Southern cooks are famous for their “secret” ingredients and their uncompromising demand for particular brand or ingredient come Hellman’s or high water. Allow us to introduce you to the top producers of flavorful, top quality ingredients here in the Southern U.S. Click into a Producer Profile to learn more and then use the form to start a conversation directly with the producer.

4 CORNERS RANCH

100% Pastured Longhorn Beef. Pasture to Package, G.O.D. Fed (Green Only Diet), Purebred, Better grass fed beef because this pure heritage breed was designed to have exceptional marbling thru a foraging, pastured diet.

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ALFRESCO PASTA

Alfresco Pasta uses only the best, hand-picked ingredients, perfected recipes, detailed processes and customized, handcrafted Italian pasta machines to make their pasta. They hold their products, people and facilities to the highest standards for safety, consistency, performance and taste.

BONGO JAVA ROASTING CO.

Bongo Java expands the definition of quality to add factors of how beans are produced, purchased and promoted to the important issue of how they taste. Therefore, all of our coffee is organicand bought almost directly from small-scale farmers at above Fair Trade prices. Just as important, we spend more dollars doing the right thing than telling the world about ourselves.

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY

Standing today as the oldest continuously operating distillery in America, Buffalo Trace Distillery has been making whiskey for more than 200 years. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, Buffalo Trace is the most award-winning Distillery in the world, garnering more than 300 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies.

CROP TO POP

It’s time to add fun and whimsey to your menu! Crop to Pop popping corn is grown by John Mark Looney on his family’s farm in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Once exclusively a commodity farmer, Looney’s now a serious popcorn connoisseur: growing, harvesting, cleaning & packaging his top notch kernels in the historic farm store turned popcorn kitchen before it journeys to retail stores and restaurant menus. It’s simply the best popcorn we’ve ever had!

DELTA GRIND

Handcrafted in the heart of Mississippi since 2000, Delta Grind is a small, friendly, family-run business producing delicious, 100% natural, stone ground quality products. Their ingredients are sourced from local farmers throughout North Mississippi to help ensure consistent quality and authentic taste.

FONTIS WATER

Unlike a lot of water delivery service companies that sell filtered tap water, we source our water from our own springs, nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains and protected from agricultural or industrial runoff. Family owned and operated since 2003, Fontis bottles 100% pure spring water and delivers it to homes and businesses in and around Atlanta.

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FREEDOM RUN FARM

We are a diverse group of shepherds who are passionately dedicated to consistently producing premium lamb. Our lamb delivers the best traits in desirable culinary flavor: a meaty, hearty portion and a sweet, mild flavor – all produced in a sustainable fashion in the historical home of premium lamb production: Kentucky.

GEORGIA GRINDERS PREMIUM NUT BUTTERS

Georgia Grinders strives to create extraordinary nut butter from simple, all natural ingredients. After all, it is our belief that every culinary experience be savored and define the taste of health. Sourcing the highest quality, natural and inherently Non-GMO ingredients, Georgia Grinders Premium Nut Butters are handcrafted in small batches to ensure quality, freshness and flavor in a facility that we own and operate in Atlanta, Georgia.

GRADY RANCH

According to GRADY RANCH, not all grass is created equal. At Grady Ranch, they rotate their Black Angus cattle on a proprietary paddock rotation of nutrient and flavor rich grasses to produce beef with a rich, full flavor, and outstanding texture and marbling. Raised in an all natural, sustainable way- we invite you to taste their premium difference. A fourth generation family farm located near Whigham in southwest Georgia, Grady Ranch is available to support foodservice accounts in southwest Georgia, southeast Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida with local delivery of their popular ground beef and other cuts.

HORNSBY FARMS

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JOHN EMERALD DISTILLING

John Emerald Distilling is a small batch craft distillery located in beautiful downtown Opelika, Alabama.

JUNE BUGG RUB

Small batch, clean rubs that provide a brilliant secret ingredient to a myriad of dishes, especially grilled and smoked meats and vegetables.

KENNY'S FARMHOUSE CHEESE

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OLDE VIRDEN’S TENNESSEE PEPPER CO.

Olde Virden’s specializes in flavorful blends of 5 different chili peppers. Our blends are all natural. We offer a product free of sodium, sugar, additives or preservatives. From farm to bottle, we hand blend in small batches and guarantee to be one of the freshest chili pepper flakes on the market.

PALMETTO CHEESE

Born in the low country of South Carolina, this pimento cheese has the perfect dipping texture, a smooth taste, and is pleasing to the palate long after the last dip. Palmetto Cheese™ is gluten free, made with Wisconsin sharp cheddar and has the taste and texture of homemade. This “pimento cheese with soul” is real southern and it is really good!

THE PEACH TRUCK

Just think of the rich fragrance, the intoxicating sweetness which dances across your taste buds. Grab a couple paper towels, otherwise peach juice will be running down your forearms. Yes, these perfectly blushed, delicate desserts of nature are far superior than any other peach you’ll ever experience.

PECAN RIDGE PLANTATION

Their Southern gourmet oils are 100% natural, cold-pressed, non-GMO, and Kosher certified. They are low in saturated fat, high in healthy fat, and contain the same vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants as pecans.

PIPER & LEAF ARTISAN TEA CO.

Piper & Leaf Artisan Tea Co. is a family run local tea company. Creating gourmet blends that are simply divine to sip iced on a steamy summer night or hot on a long winter evening and serving the joy, are their passions. All of their teas are blended with as many local ingredients as possible, straight from the garden, farm, forest, and briar patch.

PORTERSVILLE BAY OYSTER

This family owned and operated oyster business produces sweet Alabama Gulf Coast oysters favored highly by chefs and restaurants across the region.

PRIDE OF THE POND

Catfish raised right. That’s all we do. Premium, farm raised, grain fed, hormone and antibiotic-free, USDA inspected catfish.

QUEEN'S REWARD MEADERY

Queen’s Reward Meadery makes award-winning mead presented in a stunning bottle using traceable, local Mississippi honey. There is no better way to get your bar in on one of the fastest growing trends on bar menus today.

REYER FARMS

Reyer Farms is a family farm that strives to exceed every expectation you have for beef. They raise grass fed heritage beef as well as specialty produce for the local fresh market. Their beef is custom cut and dry aged for quality and a consistently satisfying flavor. Uniquely, Reyer Farms raises beef exclusively from Pineywoods cattle, a Spanish Criollo breed brought to the Americas in the 1500’s. Shaped by the natural environment of the Deep South, these cattle thrive in the hot and humid weather to yield a remarkable beef experience.

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SIMMONS FARM RAISED CATFISH

Simmons farm-raised catfish is the best catfish in the world and is available in a wide range of products to perfectly suit your needs.

STEEN'S 100% PURE CANE SYRUP

Families everywhere have learned to depend on the purity and quality of Steen’s 100% Pure Cane Syrup to produce the finest delicacies for their family gatherings – and so can you!

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TWO BROOKS FARM RICE

You’ll taste the difference and appreciate it in the kitchen as the ease and consistency of cooking dominates. Just take a whiff of Two Brooks Farm Rice to get started on a different sort of rice journey.

WHITE OAK PASTURES

White Oak Pastures is a six generation, 152-year-old family farm in Bluffton, Georgia. We take pride in farming practices that focus on regenerative land management, humane animal husbandry, and revitalizing our rural community. We know radically traditional farming creates products that are better for our land, our livestock and our village. We are fiercely proud of our zero-waste production system that utilizes each part of the animals we pasture-raise and hand-butcher on our farm.