Shagbark Seed & Mill Tortilla Chips (photo by Rachael Jirousek)
Food + Drink

Famous Ohio Foods: Southeast

Buy some Kennedy’s Bakery tea cookies, pick up Shagbark Seed & Mill's original tortilla chips and more.

Shagbark Seed & Mill Original Tortilla Chip | Athens
This Athens County business opened in 2010 with the idea of bringing grains and beans to the forefront of the local-food movement. Working with eight Ohio family farms, Shagbark produces a line of tortilla chips made from organic corn as well as other pantry items such as popcorn.Available at Shagbark Seed & Mill’s retail store, select Ohio markets and online.88 Columbus Circle, Athens 45701, 740/590-2749,

Silver Bridge Coffee Co. | Gallipolis
Named after the Silver Bridge that connected the Ohio River town of Gallipolis to Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Lorraine Walker’s coffee line now spans dozens of varieties. Selections range from Mothman Blend (in honor of the winged cryptid of local lore) to its bestselling Buckeye Breakfast Buzz. A majority of coffees are also available in K-Cups. Available at markets across Ohio and online.

Roscoe Village Apple Butter (photo courtesy of Junction Enterprises)

Roscoe Village Apple Butter | Coshocton
This former canal town turned history attraction pays homage to its annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ Festival by selling jars of the stuff at the Roscoe General Store. Made in the nearby Amish communities, the apple butter offers a taste of the tradition celebrated here since 1970. Available at Roscoe General Store and its website as well as McKenna’s Market locations in southeast Ohio. 348 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton 43812, 740/622-7715, 

Pearl Valley Cheese | Fresno
Swiss immigrant Ernest Stalder began making cheese from copper kettles in 1928. Today, the Coshocton County operation he founded sells 15 different varieties of Swiss and Colby cheese made on-site, and the business is now run by a fourth generation of the family. Available at Pearl Valley Cheese’s retail store, select Ohio markets and online. 54760 Twp. Rd. 90, Fresno 43824, 740/545-6002,

Women with Kennedy's Bakery cookie trays (photo by Rick Lee)
Kennedy’s Bakery Tea Cookies | Cambridge 
W.A. Kennedy opened the doors of his downtown bakery in 1925. Today, it’s run by a third generation who turns out goods ranging from bagels to wedding cakes, but the place is known for its tea cookies. The bakery’s varieties of the small, flour-based treats that are often served with tea include raspberry, Chinese, peanut butter, nut and a seasonal offering. Available at the bakery and online. 1025 E. Wheeling Ave., Cambridge 43725, 740/432-2301,

Snowville Creamery A2 Milk | Pomeroy
Snowville Creamery offers goods ranging from cheese curds to cheddar crisps, but the Meigs County producer may be most known for its A2 milk. Produced by cows that make only the A2 beta-casein protein, the milk is easier to digest. Other creamery favorites include yogurt and whipping cream, and all aim to fulfill Snowville’s mission of keeping its products as natural as possible. Available at markets across Ohio.

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