Bread (Tennessee
  7. Emily G’s Jam of Love – Tripleberry (Georgia)
  8. Goo Goo Clusters (Tennessee)
  9. Phickles Pickles – Hotties Pickled Jalapeños (Georgia)
  10. Lusty Monk Mustard – Original Sin (North Carolina)
  11. Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese – Colby (Kentucky)
  12. Shuckman’s Fish Co. & Smokery – Bourbon Smoked Salmon Spread (Kentucky)
Now, I want to hear from you! What’s your favorite local product? No matter where you live, I’m sure there is something delicious that is made nearby. I hope you share some of your favorites so we can all enjoy them as well.
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