Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today's Groupon to Seasons Harvest. This Groupon is redeemable 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturdays at the South Bend Farmers' Market or at the Seasons Harvest store.
The culinary artisans behind Seasons Harvest draw from family-heirloom recipes to crown meals with gourmet sauces, condiments, and dessert toppings free of chemicals or additives. The local food producer, a regular at the South Bend Farmer’s Market, frequently unveils products inspired by the fresh tastes from local farms. With regional barbecue sauces ($7.50), the chefs map American cookout flavors from tangy gravy ideal for spit roasting to comforting sauces stewed with brown sugar and passages from Chicken Soup for the Soul. Specialty condiments include celery relish ($6) and spicy tomato ketchup ($6), which elevates sandwiches and omelets with a chili-pepper kick. Pop open a jar of portobello mushroom pasta sauce to smother warm penne or to arm extras during the food fight at the end of Romeo and Juliet.
After observing a lack of local, all-natural gourmet food products, Seasons Harvest took inspiration from the fresh tastes found at local farms and created a line of flavorful sauces and salsas made without preservatives or water filler. Popular products include hearty pasta sauces, medium-heat salsas, dessert toppings, and "salad enlighteners," which add zest to salads without heavy oils.