Sunday, January 15, 2012

Eating Local by the Jar

As I sit listening to the crusty snow under car tires, I recall the holiday celebrations with friends and family over the past weeks. Twisted Vine in downtown Rockford was one of my holiday destinations at the suggestion of a long-time friend. We arrived early because the tables in this small eatery fill up fast at lunchtime. Twisted Vine is a deli, catering company, bakery, and gourmet retail pantry. They feature Michigan produced foods by Brownwood Farms and American Spoon. These products are essentials for a Michigan locavore during the winter months.

The business opened in September 2010 and is located at 51 E. Bridge St, Rockford, MI. Their phone number is (616) 866-2828. Here is an article by WZZM TV 13.

The catering and deli options are prepared using the Brownwood Farms and American Spoon jarred foods and the owners, Laura DeWilde-Cummings and Dawn Nelson also use the food from the Rockford Farmers Market in the summer. I had a grilled sandwich and potato salad, and my friend had the cherry peach pumpkin chili. The Chili was made from American Spoon’s Pumpkin Chipotle Roasting Sauce and Cherry Peach Salsa.

Anything that Laura and Dawn can do to incorporate Michigan foods and still stay in their target price points, they do. Stop by and tell them that you are shopping and eating there because they serve Michigan products.

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