At Caraluzzi’s we don’t just care about local, we are local, serving the Fairfield County community for over 64 years. During that time, we’ve had the opportunity to form amazing partnerships with other local artisans and farmers, supporting each other in our shared mission to bring valuable products and services to our neighbors. With over 1,000 local items across the store, you won’t find local like this at other supermarkets. Read on to learn about some of our local partners.
100 percent pure, raw honey harvested in Connecticut. Dubbed by New York Times food expert Mark Bittman as “an industry legend,” Andrew Cote is a fourth generation bee keeper, carrying on a family tradition that dates back to the 1800s. Cote, a full-bright scholar and English professor, also runs Bees without Borders, a non-profit dedicated to alleviating poverty through bee-keeping.
“Every cow in this barn is a lady, please treat her as such.” So reads the sign hanging in the entrance of Arethusa Farm’s barn in Litchfield, Connecticut. Arethusa Farm’s award winning cows always come first. Pure-bred Holsteins and Jerseys roam rolling green acres of Connecticut pasture lands. Plenty of exercise and a clean location ensures top-quality milk & cheese, only miles from home.
A family owned and operated farm located in the heart of Connecticut since 1922. With a tradition of quality vegetable and bedding plants, Arisco Farms supplies both wholesale and retail customers out of their own greenhouses and farm stand located on 70 acres in Cheshire, CT. This spring offers a large variety of plants, including annual and vegetable plants, hanging baskets, mixed planters, and herbs.
23 years ago, Louis Cocozza was stirring a vat of chocolate over his stove, making fudge as a holiday gift for his first clients as a commercial print ad salesman. Today Cocozza is still stirring small batches, now from a commercial, licensed kitchen in his Sandy Hook home. Keeping true to the original recipe that his clients had come to love, Bad Louie’s fudge has earned a reputation of being “so good, it’s bad.” No way you can eat just one piece!
Candlewood Roasting Company is a family owned and operated business born on the shores of Candlewood Lake in beautiful New England. Right from the start, their mission has been to provide a bean that produces the freshest, most colorful cup of coffee. They do this by first selecting the finest arabicas from around the world. Then the beans are roasted to perfection. Finally, they seal in the flavor and freshness and deliver the coffee as quickly as possible to the Caraluzzi’s nearest you!
Since 1987 Danbury based Citra Solv has been offering high-quality cleaning and personal care products without sacrificing performance or the environment. They specialize in the development of naturally derived products made from renewable resources that have a minimum impact on our world—right down to the environmentally conscious packaging they come in.
We choose fishing locations based on which produce the highest quality catch, which is often right here in Connecticut. With an eye towards sustainability, we prefer to sell local seafood. Click here to learn more about Connecticaught.
At Cush’s Homegrown, they believe in quality above all else. Their products are all made the old-fashioned way, in small batches, with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. That’s why they took over fourteen years to develop their salsa recipe. With its exploding flavor and the right amount of bite, their salsa is more than just a dip; it is an experience.
All of DePuma’s pastas are hand crafted and not mass produced for ensured perfection. DePuma’s gluten free pasta contains only the highest quality ingredients available. Whether it’s their gluten free tortellini, gluten free ravioli, or gluten free cavatelli, DePuma’s gluten free pastas continue to be praised by its customers as the best gluten free pasta available!
Foxon Park was founded in 1922 in East Haven, Connecticut by Matteo Naclerio, an immigrant from Italy. He quickly embraced the entrepreneurial spirit of his era and decided to open up a beverage company. Its name would be Foxon Park, after the street on which it resided at the time. Ownership has been passed from generation to generation and still remains in the family today, continuing the tradition their Grandfather started so long ago. Although much has changed over the years, their recipe has remained the same. Using only the best ingredients, including real cane sugar, Foxon Park has become a drink of choice throughout many parts of Connecticut.
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Growing food and flowers for the Fairfield county area since 1922, we visited the Gilbertie family’s green house in Easton to see how they grow their delicious, organic micro-greens. Healthier and more flavorful than full sized greens, Gilbertie’s Greens can be found in the produce section of Caraluzzi’s year round.
