We have limited local foods here in Chicago unless we grow our own and/or the Farmer’s markets are in season. Therefore when I find a local food product I get really excited.
I have been very pleased with Chef Earl’s products (which are made in Illinois), most especially their Baba Ghannouj. I like that they are local and that they don’t use chemical preservatives. Imagine how excited I was when I read that their containers are also compostable! They are made from a plastic derived from corn starch.
For me…that’s some great food magic!
If you live in the Midwest and are looking for ethical eggplant (hummus, salsa and other things) you might want to give them a try.