LA Artisan Vendors

2019 LA ARTISAN VENDORS

We are thrilled to have the following local, artisan vendors participating in this year’s Festival. They will be providing samples of their hand-crafted products and offering some items for sale.

CABOT CHEESE

CabotCheese2The farm families that own Cabot Creamery Co-operative love what they do. And they’ve been doing it for a long time—every single day since 1919. Almost 100 years later, we’re proud of our thriving farms, strong communities, and happy, healthy cows that produce the rich, buttery milk that we use to make Cabot’s award-winning cheese and dairy products. We like to think those awards mean we’re doing something right. Of course, you’re a big part of this too. If you love eating our cheese as much as we love making it, then we’ll get to keep doing what we do for generations to come.

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BOCCABELLA OLIVE OILS

boccabella-logoboccabellaoilBoccabella’s 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a locals favorite on the Central Coast.  Owned by a chef and a former City girl, Boccabella makes killer olive oil from olives grown with love. Olives are harvested at the peak of perfection, and those little guys are pressed into an unctuous, delicious extra virgin olive oil. Choosing an olive oil is like choosing your favorite wine.  You have to taste it, savor it and appreciate it. Then, you pick what you like.

Boccabella offers two unique oils–a 100% Arbequina extra virgin olive oil, which is peppery, spicy and grassy, and a Field Blend extra virgin olive oil, a combination of Spanish and Italian varietals that is rich, buttery and fruity.  Local farm. Local peeps. Delish olive oil. No pesticides or other funkiness.

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LETTERPRESS CHOCOLATE

LetterpressChocolateWould you buy a bottle of wine that simply said “United States Wine”? Isn’t there a difference between wine made in California vs. Oregon or even New York? And even within California, there are many wine making regions, each with their own terroir, that is, their own unique climates and soil conditions that result in vastly different flavor profiles. Cacao is the same way. Why settle for a chocolate bar that said “Guatemala” on it? Which region of Guatemala? Who grew the beans, and under what conditions? What is the microclimate like, and how do they harvest and ferment? How much was paid to the farmer?

At LetterPress Chocolate, we aim to be fully transparent about where our cacao comes from, the premiums we pay for the beans, and the impact our purchases are making on the communities. We’re also forging direct relationships with farmers and co-ops to equip them with the latest tools to make the best beans in the world. And at LetterPress Chocolate, we aim to take the best beans in the world to make the best chocolate in the world.

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