Every weekend in December, we’ll host some of our favorite local producers selling their products in our first ever Holiday Markets making it easy to gift local this holiday season!
Cafe Kreyol – Manassas, VA – Creating sustainable jobs in Haiti, using organic specialty coffee. We adhere strictly to Direct Trade practices which is now the backbone of our mission. We believe that quality and sustainability are symbiotic. We believe farmers should get paid based on the quality of their product. We practice that belief by paying up to 300% higher wages than what Fair Trade requires for truly exceptional coffee. We are just as committed to our clients as our farmers. And as part of that commitment, we vow to be transparent. Our coffee is 100% traceable throughout it’s entire journey to your cup.
Oh Mercy! Hot Sauce – Falls Church, VA – My name is Mercy Bloomgarden. I was born from humble beginnings in Ghana, West Africa; I grew up in a family of seventeen children. Even though growing up in Ghana was hard, I learned from my mother essential skills including how to prepare savory sauces that stretch the family budget and satisfy the appetite. I started making hot sauces because I craved the rich, flavorful and spicy sauces I grew with. Throughout the years, friends loved it so much they would bring their own bottles and they convinced me to bottle and sell the hot sauce. In 2011, Oh Mercy! was born and as they say the rest is history. Today, I am happy to introduce to you my beloved Oh Mercy! Hot sauce (mild) and No Mercy! Hot Sauce (hot).
Tastes Better Than Yours (TBTY) Stew – Maryland – West African Stew by TBTY is a delicious blend of tomatoes, peppers, onions and various seasonings. The purée is cooked to perfection and can be enjoyed with many dishes including rice, couscous, pasta, plantains, beans, potatoes and many more. Tastes Better Than Yours West African Stew is not a soup or traditional American style stew- it is a flavorful and aromatic base from which springs great meals.
Goûter – Washington, DC – Goûter started as a personal wellness journey, out of necessity, out of rebelliousness. I’ve always followed my own path, breaking rules as I go, and that’s exactly how Goûter came to be: taking health into my own hands and using that determination to create healthy, nutrient-dense and tasty beverages that are the cleanest fuel for your body. My mission for Goûter is to inspire you to get active, stay hydrated and rethink what fuels you. It’s simple. We use premium all organic ingredients to make the best tasting alkaline water-based beverage for your body’s everyday needs. We keep it raw, as in made fresh daily, with real ingredients and a short shelf life.