At Caraluzzi's we don't just care about local, we are local, serving the Fairfield County community for over 69 years. During that time, we’ve had the opportunity to form amazing partnerships with other local artisans and farmers, supporting each other in our shared mission to bring valuable products and services to our neighbors. With over 1,000 local items across the store, you won’t find local like this at other supermarkets. Read on to learn about some of our local partners.
100 percent pure, raw honey harvested in Connecticut. Dubbed by New York Times food expert Mark Bittman as “an industry legend,” Andrew Cote is a fourth generation bee keeper, carrying on a family tradition that dates back to the 1800s. Cote, a full-bright scholar and English professor, also runs Bees without Borders, a non-profit dedicated to alleviating poverty through bee-keeping.
Arethusa Farms Milk & Cheese
“Every cow in this barn is a lady, please treat her as such.” So reads the sign hanging in the entrance of Arethusa Farm’s barn in Litchfield, Connecticut. Arethusa Farm’s award winning cows always come first. Pure-bred Holsteins and Jerseys roam rolling green acres of Connecticut pasture lands. Plenty of exercise and a clean location ensures top-quality milk & cheese, only miles from home.
Brooklyn, NY. Gotham Greens uses ecologically sustainable methods in a technology sophisticated way to produce an abundance of fresh greens year round on roof tops in Brooklyn, NY. In our fresh salad section in the produce department you will find a variety of Gotham Greens lettuce blends that have been freshly picked, washed and delivered, ready to be taken home and eaten!
Since 1987 Danbury based Citra Solv has been offering high-quality cleaning and personal care products without sacrificing performance or the environment. They specialize in the development of naturally derived products made from renewable resources that have a minimum impact on our world—right down to the environmentally conscious packaging they come in.
We choose fishing locations based on which produce the highest quality catch, which is often right here in Connecticut. With an eye towards sustainability, we prefer to sell local seafood. Click here to learn more about Connecticaught.
DePuma's Gluten Free Pasta
All of DePuma's pastas are hand crafted and not mass produced for ensured perfection. DePuma's gluten free pasta contains only the highest quality ingredients available. Whether it's their gluten free tortellini, gluten free ravioli, or gluten free cavatelli, DePuma's gluten free pastas continue to be praised by its customers as the best gluten free pasta available!
Foxon Park Sodas
Foxon Park was founded in 1922 in East Haven, Connecticut by Matteo Naclerio, an immigrant from Italy. He quickly embraced the entrepreneurial spirit of his era and decided to open up a beverage company. Its name would be Foxon Park, after the street on which it resided at the time. Ownership has been passed from generation to generation and still remains in the family today, continuing the tradition their Grandfather started so long ago. Although much has changed over the years, their recipe has remained the same. Using only the best ingredients, including real cane sugar, Foxon Park has become a drink of choice throughout many parts of Connecticut.
See our tour of the farm!
Growing food and flowers for the Fairfield county area since 1922, we visited the Gilbertie family's green house in Easton to see how they grow their delicious, organic micro-greens. Healthier and more flavorful than full sized greens, Gilbertie's Greens can be found in the produce section of Caraluzzi's year round.
The Gracious Gourmet
The Gracious Gourmet offers easy-to-use, all-natural condiments for people who love good food but have no time to cook. Founded in Bridgewater, CT in 2006, The Gracious Gourmet created a line of specialty food products that transform ordinary dishes into exceptional ones without any fuss. The quality of their all-natural products is second to none and their uses are nearly unlimited. With The Gracious Gourmet to help, serving great food has never been easier!
Hummel Brothers Inc.
Distributed only in Connecticut, Hummel Brothers hot dogs are a legendary favorite amongst New Haven natives. Started in 1933 by brothers Robert & William Hummel, the Hummel Bros. philosophy is simple: Produce the best product possible. After 80 years, they are still Connecticut's favorite hot dog.
Lamothe’s Sugar House
The Lamothe family started their small farm in 1971, with only 7 taps to create maple syrup for personal use. Soon neighbors and friends made requests to purchase their syrup, and Lamothe’s has since expanded to 4000 taps and a modest, 15 mile pipeline of plastic tubing to the sugar house, where it is converted to maple syrup. They’ve since expanded their product line to offer other products, including native honey.
