It feels a little more like summer in Chicago now that patios are opening up, but you're #1 destination is still probably your own kitchen. Next time you go to the store to replenish your favorite foods, consider reaching for these local brands as well!

1. Rumi Spice

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WHY: Rumi offers flavorful, ethically sourced spices from Afghanistan, catalyzing sustainable rural economic development and providing countless jobs to Afghan farmers and women who harvest and process the spices.

WHERE CAN I BUY: The Fresh Market, Plum Market, and other local retailers

2. Nemi Holisticks

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WHY: Nemi Holisticks are made with real and simple plants and seeds, such as the cactus paddle (nopal) and amaranth seeds. They work directly with small farmers who harvest the best plants for our snacks!

WHERE CAN I BUY:Beatrix Market, The Goddess and Grocer, Local Foods, Olivia's Market, Sugar Beet Food Co-op, and other local retailers

3. Field + Farmer

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WHY:  Field +Farmer brings you big flavor from small farms with their plant-based, clean-label dips, dressings, and juices.

WHERE CAN I BUY: Foxtrot, Green Grocer, Local Foods, and other local retailers

4. Within/Without

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WHY: Powered WITHIN by superfoods and always WITHOUT grains or refined sugars, Within/Without is perfect for the mindful snacker.

WHERE CAN I BUY: The Goddess & Grocer, Plum Market, Local Foods, Olivia's Market, Pete's Fresh Market, Dill Pickle Food Co-op, and other local retailers

5. The Zen of Slow Cooking

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WHY: Combine The Zen of Slow Cooking’s line of multi-cooker spice blends with fresh ingredients to transform your home cooking.

WHERE CAN I BUY: Bockwinkels, Plum Market, Sugar Beet Food Co-op, and other local retailers

For more information on how SPINS can help you, contact us today!