Thursday, October 9, 2014  •  10 am - 6 pm
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road  •  Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Below is a list of our current exhibitors for the 2014 Great Lakes Food Entrepreneur Summit. This is a constantly growing list so check back often to see what exciting additions we have made.
Alden, Michigan

American Delicacy
Charlotte, Michigan
Contact:      Jake Putnam, Founder & CEO
Telephone:  (517) 541-9901
Fax:             (517) 541-9908
E-mail:         jake@americandelicacy.com
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/AmericanDelicacy
Website:      www.americandelicacy.com
American Delicacy has been providing restaurants and grocers with specialty produce and food items from both our farms and producers across the globe since 2010. 2014 sees the introduction of American Delicacy branded exotic pantry products.

Among Friends
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Big Fork Brands
Chicago, Illinois
Contact:      Lance Avery, Founder/Chef
Telephone:  (312) 206-9444
E-mail:        lanceavery@gmail.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BigForkBrands
Twitter:       @BFBaconSausage
Website:     www.bigforkbrands.com
Making Sausage better with Bacon. It's all we do; BACON SAUSAGE! All natural, using nitrate-free bacon, antibiotic pork, brown sugar, and sea salt. 7 flavors total. We sell to both retail and foodservice. Fully cooked or raw. Made in Chicago.

Brave Dave’s Salsa
Roseville, Michigan

Captain Jake’s Jerky
Columbus, Ohio
Contact:      Greg Giles
Telephone:  (614) 565-7490
Email:         greg@captainjakesjerky.com
Website:     www.captainjakesjerky.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Captain-Jakes-Jerky

Chub Industries, LLC
Dayton, Ohio

Creekside Grains
Traverse City, Michigan

Earthy Delights
Okemos, Michigan
Contact:      Jennifer Champagne, Account Executive – Branded Products
Telephone:  (517) 253-7416
Fax:             (517) 253-7366
E-mail:         champagne@earthy.com
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/EarthyDelights
Twitter:        @EarthyDelights
Website:      www.earthy.com
"Wild-harvested, traditional and artisanal foods"

Detroit, Michigan

Frickaccio's Fresh Italian Foods
Fairview Park, Ohio
Contact:      Tery Frick, Owner
Telephone:  (440) 227-6013
E-mail:         frickaccios@yahoo.com
Website:      www.frickaccios.com
Frickaccios is a manufacturer of USDA certified organic dough balls . Our mission is to offer a clean product with the best organic ingredients. Our yeast comes from Germany and our oil comes from Spain. Contact us for samples. 

Germack Coffee Roasting
Detroit, Michigan
Contact:      Elyse Germack
Telephone:  (313) 784-9484
E-mail:        wholesale@germack.com
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Germack-Coffee-Roasting-Co/257206834355261
Website:     www.germack.com/coffee.aspx
Our reputation for quality, freshness and customer service is unparalleled. We roast our coffees in small batches to their optimal temperature. We pack our beans in premium bags and deliver our coffees within hours of roasting to guarantee freshness.

Germack Pistachio Company
Detroit, Michigan
Contact:      Elyse Germack
Telephone:  (313) 566-0062
E-mail:        orders@germack.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Germack-Pistachio-Co/311601785397
Website:     www.germack.com
Germack Pistachio Co. is the nation's oldest roaster of pistachio nuts. Founded in 1924, we offers a full line of gourmet nuts, chocolates, candies, and dried fruit. We are located in Detroit's historic Eastern Market.

GKI Foods, LLC
Brighton, Michigan
Contact:      Chris Keating, VP Sales and Marketing
Telephone:  (248) 486-0055
Fax:             (248) 486-9135
E-mail:        chris.keating@gkifoods.com
Website:     www.gkifoods.com
A Michigan based private-label candy and granola manufacturer. Chocolate candies to include panned, enrobed, enrobed/decorated, and seasonal choices. All products are made fresh to order with the finest ingredients and made from scratch recipes.

