As a small startup ourselves, we love scouting out and supporting local brands. Here are a few of our favorites:
Taza Chocolate obsesses over every detail from bean to bar. We regularly indulge in the Amaze Bars, specifically Toffee Almond & Sea Salt and Wicked Dark. Taza Chocolate Factory and Store, 561 Windsor Street, Somerville, MA 02143
With an artisan feel out of the last century, Apotheker’s makes handmade marshmallows and chocolate bars sweetened with honey that just may be good for you. Apotheker’s Kitchen, visit their website to purchase products and find stores that carry their sweet treats. We are also loving their mouthwatering Instagram account.
Who doesn’t love a pot of jam? Doves & Figs spreads the joy with locally grown seasonal preserves like Peachy Keen and Harvest Fair. Visit the Doves & Figs online Jam Shop.
Conceived and operated by brothers Will and Dave Willis, Bully Boy Distillers combines a farm to table ethos with handcrafted spirits. Visit the Bully Boy Distillers website for a list of stores to purchase spirits and distillery tour information
Cider lovers at Scratch enjoy Downeast Cider for its commitment to using only natural ingredients and fresh pressed juices. Downeast Cider, 200 Terminal Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Jill Rosenwald’s trays are a gift-giving go-to, but we’re also big fans of her handpainted ceramic lamps and vases. Never quiet, everything she creates has a stylish punch of fun to it. Jill Rosenwald, 369 Congress Street, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02210
Hometown girl Erin Gates built a blog named Elements of Style that’s now on the blogroll of thousands. Enjoy her inspiration and style tips in book form which includes more than a few shout-outs to her hometown. “Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life” by Erin Gates.
For carefully edited casual men’s wear essentials that perfectly mix rugged and refined, look no further than Ball and Buck. Ball and Buck, 144B Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Tucker Blair blends one part preppy and one part irreverent for stylish accessories that help make an outfit. Tucker Blair, 66 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108
We love the simplicity of the leather goods and home accessories designed by Boston designer, Julia Okun of Rennes. Visit Julia’s site Rennes for a complete catalog of pieces that can be purchased online or in stores across the country.
Visit Sophie Hugh’s store for her beautiful jewelry made from recycled gold and silver and for a peek at the creations of like-minded female jewelers with a similar commitment to unique designs. Ore Jewelry by Sophie Hughes, 80 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116
Originally published at www.tryscratch.com.