Local Goods

There are so many reasons to shop and eat local, but the best reason to try these local goods is this — they simply taste better

1 | PNW Farmer's Co-op Garbanzo Beans Grown on the rolling hills of the Palouse, these Pedrosillano beans are perfect for hummus. Find them at Yoke's, Super 1, Rosauers, Huckleberry's, Main Market and Rocket Market. $5.99 davidsoncommodities.com

2 | BumbleBar The original peanut BumbleBar was the first organic, vegan and gluten-free energy bar on the market. Soft and chewy, with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla, each batch is handcrafted in the Spokane Valley. Find them at Main Market, Huckleberry's and other local supermarkets or order them online. $1.99 per bar bumblebar.com

3 | Henderson Dip Mary Lou Higgins Henderson was bringing her signature dip to South Hill soirées back in the 1950s. Now you can find the original creamy tomato-and-onion dip and two other varieties at local Rosauers, Yoke's, Trading Co. and Super 1 stores. $4.99 per package cliffcannonfoods.com

4 | Booey's Original Pepper Sauce Be warned; this sauce is addictive. You'll start using it as a marinade or to finish off some ribs on the grill. Next thing you know, you're pouring it on everything — breakfast burritos, tacos, burgers. Order it online or find it at Kitchen Engine, DeLeon Foods or Main Market. $7.99 booeysgourmet.com

5 | Angelinas Roasted Garlic Olive Oil Olives don't grow in the Inland Northwest — but that didn't stop local cook Catherine Travo Herron from creating her own line of infused olive oils. She sought out the best Californian olive oils, then set to making her infusions. Find them at Pilgrim's, Huckleberry's and Kitchen Engine. $14.99 angelinaoliveoil.com

6 | Roast House F-Bomb Spokane's Roast House Coffee won the 2014 Good Food Award for its Guatemalan Batzchocola coffee, but we're partial to the bold F-Bomb, with its cocoa and fruity flavor notes. Buy it at Huckleberry's, Main Market, select Albertson's, Yoke's, Super 1 Foods or online. $12.99 roasthousecoffee.com

7 | Spiceologist Smoky Honey Habanero This stuff has some kick and will leave your tongue tingling — no wonder it's Spiceologist's best-selling rub. If you don't do spicy, then try the Greek Freak. Find Spiceologist products at culinary shops like the Kitchen Engine or Red Rolling Pin, along with select Rosauers. $10.95 savorx.com

8 | Chocolate Myracles San Cristobal All of Chocolate Myracles' sumptuous chocolates are made with single-origin, fair-trade beans from South America, the birthplace of cacao. The Latin influence is particularly evident in the San Cristobal bar, with bits of crunchy cocoa nibs and caramelized chilis. Buy it at the Kitchen Engine, Chocolate Apothecary, or at their store in the Spokane Valley. $5.99 922-6353

9 | Heron Pond Farms Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt Chevre Cool and creamy, with just the right punch of garlic, Heron Pond's goat cheese makes for an easy appetizer. Slather it on crackers or toasted baguettes and feel good, knowing this tasty cheese comes from well-tended Nubian goats living on Spokane's South Hill. Buy it at Rocket Market or Main Market, or find them on Facebook. $15-$20 per pound 624-3262

10 | Lifestyle Granola Original Recipe Burt Tate's sons love their dad's granola. After years of savoring it as kids, Craig and Chris Tate are now sharing it with the world — producing eight different varieties in Sandpoint and selling it all across the nation. Check their website for retailers, which include Yoke's, Huckleberry's and Super 1. $5.99 | lifestylegranola.com

11 | Victor's Lemon Zest Hummus Victor Azar's delectable hummus earned a following at Cafe Mac. You can still find it there, but his hummus empire has grown. Now you can find the bright, tangy Lemon Zest or six other flavors at Rosauers, Super 1, Yoke's, Huckleberry's, Main Market or Rocket Market. $4.99 victorshummus.com

12 | Christ Kitchen Naomi Bars This is Christ Kitchen's delicious take on a Nanaimo bar. The chewy three-layer bars are easy to make (no baking!), and better yet, part of a bigger plan to lift women out of poverty. Find these prepackaged mixes at Rosauers, Kitchen Engine or shop online. $8 christkitchen.org

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