Hammock hanging at Axelrad, one of Houston’s best local watering holes

Hammock hanging at Axelrad, one of Houston’s best local watering holes

They say it’s all about the journey, right?

After graduating law and businesses schools, I started a recruiting firm to staff paralegals and legal assistants at law firms, but I was also looking for a creative outlet. I’ve been baking since I was a kid (both my grandmothers were famous for their desserts) and have always kept up with it — stress baking, anyone?! So I started making the Southern-inspired sweets that my family has been eating forever and set up at farmer’s markets and local fairs, where I met a boatload of other passionate makers and creatives.

I was blown away by how many truly talented craftspeople were local to me in Houston and in Texas, and as I met other makers across the USA, I thought about how great it would be if their small businesses could gain more exposure. Knowing you’re supporting the person who actually made the product you’re buying is one of the best parts of going to a local fair or market, and I wanted to create a way to bring that to a wider audience.

With Local Notables, my goal is to create a win-win situation all around: as a purchaser, you’re supporting the local USA maker community and as one of our vendors, we get to present your product to people you may never chance to cross paths with.

Every item in our shop is sourced from a small business located in the USA. We’re proud to partner with these Local Notables.

We also do corporate gifting and marketing in addition to retail sales.

Please reach out with any questions!

Courtney Pepper Feldman

owner + founder + purveyor of local products