Nature View Farm
Nature View Farm, located in Bridgewater, CT, raises and milks a growing herd of Holstein and Jersey cows that are treated without hormones. The cows are raised on pasture, organically grown hay, and non-GMO grains. Milk is bottled fresh everyday into BPA-free containers
Ronnybrook Farms Drinkable Yogurts
According to Ronnybrook farm & the Osofsky family,“Our cows are like family to us here.” Treated with respect and daily access to pasture, these cows are raised according to 70 years of farming wisdom from an era before the big dairy conglomerates were on the market. As the family says, they are “Hopelessly out of date, and proud of it!” Their drinkable yogurts are made with 10 different probiotics, 4 from buttermilk, giving a smooth, refreshing flavor with no stabilizers, emulsifiers or modified food starches. Just all natural ingredients and the freshest fruit they can find.
Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters
Sherman, CT. Nestled in the hills of Candlewood Valley at the top of Fairfield County, Sacred Grounds uses 100% Organic and Fair Trade beans. Coffee is roasted in micro batches to ensure freshness, along with frequent deliveries of roasted bagged coffee to our stores. Find Sacred Grounds Coffee Organic coffees from around the world in the coffee aisle.
Simpson and Vail Teas
Simpson & Vail, Inc. is an old time tea company and was originally founded as a green coffee merchant in 1904 by Augustus M. Walbridge on Water Street in New York City as Augustus M. Walbridge, Inc. In 1929, Mr. Walbridge sold the business to Mr. Simpson, the accountant, and Mr.Lester Vail, the tea taster. Hence, a great business was born. Simpson & Vail teas have a loyal following of customers dedicated to the superior quality and unique flavors of their teas. Sip for yourself and you'll see why!
Two Roads Beers
Four friends traveled separate paths, from careers on Southeast Asian oil rigs to engineering airplanes, before arriving at their long awaited destination, brewing delicious beer together. From a converted industrial Stamford factory and the imagination of award-winning brew master Phil Markowski comes a new spin on traditional ales. From the saison to the pilsner, each beer is a new twist on traditional for those who like to take the road less traveled, in life and in beer.
Whipped Up Unbakeables
A collision of many loved flavors, a couple of favorite family recipes, a desire to keep everyone safe, and a passion to put a smile on everyone’s face, resulted in the UNBAKEABLES combination you enjoy today. From Norwalk, CT, UNBAKEABLES are a new and original handmade frozen dessert. They are best described as perfectly topped cookie dough bites. They are egg-free and, therefore, ready to eat straight from your freezer.
See below for a complete list of our local products.
Andrew's Horseradish/Cocktail, New Haven – CT
Arethusa Farms Milk Company, Litchfield – CT
Cross Culture Kombucha, Danbury – CT
Crowley Milk, Bighamton – NY
Curtefello's, Stratford – CT
FAGE Yogurt, Johnstown – NY
Hood Milk, Lynnifield – MA
Immaculate Baked Goods, Wakefield – MA
Maple Hill Creamery, Stuyvesant - NY
Ronny Brook Farm (seasonal), Ancramdale – NY
Siggi's Yogurt, New York – NY
Soy Kaas Cheese, Brook – NJ
Sunshine Farm Eggs, Brooklyn – NY
The Farmer's Cow, Lebanon – CT
Angy's Pasta, Westfield – MA
Centerville Chicken Pie, Cape Cod - MA