The Gracious Gourmet offers easy-to-use, all-natural condiments for people who love good food but have no time to cook. Founded in Bridgewater, CT in 2006, The Gracious Gourmet created a line of specialty food products that transform ordinary dishes into exceptional ones without any fuss. The quality of their all-natural products is second to none and their uses are nearly unlimited. With The Gracious Gourmet to help, serving great food has never been easier!
Distributed only in Connecticut, Hummel Brothers hot dogs are a legendary favorite amongst New Haven natives. Started in 1933 by brothers Robert & William Hummel, the Hummel Bros. philosophy is simple: Produce the best product possible. After 80 years, they are still Connecticut’s favorite hot dog.
The Lamothe family started their small farm in 1971, with only 7 taps to create maple syrup for personal use. Soon neighbors and friends made requests to purchase their syrup, and Lamothe’s has since expanded to 4000 taps and a modest, 15 mile pipeline of plastic tubing to the sugar house, where it is converted to maple syrup. They’ve since expanded their product line to offer other products, including native honey.
In 1980, Thomas and Katherine Gray began a life long love affair with food and created what is now Mountain Products Smokehouse. Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York State, Moutain Products Smokehouse has been servicing an extensive list of restaurants for as long as they’ve been in operation. Using state-of-the-art stainless steel smokehouses, all of the smoking is done with hickory or applewood chips. Their natural smoking process yields mouthwatering results that the best chefs and finest kitchens clamor for.
Nature View Farm, located in Bridgewater, CT, raises and milks a growing herd of Holstein and Jersey cows that are treated without hormones. The cows are raised on pasture, organically grown hay, and non-GMO grains. Milk is bottled fresh everyday into BPA-free containers
According to Ronnybrook farm & the Osofsky family,“Our cows are like family to us here.” Treated with respect and daily access to pasture, these cows are raised according to 70 years of farming wisdom from an era before the big dairy conglomerates were on the market. As the family says, they are “Hopelessly out of date, and proud of it!” Their drinkable yogurts are made with 10 different probiotics, 4 from buttermilk, giving a smooth, refreshing flavor with no stabilizers, emulsifiers or modified food starches. Just all natural ingredients and the freshest fruit they can find.
At Shearwater the integrity of their small batch organic coffee roasting process is built into their business’ core values. The result is 100% USDA Certified Organic roasted and certified Kosher. Shearwater roasts only the finest grade of certified organic single origin coffee beans from Central & South America, East Africa and Indonesia. This ensures that each roast meets the highest standards for quality and healthiness; both yours and the environment.
Simpson & Vail, Inc. is an old time tea company and was originally founded as a green coffee merchant in 1904 by Augustus M. Walbridge on Water Street in New York City as Augustus M. Walbridge, Inc. In 1929, Mr. Walbridge sold the business to Mr. Simpson, the accountant, and Mr.Lester Vail, the tea taster. Hence, a great business was born. Simpson & Vail teas have a loyal following of customers dedicated to the superior quality and unique flavors of their teas. Sip for yourself and you’ll see why!
Premium ice cream that starts with fresh hormone free cream from local New England farms and non-fat dry milk, cage-free eggs, and organic evaporated cane sugar. It’s then infused with the best specialty blends of loose leaf and herbal teas they can find, imparting all the goodness nature intended. To that they add only the finest all-natural ingredients to deliver a truly gourmet experience. That’s it! No stabilizers, gums, corn syrup, preservatives, or artificial colors and flavors.
Four friends traveled separate paths, from careers on Southeast Asian oil rigs to engineering airplanes, before arriving at their long awaited destination, brewing delicious beer together. From a converted industrial Stamford factory and the imagination of award-winning brew master Phil Markowski comes a new spin on traditional ales. From the saison to the pilsner, each beer is a new twist on traditional for those who like to take the road less traveled, in life and in beer.
A collision of many loved flavors, a couple of favorite family recipes, a desire to keep everyone safe, and a passion to put a smile on everyone’s face, resulted in the UNBAKEABLES combination you enjoy today. From Norwalk, CT, UNBAKEABLES are a new and original handmade frozen dessert. They are best described as perfectly topped cookie dough bites. They are egg-free and, therefore, ready to eat straight from your freezer.
