Category: Grocery/Market

Shop Small Challenge Day 296: South Bend Farmer's Market

Since you’re already planning on driving a couple of hours for the mouth-watering “PBBJ burger,” you need to make another stop a couple of miles away. In fact, some of the produce and ingredients from Evil Czech Brewery come from here.  Don’t worry if it’s a rainy day, the South Bend Farmer’s Market is indoors and... Read more »

Shop Small Day 282: Prisco's Fine Foods

Now that I don’t need 17 layers of clothes to go outside, I’m happily exploring for amazing small businesses again! While everyone in oohing and ahhing over Mariano’s, I found a different grocery gem.  Although more grocery stores are moving toward a grocery “experience” with their lunch stations (Whole Foods has a grilled cheese cart... Read more »

Shop Small Day 274: Ewa's Market & Deli

It’s about that time of year. There’s been holiday dinners, parties, and leftovers galore. No one feels like cooking or grocery shopping. We’ve had our fill of meals out, and we wish dinner could magically appear. Thanks to Ewa’s Market & Deli it can. The former location of Freedom’s Market now houses a new polish... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 266: Green Home Experts

You may have figured out by now, I’m kind of earthy-crunchy. Making green choices, though, doesn’t have to be difficult or mean hanging all of your clothes to dry. Whether you’re new to green living, looking for great products (that happen to be eco-friendly), or want one spot to shop, you’ll find it at Green... Read more »

Shop Small Day 254: International Dinner

A couple of years ago I hosted Christmas Eve for my family. Since it was at my house, I figured I could put a little spin on the menu. So, in my natural “tree-hugging” spirit we created a Peace on Earth/Christmas Around the World International dinner. The meal was less about making sure all of... Read more »

Shop Small Day 253: Holiday Markets, part 2

Ok, city friends. Part 2 of favorite holiday markets is a little closer to home for you. Shopping small stores is fantastic, especially this time of the year, but markets are cool too because you find a ton of people passionate about their crafts. The more support these vendors receive at these markets may lead... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 249: Tony's Finer Foods

In some aspects, shopping small hasn’t been that big of a change. I can’t remember the last time I shopped in a department store, and it’s been years since I did a grocery trip to Jewel or Dominicks. Huge stores make me a little panicky and over-whelmed: too many people and too many choices. So,... Read more »

Shop Small Day 240: Havmore! Foods

Imagine this. You’re driving home from work and remember you have nothing for tomorrow’s lunches. The last thing you want to do is drive out of your way to stop at a mega grocery store where you’ll have to wait in line forever. Good thing there is Havmore! Foods. While it may seem like a... Read more »

Shop Small Day 239: Szela's European Deli & Subs

It’s that time of year: tailgating and Oktoberfest parties. Though you may not eat it any other time of the year, every good Oktoberfest needs sauerkraut. If you aren’t planning on making your own, it’s a good thing they have plenty for you at Szela’s European Deli & Subs. Located in a non-descript strip mall-... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 231: Honey Hill Orchard

It’s about that time of year again: more neighbors fall decorations are popping up every weekend. If part of your fall tradition includes a trip to the pumpkin patch, you’re in luck…especially if you’re looking for one similar to those you remember as a kid. Somehow, over the years, pumpkin farms became less about the... Read more »