Meet the DLM Family

  • Tom Winter
  • VP of Grocery, Dairy & Frozen
  • Tom Winter has been shopping at DLM since he was five years old. His career started in Oakwood bagging groceries, and he has worked his way up to Vice President of Marketing and Director of Grocery, Frozen, and Dairy. The 1973 graduate of Wright State University has been a member of the DLM family for over 40 years. Over the years, he has spent numerous hours working in many departments at DLM to bring our customers the best service possible. He often travels the country in search of the latest and greatest clean products. His goal is to continue making DLM the very best at serving the needs of our customers. Every decision he makes is made with this in mind. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, gardening, and above all spending time with his family.


Grocery Signature Products

Vera Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

This is our top tier oil. It is produced from olive groves in Tuscany, near the ancient hillside town of Lucignano. It has a full-bodied flavor with the distinctive peppery bite of Tuscan oils. We think its quality is on par with other estate-produced oils, but at a lower price. We recommend drizzling as a finishing condiment on many dishes,

DLM Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin oil made from Italian olives, but not necessarily from Tuscany. While it doesn’t have the complexity or elegance of Vera Jane’s EVOO, it is an excellent oil for everyday use such as making vinaigrettes and light frying. Also try adding in dried herbs, cheese, etc, to make your own oil for dipping bread.

DLM 100% Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

This oil is certified organic, but may originate from other regions outside of Italy depending on availability and price of organic oil. (Current crop is from Tunisia.) This is also a great oil for everyday use, especially if organic is important to you.

DLM Pure Olive Oil

A low cost oil produced from Italian olives, but is not extra virgin. It has good viscosity with a relatively mild, neutral flavor. We think it is best suited for sautéing and other applications in cooking and baking.

DLM 100% Pure Honey

Our friend Al Tuttle is a Miami Valley beekeeper who is now producing our very own private label honey. The honey is unprocessed and raw and is 100% local. Many of you met Al at our first Farmers’ Market.

DLM 100% Pure Maple Syrup

Our 100% pure maple syrup is a wonderful natural sweetener. It comes to us from a family in Wisconsin who has been harvesting maple sap each spring for the past 80 years. Pour it on your pancakes, waffles, and French toast. Or enjoy its sweet goodness in drinks such as coffee, tea, and milk shakes. We also recommend it over baked sweet potatoes, baked apples, and vanilla ice cream.

DLM Ketchup

This condiment is gluten free and free of preservatives. We add real sugar - there is no high fructose corn syrup in our ketchup! Try our Honestly Better® ketchup on a grilled burger tonight!

DLM Organic Cashew Butter

Our sodium-free cashew butter is incredibly tasty and smooth. Once you taste it, you will be spreading it on all sorts of foods. We think it’s especially good on a slice of toasted DLM Artisan Farmhouse Bread along with a small drizzle of local DLM 100% Pure Honey. Or try it on apple or pear slices, or as filling for pitted dates.

DLM Authentic Italian Pasta

Our pasta is made from premium quality wheat that is grown in the Murges area of Puglia, Italy. It is extruded through bronze dies, which gives it the perfect rough texture to better absorb sauce. You will also see its quality by noticing that unlike cheap pastas, the water remains clear as you cook it, and the pasta absorbs water and expands beautifully. It has a perfect texture as well as excellent flavor, even without sauce.

DLM Spices

With spices, quality does make a difference — a big difference. To see for yourself, open the lid of a any normal supermarket brand, take dill for example, and compare it with our Dorothy Lane Market Dill. You will note a marked difference in quality and depth of aroma. That quality directly translates into much better flavor in your food. What makes our own Dorothy Lane Market brand so good? Our spices are carefully picked from the best sources from around the world and then dried in small batches fresh as we order them. The company that we work with, Vann’s, is a small family-run company and is as fanatical about food and flavor as we are at DLM. Our spices are available in all the traditional varieties as well as several unique ones.

DLM Original Marinara Sauce

Carrie Walters, our corporate chef, has combined all-natural ingredients to create the perfect sauce for all pasta dishes or slow-cooked meat dishes. It’s so flavorful that you will also love it for dipping with our crusty DLM Artisan Breads. Buon appetito! from your friends at Dorothy Lane Market.