Great Lakes Beer Cheese, LLC
Waterville, Ohio
Contact:      Chris Blankenship, Owner
Telephone:  (419) 340-9157
E-mail:        greatlakesbeercheese@yahoo.com
Facebook:  http://www/facebook.com/NorthCoastBeerCheese
North Coast Beer Cheese is a fun and funky, "Dip with Zip"! It's a cold pack cheddar cheese with real beer and spices mixed in. We have Mild and Wild versions. It's a natural marriage we think people in the Great Lakes region will fall in love with!

Hemisphere Coffee Roasters
Mechanicsburg, Ohio

Herolds Salads
Cleveland, Ohio

Hobo Jim’s Hot Sauce
South Bend, Indiana

Kasza Sugar Bush
Shelby, Michigan
Contact:      Phillip Kasza, Owner
Telephone:  (231) 450-0361
E-mail:        kaszasugarbush@gmail.com
Website:     www.kaszasugarbush.com
Kasza Sugar Bush is a family owned and operated business using technology to make quality products you're looking for. We Make Pure Michigan Maple Syrup, Maple Cream, Maple Candy, Maple Sugar, Maple Coated Nuts, and a Maple Pancake and Waffle Mix.

Keystone Brand Meats
Lima, Ohio
Contact:      Steve Conrad, Sales Manager
Telephone:  (419) 225-9600
Fax:             (419) 225-9860
E-mail:        conrad@keystonemeats.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/keystonemeats
Twitter:       @KeystonemeatsOH
Website:     www.keystonemeats.com
Raising and producing all natural meat products has been part of our family for four generations. At Keystone, we start with quality lean meats, never add anything artificial, and simply cook to perfection.

Live Smart
Oak Park, Michigan
Contact:      Sandy Kaplan, Communication Director
Telephone:  (248) 579-7235
Fax:             (248) 232-7900
E-mail:         skaplan@livesmartbar.com
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Livesmartbar
Twitter:        @Livesmartbar
Website:      www.livesmartbar.com
LiveSmart is a US based company that has developed our 3 unique lines of Nutrition Bars with the premise that "Good Health Should Taste Good." Our lines include Raw Bars, Flax Bars, Simply Smart and Smart Kids Bar. All the bars are available in a variety of flavors.

Love MI Seasons
Oakland, Michigan
Contact:      Lisa Chappell, Owner
Telephone:  (248) 202-3979
E-mail:        lovemiseasons@comcast.net
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/lovemiseasons
Website:      www.lovemiseasons.com
Love Mi Seasons offers unique seasoning blends. The creator of these products is the Executive Chef at a private hunt club. Herbs are fresh, not dried. No fillers, no msg, no preservatives. Just pure herbs and spices.

Michigan Farm Cheese Dairy
Fountain, Michigan
Contact:      Shannon Andrulis Thomas, President
Telephone:  (231) 462-3301
Fax:             (231) 462-3805
E-mail:        cheese@andrulischeese.com
Website:     www.andrulischeese.com
Our Company is Michigan Farm Cheese Dairy, Inc. and we have been in business for over 70 years. We are the makers of Andrulis Farmers Cheese. Our cheese is an artisian cheese, all natural, no preservatives, lactose free, and kosher.

Miller’s Creamery, LLC
New Philadelphia, Ohio

Mom's Gourmet
Newbury, Ohio
Contact:      Sally Koepke
Telephone:  (440) 564-9702
E-mail:        info@momsgourmet.net
Website:     www.momsgourmet.net
Award-winning artisan seasoning and spice blends. No/low sodium, no sugar, no MSG, gluten-free blends that are small batch blended for fresh and vibrant flavors.

Distributed Nationally. 

Morey’s Bakery, LLC
Coldwater, Michigan
Contact:      James Erickson, Partner
Telephone:  (517) 414-1352
E-mail:        moreysbakery@gmail.com
Website:     www.moreysbakery.com
Morey's Bakery is dedicated to the production of high quality great tasting Gluten Free bakery products. We produce a wide line of cookies, muffins, breakfast breads and coffee cakes. Taste the difference of indulgence not sacrifice.

