I owe my discovery of the online artisan food marketplace, Foodzie, to Try Handmade founder, Erika Jurney. It has been a few months since I received her email with the link and I must confess I haven’t cleaned my house since. I wholeheartedly believe that, by extension, Erika is solely responsible for the state of my home. Need a clean pair of socks? Take it up with Erika. To find the floor to walk on? Take it up with Erika. A bowl to eat your cereal out of? I said take it up with Erika! I’m busy on Foodzie!
You know those shops that you occasionally run across that give you an insatiable urge to set up a cot and stay — forever — right there between the antique mason jars and the knobbly hand-knit scarves? Foodzie is one of those shops, or rather a collection of hundreds of those shops. Only it’s online. Which means I can stay forever. And I don’t have to sleep on a cot. I just have to convince my husband that yes, in fact, the laptop does add a new dimension of romance to the bedroom; yes, I should bring it with me.
With names like White Girl Salsa (whose gorgeous mild salsa is pictured above), Laura’s Wholesome Junk Food, Alchemy Spice Company and Mother In Law’s Kimchi (whose Seoul EXPRESS Gift Pack is pictured below) the shops aren’t just pull-up-a-chair-and-stay-a-while browsing grounds, they’re fun too.
And it’s the spirit they’re run in that makes Foodzie what it is, an online marketplace that:
…helps passionate small food producers and farmers across the U.S. reach new customers and connect directly to foodies searching for wonderful foods and gifts.
Next time you’re looking for good food from bacon to flour to complex handmade jams check out the Foodzie Artisan Producers near and far — no really, they sell bacon. Online. Check it out! Maybe you’ll find something meaningful to purchase.