DLM Preserves

We are especially proud of our own. We give you a bunch of great ways to make your morning toast exciting. With flavors like Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserve you can always find exciting flavor in this section of the store. Produced for us by our friends at Cincinnati’s Clearbrook Farms, these are some of the cleanest, fruitiest, most delicious preserves you will ever taste. Clearbrook uses premium fruit from around the country, and minimally processes them into our irresistible preserves. The rich, clean fruit flavor shines through. Our line has also been awarded the prestigious mark of kosher supervision. Pick up a jar (or several) today.

DLM Salt and Pepper Grinders

Dorothy Lane Market offers a variety of fine sea salts imported from Europe. The problem with most of the containers is that you have to sprinkle the salt with your fingers or a spoon. We’ve come to the rescue with our new salt and pepper grinders! They come filled with sea salt from the waters of the Pacific Ocean, or with the famed peppercorns from Tellicherry, India, which are larger, blacker, and more fragrant than other peppercorns. Once they are empty, fill them with your favorite sea salt, such as Maldon from England or Esprit du Sel from France.

DLM All-Natural Tomatoes

These beautiful tomatoes are from nearby friends who have been growing and canning tomatoes locally since the 1920s. Tomatoes are a source of Vitamins A and C, and of lycopene. Our flavor profile is a clean, fresh tomato flavor, less seasoned than other brands. This allows you to season them perfectly for whatever recipe you may be creating. Your cooking gets better when you use DLM Tomatoes!

DLM Worcestershire Sauce

We think you will love it over our burgers and steaks!

Jack’s Grill Grapeseed Oil

DLM’s very own is great for cooking and making homemade mayo.

DLM Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Our superb balsamic vinegar is made for us in Modena, Italy by a small family producer. Almost as good as tradizionale, but at a lower price. It has an extraordinary density, aroma, and depth of flavor with a clean finish. Try it drizzled on steaks, ice cream, or strawberries!

DLM White Corn Tortilla Chips

Our restaurant-style tortilla chips are all-natural, made from whole white corn, and contain zero grams of trans fat. These gluten-free chips are the perfect choice for snacking or dipping in salsa.

DLM Classic Mexican Salsa

Our new locally made salsa will add zing to your tacos or fajitas, or use it as a dip with your favorite tortilla chips.

DLM Peppermints

Refreshing sugar-free peppermints in a cute little tin.

DLM Homemade Caramel Corn

We’ve developed a caramel corn that’s better than any we’ve ever tasted! Popped fresh on premises, we start with Indiana Pearl White corn, known for its tenderness when popped. This organic and non-GMO corn also pops smaller which provides more surface area for our rich, buttery caramel to coat. Fair warning: this is a highly addictive snack!

DLM Original Barbeque Sauce

Our DLM Original Barbeque Sauce has it all – a little sweet and a little smoky, and is perfect for all your BBQ cravings. A crowd-pleasing sauce, with a good balance of flavors. Try some slathered on duBreton Baby Back Ribs or on grilled chicken. Also great on meatloaf, French fries, and a pulled pork sandwich.

DLM Champagne Mustard

Silky smooth with a sweet-hot intensity, our champagne mustard is just the zip you need on your deli-style sandwich. It is the perfect accompaniment with our Heavenly Ham®.

DLM Classic Dijon Mustard

Use this snappy Dijon mustard on all your favorite sandwiches, especially roast beef and turkey, as well as in classic applications, such as with lamb and game meats.

DLM Honey Mustard

Enjoy the thick, sweet honey mustard on Heavenly Ham® sandwiches or as a pretzel dip.

DLM Chocolate Bars

For an extraordinary chocolate experience, try these made especially for us by our friend Ghyslain. For both the Guayaquil and Maracaïbo bars, Ghyslain utilizes high-grade Criollo cacao. Our dark chocolate bar is 64% dark chocolate made with cacao from Guayaquil, a variety from Ecuador known for its intensity of flavor. Our milk chocolate bar is composed of 38% Maracaïbo, another Criollo, this time from Venezuela.

DLM Extra-Large Honey Roasted Peanuts

We have added a new variety to our private line of nuts – Extra-Large Honey Roasted Peanuts. We have chosen these premium nuts from the best of the crop and coated them in sugar and honey for an irresistible treat!

