Support Local (And Eat Healthy!) in Fairfield County


Buying a green juice.New and noteworthy small businesses are cropping up all around CT, and many are in the healthy food and beverage space.

As a busy parent, I’m always looking for ways to find healthy and convenient meals and snacks for myself and my family, and I know I’m not alone. Join me in supporting these creative and inspiring business owners, all based in and around Fairfield County, who are helping us eat and drink healthier.

Did you know that Lesser Evil is based right here, in Danbury, CT? They’re known for their clean, organic popcorn and other fabulous snacks in grocery stores everywhere. I’m so addicted to their Himalayan Pink Salt Popcorn that I have it on an auto-ship program.

Cloudy Lane Bakery is a Bethel-based, innovative, health-inspired bakery specializing in gluten, dairy, soy, and refined-sugar-free baked goods. Their mission is to provide the community with delicious treats that cater to various dietary preferences and restrictions. Drawing on a background rooted in competitive athletics and music, they infuse health and creativity into every recipe, ensuring their products offer a fantastic blend of taste and nutrition. You can find their offerings at local farmers’ markets and health food stores, and they are available for nationwide shipping through their website.

Fairfield County delivery! Soulber preps and delivers fresh meals right to your door. They’ve also just opened a fresh meal prep market in Bethel, CT, offering protein bowls, salads, soups, healthy snacks, and juices. All bowls are vegan and gluten-free, all dressings are homemade, and all juices are made in-house.

Cross Culture Kombucha is CT’s first kombucha taproom and brewery! The taproom is located in Danbury, CT, and offers a rotating menu of eight kombucha flavors on tap, many more bottled and ready-to-grab kombucha samples, and flights. The taproom also features a non-alcoholic bottle shop complete with spirit alternatives, alcohol-removed wines, canned mocktails, and functional beverages.

More than just a fizzy, yummy probiotic beverage, Cross Culture Kombucha is a celebration – a celebration of sobriety for founders Liz and Ian Ceppos. Their personal journey has led to a health-conscious crusade that now includes an ever-growing roster of uniquely bold flavor combinations. Their kombucha is less harsh than the larger grocery store brands, and most flavors are made with unique blends of teas or with an infusion of fruit rather than fruit concentrates and other additional sweeteners, resulting in a lower-sugar kombucha. Available in select grocery stores, farmer’s markets, online, and at their taproom.

Plantidote Foods makes delicious, organic veggie burgers with ten ingredients and 11 grams of protein. They are made with 100% whole foods like organic red lentils, split peas, quinoa, and roasted veggies. The Original Recipe is a favorite, with tons of texture and a delicious, savory crunch on the outside. And don’t worry about these falling apart on you; they stay together with ZERO nasty binders, flours, or oils!

We have quite a wealth of options here in Fairfield County, and this list is a drop in the bucket. What interesting, innovative, and local healthy food companies are you into?


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