Meghan Wright from Figs and Feathers Farm was actually one of the first vendors I contacted about being included in our boxes. And she sat right next to me when I attended my first ever pop-up event in 2017.
Meghan lives in Sacramento, but has family in Grass Valley and it was those family members' garden that inspires many of her creations. And in fact led her to what Figs and Feathers Farm is today.
Scents are inspired by the Northern California flora, and she also harvests many of her ingredients from her family‘s property.
It was actually a family member’s suggestion that led her from ordinary soap-maker to community gathered and grown.
So while I love gardening and have a burgeoning collection of plants (my husband may call me a plant hoarder or crazy plant lady), I did not always have a green thumb.
I'm ashamed to admit it, but I've killed more than one succulent. But I think that's why I'm particularly drawn to air plants -- they are hearty folk.
And HOW COOL is it that they don't need soil to survive? Kind of blew my 8th grade plant biology brain.
The Allspicery was born out of Heather Wong's passion for cooking and travelling, and a realization of the scarcity of great quality and diverse spices in the Sacramento-area.The Allspicery is "Sacramento's one-stop spice shop" and features every day spices as well as uncommon, hard-to-find ingredients. They also offer unique spice blends, spice "kits" and in-house blended loose-leaf teas.
Without her love of travel, The Allspicery as we know it probably wouldn't exist. But Heather didn't grow up traveling. She was afforded the opportunity to travel extensively while she obtained her MBA. Even before classes began, she was off to Peru. This kick-started her passion for travel and by the time she graduated with her MBA she had traveled to the Middle East, Greece, Africa and even studied abroad in Shanghai.
Claire is 1/2 of the family behind Sola Bee Farms, which produces the high-quality, sustainable and delicious local raw Sola Bee honey.
When I met Trevor in 2011, I was confused when he said he was a beekeeper. “For fun?” I asked him playfully. “Well yes, it is fun, but it’s also my passion and the family business.”
If you frequent the Davis Farmers Market than you've probably noticed the woman with the brimmed hat and infectious smile that is seemingly always at the corner stall on Saturday mornings.
The Madisons started off growing bulbs and cut flowers on their 22 acre farm, about 200 types, before moving to olives. Throughout this time, they've also grown a dozen or so varieties of citrus, including clementines, oranges, bergamot, and yuzu, as well as other produce such as quince, melons, and blackberries.