Last fall, we told you about a new subscription service that delivers handpicked artisan products to your door. Launched in Nashville, BATCH is expanding to include goods from other Southern cities. Here's how it works:
BATCH owners Sam Davidson, Stephen Moseley, and Rob Williams search for the best handcrafted products to fill boxes that represent the specific city. Subscribers can sign up to receive a monthly subscription (or a one-time gift box).
Though they publicize the theme of each box (past months have included "bath and body" and "new adventures"), recipients don't know which five products will be included. A three-month subscription is $97; yearlong is $388. Customers can also buy a one-time Batch box as a gift, or subscribe to the new six-month "Tour of The South," with each month focusing on a certain city (Nashville, Charleston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Birmingham, and Austin; $240).
We took a peek inside one of their hits -- the $50 Rise and Shine gift box (pictured here). It has all the ingredients for a perfect breakfast -- all from the South! Order your box at batchnashville.com
Garage Coffee Company's Road Rage blend (13 oz.) features whole beans that deliver full flavor.
Sam Williams (owner of My Friend Who Loves to Cook) mills and blends nine grains to create Sunday Morning Pancake Mixes (2 lb. each).
TruBee features honey (6 oz.) produced by free-range bees who forage for tulip poplar, fruit blossoms, and black locust in the spring. The result: seasonally distinctive taste.
Packaged in Mason jars, Haulin' Oats uses organic ingredients with flavors like Chai A Little Tenderness and Cinnamon Girl (flavors varied by Batch box).
From left: Stephen, Sam, and Rob;