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Article • January 13, 2010

Taster's Choice

Shop For Local Artisanal Foods from Anywhere in the U.S.

Remember that perfect little bakery you found in San Francisco? Of course you do. The only problem is you’re home now, a thousand miles away from those beloved red velvet cupcakes.

Enter Foodzie, the one stop online shop for all your locally sourced artisanal grocery needs. They offer everything from BBQ Pulled Pork (from Phoenix) to Zesty Peach Marmalade (made in Erwin, NC).

Unlike other web-based grocery services, Foodzie doesn’t hawk mass-market consumer goods. Rather, it provides access to small-scale gourmet producers and growers across the country, shipping goods directly from producers rather than some large-scale grocer’s freezer.

At present, Foodzie features products from 228 producers across the country. Each producer profile includes a “story,” giving buyers a sense of who they are and how much passion they put into their wares.

Have a favorite producer you don’t see on the site? Suggest it. (The Foodzie folks encourage user feedback).

The next time you find yourself in the frozen foods section at the grocery store, just remember that there’s a better way.