Locally made food products you can buy in Northern Utah
Nestor Robles and Amber Fast set out samples at O-Town Kitchen's booth at the Ogden Farmers Market on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The start-up company sells their jams and jellies at nine farmers market around Northern Utah as well as online and in local shops. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Locally made food products you can buy in Northern Utah

Story by LEIA LARSEN • Standard-Examiner Staff

Utah’s home not just to a variety of farms and farmers markets, but lots of entrepreneurs making unique and delectable products. There are hundreds of unique food businesses, from candy makers to popcorn glazers to jelly mashers to cider brewers.

When browsing the aisles of grocery markets or the shelves of stores, Wayne Bradshaw with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food said it’s important to pay attention to a food product’s source.

“If we can keep a dollar in the state of Utah, it circulates in the economy longer,” he said. “For every dollar you spend on a local product, 60 percent stays in the local economy.”

Only 40 percent of that dollar stays in Utah when buying products from out of state.  

Bradshaw’s working to help Utahns easily identify foods produced in the state. More than 500 farmers and food producers have applied to be part of the “Utah’s Own” directory, which includes branding for the food’s packaging so Utah products are easy to spot. 

If local shoppers pay attention to their food’s sources and shift just 10 percent of their shopping budget to local products, that can keep $1.3 billion in the state each year, Bradshaw said.

We’ve compiled a list of nearly 100 food products made in the state and easy to purchase in Northern Utah. The map shows where in the state they’re produced. Clicking on each dot reveals the company name, their product and where to buy it.

Locally produced food products available in Northern Utah

Breads and Grains         

Aspen Mills Bread Co.

Baking up whole grain breads and bakery products using pure honey from local sources.

Location: Ogden

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Clinton's Granola 

Granola ready-to-eat cereal.

Location: Bountiful

Where to buy: Smith's and Associated Foods grocery stores

Rhodes International, Inc. 

Producer and distributor of bake-and-serve frozen dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls and orange rolls.

Location: Murray

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Coffee                                 

Caffe Ibis

Award-winning coffee roasters.

Location: Logan  

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores, their coffee shop in Logan and at Kaffe Mercantile in Ogden

Daily Rise Coffee

Local coffee roasters and producers of bottled Cold Brew Coffee.

Location: Layton

Where to buy: Bottled cold brew available at most grocery stores

Park City Coffee Roaster 

Coffee beans from USDA organic and Fair Trade farms, roasted in Park City.

Location: Park City

Where to buy: Available at most Associated Fresh Markets and Dick's Bountiful market

Honey                                   

Cox Honeyland 

Cache Valley-based beekeepers producing honey since 1929.

Location: Logan

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Miller's Honey Company

Commercial packers of raw honey products, sourced from hives throughout the West.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Slide Ridge 

Making raw Utah honey, honey wine vinegars and honey-based marinades.

Location: Mendon

Where to buy: Beehive Cheese Co. in Ogden, Good Earth Natural Foods in Riverdale, Simply Eden in Ogden Valley, Harmon's grocery stores and Lee's Marketplace grocery stores

The Honey Jar

A home-operated honey hive sending raw honey and flavored honey sticks to stores throughout Utah.

Location: Honeyville

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Meat                                      

BlueTree Cattle Co.

Raising hormone-free, grass-fed beef, pork and lamb.

Location: West Haven

Where to buy: Orders can be placed online and by calling 435-733-0633 or 801-941-7394

Colosimo Sausage 

Making 25 kinds of sausage in a variety of flavors.

Location: South Salt Lake

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Creminelli Fine Meats

Bringing authentic Italian fine specialty meats to the U.S. Made with humanely raised heritage meats following artisan traditions.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores and Starbucks coffeeshops

Henson Heritage Farm

A farm that takes ethical and sustainable animal raising seriously. Provides 100 percent grass-fed beef, heritage pork, chicken eggs and duck eggs.

Location: Logan

Where to buy: Pick-up locations in Logan, Brigham City, Ogden and Layton

Morrison Meat Pies

Baking savory meat pies since 1883.

Location: West Jordan

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Norbest

Producers of whole turkeys, ground turkey and deli turkey.

