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SOS {Shoppers on Site}, 11/4/17

The Weather has Turned Edition

By Candace Byington and Chris Watson

It is finally cold…sort of. Even as our shoppers were out and about this week it seemed like a constant battle between “jacket” and “no jacket”. Regardless, some of our favorite markets are in the full swing of fall and colder weather, offering up a wide selection of products that will warm us inside and out. ┬áThis week we visited Walt Churchill’s Market, Middle East Market, Sautter’s, and Monnettes.

Walt Churchill’s Market (Perrysburg)

With the colder weather upon us it’s time to get back into the kitchen and bake! No more salads for lunch it’s time for soup. This is the time for comfort food. If you are a baking enthusiast Walt Churchill’s Market in Perrysburg is your place to find traditional ingredients as well as unique bases for vegan baking. They have their own daily made soups and fresh bread if you need a hot lunch. They also have their own olive oil blends and spices for an appetizer. Quick Italian meals are possible with healthy organic ravioli found in the frozen section.

One of the best cash and carry deli's in town, including some great in house made soups
One of the great things about WCM is that they commission interesting products, including flavored olive oils
Roasted...baked...steamed...almost any way...we LOVE Brussels Sprouts and they are BACK!
Always hidden on the shelves of WCM are local and regional products worth trying
WCM has a surprising array of organics and non GMO products.
Another great think about WCM is that they contract and package under their own label. We know we can trust the contents

Middle East Market

Nestled along Bancroft Street as you close in on the university is Middle East Market. It can be easy to miss. We shouldn’t. This is one of the best ethnic markets in town, which a wide variety of products that are useful in any style of cooking. An excellent meat market, great deli and bakery, plus a dry goods and staples section that is both unusual and broad. Looking for a stand out gift for a football party or thank you? Try their wide variety of candies and cookies.

The coolest canned tuna in the world.
Soda and syrup. Just like a soda fountain.
Nestled near the University on Bancroft this is an area hidden gem.
Expensive and normally in small tins, specialty salts are sold in bulk at the Middle East Market
Bulk nuts in the shell.
You would expect to find and do find a variety of Feta cheese.
Imported cookies that our different and a perfect stand out gift
One of several regional coffees carried by Middle East Market
A remarkable bakery and deli

Sautter’s (Waterville)

Sautter’s in Waterville offers unexpected delights! If you’re a baker you can find new twists on chocolate chips including white chocolate, butterscotch and Andes mint! There you will find traditional and unique pie filling from mince meat to poppyseed. In addition they have a full range of quality dry spices and single serve pie crusts. If you seek comfort food they offer flour tortillas and an assortment of raviolis. Enjoy fresh cabbage and squash as a satisfying side. In addition celebrate the season in the wine section with local fall favorites!

For a different kind of chocolate chip cookie
Locally made flour tortillas.
Sautter's has a great selection of baking ingredients.
Often overlooked, Sautter's has a great wine selection. Playful and broad.
Why drink coffee with regular cream? Sautter's has some variations on the old school "Irish" cream

Monnettes

Yes, they have fruits and vegetables. But that isn’t all. Check out their deli counter along with their cheese selection. They also have a good selection of cash and carry soups for a quick meal and a lasting warm up. They are also constantly bringing in new regional products, including Cinci based Rooted Grounds Coffee and Halo Top ice cream.

Regionally raised ribs for smoking, grilling, or roasting
These red pears really stood out
Just coat with olive oil and roast in a hot over!
Cut up and eat with dip. Or it is definitely stuffed pepper season
One of the best products on the market today. A quick and easy addition to any snack tray
Local favorite MacQueen's
Cider...nothing more need to be said
A new addition to Monnette's. Halo Top ice cream. All the taste and healthier too!
Great price on eggs.
Another new addition to Monnettes. Cinci based Rooted Grounds Coffee
Add crackers....
Tis the season. Cabbages from local growers are appearing everywhere.
Beautiful and ready to add to any soup or stew
Monnettes has cash and carry soups ready to warm you up on a dreary day.

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