A Local Source for a World of Flavor
An immunologist by training, Deepa Patke has turned her Northern Virginia home into a scientist’s laboratory for spice blending. It is impossible to find spices on the shelves that are fresher than Patke’s blends, which are ground to order and blended by hand each and every week.
And it shows. The pungent scent of her spices waft through their plastic packaging and perfume a room. By selling primarily at farmers markets, Aromatic Spice Blends is making a strong statement that spices are just as perishable as local produce and should be purchased