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Harvest Song Ventures Fresh Walnut Preserves are made from fresh baby walnuts, picked green from their tree before the shells have a chance to age and harden, and then are whole cured. Every part is used, shells and all! The flavor is rich, nuanced and unctuous. Enjoy as a fine garnish with bleu, other full-flavor cheeses, and with duck or other savory dishes.
Harvest Song's fruits and nuts are grown near the Biblical mount Ararat in Armenia at around 10,000 ft, in ideal conditions of volcanic soil and surrounding natural spring waters. All of Harvest Song preserves are hand-made, packed only are harvest season, and grown in a chemical and pesticide-free environment. Only the ripest fruits and nuts are picked from the farms on a daily basis; their cannery uses minimal knives and everything is carefully hand inspected. Slow-cooked with a little bit of pure cane sugar and lemon juice, with no preservatives or pectin, all jars are decorated with handmade rice paper from Kathmandu, Nepal.
NASFT is the National Association for Specialty Food Trade.
Liberty Heights Fresh is proud to now offer Charming Beard Coffee, a high quality artisanal coffee roaster based here in Salt Lake City. Charming Beard is committed to providing exceptional coffee beans from some of the world's finest growing regions. Currently Liberty Heights Fresh sells five outstanding varieties of Charming Beard 12 oz. whole bean bags.
The Nicaragua beans are shade grown at nearly 4000 ft. elevation in the Jinotego region. Grown on the El Recreo Estate Farm, the Arabica beans display mild chocolate and nut notes, with a light balance of fruit and acidity, creating a classic Central American flavor profile. The farm is run by Carlos Ferrey and Leana Machado and certified by the Rainforest Alliance who monitor sustainable agricultural practices.
The Uganda beans are a full flavor medium-light roast with notes of black currents and dried fruits, with a taste of pine at the finish. The beans are grown on the western slope of Mt. Elgon in the Sipi Falls area of the Kapchorwa district. The beans demonstrate the wonderful flavors of great African coffees - floral nuances with nice acidity. These beans are grown by the Kabum cooperative, which is a humanitarian based green coffee distributor who makes sure the farmers get the majority of the profit.
The Ethiopia "Yirgacheffe" (yer-guh-chef-eh) beans reveal flavors of blueberries, with floral aromas and tangerine notes. A bright cup of coffee that will make you taste flavors you never thought possible in your morning cup of coffee. Yirgacheffe is one of the worlds best coffee growing regions in one of the worlds oldest coffee producing countries. This Ethiopia Yirgacheffe is a dry processed coffee and comes from Sustainable Harvest, a coffee importing company dedicated to transparency and relationship.
Costa Rica "La Minita" is the quintessential cup of coffee. A mild body with a bright middle, this beans create a perfectly balanced cup of cherries, chocolate, and caramelized sugar – not too tart or sweet. Coffees from Costa Rica are considered to be the classic definition of "coffee." This Costa Rican in particular comes from Hacienda La Minta, in the famous growing region of Tarrazu. It's one of the last true estate coffees and La Minta has long been known for their dedication to quality from growing to milling.
Charming Beard's Decaf Ethiopia Sidamo hails from the origin of coffee. Ethiopia. More specifically, these beans come from the major coffee producing region of Sidamo. This Ethiopian Sidamo is a water processed decaf, which means no chemicals were used to decaffeinate the beans. The beans maintain their citrus and floral notes after decaffeination, and produce a very mellow cup of coffee with a mild body.
Charming Beard Coffee launched from La Barba Coffee Roasters in November 2012 with a roasting facility in Salt Lake City. Their goal is to source the highest quality green coffee beans in the world either from farms or reputable brokers. Right now 80% of their coffee comes from small, locally owned farms, many of which are co-ops. The farmers are highly involved in the growing process and are paid a fair wage
Rather than offering regional blends, Charming Beard Coffees are all single-origin; that means the beans are grown on one farm, allowing the unique characteristics of the soil, the climate and the individual farmer to shine through.
Charming Beard coffees undergo a light roast. This allows all the unique and wonderful flavors and nuances to be fully tasted. Darker roasts tend to burn out those delicate flavors, and contrary to popular belief, are not higher in caffeine than lighter roasts.
The word on Askinosie: "If there is brighter, more lush, or more balanced cocoa powder on this earth, I haven't discovered it yet." from Food Blogger Susan Bradley
Askinosie was the first small-batch chocolate maker in the U.S. to produce a natural cocoa powder. It is made right in their factory using the same beans as the Davao Dark Chocolate, creating an authentic single origin powder. It is unsweetened and non-alkalized, perfect for baking and a rich cup of hot cocoa!
Hot Cocoa Recipe:
2 Tbsp Askinosie Natural Cocoa Powder
2 Tbsp India Tee Demerara sugar
1 pinch Diamond kosher salt
6 oz very warm (not boiling) Rosehill milk
Mix the cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Slowly stir or whisk in the hot milk. Makes 1 cup.
To list the many coveted awards for River's Edge cheeses would fill this space ten times over. Two of their best are in the cheese case right now: Sunset Bay is a bloomy rind chevre with a fiery orange line of paprika streaking through its center. Encased in edible vegetable ash on the outside, the inside is dense and creamy with the smoky hint of imported Spanish pimentón. Aged for three weeks for luscious flavor, the cheese center will transform from dense richness to a marvelous silky cream. And for a little taste of heaven – try this season's crottin "Up in Smoke" – a perfect piece of creamy smoky chevre misted with bourbon then wrapped in maple leaf.
