Made in America: A Giveaway + Products We Love!

By • August 29, 2014 • 181 Comments

Happy Labor Day weekend! We're taking time to celebrate all the incredible work from Provisions merchants across the country -- and in that spirit, we're giving away a package of 7 of our favorite regional Provisions products! Read on for the details. 

Update! Congratulations to our winner, Cameron Roszkowski -- enjoy your taste of Provisions!

Many of you will be spending Labor Day weekend soaking up the last lazy days of summer. Maybe you’ll be on the rocky shore of Maine, eating lobster rolls and black raspberry ice cream cones. Or maybe you’ll travel down South for peach cobbler and mint juleps.

We wish we could travel everywhere at once. Since we can't, we're reflecting on the past year we've spent tasting and finding products from every region of the U.S. And we’re celebrating with a little virtual road trip: Here are a few merchants from the West Coast to the East, who have made our kitchens and homes brighter, more beautiful, and infinitely tastier. 

The East Coast


Maine Mussels Tea Towel & Vermont Farmer’s Pitcher


Eat NYC Tote & Welfleet Oyster Knife

The South


Bourbon-Aged Hot Pepper Sauce & Southern Grits


Seersucker Napkins & Moscow Mule Mugs

More: Make your kitchen even more southern.

The Midwest


Cakebox & Jadeite Cake Plate


Wild Thimbleberry Jam & Traditional Popcorn Maker

The West Coast


California Burrito Shirt & Walnut Compost Bin


Portland Fruit Gummies & Frog Hollow Flavor Heart Pluots

Do you know the best Texas barbecue sauce, or the best pottery store in New Mexico? We’re always looking to discover the best regional goods -- whether they're hidden secrets or well-known classics. Comment with your favorite good from anywhere in the U.S. (and tell us why you love it) by Monday, September 1st at 5 PM. One lucky commenter will win a package of 7 of our favorite Provisions picks from around the country.

Photos by James Ransom

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14 days ago cookinginvictoria

Some of my favorite things from my home state (Colorado):
I can never resist delicious and authentic La Casita Tamales (http://www.tamalesbylacasita...)
Avalanche goat cheese is also amazing. They make gorgeous, hand-crafted goat cheeses, which have unsurprisingly won lots of awards (http://www.avalanchecheese...)

I'd also like to give a shout-out to some of my favorite products from Victoria, BC, where I now live:
I love the unusual array of the organic looseleaf teas at Silk Road Tea (http://www.silkroadteastore...), such as Chocolate Panda and Japanese Sour Cherry Tea. They also make a fun Candy Cane tea, at Christmas. Silk Road offers a beautiful collection of teaware, including the most gorgeous pots.
Mira Beans ( makes the most lovely, handmade little French Press coffee cosies out of repurposed old sweaters. They are both beautiful and practical.


14 days ago Mary Denham

Oh, also! The umeboshi from Berkeley's Yumé Boshi!


14 days ago Tedde

My favorite thing in the world is salsa from Raul's in Encinitas, California. Tastes like home- sunshine, the beach, and good, family-made Mexican food.


14 days ago Mary Denham

Blue Chair Jam is just over the bridge from where SF and uses the most wonderful fruits.


14 days ago natalie

As a grown up - Jeni's Ice Cream from Columbus, OH... or one of my childhood favorites - fresh fudge from Mackinac Island in Michigan! :)


14 days ago Allison

Best ice cream in the Boston area- a toss-up between Toscanini's and Christina's!


14 days ago Stephanie

Some of my favorite products make a weekend morning complete: Anson Mills grits and Jittery Joe's coffee from Athens, Ga.


14 days ago a.b.

Nothing says "Thank you," "Welcome," "Happy Holidays," or gives me nostalgia of my grandmamas more than a box of assorted See's Candies. It's like Forrest says, " never know what yur gonna get."


14 days ago Courtney

Western Washington's prolific blackberries (urban foraging! berry picking by the seashore! in the forest!). I know many folks consider them a weed, but they are what makes me look forward to the end of summer.


14 days ago drlbennett

Love our locally roasted coffee (Small World, Princeton, NJ)


14 days ago amylou61

Krema Nut Company here in Columbus, Ohio has some very tasty snack mixes, nut butters, candies and more, but my favorite of there products are the Butter Toffee Peanuts. They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty.


14 days ago sweetlolo

Doves and Figs jams made in Arlington, MA using lots if fresh, local fruits and honey


14 days ago Mariah Boyd-Boffa

Morse Farm Kettle Corn, made with Morse Farm Vermont maple syrup


14 days ago Julie Speakes

Tempura Fried Goat Cheese in local honey with cracked pepper at The Warehouse Cleveland, Mississippi


14 days ago Double Helping

New England Lobster rolls!


14 days ago oregon cassie

For blue cheese fans, Rogue Creamery's Rogue River Blue cheese is wrapped in local grape leaves that have been soaked in pear brandy -- the best cheese ever (perfect served with so many of our local Southen Oregon wines). The Creamery also sells "Blue Heaven" -- a bottle of dried, powdered blue cheese to sprinkle on popcorn.


14 days ago Ann

Apple pie from the Julian Pie Company in Julian.


14 days ago Jennifer Church

Love Linn's Olallieberry Preserves from Linn's in Cambria, CA!


14 days ago Becky Missel Fennie

My Mason Bar Company wide mouth tumbler lid. Made in the good ol' US of A. I love to have a vintage mason jar in hand and think about the women who once used it to store provisions for their families year round. It's a modern way to feel a connection with women of the past.


15 days ago Kim Broker

Thinly sliced Coppa Rossa from St. Louis's most-excellent Salume Beddu (http://www.salumebeddu...) curled around juicy, grilled Eckert's peaches ( Delightful!