Gerbs Gourmet Treats, to check out their flavored pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Based in Rhode Island, this company concentrates on pumpkin seeds and if you have allergies, this might be the snack for you. Many of their pumpkin seed products are gluten free, wheat free, peanut free, tree nut free, egg free, soy free, and dairy free. They are dry roasted and do not include any preservatives or artifical flavors and colors. Plus, pumpkin seeds are supposed to have numerous positive health effects.
Lakonia Greek Products is a family owned business offering numerous food products from Greece, from olive oils to herbs. The company's founder is Daphne Contraros Rioux, whose roots extend into Greece, and she purchased land rich with olive trees in the region of Lakonia. Her children now work for the company. They first started selling their products in 2006 at farmers' markets in Saco, Maine, and their business has since grown.
I got to taste three of their extra virgin olives oils, which had a clean, fresh flavor and distinctives tastes. They also offered a few of their dressings, included a Balsamic and a Red Wine. Both also had clean flavors, and I especially enjoyed the Balsamic. Their olives too had a nice freshness to them, with an intriguing taste from the brine, one which was not overly salty. Their products are generally shipped from Greece to Maine, where they then bottle and package everything in small batches. This helps to maintain the freshness of the ingredients.