Thirty years ago it was a tough task to build a tasty collection of American artisan foods, let alone one strictly from around the Great Lakes.
Times have changed. Today there’s such a bounty the tables have turned. The difficult job is not finding enough foods: it's editing the selection.
For our Classic Great Lakes Artisan Box, we stuff our cartooned gift box with Peanut Butter from Koeze in Grand Rapids, Michigan, American Spoon Red Haven Peach Preserves and an artisan Crow & Moss Chocolate Bar from Petoskey, Michigan, a bag of Zingerman's whole bean High Flyer Coffee, Marieke Gouda from Thorp, Wisconsin, Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon from Wittenberg, Wisconsin and our Cinnamon Raisin Bread.
The Deluxe Great Lakes Artisan Box includes everything in the Classic, plus Smoked Whitefish Spread from Leland, Michigan, a Zingerman’s Currant Scone, Potter’s Cheddar Oyster Crackers from Madison, Wisconsin, and Holy Cow Beef Sticks from Mundelein, Illinois.
"The huge box full of goodies -- that amazing raisin bread, bacon, Gouda, peanut butter, jam, coffee, and chocolate in that fun, colorful box filled with pleated brown wrapping shards -- was without a doubt the best gift we have ever received (and we are OLD. We graduated from Michigan 50 years ago.)"
Mary Jane, Washington, D.C.