NEAFCS Utah Small Business Marketplace


Perhaps you have heard of the ice cream bar Creamies, or Fat Boys Ice Cream Sandwiches, or the frozen bread dough by Rhodes Dough, or what about Norbest Turkey?  Utah has so many amazing products and artisans.  We are sorry you missed out on some of them this year, in person, at our NEAFCS Utah Small Business Market Place, but here are just a few that will showcase a bit of Utah talent.

Flap Jack Drizzle  https://flapjackdrizzle.net

Flap Jack Drizzle was born in a little breakfast café called the Flap Jack Shack. It was the house syrup. People came from far and wide to eat pancakes with this yummy syrup. Soon people began asking to buy the syrup by the bottle to take home and send to friends. Thus, the Flap Jack Syrup company was born!

(Teresa Hunsaker Tri-liaison testimonial:  I have used this syrup for almost three years now…oh, my goodness.   It is soooooo yummy!  Try it on ice cream, but even better on caramel pecan bread pudding!)

Beehive Cheese  www.beehivecheese.com

When you take a bite of Beehive Cheese, it melts like butter in your mouth. That’s because Beehive Cheese is made from the creamiest milk in Utah and lovingly crafted into superior cheese by a family who shares a passion for the artisan way of life.

In 2005, brothers-in-law Tim Welsh and Pat Ford left the fast-paced world of software and real estate seeking a simple way of life as cheese makers. They traded their grinding commute and laptops for quiet pre-dawn mornings sitting with 500 gallons of farm-fresh milk carefully mixing and warming it for hours to develop their unique cheese.

(Teresa Hunsaker Tri-liaison testimonial:  I know it sounds like I am a bit of a foodie, and I guess in our profession you can’t help but be, so here’s another one of my favorite Utah products…no offense Wisconsin cheese folks, but this is some pretty darn good cheese.)

Kodiak Cakes  (As seen on Shark Tank)  https://kodiakcakes.com

Kodiak Cakes began in 1982 when Penny Clark sent her 8-year-old son into the neighborhood with a red wagon full of paper bags that were filled with her father’s heirloom flapjack mix and simple instructions written on the bags. He returned with an empty wagon and lifelong plans.

(Teresa Hunsaker Tri-liaison testimonial:  Here’s another one I can attest to…and perhaps you can too.  They now have contracts with many of our grocers across the country, and even Costco.  Use the Flap Jack Drizzle with this pancake mix!)

Super Bloom Coffee   https://www.superbloomcoffee.com

This is coffee roasting company is a wife and husband team out of Southern Utah who love coffee and love the outdoors.  They are very particular about their coffee and its source.  You may also want to know that they feel strongly about land stewardship and accountability.  In fact, here’s what they do to show their support:

“We’re proud to donate 1% of all 2019 coffee sales to @conserveswutah! Thank you for all you do to bring awareness and appreciation to the Southern Utah public lands we love!  We hope to continue this year to give back to our community by donating a percentage of our sales to causes that inspire us to be better stewards, as well as by organizing events to bring people together on our favorite desert trails.”  (Holly and Spenser, co-founders of Super Bloom Coffee.)

Amano Chocolate  http://www.amanochocolate.com

Chocolate, candy and snacks Vegan premium dark chocolates!

All Natural Bee Butter   https://allnaturalbeebutter.com

Stop in and enjoy this assortment of bee butter products from a bee keeper.  Since Utah is the beehive state, this might be a great place to find some amazing products made from the products from the hive.  Founder Dane Allred has developed some great products for skin care and tattoo care. There is also a pain relief line that helps relieve pain from fibromyalgia, neuropathy, shingles, muscle, nerve, and arthritis. You owe it to yourself to give it a try!

Apple Beer  http://applebeer.com

Gourmet soda produced in Utah for more than 50 years.

Bluebird Candy   http://bluebirdcandy.com

Producing gourmet hand-dipped candies and chocolates in Logan since 1914.  This is our ‘go to’ place for some of the best chocolates around.

Chocolot  http://chocolot.com

Utah must love chocolate, because we sure have a lot of great chocolate businesses here.  This one is a bit different though.  These are intricately flavored ganache centered hand painted chocolates. Along with small-batch toffees and truffles with unique designs.  This is the most amazing and beautiful chocolate developed and designed by Utah Chocolatier Ruth Kendrick, author of the Candy Making book.  Ruth has taught chocolate making classes all over the world (practically), and has donated her time teaching for USU Extension for many years.  She has some of the most amazing flavor combinations mixed with the best chocolate, and each piece is a smooth and delicious moment to savor!

