American Spoon

 Today we hear a lot about buying local  and sustaining our communities farmer’s and artisans. It’s a simple choice that has a lifetime effect.
According to the MLUI, if we just spend $10.00 dollars a week on local farm foods, our regional economy will grow by 5 million a year!
That is why I was so pleased to be asked to submit  photos to Edible Grande Traverse Magazine utilizing the delicious products of American Spoon.
American Spoon got it’s start here in Northern Michigan over 30 years ago. They use local farmers and pay them more to keep growing the types of fruit American Spoon specializes with.
You can read all about them in a wonderful article written by Tamara Stevens for Edible Grande Traverse Holiday Issue.
As for me, it was a chance to sample their amazing products. A very tasty photo shoot indeed! Have any of you had their products?
Let me know what you think about this $10.00 challenge, or what you think about the local food movement in your area.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
Heirloom Tomato Preserve, “Once it’s gone, it’s gone!” Get some quick :) 
Leelanau Apricot Preserves, loved this!
Milk Caramel, so good! loved cleaning the spoon ;)
UPDATE:

On January 13th, American Spoon’s Wild Thimbleberry Jam was named a winner for the 2012 Good Food Awards based in San Francisco, California.
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