Shopping local is the perfect way to pick up a thoughtful hostess gift or find a unique present for that person who seems to have everything.
We’ve pulled a list of our top 5 favorite Moco Made small businesses, making it easy for you to shop locally this season in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Silver Branch Brewing Company | Silver Spring
Silver Branch Brewing Company is a production brewery and taproom located in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring conveniently located next to the Silver Spring red line metro stop. The casual ambiance of the taproom and culturally diverse brews gives you the feeling of being in a turn-of-the-century American biergarten, British pub or a sidewalk café in Prague. Heading to a BYOB holiday party? Stop by for one of their flagship brews or a limited edition seasonal blend.
Mayorga Organics | Rockville
Mayorga Organics sources and sells artisanal organic product with the purpose of helping to eliminate systemic poverty in rural Latin America. The roasting and distribution facility in Rockville, MD is the hub of the organization. You can stop by the café for a made-to-order coffee and pick up a bag of their holiday blend for your coffee loving friend.
Shafa Blends | Gaithersburg
Shafa Blends is a family-owned artisan tea and spice shop in Olde Town Gaithersburg. You can find a variety of hand-crafted teas, spices, herbs, botanical, and salt blends in small batches. Many blends are pre-packaged and ready to enhance any dish. Fan favorites include turmeric ginger tea, masala chai and omelet on-the-go spice blend. Their cute little packages make the best stocking stuffers!
Sunday Morning Bakehouse | North Bethesda
What started out as a cult-following at farmers markets, you can now find chef Caroline Yi’s small batch creations at Sunday Morning Bakehouse at Pike and Rose. Their daily menu features signature handmade croissants, naturally leavened breads, brioche doughnuts, pastries, artisanal toasts, and sandwiches. Take a break from your holiday shopping and treat yourself to breakfast anytime of the day.
BannerBee | Upcounty
Starting as a family beekeeping hobby two generations ago and BannerBee now has apiaries located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. From award-winning small batch raw or infused honeys to handcrafted beeswax candles and honey-inspired body care, you’ll find all-natural and effective hive-based products online, at local farmers markets or in the lobby for Canopy by Hilton at Pike & Rose.
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