Brooklyn Brine Pickles

The Brooklyn food renaissance recently welcomed another local producer to its ranks with the addition of Brooklyn Brine, a pickling operation based in the burgeoning neighborhood of Greenpoint. Founded in August by Josh Egnew and Shamus Jones, with the recent addition of vegan blogger Joya Carlton, critics are already singing the new brand's praises for its spirited approach to preserving. From early-spring delectables like ramps …

Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co.

Tired of seeing imported water from the other side of the world on tables of their local restaurants, the Melbourne-based founders of Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. decided to act. Today, the team bottles and distributes water from the heart of Melbourne's mineral springs capital. Not only are their products natural, sustainable and local, with bottling and packaging just 100 kilometers from the source, …