Wild Crafted, Urban Tamed: Flower City Maple

February 25, 2018

In late winter the maple is ready to start flowing, which means until early spring Tom Richens and Greg Michne will be busy getting Flower City Maple‘s 2018 batch of syrup ready to go. “In 2013 I had some late winter blues. Rochester winter was getting the best of me and I wanted to do […]

Superfoods + Why You Should Be Eating Them

January 27, 2018

Words and photos by: Mackenzie Piccarreto, Certified Herbalist and Integrative Holistic Health Coach What Makes Them So Super? Superfoods. Are you on board? Or are you convinced they’re just another wellness trend? Although the term itself seems to be slapped on every just about every package these days, most superfoods have been around for centuries. […]

Naturally Hot Sauces: A Look At Locally Made PepperNutz

January 21, 2018

Growing up in Rochester, NY, spicy foods were a family tradition in Tom Falbo’s house. In college, people would stop by his room regularly to borrow from his hot sauce collection. So, it’s no surprise to know that today Falbo is the owner of the locally made “ROC City” line of hot sauces by PepperNutz, […]

Spruce Up Your New Year’s Eve Party!

December 29, 2017

Words and photos by: Hannah Betts of the interior styling and photography studio, Lives Styled Celebrating the arrival of the new year is one of our favorite things! Anything from a simple night at home to a stunning gala, however you chose to celebrate, the excitement of the new year is worth toasting! Here are […]

East End Giveaway!

December 22, 2017

East End Giveaway Rules SPONSOR. Hart’s Local Grocers (“Sponsor”), 10 Winthrop Street, Rochester, NY 14607. TERM.  Instagram East End Giveaway begins at 12:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017. ELIGIBILITY. Instagram East End Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the 50 United […]

Have A Goodrich Day!

December 1, 2017

“There’s a story about one of our employees where a customer was picking up their coffee, and he said ‘Have a Goodrich Day.’ It kind of stuck,” jokes Richard Budde, founder of Goodrich Coffee. The name came before the saying, of course, combining the street names where their shop is located (the corner of Main […]

Celebrating Local Businesses!

November 22, 2017

With the help of many small businesses, we’re able to stock our shelves fresh,  local ingredients for you to enjoy. In celebration of Small Business Saturday on November 25th, we’re taking a look back today at some of those local businesses we’ve featured on our blog! Grab a cup of coffee, kick back and get […]

From Our Table To Yours This Thanksgiving

November 17, 2017

Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away? We all have our favorite Thanksgiving recipes we patiently wait for each each year (ours just may be our vegan wild mushroom stuffing), but it’s also nice to try something new! And so, we teamed up with our staff, neighbors, and friends to share with […]

3 Ways to Have a Healthier Halloween

October 27, 2017

Words and photos by: Mackenzie Piccarreto, Certified Herbalist and Integrative Holistic Health Coach When you think of Halloween, what comes to mind? Costumes and pumpkins? Or maybe candy, chocolate, and more candy? It’s totally understandable to indulge in the traditional packaged treats and caramel-coated-everything, but there are definitely ways to take part without the processed […]