River's Edge creates fresh and aged artisanal farmstead goat cheeses hand-crafted in Oregon's Central Coast Range. They follow the same time-honored techniques learned over generations in the French countryside.
Sunset Bay's Recent Awards:
2012 Guild of Fine Foods World Cheese Awards - Super Gold Medal
2011 ADGA Cheese Competition – Best in Show
2010 ACS 3rd Place Winner
2009 World Cheese Awards Silver Award Winner
2008 ADGA Cheese Competition 1st in Category
2008 ACS 2nd Place Winner
2008 WCMA World Competition 2nd Place Winner
2007 ADGA Cheese Competition 3rd Place Winner
Honey adds a little something sweet to your tea, a drizzle on granola or yogurt, or for an exceptional combination, try a touch with your Gorgonzola. Bee Raw Honey offers raw, unfiltered, single varietal regional honeys supplied by American family-owned apiaries dedicated to meticulous bee husbandry which produces distinctive honeys from a single flower source.
Current varietals include:
Florida Orange Blossom
Wisconsin Cranberry Honey
Washington Buckwheat Honey
Colorado Star Thistle Honey
Maine Blueberry Honey
New York Basswood Honey
Colorado Sweet Yellow Clover
California Wild Black Sage
Two of our favorites, together at last!
Creminellie Fine Meats and High West Distillery have joined forces to create a fine pork salami made with award winning Son of Bourye, a flavorful (and the world's only blend) of straight bourbon and straight rye whiskeys. Wonderfully rich, it is perfect for enjoying on sandwiches, with cheese, or with a tumbler of Son of Bourye.
One of the most acclaimed sausage and salumi makersin the U.S. is now availabe at Liberty Heights Fresh!
Olympic Provisions was Oregon's first USDA approved dry curing facility and salami producer. Under the guidance of salumist Elias Cairo, Olympic Provisions has garnered numerous accolades and recognition. Saveur magazine recognized them in their exclusive top 100 list and Olympic Provisions' charcuterie has also been awarded more Good Food Awards than any other food company in the country. Their salami are all based on traditional European styles.
Currently, we stock a fantastic variety for snacking, sandwiches, and entertaining:
French Style Saucisson Sec – classic French salami chocked full of black pepper and garlic
French Style Saucisson d'Alsace – a style from Northern France, delicately flavored with the warm spices cinnamon, nutmeg and clove
Italian Style Finocchiona – Toasted fennel seeds permeate this Italian classic
Italian Style Nola – Unique, southern Italian style assertively flavored with allspice and red and black pepper
Greek Style Loukanika – an absurd amount of cumin, orange zest and garlic make this our most flavorful and unique salami
Just In - authentic, old-world style pasta from Molino e Pastificio Poschiavo in Switzerland. Family run by the Fisler family since 1900, the company uses only hard durum wheat and is crafted in a classic rustic style. With a nice nutty flavor and distinct crunch, use the Molino e Pastifico pasta with simple preparations such as with a little melted butter and a dusting of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, or high quality extrra virgin olive oil and fresh grilled vegetables. Their plant is just a stone's throw from Valtellina, Italy in Grigioni, Switzerland.
First discovered growing wild in Arizona in the 1920's, these unbelievably sweet and creamy dates grow no where else in the world. Cultivated exclusively on 14 trees on the south side of the Camel Back Mountains, these all natural delicacies are only available for a few short weeks each year. Their melt in your mouth texture is perfect for snacking; if you somehow manage to not eat them all right away, add to muffins, pancakes, or any quick breads.
Delicious gluten-free crackers made from corn and rice from Galbusera. For our customers looking to reduce or eliminate gluten in their diets, these crackers are a great alternative to wheat. Italian made, nicely crunchy with rich flavor and a hint of rosemary!
Acme Smoked Fish Corp. of Brooklyn, NY is a four generation producer of the finest smoked fish products in the U.S. Their golden smoked whitefish in certified kosher and hot smoked - their unique hot smoking process begins with a brine cure, then the fish are smoked at a higher temperature which produces a moist and flaky fish with a delicate smoke flavor.
Owned and operated by the Brownstein and Caslow families, Acme brings unsurpassed experience and a proud family heritage to all of its superior-quality smoked seafood products. Acme is known for its "New York Style" kosher smoked salmon and lox, as well as for whitefish, chubs, sable, herring and other smoked fish specialties.
Fermín, quite simply, produces the finest traditional jamons in the world. Coming in this week, Liberty Heights Fresh is now offering some of Fermín's amazing Jamón producs:
Jamón Ibérico: Ibérico pigs, descendents of wild boar in the southwestern forests of Spain, feed on wild acorns creating a well marbled and deeply flavorful ham.
Jamón Serrano: Incomparable dry cured pork from made from Serrano pigs from the Sierra Mountains in Spain.
Salchichón Ibérico: Traditional dry cured pork sausage crafted with white pepper, nutmeg and coriander.
Chorizo Ibérico: Sublime one month dry cured sausage made with pork, garlic, and paprika.
The home of Jamones y Embutidos Fermín is in the beautiful medieval village of La Alberca, perched at the top of a mountain. This family run company carefully cures their Ibérico hams in the cool, dry mountain air for over two years, transforming them into a masterpieces of flavor. Fermín was the first company to be approved for export to the U.S.