It’s nice to get our first written press :)
With much appreciated help, we’re ready for tomorrow’s markets! Remember, there’s a prize for anyone that comes by both. Hope to see you there.
This Saturday we’re headed to two markets. We’ll be at the Underground Market from 11 AM – 4 PM at Public Works, 161 Erie Street. We’ll also be at the New Taste Marketplace from 12 PM – 5 PM at St. Gregory’s Church, 500 DeHaro Street. We’ve been doing a lot of prep and we’ll be bringing a lot of chocolate, including single origin bars from Venezuela, Madagascar, and Costa Rica.
Two markets on one day sounds pretty adventurous, but we have an added twist. Todd’s currently biking from London to Paris, so Cam and I will be working both markets on our own. Fortunately, we have several friends who jumped at the chance to help us out, so we’ll have lots of support. We thought we’d make the most of this opportunity and have a prize for anyone who comes to visit both of us. If you’re headed to both markets, be sure to ask for the secret word at your first stop. When you deliver the word to the Cam or me at the second market, you’ll get a surprise gift!
Both markets are great events, and I hope that you have the chance to check out each of them. They’ve both gotten a lot of attention in recent months. The New York Times and SF Weekly published slideshows of delicious food at the Underground and SF Weekly also voted the New Taste Marketplace the Best One-Stop Shopping for DIY Eats. We hope to see you at one or, even better, both markets!
We’ve had a busy week getting our online store up and running. But I thought I’d share a few pictures from the weekend and our trip to the New Taste Marketplace. The event is really taking off, which is exciting. It won a “Best of” Award from SF Weekly this week and got a few good write ups from places like Tablehopper.
We brought bars from Costa Rica, Madagascar, and Venezuela. The Venezuelan was a runaway success, which we hoped for. It’s a bar we describe as tasting “hot chocolatey,” and seems to appeal to a wide range of tasters.
We also got to meet a few new faces. We were especially excited to meet Adam from Fog City News, a local chocolate expert. We talked with a lot of people involved in the local, hand crafted food scene. There’s so much to learn at these markets. Thank you all for coming by, we hope to see you again next time!
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We’re headed back to Potrero Hill this Saturday to sell our bars. Check us out at the New Taste Marketplace from 12-5 PM at St. Gregory’s Church, 500 DeHaro Street. We’ll have new bars from Venezuela for you to try!
We had fun and met some great people at the Homegrown Marin Market. I had missed the fresh stroopwafels at one of the previous markets, but I made sure to hit the Stroopwerks table early this time. Also, thanks to Jere of Biddy McCool’s for taking the picture and the oatmeal cookies (they were delicious)!
We went to the New Taste Market in Portrero Hill last weekend. We didn’t have quite as much space as we’re used to, but Alice made it work:
It’s always fun talking to people about chocolate and the market had a really good vibe:
I had a fantastic time at the Underground Market last weekend. It’s exciting to feel the momentum building behind our chocolate. We brought bars from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Madagascar. We encouraged each person to taste all three and to choose a favorite. Madagascar was the most popular overall, but Dominican and Costa Rican had clear supporters as well.
If you missed the chance to try, I’ll be at the New Taste Marketplace with Cam this Saturday from 4-9 PM. The market’s at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 DeHaro Street in Potrero Hill.
I love the energy of these markets. Hopefully we’ll be at a few more later in the month. Part of the fun is meeting the other vendors and tasting their products. We got a lot of support and delicious samples from the tables next to ours: Vickle’s Pickles and Little Knock. I’m looking forward to more great food this weekend. Come by and check it out!
Here are a few pictures of our booth, and Todd looking very proud.
We’re coming to the Underground Market this Saturday, from 11 AM to 4 PM. This time the market will be held at Public Works, 161 Erie Street, San Francisco. We have bars from Madagascar, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica. We’d love to see you there!
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