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  • Willa’s Shortbread

    Willa’s Shortbread

    For more than 30 years, Willa’s Shortbread has graced the South with the most delicious shortbread cookies using traditional family recipes and high quality ingredients.  A two-generation family business, Eric Rion now runs the business using his mother-in-law’s famous shortbread...

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  • Walker Feed Co.

    Walker Feed Co.

    Kristin and Cody Walker launched Walker Feed Co. in 2013.  Their focus is creating all natural cocktail mixers using premium ingredients sourced from the South to create high quality beverages paired with your favorite libation. As a restaurant veteran, Kristin...

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  • Forage South

    Forage South

    Forage South was founded in 2012 by Chef Brandon Frohne.  Chef Frohne uses influences from Europe and his Southern roots to create a contemporary approach to American cuisine and is a 5th generation chef born into a family of restaurateurs. ...

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  • Brittle Brothers

    Brittle Brothers

    John Spalding’s search for quality, nutty brittle turned up short in 1987 when all he found on the market was cheap, sugar filled brittle void of quality ingredients.  So, John tood things into his own hands, dusted off his Great-Grandmother’s...

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  • Bang Candy Co.

    Bang Candy Co.

    Sarah Souther started Bang Candy Company after discovering the joys of handmade marshmallows.  Experimenting in the kitchen, Sarah developed a rose cardamom marshmallow and shared them with friends for a birthday treat.  They were an instant hit! With encouragement from...

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  • TruBee Honey

    TruBee Honey

    TruBee Honey, located on a farm in Arrington, Tennessee, creates seasonal honey based on free-range bees that pollenate from the season’s natural food sources in the rolling hills of Tennessee. Each jar of honey captures the taste of nature during...

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  • Chocolate F/X

    Chocolate F/X

    Andrea Smith of Chocolate F/X is a uniquely talented individual with a passion for chocolate. Her creativity shines in every creation using all-natural, unique flavors.   When Andrea opened Chocolate F/X in East Nashville, the city fell in love.  Andrea has...

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  • BBQ Fight Club

    BBQ Fight Club

    Punchin’ Pig Mild BBQ Sauce, Bashin’ Bull Hot BBQ Sauce, and Kickin’ Chicken White Sauce are all part of Nashville’s BBQ Fight Club, established in 2010.  BBQ Fight Club is an extension of Hog Haven, a hole-in-the-wall barbeque joint near...

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  • Soberdough


    Soberdough creates beer bread mixes that makes homemade bread easy, quick, and delicious with only two ingredients needed – beer and Soberdough bread mix.  Mother and son team, Veronica and Jordan, started the company together.  Veronica, a former marketing executive...

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  • East Nashville Spice Company

    East Nashville Spice Company

    East Nashville Spice Company is proudly handcrafted in East Nashville.  After traveling the world, the makers of East Nashville Spice Company created a premiere spice blend line that contains so artificial flavors, colors, or anti-caking agents.  Each jar has 16...

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  • JM Thomason

    JM Thomason

    JM Thomason is a family business located in the Nashville area that has been supplying spices and seasoning blends to some of the best Southern chefs and restaurants for more than half a century.  Their line of 9 different blends...

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