Specialty Foods

Locally Made Natural Specialty Foods for Giving

We hope you enjoy our Specialty food department. We have created a wonderful assortment of soups, baking mixes, dips & dessert mixes to savory sauces, condiments, glazes, and salsas. We have a sweet tooth too and our candy collection is always expanding. Most of our selection is all natural, using whole ingredients-all made in the USA. We make it easy for you to give something yummy and healthy or just eat’em yourself!
Gift Baskets
Let us help you create a personal and unique gift that is sure to bring a smile! Our experienced and friendly staff makes building gift baskets fun and easy.Want to create something yourself? We have baskets, tins, and boxes, cello bags, ribbon, paper shred–just about everything you need to package it up beautifully.
Stonewall Kitchen Foods

We are proud to carry Stonewall Kitchen Specialty Foods in our store. Made on the east coast in Maine, everything is absolutely delicious and most are all natural! The entire Stonewall Kitchen product line continues to be one of the most awarded in the food industry year after year. We have expanded our entire selection. Find all the best jams and jellies, baking mixes, salsa’s, and more.  Stop in for a great selection of Baking Kits, many are Gluten Free!  and –yes we sell doughnut pans too!

You will find always find a great selection of jams & jellies right in downtown Sycamore. Try a Seedless Black Raspberry Jam, Strawberry Rhubarb, Cherry Berry and so many more! Start with the award winning Wild Blueberry Jam and you can’t go wrong!

FREE recipe cards with every purchase. Make an easy Cheese ball, or Spicy Meatballs. Recipe Cards are available for many of the Stonewall Kitchen products.

Halladay’s Harvest Barn

At Halladay’s Harvest Barn all dips are hand blended and packaged on the family property in Vermont.  This fresh collection of blends will help to make your celebration special with a touch of homemade Vermont warmth and flavor. Each package has recipes inside to get you started. Affordably priced, each package makes several servings. Enjoy Buffalo Chicken & Blue Cheese, Wood Fired Pizza, Garden Salsa, Lobster Bisque, Spicy Garlic Dill and Garlic Chipolte just to name a few! Dip Chillers are available, perfect to keep dips chilled while you relax with your guests. Chillers are aviailable in either durable Ceramic or Enamelware!

Halladay’s Vermont Beer Bread comes in Classic Mix and Garlic Herb. Just add a bottle of beer and half a stick of butter for a warm, buttery, homemade bread! Use a light beer for a milder flavor or a dark beer for a richer bread. Substitute Club Soda for beer for an alcohol free bread that is just as delicious!

Ravensnest Specialties

Raven’s Nest Specialties, home of Raven’s Original Mulling Spices and other gourmet products, is a family-owned business run by Women! Enjoy these award winning gourmet foods made in South Carolina in the tradition of days gone by-in open kettles and hand-stirred in small batches.

Where Sweet Meets heat!

Treat yourself to the award winning Raspberry Jalapeno Gourmet Jam.  Having guests– just spread this beautiful red jam over a block of cream cheese and serve with your favorite cracker. It’s sweet with a little heat! Simply wonderful and perfect as a sandwich condiment as well or heat to make a glaze on grilled salmon or a marinade for pork tenderloin. Simply delicious!

Take your taste buds on a tropical vacation with Mango Salsa. The strong fruity flavor of the mango meets the heat of the peppers to give your mouth a real treat.The zesty and spicy complexity of this salsa leaves you wondering what to pair with it next … or maybe just eat it on its own. Use it as a dip with chips for an exceptional appetizer, or try it on your favorite fish.

Pumpkin Butter & Apple Butter are delicious spread on biscuits, toast and bagels or blended with cream cheese.  Use use an electric mixer to blend 1/2 jar of Pumpkin Butter or Apple Butter with 8 to 12 ounces of softened cream cheese. Chopped pecans optional. Chill and serve with green apples, gingersnaps or graham crackers.

Our award winning Mulling Spice is a delicious and aromatic blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange and lemon ideal for creating hot spiced cider, mulled wine or summer sangria. Recipes are also available for baking and glazing. Stop in for a taste during the holidays.

