SoCal Local Box // January 2017 // Unlocking our Foodshed
Welcome to the Localist Club! Every month we send out a box with a selection of nutrition dense snacks, wellness products, and art... all sourced from Los Angeles and the surrounding area.
The January 2017 box was a mix of creative and healthy products from farmers' market stands + fresh inventory from some of the most ingenious companies in the area.
A Culver City not-so-hidden gem. Patricia pumps out new products constantly, but that isn’t to say that ChocoVivo’s base offerings of 50 shades of dark chocolate aren’t incredibly satisfying already.
Club notes: I asked Patricia to give me a unique flavor from her inventory of chocolate bars. After a short discussion, we realized that all of her flavors are unique!
Formulated tonics billed as “wildcrafted herbal extracts and energizing superfoods.”
Club notes: Mixes well with water or nut milk. I’ve blended these packets every which way, including coffee with grass-fed local butter.
Pastured pork soap; flower petals from the same farm ensconced. Located in San Diego county.
Single-serving nootropics crafted by UCLA professor Dr. Andrew Hill from Peak Brain Institute.
Club notes: TruBrain helps me with verbal fluency and my ability to sit through meetings.
Honey harvested by a hard-working father/daughter team, and, of course, a tribe of bees.
Club notes: The honey sticks I selected are flavored by the flora the bees pollinated.
Russell Family Farms | Amazing Backstory
Macadamia nut in all its best form. Russell’s sells them in bits, whole, or as flour!
Club notes: Macadamias are a rich source of Vitamin A and iron, and include a moderate amount of polyphenols and amino acids.
A collection of art prints based in Highland Park, Los Angeles.
Club notes: All month I’ve had my eye out for a postcard or picture that encapsulated the liquidity of the Los Angeles lifestyle. Found at Smorgasburg in downtown LA / DTLA.
Peacock Family Farms
Nuts, nuts, nuts! Right in the middle of the Santa Monica Market.
Club notes: I couldn’t say no to sharing a trail mix with persimmons in it.
It Began in the Garden
Garden-grown herbs, spices, jellies. Right in the middle of the Santa Monica Market.
Club notes: The stevia has a light and sweet aftertaste. Just a few flakes can overhaul your meal or snack for the better.
10% Discount: Ten Women Gallery
Collectables, gifts, and accouterments extraordinaire. Located on Main St. in Santa Monica.
Business Card: Will Leather Goods
Leather bags, belts, and everything else under the sun.
Pro tip: there is a coffee bar in the back :)