Handmade Filé

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Handmade Filé, which is also known as Gumbo Filé and Filé Powder, is a powder made from the leaves of the Sassafras Tree. The Choctaw Indians of Louisiana are believed to be the first Filé producers. The tender leaves of the Sassafras were dried and pounded into a fine powder, which was used as a flavoring and thickening agent. When ingested, the powder causes the body to perspire, and so it was used medicinally to break fevers. Handmade Filé is extremely rare and currently only a few producers still follow the time-honored production method, mostly in tiny communities in the Cajun country of Southwestern Louisiana.

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Willow Bend Farm

  Hiltons, VA

Willow Bend Farm is a family owned sustainable farm. We raise heritage breed ducks and dairy goats and grow heirloom vegetables. We also grow gourmet mushrooms, tend to our honey bees and offer workshops on a variety of topics.(more...)


Texarkana, Texas Farmers' Market

  Texarkana, TX

The Texarkana, Texas Farmers' Market located at 305 Texas Blvd in historic downtown Texarkana will be open for the 2014 farmers' market season in early spring! Featured items include fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, plus crafts, baked goods, eggs, meats, home-canned items, tomatoes (of course!) and so much more. .(more...)


Such and Such Farm

  DeSoto, MO

Such and Such Farm specializes in fresh, local produce, farm made foods and handcrafted up-cycled furniture and art. We believe in growing produce and raising livestock in a natural and environmentally responsible way, without the use of chemicals or pesticides. (more...)


Stallard Road Farm

  Rixeyville, VA    LocalHarvest Sponsor!

"Beyond organic" is the best way to describe our small Family Farm. We specialize in grassfed & finished beef (angus/beefmaster)that is dry-aged; dairy & meat goats; culinary & medicinal herbs; honey; poultry Our heritage breed chickens are free-range, providing eggs and meat. Our bees help pollinate the many wild and cultivated herbs. (more...)


Shagbark Farm Ohio LLC

  Cincinnati, OH

We are a biodynamic farm that produces foods that look, smell and taste as they should - which demonstrates the true value to fresh local produce. We specifically choose our offerings with the idea we want them to be foods you might know about but haven't ever tasted. Not really. (more...)


Rosewind Farm

  Borden, IN

Rose Wind Farm is the result of the sustainable farming practices followed by my parents, who bought it in 1941 and began restoring the abandoned fields. My focus of interest on fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs, testing and seeking out the most nutritious and flavorful varieties, many of which are heirlooms.(more...)