Neighbor Loaves (Tortillas)
Welcome to our Neighbor Loaves donation page, where your purchase goes directly to food access through our partnership with the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative and distributed by Community Foods Initiatives to Athens County's food access programs. Just purchase as many bags of our tortillas as you like, and we give them to our local food access programs!
Please note: Tortillas are NOT AVAILABLE for shipment. You can buy them for your home kitchen at all Ohio Whole Foods Markets, and locally at Kindred Market, The Farmacy and at the Saturday morning Athens Farmers Market.
Shagbark’s Fresh Corn Tortillas are made weekly from Ohio-grown, Organic corn. The aroma and flavor are rich and authentic, and these tortillas perform well for hard or soft tacos, as well as for enchiladas, migas or enchilada casserole.
Unlike most tortillas on the market, ours have no preservatives. And like our tortilla chips, our tortillas are made the traditional way, by soaking the corn overnight in a solution of water and rock-lime. This solution is the ancient method called, “Nixtamal”, and it turns the corn into a delicious superfood by beginning the digestion process and creating a chemical reaction that unlocks the niacin and other nutrients, making them more bioavailable.
Kokis Tortillas in Columbus, Ohio, brought their expert food production skills to develop the Shagbark recipe using Ohio grown organic corn. They make Shagbark tortillas and fresh masa every Monday without preservatives.