Conte's Raviolis, Vineland - NJ
DePuma Gluten Free Frozen Pastas, North Haven – CT
Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods, Elmwood Park – NJ
Filo Factory Deserts, Dumont – NJ
Friendly's Ice Cream, Wilbraham – MA
Gillian's Pie Crust, Lynn – MA
Hanover Foods, Hanover – PA
Hood Novelties, Lynnifield – MA
Ian's - Frozen Mac & Cheese and Chicken Nuggets, Framingham - MA
John's Ravioli, New Rochelle – NY
Jolie Ravioli, New Hyde Park – NY
Marino's Ice Cream, Richmond Hill – NY
Mystic Pizza, Mystic – CT
Quorn Frozen Foods, Westport – CT
The Farmer Cow Ice Cream, Lebanon – CT
Tofutti Brands Ice Cream, Cranford – NJ
Unbakeables Cookie Dough Bites, Weston - CT
Wholly Wholesome, Chester – NJ
Yasso Ice Cream Bars, Boston – MA
Zuppardis Pizza, West Haven – CT
*Brands/items selection may vary and is frequently updated*
Andrew's Honey, Norwalk – CT
Apple & Eve Organics, Roslyn – NY
Archie Moore's, Milford – CT
Arnold Bread, Horsham – PA
Avalon Organics Shampoo & Conditioner, Melville – NY
Bad Air Sponge, Phil – PA
Bai 5 Drinks, Princeton – NJ
Bakery on Main Granola, East Hartford – CT
Bar Harbor Soups, Whiting – ME
Bigelow Tea, Fairfield – CT
Bionaturae, North Franklin – CT
Bite Lite Lure, Bethel – CT
Boylans Soda, Tettorboro – NJ
Candlewood Coffee Bags & K Cups, Brookfield – CT
Capa di Roma Pasta Sauce, East Hartford – CT
Casa Visco Pizza, Rotterdam – NY
Chaves Bakery, Bridgeport – CT
Chef Silvio's Pasta Sauce, Guilford – CT
Citra Solv Concentrate, Danbury – CT
D.E. Vine Foods Dressing, W. Warwick – RI
Earth's Best Baby Food, Melville – NY
Equal Exchange Coffee, Bridgewater – MA
Food Should taste Good Tortilla Chips, Needham Heights – MA
Foxon Park Soda, East Haven – CT
Golden Blossom Honey, Doylestown – PA
Good Earth Corporation, Montvale – NJ
Green Mountain Coffee, Waterbury – VT
Gus Soda, New York – NY
Hanover Foods, Hanover – PA
Health Valley (toaster tartas + cereal bars), Melville – NY
Helens Pancake Mix, South Easton – MA
Howard's Foods, Danvers – MA
Ian's Breadcrumbs, Framingham - MA
J.J. Casone Bakery, Port Chester – NY
Jim's Organic Coffee, West Wareham – MA
Joy Va Tahini, Brooklyn – NY
Kind Bars/Clusters, New York – NY
Lamothe Honey, Burlington – CT
Legal Sea Food Tartar Sauce, Boston – MA
Lesser Evil Snacks, Danbury – CT
Little's Chili Mix, New Canaan - CT
Maple Grove Farms, St. Johnsbury – VT
Mash Drinks, Tettorboro – NJ
Mount Cabot Maple Syrup, Lancaster - NH
Muscle Up Bars, Newtown – CT
N. E. Coffee, Malden – MA
Newman's Own, Westport – CT
Once Again Nut Butter, Nunda – NY
Paesana Pasta Sauce, East Farmingdale – NY
Parker & Bailey Cleaners, Walpole – MA
Peanut Butter & CO., New York – NY
Pirate's Booty Snacks, Sea Cliff – NY
Pop Corners, Freeport – NY
Q Tonic Water & Soda, Brooklyn – NY
Sacred Grounds Coffee, Sherman - CT
Saratoga Water, Saratoga – NY
Savory Soups, Southbury – CT
Sesmark Rice Crackers, Saddle Brook – NJ
Silver Palate, Cresskill – NJ
Simpson & Vail Teas, Brookfield - CT
Soda Stream, Cherry Hill – NJ
Stacy's Pita Chips, Randolf – MA
Steaz Tea, Doylestown – PA
Switch Drink, Darien – CT
Tap'n Apple, Saddle Brook – NJ
Tates Cookies, South Hampton – NY
The Gracious Gourmet, Bridgewater – CT
Trappist Preserves, Spencer – MA
Unique Pretzel, Reading – PA
Vermont Bread Company, Brattleboro – VT
Vermont Village, Barre - VT
Victoria Pasta Sauce, Brooklyn – NY
Wing It BBQ Sauce, Falmouth – MA