This was a fun week around here, with all the employees dressed up for Halloween on Wednesday, and the preschool trick-or-treaters coming around for candy. If we awarded a prize to our cutest customers, I think we’d hand out a years worth on Halloween. You can see pictures of some batmen, butterflies and birds on our Facebook page here, or on our blog here. The whole day is exciting, since you never know who is going to walk in the door, from Superhero to Scrooge.
November around here is the start of the holiday season. We start to get extra product in, and we put together gift baskets and coffee crates for sale. It’s always entertaining to open a plain brown box and find pink hot chocolate inside (attention Santa: Caroline would like one in her stocking), or maple syrup from Vermont. Most of the products we carry come from California, like our Earth and Vine jams made just down the hill in Loomis. This year we’ve put together a “California Made” gift basket and the challenge was paring down all the gourmet items we carry from this bountiful state!