Andrew’s Horseradish/Cocktail, New Haven – CT
Arethusa Farms Milk Company, Litchfield – CT
Crowley Milk, Bighamton – NY
Curtefello’s, Stratford – CT
FAGE Yogurt, Johnstown – NY
Galaxy Nutritional Foods, North Kigstown – RI
Hood Milk, Lynnifield – MA
Immaculate Baked Goods, Wakefield – MA
Kate’s Butter, Old Orchard Beach – ME
Lassi Dahlicious Yogurt Smoothies, Tewksbury – MA
Maple Hill Creamery, Stuyvesant – NY
Powerful Yogurt, Bronx – NY
Ronny Brook Farm (seasonal), Ancramdale – NY
Siggi’s Yogurt, New York – NY
Soy Kaas Cheese, Brook – NJ
Sunshine Farm Eggs, Brooklyn – NY
The Farmer’s Cow, Lebanon – CT
600 Lb Gorilla Frozen Cookies, Duxbury – MA
Angy’s Pasta, Westfield – MA
Casa Di Lisio, Mt. Kisco – NY
Centerville Chicken Pie, Cape Cod – MA
Conte’s Raviolis, Vineland – NJ
DePuma Gluten Free Frozen Pastas, North Haven – CT
Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods, Elmwood Park – NJ
Filo Factory Deserts, Dumont – NJ
Friendly’s Ice Cream, Wilbraham – MA
Gillian’s Pie Crust, Lynn – MA
Good Food Made Simple Foods LLC, Wellesley – MA
Good Wives Appertizers, Wilmington – MA
Grainful Entrée Meals, Ithaca – NY
Hanover Foods, Hanover – PA
Hood Novelties, Lynnifield – MA
Ian’s – Frozen Mac & Cheese and Chicken Nuggets, Framingham – MA
Izzy B Cupcakes, Norwalk – CT
John’s Ravioli, New Rochelle – NY
Jolie Ravioli, New Hyde Park – NY
Marino’s Ice Cream, Richmond Hill – NY
Mystic Pizza, Mystic – CT
Original Gourmet Pasta, Agawam – MA
Quorn Frozen Foods, Westport – CT
Sorbabes Sorbet, New York – NY
Sweet Lee Treats Cookie Dough, Redding – CT
Sweet Scoops Frozen Yogurt, Portsmouth – NH
Tea-Rrific Ice Cream, Norwalk – CT
The Farmer Cow Ice Cream, Lebanon – CT
Tofutti Brands Ice Cream, Cranford – NJ
Unbakeables Cookie Dough Bites, Weston – CT
Wholly Wholesome, Chester – NJ
Yasso Ice Cream Bars, Boston – MA
4C Foods, Brooklyn – NY
Andrew’s Honey, Norwalk – CT
Apple & Eve Organics, Roslyn – NY
Archie Moore’s, Milford – CT
Arnold Bread, Horsham – PA
Autocrat Syrup, Lincoln – RI
Avalon Organics Shampoo & Conditioner, Melville – NY
Bad Air Sponge, Phil – PA
Bai 5 Drinks, Princeton – NJ
Bakery on Main Granola, East Hartford – CT
Bar Harbor Soups, Whiting – ME
Barefoot & Chocolate, Norwalk – CT
Better’n Peanut Butter, Water Mill – NY
Bigelow Tea, Fairfield – CT
Bionaturae, North Franklin – CT
Bite Lite Lure, Bethel – CT
Boylans Soda, Tettorboro – NJ
Brigham’s Hot Fudge Sauce, Lynnfield – MA
Capa di Roma Pasta Sauce, East Hartford – CT
Casa Visco Pizza, Rotterdam – NY
Chaves Bakery, Bridgeport – CT
Chef Silvio’s Pasta Sauce, Guilford – CT
Cisse Baking Mixes, New York – NY
Citra Solv Concentrate, Danbury – CT
Cush’s Salsa, South Lyme – CT
D.E. Vine Foods Dressing, W. Warwick – RI
Dutch Gold Honey, Lancaster – PA
Earth’s Best Baby Food, Melville – NY
Equal Exchange Coffee, Bridgewater – MA