Cox Honeyland   http://coxhoney.com

Cache Valley-based beekeepers producing honey since 1929.  They have many different varieties of honey, from pure clover to creamed, to flavored honey, and so much more!

Hippie Skin Body Products  https://hippieskin.com

At Hippie Skin, we are passionate about addressing the unrealistic expectations the beauty industry places on women in their quest to be beautiful, and we aim to inspire true beauty from within with synergistic oil blends and simple, sustainable skin care.

Lehi Roller Mills  http://lehirollermills.com

Producer of a variety of muffin, pancake and dessert bar mixes. Also make flours and hot cereals.

Pepperlane Products  http://pepperlane.com

A "condiment with a kick," Pepperlane offers 14 flavors of Jalapeño preserves, many mixed with traditional jam fruits.  The ways to use these preserves are increasing in popularity, from sandwich spreads, to bbq, and from corn on the cob to a waffle topping.  If you’ve never tried a spread like this, here is the place to buy and try.  They even have a page on their website with recipes and ideas…you’ll be amazed!

Steve Johnson Art Work  http://stevejohnsonarts.com

Steve Johnson still views life from the back of a horse, and paints in a converted chicken coop behind his 90-year-old house. His studio, however, carries no fowl smell, but rather the trappings of an authentic artist who needs to work amidst the action of the Old West he knows and values. While Utah is rapidly changing, in Johnson’s mind, however, the growth is one more opportunity for him to share his lifestyle with a world hungry for some of those simple country moments.  Steve is a long time Extension supporter, former 4-Her (Teen Council leader), and scholarship donor.  If you want a taste of Western art, Steve is your artist.  His detail is amazing!  His work can be found in many galleries in the Southwestern States.  

 (Teresa Hunsaker Tri-liaison testimonial:  I am the very lucky owner of a few of Steve’s pieces of art.  But besides that, I was fortunate enough to be the 4-H agent when Steve was on our 4-H Teen Council.)

Gossner Foods  www.gossner.com

This cheese plant got its start trying to bring a slice of Switzerland to Utah. Five decades later, Gossner now produces 30 varieties of cheese as well as shelf-stable milk and whipping cream.  It is amazing!!

Everything Utah  www.everythingut.com

From ball caps to prints of Utah scenery, from rocks, stones, and jewelry, this site has something for you.  Utah has one of the largest copper mines in the world, is home to Park City Silver Mines, and is home to a number of Native American tribes—with the Navajo being the largest.  So just imagine the rich assortment of Utah products, souvenirs, and art.  Oh, and perhaps a book or two about Utah.

Goldie Lew Jewelry  https://goldielew.com

My name is Jazlyn and my jewelry company is called Goldie Lew, named after my two little twin girls. I have always been passionate about jewelry and I feel so blessed to own this business. My hubby Shad and I are the proud parents of 5 amazing children - 3 boys and twin 2-year-old girls. I started this business as a hobby when I was expecting the two girls. I thought it would be fun to make jewelry for them and pass my love of it on to them, and then found that everyone else loved my jewelry too! It has now evolved into such a fun business and we offer one of a kind necklaces and bracelets made by me, along with other beautiful pieces made by native Americans in our state. Whether it be a vintage charm necklace or a stunning turquoise ring, we are sure to have something that you will love! 

Virginia Catherall  http://www.lakesaltknit.com

I am a textile artist and knitwear designer of wearable landscapes. I live and work in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am inspired by the incredible, rugged and sublime landscape around Utah, Great Salt Lake, and the Great Basin. I design a line of knitted items inspired by the history, landscape, and art of the area. Through this process I am finding meaning in landscape, a type of knitting *terroir*, that brings my home, my place, into the forefront of my life. And because of that, I have come to hone my thinking about environmentalism, conservation, and preservation of land.

Southern Utah Wood Turners Assoc.  http://www.southernutahwoodturners.com

The Southern Utah Woodturners Chapter was formed eight plus years ago with a membership of 25 mostly senior wood turners, which meant many years of experience amongst them. Their goal is to seek and mentor younger woodturners, so turned to the local High School. In partnership with the Cedar City High School District and the Cedar High School woodshop, they contributed a $1,000 grant from AAW for purchasing some needed equipment and turning tools at the school.

If you are interested in purchasing their wood products you may want to contact:
Ken Ragsdale
405-826-0917
[email protected]

***NOTE:  These are the folks who contributed the wooden bowls we sold at our Utah booth at NEAFCS in Hershey.  Tri-liaison Kathy Riggs might also be contacted if you are interested in purchasing some of their work. [email protected]

 

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