Ozukés Umeboshi gets some hometown love from Boulders Daily Camera

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The Daily Camera just posted this great write up on our newest and trending product. We hope you get to try this delicacy before it’s gone. Extra thanks to Cindy Sutter and The Daily Camera.

Read all about it here

Bon Appétit LOVES our Umeboshi!

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When we started years ago, we could have only dreamed of gracing the pages of this exemplary gastro periodical.We are truly honored to receive such glowing praise from one of our favorite food magazines. Read the article HERE

Harvest 2014

We had the good fortune of serving our ferments at Sustainable Settings annual Harvest Dinner in Carbondale this weekend. It was a glorious autumn evening and the menu was off the hook. We served cheriboshi from Paonia cherries, Rocky Ford melon and proscuitto which went fast!

All the food was prepared with produce from the biodynamic gardens and the meat was all raised and butchered on the farm as well.

Brook and Rose Le Van and wonderful stewards of this beautiful place and it was an honor to spend some time with this community. They are working right now to preserve the pristine water ways of this valley against fracking.  You can learn more here.

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Farmers Market: We Have Moved

Well, summer is officially here and I have the first of the season cherries to prove it.  We have been busy in the kitchen with both our steady flavors and the market specials that we have been doing for Saturdays. The list reads a bit like a series of unusual matchmaking: horseradish&sorrel, juniper&mustard, ruby kraut with calendula, sour cherry & rhubarb, scapes & chard, anchovy &pear… tune in next week to find out who meets who in the pickle dating scene.

We also wanted to let our local folks know that our Farmer’s Market stall has moved from our prime spot on the main drag to a sweet shady hollow on the Canyon side of the market. Please come see us in our new location!

A thunderstorm is brewing and I can just hear all the newly planted tomatoes and climbing beans singing for joy.

Happy Weekend y’all.

 

The Market

This weekend we had our second day at the Boulder Farmer’s Market. It is such a vibrant, buzzing Saturday gathering that our first day had us both spinning a bit after the day was done. All of the beautiful vegetables, baked goodies, plants, flowers and people make one feel like they are in a technicolor film and everyone there is off to see the wizard of all things earthy, organic and edible. If I had more a few extra hands like Durga, I would bring my camera and do a Bill Cunningham style photo shoot of all the funky styles at the market- dogs, babies, college students, farmers, bakers and candlestick makers never looked so good. It does make one feel that the idea of buying local, organic food is really catching on and that the stampede of folks there is a hopeful nod to the future. For those of you that live close by, Mara and I look forward to seeing you there and for those of you far away we hope you enjoy your local markets and the colorful cacophony that awaits you there.

Photos by Cary Jobe: www.caryjobe.com.

Morning crew

I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to the good people who wake up crazy early to come join Mara and I at the Thunder Dome, a moniker that comes from the colossal mess we can make in the kitchen. Today we processed just under 500 pounds of vegetables- literally a mountain of cabbage and beets. These guys are the muscle that go into making your kraut and kim chi taste so good. These are the hands that make it handmade. Shout out to Desmond, Dennis and Cary. You guys rock.

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