Since 2003 Artisan Made-Northeast has been digging. Perhaps somewhat like an archeological excavation but with food as the end point, we’ve been digging beneath the surface to discover one-of-a-kind, flavorful foods that we think express the “terroir” of our region, the Northeastern US.
The Northeast has provided us with an entrance point to the artisan food movement that has been sweeping through America┬á – and we have found world class products, made right here, to share with you.
Using the European Artisan Craft Guilds as a reference, we think of artisan foods as made using traditional methods and a high degree of skill, typically handcrafted, with no artificial ingredients – nutritional, high value foods made in small volume batches to ensure the foods’ integrity, quality and unique flavor. ┬áThese are foods made by skilled artisans and connected to their place of origin.
As our business has grown we’ve attracted interest from consumers and the trade from all over the US. This coupled with the fact that we’ve lived in the Midwest and West Coast has awakened our interest in artisan foods being produced in other regions in the US.
So, we are branching out looking to expand our special collection of artisan foods to include the whole US. The new name then, Artisan Made America, captures the breadth of our reach. We so look forward to sharing our new artisan food discoveries with you as we continue to dig, unearthing┬á incredible food experiences from the richness and bounty of our beautiful land.
Update: Business interests have brought Artisan Made to California over the past several years and we have decided to relocate our company in the North Bay area. We are putting together a portfolio of cheeses, cured meats and other specialty foods that we are eager to share with you – of course with our signature wine and beer food pairings. Our online store is scheduled to be active in late January early February 2021 – so keep an eye out for our new finds.
In the meantime, we wish you all a safe and healthy New Year filled with many new artisan food discoveries!
All the best in local foods,
Tom and Sally/Artisan Made America