In recent years, Lakeland has welcomed some incredible homegrown businesses that chose this city as their base and inspiration. These businesses enlarge our identity as a community, add to our flavor, and change the way we eat, shop, work, and live as a city. To celebrate the crafted goods these entrepreneurs create, The Lakelander proudly presents its fourth year of Lakelander Made.

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“You Are Enough and Not Too Much” Print

Jenna Cherry creates whimsical, hand-drawn illustrations that are inspired by retro and mid-century styles. Each piece is completely handmade, sketched, and then digitally finished. In addition to
selling her one-of-a-kind pieces online, Twenty Seven Designs is also physically set up in a corner of The Shop Across the Street located in Dixieland. | @twentysevenlkld

Garbage Island Book

Author-illustrator Fred Koehler has created multiple books and been awarded a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for his illustrations for One Day, The End. Other books by Koehler include How to Cheer Up Dad, and he has also illustrated This Book is Not About Dragons; Puppy, Puppy, Puppy; and Flashlight Night. His newest book is an adventurous tale that promotes environmental awareness through an imagined world of courageous animals. | @fred_koehler_

Florida Orange Print

Josh “Bump” Galletta is a freelance illustrator who specializes in creating dynamic and original designs. He has been creating in the Lakeland community for years, and many of his pieces highlight iconic landmarks of our city. In addition to hand-drawn prints, Galletta also creates designs for pennants, stickers, stationery, and apparel. | @bumpgalletta


Challah Loaf and Baguette

Benjamin Vickers uses the purest ingredients and simplest techniques to bake delectable, fresh artisan bread. Honeycomb Bread Bakers’ hand-crafted bread (like their gorgeous challah loaves and baguettes), pastries, and desserts are prepared fresh every day of the week and can be found in various locations across town, including Concord Coffee and Red Door. | @honeycombbread

White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Nook Bakery specializes in an array of homemade baked goods. Using recipes made from scratch, Kandace Crosby crafts unique and memorable cakes and cupcakes to be enjoyed for any occasion. Her white chocolate raspberry cupcakes combine the perfect combination of decadent flavors and thoughtful design. | @nook.bakery

Matte Black

Brew Hub and Concord Coffee have teamed up to create Matte Black — a black lager infused with Concord cold brew. With the combination of German-based dark malts and a Guatemalan coffee, the two brews create a rich flavor that’s balanced with a smooth, velvety texture. | @brewhub | @concordcoffee


Custom Concrete Counters and Light Pendants

Featured on multiple HGTV shows, No Boring Concrete creates decorative concrete finishes for both outdoor and indoor spaces. Taking into consideration the overall design, owner Riko Ramos creates creative and artistic concrete solutions. In addition to custom countertops, floors, and outdoor living spaces, No Boring Concrete also creates smaller decorative pieces like concrete light pendants. | @noboringconcrete

The Molly Counter Stool

Seventeen20 uses responsibly sourced materials to create handcrafted, industrial modern furniture with a simple aesthetic. Each item is handmade to order, adding to the unique character of individual pieces. Seventeen20 has a wide range of furniture offerings, including bedding, seating, and dining, with different wood and steel finishing options. Their Molly Stools are clean, minimal, and light, and capture much of Seventeen20’s overall aesthetic. | @seventeen20

Starburst Side Table

Good Morning Woods creates a variety of furniture that highlights the natural process of wood. From epoxy to a more natural poly finish, Good Morning Woods applies many different methods to finish their furniture, making each piece unique. Along with creating custom woodwork, they also create macramé plant hangers, banners, rugs, curtains, and more. | @gmorningwoods



Blue Poppy Swaddle

Little Remi is run by super parents Chase and Shannon Webber. This duo creates unique swaddles, clothing, and accessories that are hand-crafted by local artists. Their swaddles are made from 100-percent bamboo fiber giving them a soft touch while still being durable and absorbent. The Blue Poppy design pops with vibrant and radiant colors as it showcases a bouquet of hand-painted flowers. You can count on each of Little Remi’s premium textiles to be thoughtfully designed and environmentally friendly. | @littleremi

Classic Barrel Band

Wanting to create a wedding band that represents who they are, Barrel Band owners Jesse Larson and Jonathan Wilson thought about things they love to do: fish, hunt, and camp. Considering all these beloved hobbies, a shotgun barrel is what came to mind when trying to figure out how to design their one-of-a-kind rings. The two figured out a way to cut the ring directly from the shotgun barrel without compromising the integrity of the ring. With a 5mm width, their Classic Barrel Band is their original design and comes in four different inserts — white, gold, rose gold, and silver platinum. | @barrelband

Signature Sunglass Straps

Fed up with spending money on poor-quality straps that frequently had to be replaced, Cottonwood Apparel owner Chad Kennedy set out to design a high-quality sunglass strap that had the perfect blend of performance and style. Cottonwood’s signature straps are made with a premium fabric that won’t fade and a real wood bead for adjusting the strap length. They also come in an array of original prints and include Cottonwood’s original stainless steel bottle opener. | @cottonwoodapparel

Hand-stamped, Personalized Cuff

It’s the cuff that goes beyond an ordinary bracelet. Each of Local Cuff’s modern pieces are handmade and personalized to fit your style. With an eye for detail and meticulous craftsmanship, Local Cuff owner, Kari Drolshagen, metal stamps every piece of jewelry herself. Cuffs come in a variety of sizes and font options, and are personalized with text and patterns of your choice. You can even opt for a hidden message inside the cuff, too.