As a woman, I enjoy supporting other women owned businesses. While I do seek out products made by small businesses, I think it is more organic that I happen to find so many amazing products made by women. There are plenty of stereotypes on which foods men prefer and which foods women prefer; but I just think women understand women better than men understand women. Whether it is the packaging, the flavor profile or the name of a product, more often than not, I am drawn to a product created by a woman. With International Women’s Day coming up on Sunday, I started thinking about the many amazing women artisans we support in our marketplace. Here are a few reasons why each of these women are amazing.
Stefanie Bhalla, found of Due Cellucci Tomato Sauces: Stefanie created her line of tomato sauces to honor her brother who wasn’t able to fulfill his dream. A portion of the proceeds from every jar sold goes to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. You can enjoy some amazing sauce and feel good about eating it too.
Tara Grey, Owner Gus & Grey: Tara started making jam in her New York City apartment to honor her grandmother’s recipe. But it wasn’t until Tara moved back home to Detroit, Michigan that jam making became her full time gig. Tara has witty names for all of her flavors and one of my personal favorites is Spellbound(blueberry lavender jam).
Leah Ferrazzani, Semolina Artisanal : Leah was devoted to making sure her children ate the best possible meals. When she couldn’t find organic pasta made with ingredients grown on American soil, she decided to make her own. These pastas are the next best thing to fresh.
I hope you’ll continue to support me and these amazing women, on our journeys.