Local 50

Good things to eat in every state

If you could package up a taste of home, what would you share? Local 50 highlights regional food specialties, state by state. We’ve selected products that celebrate the uniqueness of a place. Many, though not all, make nice gifts; some are seasonal, while others are available year-round.

Mostly, we hope this list inspires you to seek out food products that taste good, don’t tax the planet too much, and are grown or created by small-scale producers. We intentionally wanted at least one specialty per state; undoubtedly we could have found many more from, say, California, but we want to show that every state has something tasty to offer.

Want a bigger bite? Visit Culinate’s community search, for farmers’ markets; Eat Wild, for grass-fed meats; Food Routes, for specialty foods; the Eat Well Guide for sustainable foods; and Heritage Foods, for foods that meet strict production protocols.

And lastly, we’d like this section to be a collection of favorites; add top picks from your (home or adopted) state to grow our list by adding a comment on the page for the state.

Have fun shopping!

New HampshireMassachussettsRhode IslandConnecticutNew JerseyDelawareMarylandMaineNew HampshireVermontRhode IslandMassachusettsConnecticutNew YorkNew YorkNew JerseyDelawarePennsylvaniaOhioWest VirginiaVirginiaMarylandWashington, DCVirginiaNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaFloridaGeorgiaAlabamaMississippiTennesseeKentuckyIllinoisIndianaMichiganWisconsinMichiganMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaTexasOklahomaKansasNebraskaSouth DakotaHawaiiAlaskaMontanaWyomingColoradoUtahNew MexicoArizonaNevadaIdahoCaliforniaOregonWashington

Click on any state to see its local foods we’re highlighting.