about us

we believe eating vegetables is one of life’s greatest pleasures.


locally sourced.

It is our mission to honor the work of our farm partners and to support the health of our community. We source every ingredient possible from right here in Ohio because food tastes better when you know who made it. You can trust our commitment to local food—it guides everything we do.

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meticulously selected.

We gladly spend tons of time and energy sourcing a range of delicious varieties, and we’re obsessive about making sure every vegetable in every dish is of the highest quality and reflective of the season. We also select certified organic produce as much as we possibly can (and that’s most of the time) like we do for our families and friends.

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expertly prepared.

We are grateful for the beautiful ingredients that fill our kitchens. You can be sure we focus our strength and talents on bringing out the best in peak produce so you can taste just how delightful every vegetable can be.

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infinitely celebrated.

Our produce-inspired food is our passion and our love, and we’re proud to share it with you. We hope you will anticipate the seasons with us, honor our growers and dedicated producers, and find the joy in celebrating vegetables in their prime.

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cara mangini.

Cara Mangini is the founding chef of Little Eater. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area and working at some of New York’s and Napa Valley’s top culinary destinations, she developed a passion for produce at its peak and honed her skills in its selection and preparation. Ever since, she’s been on a mission to put vegetables at the center of the American plate.

She is the author of The Vegetable Butcher, the award-winning cookbook that explores how to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini.

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