Location: Moroni

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Stone Meats

Producers of lean beef patties and beef chub.

Location: Pleasant View

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Ice Cream                            

Creamies

Making reduced fat ice cream and frozen yogurt bars since the late 1950s.

Location: Logan

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Farr Better Ice Cream
Farr's Ice Cream Co.

Creating and distributing ice cream products since 1920.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Smith's grocery stores and their ice cream parlor at 274 21st St. in Ogden

FatBoy/Casper's Ice Cream 

Producing ice cream sandwiches and novelties in Cache Valley since 1925.

Location: Richmond

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Lick'd 

Ice cream on a stick and frozen fruit pops.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores

Utah State University Aggie Creamery 

Twenty-six flavors of ice cream made from milk and cream produced at USU's Caine Dairy.

Location: Logan

Where to buy: Lee's Marketplace grocery stores and the university's ice cream shop

Beverages                         

Apple Beer

Gourmet soda produced in Utah for more than 50 years.

Location: Holladay

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Castle Creek Winery

Winemakers producing cabernet, merlot, petite sirah, malbec, chardonnay, chenin blanc, muscat and gewurztraminer wines. 

Location: Moab  

Where to buy: Available at state liquor stores

Mountain West Hard Cider 

Hard craft ciders, including seasonal and year-round recipes.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Liquor stores and Tasting room at 425 N. 400 West in Salt Lake City

Rocky Mountain Water Company 

Offering natural mineral spring, distilled and purified bottled waters. Home and office delivery also available.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Harmon's and Macey's grocery stores

Rowley’s Red Barn

Farm-grown and pressed apple juice.

Location: Santaquin  

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

The Hive Winery
The Hive Winery 

Non-grape fruit and honey wines as well as brandy and liquor.

Location: Layton

Where to buy: Available at their tasting room at 1220 West Jack D Drive in Layton and select liquor stores

Candy                                    

Amano Chocolate

Chocolate, candy and snacks Vegan premium dark chocolates.

Location: Orem

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores

Beartooth Bites

Chocolate, candy and snacks gourmet fudge in a variety of flavors.

Location: West Valley City

Where to buy: Harmon’s grocery stores

Bluebird Candy

Producing gourmet hand-dipped candies and chocolates in Logan since 1914.

Location: Logan

Where to buy: Their downtown Logan store and online

Food of the Gods Chocolatier

Handmade specialty chocolates.

Location: Kaysville

Where to buy: Available at The Queen Bee in Ogden and Studio K in Kaysville

Idle Isle Almond Creme Toffee
Idle Isle Candy

A Brigham City institution since 1921, this candy maker offers a large variety of old-fashioned fudge, nut brittles and chocolates.

Location: Brigham City

Where to buy: Available at select Northern Utah grocery stores, The Queen Bee in Ogden and the business's original candy shop in downtown Brigham City

Little Red Hen Candy Co. 

Making handmade candies and chocolates for a handful of specialty shops.

Location: Orem

Where to buy: Morgan Drug & Gift and Front Street Gifts in Morgan; Whisperwood & Co. in Bountiful; Island Splash Soda in Pleasant View

Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates and Ice Cream

Maker of boxed gift chocolates and other treats.

Location: North Salt Lake

Where to buy: Available at multiple store locations, including Bountiful, Layton, North Ogden and North Salt Lake

Solstice Chocolate

Makers of artisan chocolate from "bean-to-bar." Products include drinking chocolate, nibs and bars.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores and The Queen Bee in Ogden

Sweet Candy Company 

One of Utah's oldest businesses, Sweet's has been peddling salt water taffy, chocolate, cinnamon bears and more since 1900.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Candy available at company's factory store in Salt Lake City, select grocery stores or online

Taffy Town

Making gourmet whipped-style taffy in Utah for 100 years.

Location: West Jordan

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores

The Chocolate Conspiracy

Chocolate bars sweetened with local honey. Products are free of refined sugar, diary and artificial ingredients.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Harmon's, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, New World Distillery in Ogden Valley, The Queen Bee in Ogden

Pancake Mixes                  

Flap Jack Drizzle 

Gourmet buttermilk pancake syrup free of high-fructose corn syrup.

