Two of Atlanta's most well known local yogurt businesses are swirling together something new. AtlantaFresh, a local yogurt maker, will soon be producing the yogurt for Atlanta-based frozen yogurt spot Three on The Tree. AtlantaFresh is the brainchild of Ron Marks, who sought to bring artisan yogurt and cheeses to Atlanta. After running Focus on Food, a food marketing research company for a number of years, Marks converted his existing kitchen and offices into the headquarters for Atlanta Fresh in 2009. Today, AtlantaFresh is carried in Whole Foods, Star Provisions, Alon's, assorted other retailers and various weekend farmers' markets.
Three on the Tree, the brainchild of Fellini's and La Fonda Latina founder Clay Harper, opened last summer in north Buckhead with a variety of frozen yogurt options. Differentiating themselves from other frozen yogurt shops, Three on The Tree's self service stations feature six flavors, two of which are custom made by local chef Julia LeRoy. The other four flavors are sourced from Honey Hill Farms, a yogurt purveyor based in Russellville, Arkansas. Many other local and national yogurt shops source their product from Portland, Oregon-based YoCream. LeRoy often uses Honey Hill's basic tart yogurt as a base for her custom creations like Spiced Banana and Blueberry Betty, but soon AtlantaFresh will produce the base yogurts and may eventually produce more.
Three on the Tree currently has just one location, next to Fellini's and La Fonda near the intersection of Roswell and Wieuca Roads. In the coming weeks, a mini Three on the Tree will open within the existing Fellini's Pizza on LaVista near new neighborhood favorites Napolean's and Sprig. Later, a third location is slated to open next to the existing La Fonda on Howell Mill, across from The Real Chow Baby.
It's always nice to see local companies like this come together and I'm hopeful for an even better product from both.
PS, I just used my Scoutmob at the AtlantaFresh factory store in Norcross; you have until April 12th to use yours. GET ON IT!
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