Food Should taste Good Tortilla Chips, Needham Heights – MA
Foxon Park Soda, East Haven – CT
Frank’s Pasta Sauce, Glastonbury – CT
Golden Blossom Honey, Doylestown – PA
Good Earth Corporation, Montvale – NJ
Granddaddy’s BBQ, Danbury – CT
Green Mountain Coffee, Waterbury – VT
Gus Soda, New York – NY
Hanover Foods, Hanover – PA
Health Valley (toaster tartas + cereal bars), Melville – NY
Helens Pancake Mix, South Easton – MA
Howard’s Foods, Danvers – MA
Ian’s Breadcrumbs, Framingham – MA
J.J. Casone Bakery, Port Chester – NY
Jim’s Organic Coffee, West Wareham – MA
Joy Va Tahini, Brooklyn – NY
Kind Bars/Clusters, New York – NY
Lamothe Honey, Burlington – CT
Legal Sea Food Tartar Sauce, Boston – MA
Lick Your Chops Cat and Dog Food, West Chester – PA
Little Land’s Herbal Corn, Corinth – ME
Little’s Chili Mix, New Canaan – CT
Maple Grove Farms, St. Johnsbury – VT
Mash Drinks, Tettorboro – NJ
Mount Cabot Maple Syrup, Lancaster – NH
N. E. Coffee, Malden – MA
Newman’s Own, Westport – CT
Nib Mor Choc Bars and Hot Choc Mixes, Greatneck – NY
Nothin’ But Bars & Cookies, Westport – CT
Old Cape Cod Soup, Ayer – MA
Once Again Nut Butter, Nunda – NY
Paesana Pasta Sauce, East Farmingdale – NY
Parker & Bailey Cleaners, Walpole – MA
Peanut Butter & CO., New York – NY
Pepperidge Farm, Norwalk – CT
Pirate’s Booty Snacks, Sea Cliff – NY
Planet Fuel Organic Juice, Fairfield – CT
Polar Beverages, Worchester – MA
Pop Corners, Freeport – NY
Q Tonic Water & Soda, Brooklyn – NY
Raw Foods Central, Berlin – CT
Rob’s Really Good Drinks, Sea Cliff – NY
Sacred Grounds Coffee, Sherman – CT
Saha Sauces, Newtown – CT
Salada Food Division, Little Falls – NY
Sara Snacker Cookies, Rye – NY
Saratoga Water, Saratoga – NY
Savory Soups, Southbury – CT
Sesmark Rice Crackers, Saddle Brook – NJ
Seventh Generations (toilet paper + laudry deterget/clorox + dish liquid + toilet cleaner), Burlington – VT
Shearwater Coffee, Trumbull – CT
Silver Palate, Cresskill – NJ
Simpson & Vail Teas, Brookfield – CT
Soda Stream, Cherry Hill – NJ
Sorrell Ridge Spread, Port Reading – NJ
Stacy’s Pita Chips, Randolf – MA
Steaz Tea, Doylestown – PA
Sun Earth Cleaners, King of Prussia – PA
Sweet Pea Farm Wildflower Honey, Redding – CT
Switch Drink, Darien – CT
Tap’n Apple, Saddle Brook – NJ
Tates Cookies, South Hampton – NY
The Biscotti Bites, Westport – CT
The Gracious Gourmet, Bridgewater – CT
TLC BISCOTTI, Danbury – CT
Trappist Preserves, Spencer – MA
Unique Pretzel, Reading – PA
Viki’s Granola, Port Washington – NY
Vermont Bread Company, Brattleboro – VT
Vermont Peanut Butter, Morrisville – VT
Vermont Village, Barre – VT
Victoria Pasta Sauce, Brooklyn – NY
Way Better Snacks Tortilla Chips, Islandia – NY
Wellness Dog and Cat Food, Tewksbury – MA
White Coffee, Long Island City – NY
Wing It BBQ Sauce, Falmouth – MA
Wyman’s Juice, Milbridge – ME
*Brands/items selection may vary and is frequently updated*