The Food & Dining section in today’s includes a feature article about Maine-based Gryffon Ridge Spice Merchants.
The Suydams run their spice business out of their rural home, where they also raise heritage pigs, chickens and ducks. They prepare and package the spices in a commercial kitchen they’ve built in their basement, which has a six-burner gas stove, a huge mixer, large stainless sinks and other equipment. Colorful spices are everywhere, and when Rick is working on a curry blend, the fragrance wafts upstairs and fills the house.
In Portland you can buy Gryffon Ridge products at LeRoux Kitchen on Commercial Street.