At our seasonal farmer’s market event on February 18th, about twenty small-batch artisanal food vendors collaborated for your tasting pleasure. All made in the mitten, all here at Leon & Lulu. Take a bite out of local cuisine.
Mabs’ Atomic Mustard
Mabs’ Atomic Mustard is an artisan, family recipe condiment made with the highest quality mustard flour and pure cane sugar. It punches a blast of flavor to sandwiches, salad dressings, grilled meats, and of course crunchy snacks and charcuterie. Made in small batches and sold refrigerated, it bridges the gap from condiment to dip with ease. One taste will convert the non-mustard eater to a “mabsfanatic”! Made with love in northern Michigan.
High 5 Salts
The term “High 5” has multiple meanings. First, your tongue has 5 taste areas: sweet, tart, salty, bitter, and savory. Second, our salt blends are meant to be sprinkled from “on high” holding the salt above your food and seasoning by sight (when you see the salt on the food – that is probably enough). Last, there are 5 different types of salt blends in our High 5 line, they include: Original Unboring Salt, Power Lifter Bold Course Salt, Sweet Sass Sugar Blend, Tickled Pink Himalayan Salt and Fixer Upper Salt-Free Blend. Happy cooking! (And of course, seasoning properly).
Mel’s Toffee and Treats
Mel’s stands for Michelle (me) and our daughters Erin and Lauren. We couldn’t fit my husband’s name into the puzzle, so he became the “silent” partner.
Mel’s started out as a Chocolate Covered Pretzel Company. We evolved. The company evolved. Times changed. We became more focused. We are now an award winning, premium ingredient Michigan Made Toffee company. And…if you think that’s a mouthful, you need to try our handmade Michigan Made toffee. As the logo says, “One Bite is Never Enough…EVER”.
Susan’s Tart Shop
Susan’s Tart Shop is a pastry shop baking out of Eastern Market in Shed 5 as well as Proud Mitten Shared Kitchen in Plymouth. Our tarts are single portioned, rich and an unique alternative to the pie and cupcake. We are known for our crusts; each one made by hand and in perfect proportion with its filling. Our variety allows people to pick and choose dessert choices that all may enjoy!
Dancy’s Fancy Butter
Dancy’s Fancy Butters are enhanced butter spreads made with quality butter sourced from the Michigan Milk Producers Association, fresh herbs and fruit. The honey is produced by local bees that dined at nearby orchards and clover patches. Our butters are perfect for special occasions and your everyday dinner table. With seven delicious flavor varieties, at least one is sure to become your favorite butter.
Cinnful Crunch is a cinnamon graham cracker snack that is as versatile as it is delicious. It is great out of hand or used as a topping for yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, croutons for a salad, baked into banana bread and cookies, the list is endless! We currently have five flavors, Original, Pecan, Chocolate Espresso, Mint Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice.
Since 2004 Motown Soup has directly given back over $750,000 to the Community! Motown Soup is a 501 (c) (3) based in Utica, Michigan, who is comprised of volunteers who produce delicious soup and food mixes in a State Dept. of Agriculture licensed kitchen. With being a 100% volunteer organization, ALL profits are donated to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food banks, and free clinics. Know that as you are enjoying our mixes you are helping someone in need get a warm meal and shelter.
Gus and Grey
Growing up in Western Michigan, I was surrounded by farms of all types. The most amazing thing to me was the beauty of various crops. From corn, cherries, peaches, blueberries, beans, asparagus and much more…I loved the idea of growing food, harvesting, preparing and finally have it shared with the people around me. This endeavor has been a labour of love, and I want to thank every single person who takes the time to read what I have to say, and enjoy all that I prepare. Get your tastebuds ready, because Gus & Grey is ready to entice you!
Angel Print Fudge Bitz
Originally formed in December of 2008. Our fudge is hand-made in per order in individual small batches. we craft each batch with homemade butter as well as homemade vanilla. This ensures the creamy texture Fudge Bitz have become well known for. Each Fudge Bitz is Angel Approved with an edible gold dust print as well as packaged in a distinctive gold cup.
Bella Rouge BBQ
“We believe that a huge key to making the perfect sauce is really understanding that barbecue is very personal, and Bella Rouge Barbecue strives to have a place at the family tables across the world with our personal recipe. If our first secret ingredient is love, the second is a simmering passion for Highland Park, Detroit and the Mitten State where our sauce is made – and the third is our joy of being in the coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina! We hope that our small batch sauce becomes a “beautiful red” dinner staple for you and your family to share and enjoy on EVERYTHING that you love – every single day.”
Dave’s Sweet Tooth
We keep it simple. Fancy is too complicated. Real butter, real sugar, real milk chocolate, and hand sliced almonds prepared with love, one batch at a time, every time. Consistency is the key to our recipe. We don’t stockpile our ingredients. We purchase them according to order size to ensure freshness and maintain taste integrity. We have never had an unsatisfied customer, and we refuse to skip the small steps in order to keep it that way. Maybe a bit old fashioned, but we do not use machines, microwaves, or assembly lines to produce our toffee. Dave’s Sweet Tooth is and always will be; Hand Made. Homemade. Michigan Made.
After my daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 6 years ago, I thought gluten free could be better. Better tasting. Food should not only be delicious but pretty to look at. My customers shouldn’t feel like they’re being left out or missing out. Food is social. It’s FUN. And, it should taste good whatever the dietary restriction. While everything I make is gluten free, I can also accommodate most other food allergies and intolerances. I use as many local ingredients as possible, (i.e. In season fruit) to make my own fillings, curds, and sauces. You can taste the difference. They can have their cake and eat it too!
Sofia Foods, LLC
Our gourmet olives and tapenades are free of artificial flavors, free of artificial colors, and free of artificial preservatives. Our Olives and tapenades have Low calories per serving, Lowest sodium content and free of high fructose corn syrup, All natural and best quality ingredients. Made in Michigan
Mrs. Pruitt’s Gourmet CHA CHA
Ma Pruitt’s CHA CHA recipe honors her spirit as it has been passed down through several Pruitt generations since the 19th century. In 2014, Fall Harvest Urban Farms started manufacturing Mrs. Pruitt’s Gourmet CHA CHA. We are a family business that historically grown our own vegetables and preserved the produce that we grow similar to past generations. Mrs. Pruitt’s Gourmet CHA CHA is a product of Fall Harvest Urban Farms, LLC