Local Products at Your Local Big Y Supermarket
All throughout our area, you'll find small farms and food producers, each one devoted to its own specialty: Hand-picked fruits and vegetables, just-caught seafood, freshly ground coffee, hand-made breads and cheeses. These family-owned and independent farms and companies are a big part of the fabric of our region, helping ensure that our unique culture, cuisine and flavors will continue to stay vital for generations to come.
Joseph's Mediterranean Cuisine (not affiliated with Joseph's Pita Bread) is a local Massachusetts, owner-operated, family run company specializing in authentic Hommus, Salads and Dips. Joseph’s items are all made with high quality ingredients and old world recipes. The company is owned by Toufic Hanna and his brothers Abdalla and Ziad Hanna - all of whom are immigrants from Lebanon, but proud to be American. Joseph’s business thrives due to local partnerships. They believe in hard work, a commitment to quality and dedication to the amazing customers who know and love their products.
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Sal's pizza is a leading distributor of pre made pizzas to the retail and food service trade in New England. They are a local family-owned company that has been in the wholesale business since 1990, based out of their company owned manufacturing plant in Salem, New Hampshire. Sal's Thin & Cripsy pizzas are crafted from the finest ingredients using 100% mozzarella cheese, handmade dough and their signature sauce for a delicious ready to bake pizza.
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North Country Smokehouse
As one of America’s few remaining, family-owned smokehouses, North Country’s mission is to hand craft premium, artisanal smoked meats through culinary excellence, exceptional animal care standards, and respect for the land. Located in the heart of New England, their authentic charcuterie features traditional cure recipes, using only the best hand-selected ingredients, and small batch smoking process over embers of local hardwoods. Available in traditional, all-natural certified humane, and organic varieties, their product line features smoked bacon, sausage, ham, deli meat, and poultry.
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Since 1945, the Bigelow family has carefully selected only the highest quality tea ingredients. Get cozy with Bigelow Tea’s Special Edition Winter Collection. Each tea offers the most indulgent and delectable flavors in an exceptional cup that is reminiscent of seasonal favorites like Peppermint Bark and Ginger Snappish. Look for Bigelow Seasonal Teas at your local Big Y and taste the flavor of the season!
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Garden City, NY
All-star lacrosse goalie and fullback for the Yale Bulldogs, Eric Wenzel started a late night ritual with his fraternity brothers involving a sandwich and a lot of hot sauce. Eric's late night ritual evolved into a legendary sandwich at a New Haven restaurant, Alph Delta Pizza, where it was added to their menu as The Wenzel and became a top seller. Now the legendary man has bottled his signature sauce for you to use anytime or anywhere. Wenzel Sauce is a special hot sauce that makes every meal legendary!
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We're proud to work with local producers whenever we can.
Not only does it help keep these small businesses healthy, but it helps us bring the best, highest-quality merchandise to our customers. We're committed to providing our shoppers with the finest, freshest and most flavorful foods available, and in the spirit of community togetherness, we're proud to partner with other New Englanders who feel the same way, partnering with over 500 local businesses with over 4,000 individual local products. These items can be found across every department in our store.
Local products help to keep our local community thriving.
Buying from local growers, businesses and manufacturers means that the profits stay local. Helping to keep these small producers in business is good for the local economy, and helps to keep our vibrant farming community thriving. It's also a benefit to the landscape, ensuring that green fields, farmlands and verdant orchards will be preserved for future generations.
Not only does it taste better, locally grown food is often better for you.
Fresh produce starts to lose nutrients as soon as it's picked; the longer the wait time between harvest and preparation, the more nutrients are lost. Since it's harvested and sold often within a day or two, locally-grown produce packs a much larger nutritional punch.
What's more, local products are "green" in the truest sense of the word.
Because they don't travel as far to get to you, less fossil fuel is used, resulting in fewer carbon emissions. Smaller local farms are also far more likely to produce food using sustainable growing methods and to avoid chemical pesticides, genetically altered food and hormones. The bottom line: It's better for our air, soil and water.
Thanks to Our Local Partners!