We’re always trying new local products. Take a look at what our staff is enjoying this month.
Boggy Creek Farm
Urban farm Boggy Creek sells a variety of local produce and goods at their farm stand, and one of our favorite items is their smoke-dried tomatoes. These organic, small-batch smoky treats are made in a commercial kitchen by Boggy Creek Farm owner/farmer Larry Butler using the same method since 1994. The tomatoes give a bacon-like flavor to the dishes they’re featured in, so they’re perfect for vegetarians who still want that meaty flavor. Because you can only buy them at Boggy Creek’s farm stand, pick up some seasonal produce and meats from grassfed animals from local ranchers while you’re there, too!
3414 Lyons Rd.
Saving the bees never smelled so good, thanks to the body products at Deano’s Beeswax. These beeswax-based oil balms are handcrafted in small batches on organic farm and apiary, CrownFox Farms. From body and beard balms to the new mama-aimed booby balm, these salves are perfect for both aromatherapy and skin nourishment. Scent combinations include “Green Machine” (sage, oregano and tea tree), “Woodland Axeman” (sandalwood, bergamot and cedarwood) and “Earthy Mama Brew” (honey, clove and lemongrass). Deano’s also offers a neutral massage balm for the scent-sensitive.
Small craft distillery Revolution Spirits offers both year-round and limited-release products, and is best known for its Austin Reserve Gin. However, the newly available Amico Amaro is shaking up their lineup. It’s the first Texas-made amaro—both delicious and in high demand. Plus, it’s perfect as an ingredient in cocktails or sipped as an aperitif. If you want to whip up a beverage with the amaro, try it in a negroni, and be sure to use that locally made gin, as well. Check Revolution Spirits’ website to find availability around town.
12345 Pauls Valley Rd., Bldg. G
Hill Country Provisions & Iron
Elevate your cooking game beyond basic table salt with Hill Country Provisions & Iron’s spices. The local business sources their salt and seasoning blends from the Texas Hill Country, and its slow-method heating process ensures bold flavors. The pictured Amalfi Coast Blend features granulated honey and lemon peel, and is a delicious complement to poultry, pork and vegetables. Also available are salts infused with Hill Country wines or Sriracha. Visit the website to find locations where you can purchase, including the Texas Farmers Markets at Lakeline and Mueller, as well as Con’ Olio’s three Austin locations.
By Darby Kendall • Photography by Jenna Northcutt