Introducing a delicious new product from Raven’s Originals-Cinnamon Pear Jam. Cinnamon pear jam makes the perfect hors d’oeuvre, snack or dip.

Cooke Tavern Soups

In keeping with Colonial tradition, Cooke Tavern Soups captures the hearth-cooked flavor in all it’s soup. Made in Pennsylvania, these soups are designed for busy people who want to serve a great pot of homemade soup without the fuss of starting from scratch. Cooke Tavern soup mixes are beautifully hand packaged using only high quality air and freeze dried vegetables, herbs & spices. Free from preservatives & artificial flavoring. Each soup can be made to order for your families’ taste by adding a few easy to find fresh ingredients. Gluten-free, No SALT, No MSG–just all natural ingredients!

At Sweet Earth you will find a great selection of soups year round. A Sweet Earth personal favorite is Yankee Doodle Chicken Noodle with homemade noodles. We also carry: Corn Chowder, Ten Shilling Sherried Mushroom, Henna Marie’s Potato Cheese, Mi Madre Maria’s Chicken Tortilla, Barn Raising Country Vegetable, Farmer Al’s Homegrown Tomato Basil Bisque, Blacksmith’s Black Bean Chili, Colonel Maxwell’s Minestrone, Harvest Pumpkin Lentil and Sweet Annie’s Butternut Squash Bisque! Introducing Peter Pipers Stuffed Pepper!

Ass Kickin Hot Sauces by Southwest Specialty Foods

Great Hot Sauces require great peppers, and the Arizona desert provides the perfect climate to grow the world’s hottest peppers. Each recipe begins with a custom spice mix. Then peppers are selected to give the product the right amount of heat. All made in Arizona.

Honey Oaks Honey

Awarding winning-pure raw local Honey Oaks Honey from Kaneville Township in Elburn, Illinois. We stock Clover, Buckwheat, Dark Amber, Honeycomb and Bee Pollen based on availability.

Buds Popcorn

Locally Grown-Bud’s Popcorn, grown and farmed in Maple Park, Illinois a white variety popcorn that has been carefully selected for its flavor and quality of pop. With Bud’s popcorn, you will enjoy a perfectly popped kernel that has just the right ratio of tenderness and crispness. Bud’s Popcorn is known for its excellent popping uniformity, which when perfectly popped will leave you with little to no “old maids”.

Bud’s Popcorn is grown on a small scale so that we can closely monitor each crop. All work is done in house, from planting the seed to shelling and cleaning the grain. The corn is dried in our very own handmade corn dryer and we are proud to say that we still employ some of Bud’s equipment in the process. It makes us smile knowing that he is still working alongside of us.

The Perfect Pop
Add two tablespoons oil (we love coconut oil) and three kernels to a heavy bottom pan. Place lid on pan and turn heat to medium high. When kernels have popped, add 1/3 cup kernels to pan and swirl to coat- about 30 seconds. Replace lid and return pan to burner. Shake pan occasionally while popping.

Serve with a sprinkle of salt and your favorite seasonings (coriander, cumin, curry powder, turmeric….).

The Rebublic of Tea

The Republic of Tea is an American tea company based in Novato, California that makes and sells more than 300 varieties of teas. The Republic of Tea is known for packaging its loose teas and tea bags in tall, cylindrical tins. Our award-winning packaging includes teas and herbs available in specially designed air-tight, light-resistant tins.  All of our teas are Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).


Tea-drops are organic pressed teas, crafted in fun, whimsical shapes, that dissolve in your cup. Comprised of USDA organic tea, delicate spices and lightly-sweetened with organic cane sugar. They steep instantly and give you a moment of pause in your busy lifestyle. Just add water! Created and developed by a young American woman of Chinese and Sri Lankan heritage-inspired by the world, made in American, rethink tea! 


Chocolove’s custom-designed chocolate factory, tucked away in the Rocky Mountain Foothills of Boulder, Colorado, has been churning out premium, love-inspired chocolate bars for over a decade. To create the best premium chocolate in America they use the highest quality ingredients and using traditional small-production techniques like those of Europe’s finest chocolatiers.

We carry both large and small bars, that are the perfect little gift. Love poem inside each wrapper.

Yummy to eat, perfect to give.