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Welcome to our July Box

Welcome to our July Farm to Fork in a Box

We have carefully curated and hand selected each product, have met each farmer and maker to be sure their products are delicious and their business practices align with SacTown Bites' philosophy. We think of this as a 'food tour in a box' where you get to taste some of the best products from the Sacramento Valley delivered right to your door. We look for organic ingredients that are sustainably grown and try to partner with smaller purveyors that make excellent products, although they may be lesser known in the marketplace. We have provided you with details about each product and partner, as well as some informative videos. So let's begin!

 

Brown Jasmine Rice

Rue & Forsman Ranch, Olivehurst, California

Michael Bosworth, Farmer and Owner

 

This is not just an ordinary bag of rice. It was grown on a family farm in Northern California using the most current technology (GPS and planes) to yield the highest quality rice, while also practicing sustainable farming and providing habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. Read our article to learn more and meet the farmer, Michael Bosworth by watching our video. Click on this link to find the article, and this link to see the video.  

 

Hazel’s BBQ Sauce Mild

Hazel’s BBQ Sauces, Sacramento, California

Cornelius Brown, Maker and Grandson of Hazel

 

You just have to taste it. Go ahead, open the jar and stick a butter knife in and get a good glob on it and put it in your mouth. We’ll wait. So good, am I right? We love, love, love this BBQ sauce and the story behind it. Click the link to learn about the family recipe that goes back four generations and Cornelius Brown who is taking over the family legacy. Follow the link to read our article and watch the video at the bottom of the article. Want to see Cornelius in action while he shows us how to use the sauce? Watch this video

 

 Espresso Spice Rub

A collaboration

V. Miller Meats, East Sacramento, Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters, Sacramento, California and The Allspicery, Sacramento, California.

 

This spice rub has a backstory and you are going to want to read about it. It’s also delicious and is a perfect pairing with Hazel’s BBQ Sauce to apply to your favorite cut of meat. Follow this link to read more and watch the video.

 

Coratina Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil

Grumpy Goats Farm, Capay, California

Pamela Marvel and Stuart Littell, Farmers (and grumpy goats ;-)

 

How did two Silicon Valley transplants and novice farmers manage to turn a dry patch of land into award winning organic olive oil? This couple produced award winning olive oil with their first crush and milling, and that winning varietal is what is in the July box, Coratina. Learn more about these two and their farm by reading our article and watching the video. Don’t miss the video, as my husband, who is my second cameraman, sound guy, editor and all around supporter, has a cameo.

 

Dry Roasted and Lightly Salted Almonds

Almond Lane, Woodland, California

Kristin Jacobs, part Owner and Farmer

 

Almonds are a big deal in California. We grow 85% of the world’s almonds here. That’s a lot of almonds. What makes Almond Lane almonds so special? How about the fact that they are the first and only almond farm in the world to to be independently certified under the internationally recognized “Sustainably Grown” standard for agricultural crops. This is something we think is worth sharing, and their almonds are just darn good. Learn more about Almond Lane and their farming practices that set them apart by reading our article and watching our video.

 

Fresh Lemon Infused Creamed Honey and Golden Milk Infused Creamed Honey

Backroad Beekeeping, Sacramento, California

Jace and Sara Becker, Owners and Makers

 

Not your average jars of honey, Backroad Beekeeping’s creamed honey is a spreadable delight. The all natural infusions are as irresistible as owners Jace and Sara are. Learn more about the family business that started out as a hobby in 1919 and flourished into a craft honey business 90 years later. Click the link to read our article and see the video.

 

Magic Party

Shebear Herblove

Stephanie Schaber, Owner/Maker

 

Just the sound of Magic Party makes me smile. The more I learn about Stephanie Schaber of Shebear Herblove, the more I smile. She infuses her healing blends and teas with so much thoughtfulness and intention, that we just had to include Magic Party in our July box. Learn more about Stephanie’s path by reading our article and watching our video. We even have a how-to video demonstrating how to make Magic Party. 

 

We sincerely hope you enjoy your July box and learning about all of these incredible farmers and makers. 

~heather 

Owner/SacTown Bites - Food Tour Adventures and sactownbitesshop.com

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