Nikki's Ginger Tea
Detroit, Michigan

Old World Style Almonds
Beverly Hills, Michigan

Papa Turts Inc.
Fowlerville, Michigan
Contact:      Mandy Tefft, Co-owner
Telephone:  (517) 375-3746
E-mail:        papaturts@gmail.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/papaturts
Twitter:       @papaturts
Website:     www.papaturts.com
Our award winning sauces are handcrafted in small batches, all natural, gluten free, and low sodium. Grown from a garden full of habaneros and a passion for spicy food, Papa Turts adds both flavor and a punch of heat to your favorite dishes.

Pigchaser BBQ Sauce
Grayslake, Illinois
Contact:      R.C. Slawek, President
Telephone:  (847) 223-0493
E-mail:        ineedsauce@pigchaser.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pigchaser-BBQ-Sauce/114541331897842
Website:     www.pigchaser.com
Pigchaser has five bbq sauce flavors that are all honey-based and gluten free. Flavors include original, pineapple-mango, habanero, garlic, and currently the only USDA approved real bacon bbq sauce in the United States.

Pope’s Kitchen
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Contact:      Clark Pope, Owner
Telephone:  (216) 407-8750
E-mail:        clark@clarkpopecatering.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/clarkpopecatering
Twitter:       @pope_caters
Website:     www.popeskitchen.com
Pope's Kitchen currently creates and markets nine different sauces with a focus on traditional recipes and techniques. Pope's Kitchen was just named an Editors Choice Best of Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine.

Presto Pesto, Inc.
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Contact:      Bob Garbowicz, President
Telephone:  (630) 689-8891
Fax:             (630) 378-0917
E-mail:         bob@prestopesto.com
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/prestopesto
Website:      www.prestopesto.com
We at Presto Pesto make and sell "The World's Finest Pesto." Our original recipe was with the use of Pine Nuts. Now 95% of what we produce is with Pistachio Nuts. We also make a Nut Free & Cheese Free Pesto. The Aquaponic Basil Pistachio Nut is #1.

RAD Gluten Free Foods, LLC
Chesterland, OH
Contact:      Wendy Radtke, Owner
Telephone:  (440) 622-3019
Fax:             (440) 210-0421
E-mail:         wsradtke44026@gmail.com
Facebook:   http://facebook.com/simplyradgranola
Website:      www.simplyradgranola.com
RAD makes delicious granolas, trail mixes & instant oatmeal. All are made in northeast Ohio using the finest gluten free ingredients including Ohio produced Maple Syrup. We sell retail, wholesale & offer private label. Great Taste & Gluten Free!

Red Lotus Foods, LLC
Cleveland, Ohio
Contact:      Jeanne Petrus-Rivera, Owner
Telephone:  (216) 939-5127
E-mail:        jeanne@redlotusvegan.com
Facebook:  https://facebook.com/redlotusfoodsllc
Twitter:       @redlotusfoodsOH
Website:     www.redlotusvegan.com
We create dips and spreads by fermenting raw organic cashews: Creamy Cashew Spread in three flavors, Cashew Sour Kream, and sweet Cashew Creme. Our products are perfect for people looking to decrease their carbon footprint and consumption of dairy.

S & R Bakers / Squeeze n’ Easy
Cleveland, Ohio
​Contact:      Susan Manfredonia, Owner
Telephone:  (216) 337-1143
E-mail:         srmanfredonia1@gmail.com
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/squeezeneasy
Website:      www.squeezeneasy.com
Squeeze n' Easy is ready to use when you are. It easily stores on your freezer in it's own pastry bag with include tip. It is gluten free, egg free, GMO free and O Tran fat. Enjoy that luscious rich taste and velvety smooth texture with the right amount of sweetness on cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods, from a treasured family recipe.

