I just started a new page on our website: Ohio Locals. This page will be dedicated to posting information about people who provide local food with local sourcing of ingredients within 100 mile radius of my house, which is about halfway between Akron and Cleveland, so the list should be good for most of North east Ohio. If you have any suggestions please email us! I hope the list will grow over time to be helpful for those like us who are trying to source local food!
My first entry is Lake Erie Creamery. If anyone has their website please post it in comments.
I found them first at Peninsula Farmers Market. I was instantly impressed with the sample they gave. And I am not typically a big fan of goat cheeses. Since then they have become one of my favorite local cheeses. They make their cheese on Fulton Ave and source their milk from Portage County (Cherry Lane Farm.)
My stand by appetizer of choice for last minute events where we need to bring something is to take a jar of PeppaDews (not local I know! I am going to play with growing peppers and making something similar this year) and an 8 oz container of their Chèvre. Let the cheese soften a little, put it in a piping bag and pipe a couple teaspoons of cheese into each pepper. So nice!
I found this article about them...
Remember if you like this type of post and want ones like it to continue, and the page on the website to expand, then email me suggestions!