Location: Eden

Where to buy: Available at Lee's Marketplace grocery stores

Grandpa's Kitchen 

Family-owned producer of gluten-free baking mixes.

Location: Ogden

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Kodiak Cakes 

All-natural flapjack and waffle mixes from Baker Mills.

Location: Park City

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Lehi Roller Mills 

Producer of a variety of muffin, pancake and dessert bar mixes. Also make flours and hot cereals.

Location: Lehi

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Tree Street Grains 

Whole grain pancake mixes, gluten-free pancake mixes and 16-grain flours made by a retired professor in his garage.

Location: Provo

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores and Bowman's Market in Kaysville

Cheese                                   

Beehive Cheese Co.

Family-owned gourmet cheese producer.

Location: Uintah

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

A fourth-generation dairy that produces award-winning fine cheeses.

Location: Midway

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Gold Creek Farms 

Artisan cheeses made using milk and cream from Brown Swiss cows on a sustainable-minded farm.

Location: Kamas

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores or order online

Gossner Foods

This cheese plant got its start trying to bring a slice of Switzerland to Utah. Five decades later, Gossner now produces 30 varieties of cheese as well as shelf-stable milk.

Location: Logan

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores and Logan retail store at plant location.

Rockhill Creamery

Dairy farm producing raw milk, small-batch cheeses.

Location: Richmond

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores, the Cache Valley Gardeners Market

Health Foods                   

Chapul 

Gourmet energy and protein bars made from crickets.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Health and speciality food stores

G2G Bar

Protein bars made without preservatives and refined sugars.

Location: Orem

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores and health food stores

Mineral Resources International

Producing a variety of nutritional supplements with minerals from the Great Salt Lake, including elete Electrolyte Add-In.

Location: Ogden

Where to buy: Available at health and speciality food stores

Tagge's Famous Fruit & Veggie Farms 

A family farm selling a variety of produce, including peaches, berries, tomatoes and squash. Some organic products.

Location: Perry

Where to buy: Farmers markets throughout Northern Utah and the farm's fruit stand in Perry. The farm also has a CSA program.

Yee-Haw Pickles 

Producers of craft pickles with clever names in a variety of flavors.

Location: Park City

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

 

Jams                                                                      

Amour Spreads

Honey, jams and jellies. Small-batch jams and marmalades made from fruits sourced from Bear Lake to Mt. Pleasant.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Beehive Cheese Co. in Ogden, The Queen Bee in Ogden

Aunty's Jams 

Apricot pineapple, peach and rosy peach jams produced with Box Elder County fruit. All proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels program

Location: Brigham City

Where to buy: Available in jars at the Brigham City Senior Center. Customized gift baskets available by calling 435-226-1452.

Butcher's Bunches jam
Butcher's Bunches Handcrafted Preserves

Creating a variety of jams, marmalades, relishes and fruit spreads with no added sugar.

Location: Logan

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores

Chad's Raspberry Kitchen 

Jams, jellies, syrups and salsas made from Bear Lake raspberries and free of corn syrups and preservatives.

Location: Laketown

Where to buy: Harmon's grocery stores

O-Town Kitchen 

Making jams by hand, preventing food waste and benefiting the YCC Family Crisis Center.

Location: Ogden

Where to buy: Ogden Farmers Market and other Northern Utah farmers markets

Pioneer Valley 

Small-batch handmade jams, jellies as well as syrups and caramels.

Location: Orem

Where to buy: Planet Rainbow Gift Shop in Ogden, Topper Bakery in Ogden, Carlo's Produce in Ogden, Eats of Eden

Popcorn                              

Debbie's Delights
 
 
 
 
 
 
Debbie's Delights 

Handmade caramel corn sweetened with local honey.

Location: Clearfield

Where to buy: Planet Rainbow Gift Shop in Ogden

Pop Art 

A variety of savory and uniquely flavored popcorn snacks.

Location: Salt Lake City

Where to buy: Available at most grocery stores

Popcorn Express 

Cooking up 64 flavors of candy popcorn and fudge.

Location: Harrisville

Where to buy: IFA Country Stores, Lee's Marketplace in North Ogden and That Hot Dog Place in Roy