About Us

Small Food is a blog that focuses exclusively on small-batch, artisanal food producers, growers and other purveyors of small, local, independent food.

In response to the recent groundswell of small, artisanal food producers that’s been slowly growing over the past several years, Small Food was born. Farmers Markets seem to be popping up in every town, and they’re not just for farmers anymore. You’ll find bakers, coffee roasters, meat curers, hummus makers, and other food of all sorts, all made with love, in small batches, and with local ingredients. This is where the exciting, innovative stuff is happening in the local, national and international food scenes.

Small Food was created as an offshoot and replacement for Main Line Dine, a restaurant blog that was started in 2003 by Mike Madaio, a food & drink writer based in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Mike’s work has appeared in publications such as Philly Beer Scene, Edible Philly, Palate Press, Main Line Magazine and Bucks Life Magazine, and he is also the co-founder of Pennsylvania Vine Company, a wine blog focused on the wine experience of the PA consumer.