Over the past few years, East Texas has evolved into an up-and-coming part of the food industry. There have even been two Tyler-based food companies named to Oprah’s Favorite Things list: Janie’s Cakes and Greenberg Smoked Turkeys.
Both of these brands, along with many other local products, can be found at FRESH. Starting July 24, FRESH will put the spotlight on a growing inventory of East Texas foods.
An array of local items can be found throughout the store. The produce department may as well be its own farmers market with all of the fruits and vegetables that are grown in East Texas. There are tomatoes, zucchini, squash and cucumbers from Jacksonville. There are also blueberries, peaches and plums from Winona, strawberries from Athens and watermelon from Chandler.
In the beer and wine aisles, there’s True Vine Brewing, plus wine from Briar Creek, Kiepersol, Los Pinos and Pelle Legna. Shopping the aisles, some of my favorites include Stanley’s BBQ Sauce, Simply Sassy Salsa from Longview, East Texas Honey from Whitehouse, Popcorn Junction, Porch Culture Coffee and David Wade Worcestershire Powder.
On Saturday, July 29, be sure to drop by the store between 11AM and 4PM. FRESH has invited several local vendors to come by for demonstrations and tastings throughout the store. It’s a great opportunity to learn about some delicious East Texas products and support your local farmers and purveyors.