There are countless reasons why you should plan a visit to Old Town Cottonwood, and Little Moo's Gourmet Market is one of the most delicious ones. This little market, right in the heart of Old Town, is the perfect spot to discover your next food obsession. Little Moo's carries a diverse, curated selection of gourmet, artisanal small-batch products from independent and quality-driven food makers, many of which are from right here in Arizona.
Owners Jen and Marat Shkandin have put together an incredible selection of flavors and unique treats that you won't find anywhere else. The long list of products in their collection include artisan cheeses, caramels, hot sauces, honeys, nut butters, jams and jellies, chocolates, and even jerky, most small-batch products created from the best natural ingredients. Jen and Marat can tell you exactly where each product is made and why they hand-selected it to be in their store.
What's even more notable is how the owners support other independent businesses both in our state, and nation-wide. Their shop makes it particularly easy to find an array of Arizona's top food secrets. They have created a convenient basket of local must-have's, including prickly pear dressing from Mama Rose's Gourmet Foods made in Phoenix, some Brady's BBQ Sauce out of Chandler, a jar of Peanut Butter Americano out of Phoenix, fruitful jam by Carol's Delectables out of Snowflake, Sting N' Linger salsa out of Tempe, and Royal Kenyon BeeWorks honey out of Flagstaff. Looking for the perfect gift? These inviting baskets are just the right mix of fun, friendly flavors for anyone needing a little taste of Arizona.
Local First Arizona loves to see partnerships between community independent businesses. Little Moo's has developed a great relationship in Northern Arizona with Royal Kenyon BeeWorks, hosting a grand display of their full line of bee products. Royal Kenyon is known for their fine raw honey produced from organically-raised native bees. They also produce all-natural lip balms, artisan soaps, candles, and other handcrafted bee creations.
Little Moo's is coming up on their one-year anniversary in the Verde Valley! Let's show our local love for this true treasure. Be sure to stop in 1035 North Main Street for your next tasty treat (and then prepare to make the trip in again, because your taste buds will never be the same).
To find more local food, produce, and handcrafted, handmade treats right here in Arizona, be sure to check out Local First Arizona's Good Food Finder: an Arizona statewide, online directory of local foods. The goal is to provide a hub where consumers, procurers, farmers, restaurateurs, and other institutions can learn about and connect with Arizona’s local food providers in order to shorten food supply chains, improve access to local, healthy foods, and strengthen community resilience to create a healthier, sustainable food system in Arizona.