Simple Taste
Carmel, Indiana

Sofia Foods, LLC
Warren, Michigan
Contact:      Naseer AbdulNour, President
Telephone:  (248) 690-6601
E-mail:        info@sofiafoodsllc.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SofiasSelection
Twitter:       @SofiasSelection
Website:     www.sofiaselection.com
Sofia Foods is a local company dedicated to the art of hand-crafting gourmet olives and tapenades in Warren, MI. All our products are naturals, low in salt and have unique and bold flavors that are very different from other similar products.

Storehouse Tea
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Contact:      Paula Hershman, Owner
Telephone:  (216) 406-9139
E-mail:        paula@storehousetea.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/storehousetea
Blog:           storehousetea.blogspot.com
Website:www.storehousetea.com
Storehouse Tea sources, organic, Fair Trade tea leaves and ingredients from local and international farmers that follow sustainable practices. We hand blend our 50 teas to nourishing your family and our future one delicious and healthy sip at a time!

Sweet Slap’n Salsa Co.
McHenry, Illinois
Contact:      Candace Stade, Owner
Telephone:  (815) 344-4911
E-mail:        sweetslapnsalsa@aol.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sweetslapnsalsa
Website:    www.sweetslapnsalsa.com
A tomato based, fruit infused salsa. Gluten free, all natural with no preservatives. Flavors include.. Award Winning Hot Peach. Mild Peach. Award Winning Strawberry. World Winning Black Bean and Corn. Pineapple. And a seasonal Cranberry.

Tassier Sugar Bush Inc.
Cedarville, Michigan
Contact:      Deb Tassier, Co-owner
Telephone:  (906) 484-3219
E-mail:        tsugarbush@cedarville.net
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TassierSugarBush
Website:     www.tassiersugarbush.com
We produce maple syrup and maple products.Maple Brew BBQ Sauce,Gramma Shorty's Special sauce, Maple Rub,And Maple Vinaigrette are just a few of our products.Our newest product is a Cinnamon Infused Maple Syrup and also a Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup.

The Coffeecake Connection Company
West Chicago, Illinois
Contact:      Christine Welch, Illinois
Telephone:  (888) 940-2253
Fax:             (630) 473-4655
E-mail:        sales@coffeecakeconnection.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CoffeecakeConnection
Twitter:       @CoffeecakeLady
Website:     www.coffeecakeconnection.com
The Coffeecake Connection Company is a provider of gluten-free, nut-free and preservative-free coffee cakes, cake-a-lettes (think mini muffin), cookies, brownies and ready-to-bake batters for retail and food service. Certified Gluten-Free/Nut-Free.

The Cook’s Friend
Alpena, Michigan

The GFB (Gluten Free Bar)
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Contact:      Marshall Rader
Telephone:  (773) 304-8496
Email:         marshall@theglutenfreebar.com
Website:     theglutenfreebar.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theglutenfreebar

The Gourmet Farm Girl
Delaware, Ohio
Contact:      Deborah Mahon, Owner
Telephone:  (419) 569-2515
E-mail:        gourmetfarmgirl@yahoo.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gourmet-Farm-Girl-LLCl
Website:    www.thegourmetfarmgirl.com
The Gourmet Farm Girl Soup Co. All natural, no preservatives Chili's. There are 4 flavors, Farmhouse, Garden Harvest,Midwest Sweet Corn and Spicy Bean. Just heat and serve-vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. The consumer can add meat if desired.

Tonn’s Honey
Millersburg, Ohio

Tried & True Granola Co.
Georgetown, Ohio
Contact:      Delbert Schlabach, Owner
Telephone:  (937) 378-3400
E-mail:        thehomeplace@emypeople.net
Website:     www.triedandtruegranola.com
We offer four varieties of homemade granola- Original Recipe, Double Delight (dark chocolate and pecans) Triple Treat (white chocolate, walnuts, cranberries) Naturally Sweetened (made with a natural sugar substitute).


Zingerman’s Creamery
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Contact:      Josh, Miner, Manager - Gelato
Telephone:  (734) 929-0500
E-mail:         jminer@zingermans.com
Website:      www.zingermanscreamery.com
​We've been making cheese and gelato by hand and in small batches since 2001.