DLM Dry Roasted Peanuts

Our Dry Roasted Peanuts are grown in the United States and are high in protein as well as a great source of fiber, carbohydrates, and several essential vitamins and minerals. They are also cholesterol free, with no oils added, and are seasoned without MSG. The unsalted version contains only peanuts.

DLM Fancy Whole Cashews

These whole cashews are of the highest quality and truest flavor.

DLM Jumbo Premium Mixed Nuts

A premium mixture of cashews, pecans, almonds, pistachios, and macadamias. The family who packs them for us roasts them to peak flavor, and adds the perfect amount of salt. Pure snacking enjoyment!

DLM Horseradish Sauce

Our newest sauce is an ideal accompaniment to roast beef, pastrami, or turkey sandwiches. Serve with sliced DLM Flank Steak or pot roast for dinner tonight!

DLM Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Free of trans fats, our signature gluten-free potato chips are made with peanut oil for a great, robust flavor. Never greasy, but always crunchy!

DLM Organic Peanut Butter

Enjoy our private label feel-good peanut butter with zero trans fats. We combine organic dry-roasted peanuts with other organic ingredients to provide a smooth-tasting spreadable peanut butter. Choose the best for your kid’s back-to-school lunches - choose Honestly Better ® DLM Organic Peanut Butter.

DLM Organic Tortilla Chips

If you want chips that are more flavorful – and healthier, then choose DLM Multigrain Tortilla Chips! Organic stone-ground corn, as well as organic seeds such as sunflower, sesame, and brown flaxseeds, are the main ingredients. The flaxseeds add a pleasant, nutty aroma and are a healthy source of fiber. These chips are also a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, an important nutrient, and are naturally seasoned with sea salt. The DLM Sesame Blue Corn Tortilla Chips are made with organic blue corn, organic sesame seeds, and sea salt. Both tortilla chips are free of cholesterol and trans fats and are also gluten free! Our tortilla chips go perfectly with your favorite salsa or DLM Homemade Dips.

DLM San Marzano Whole Peeled Tomatoes D.O.P.

We believe this is the finest canned tomato you will ever have. It is favored by chefs and serious cooks the world over. The true Italian San Marzano tomato is grown in the volcanic soil near Mount Vesuvius in the Campania region of Italy. Our Honestly Better® tomatoes carry the "D.O.P." designation, an Italian acronym which, loosely translated, means "name of origin protected." In other words, the integrity of this special product is protected by Italian law. Use it as you would any canned tomato...for homemade pizza and pasta sauces, stews, chili, and so on.

DLM Sourdough Nuggets

These crunchy pretzel nuggets are perfect for dipping and popping in your mouth. Serve them with our DLM Champagne Mustard!

DLM Apple Butter

Our dark and rich apple butter is made locally for us in Bucyrus, Ohio. Using a family recipe, the apple butter is cooked in 50 gallon copper kettles over a wood fire. Choose between no sugar added or sugar & cinnamon. Simple, natural ingredients for a pure, clean taste. Delicious spread over toast or the Bakery’s new Pumpkin Seed Sprouted Whole Grain Bread.

DLM Old-Fashioned Bartlett Pears

Our sweet jarred Bartlett pears are an easy treat. Enjoy them with ice cream, pound cake, or alone for a simple dessert. They are locally produced for us in Holmes County, Ohio.

DLM Paper Products

As a commitment to sustainability, DLM now carries compostable plates and bowls made from sugarcane fibers. They are 100% biodegradable and gluten free. The DLM Paper Plates are microwaveable, oven proof, and freezer safe. Choose from 9-inch plates, three-compartment plates, bowls, and utensils. Being water and oil resistant makes them the perfect paper product for all your dining needs.

DLM Whole Macadamias

Our sweet, buttery macadamia nuts are not only delicious, but are also packed with nutrients such as healthy fats, minerals, and B vitamins. Use them in recipes or have a handful for a nutritious snack.

DLM Old-Fashioned Peach Slices

These perfectly all-natural sweet peaches go great with ice cream and whipped cream, or straight from the jar. They are locally produced for us in Holmes County.

DLM Original Pasta Sauce

Our new thicker, smoother, and naturally sweet pasta sauce is great with baked pasta, spaghetti, or on a meatball hoagie. Or, the kids would love making a mini pizza with an English muffin as the base.