Chalkboard Vases and Fine Jewelry

Chalkboard Vases, Fine Jewelry
Chalkboard Vases, Fine Jewelry by Viviane © Shiela Hizon

Viviane’s booth at the Great Park Farmers Market is so chic that you won’t be able to resist stopping by to say hi and browse the trendy handmade chalkboard vases and fine jewelries. Alternatively, you can visit her at the San Clemente Village Art Fair on the first Sunday of every month.

Links:
Great Park Farmers Market
San Clemente Village Art Fair

Art by Liyan

Looking for that handmade embellishment that will compliment your bohemian style? Then you’re going to want to stop by the Great Park (Irvine, Ca) Farmers Market and look for Liyan. I, myself, fancy necklaces that have a unique one of a kind character.

Art by Liyan
Art by Liyan, Great Park Farmers Market © Shiela Hizon

Art-Liyan
Website: artliyan.etsy.com
Farmers Market: Great Park Farmers Market

Bistro Blends: Gourmet Balsamic Vinegar

Holy smokes, this stuff is delicious! I picked up some Blackberry and Heirloom Balsamic Vinegar from Bistro Blends of Napa Valley, and it is the most flavorful and refined blend you’ll ever taste. It’s best if you go to the farmers market and get a taste of all their gourmet blends, like their Basil Garlic Parmesan Oil, perfect paired with seafood. If you can’t catch them at a local farmers market, buy a bottle from their online store. Promise, you won’t regret it.

Bistro Blends
Bistro Blends, Gourmet Balsamic Vinegar, Hollywood Farmers Market © 2012 Shiela Hizon

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Bistro Blends
Website: www.bistroblends.com

Fat Uncle Farms: Almonds

“Changing the world, one almond at a time.”

Love it! Grab a bag next time you’re at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market. They also have almond butter: it’s like peanut butter, but a much thicker blend. And FYI, they sell it online via their website so check them out.

Also really adore their logo. I want to be just like “Fat Uncle”, totally at leisure.

Fat Uncle Farms
Fat Uncle Farms, Santa Barbara Farmers Market © 2011 Shiela Hizon

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Fat Uncle Farms
Website: funclefarms.blogspot.com

Rosie’s Green House

For those of us who don’t have a green thumb, lets not give up hope. Look at these sweet blooms! I hear they’re low maintenance. I haven’t bought any, as I just managed to kill three potted plants of herbs, but I’m warming up to trying again…

Rosies Greeen House
Rosies Greeen House, Santa Barbara's Farmers Market © 2011 Shiela Hizon

Lavender On My Mind (Santa Barbara Lavender Farm)

My recent day trip to Santa Barbara included a quick drive-by a lavender farm, hoping to snatch a pouch of this aromatic flower or maybe some oil. Upon my arrival, there was a quiet stillness in the air… though quite peaceful, there weren’t any blooms to tickle my senses. (I seem to forget that there’s a season for everything.)

I must wait for summer, for the air to be filled with the soothing scent of lavender, where the farm fields are all burgeoning and at peak in July. For now, here’s a sprinkle of last summer’s luscious harvest, and of course, from the farmers market.

Santa Barbara Lavender Farm - Farmers Market
Santa Barbara Lavender Farm, Santa Barbara Farmers Market © 2011 Shiela Hizon
Santa Barbara Lavender Farm, Santa Barbara Farmers Market
Santa Barbara Lavender Farm, Santa Barbara Farmers Market © Shiela Hizon

Rancho La Vina – Walnut Oil Anyone?

I stopped at the Hollywood Farmers Market a couple of weeks ago and recognized a familiar face that I had seen at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market — Rancho La Viña.  The decadent walnut oil they sell, La Nogalera Walnut Oil, is unique, rich and so nutty, I can’t wait to put a recipe together… or maybe, I’ll just borrow one from their website.

Rancho La Viña, La Nogalera Walnut Oil
Rancho La Viña, La Nogalera Walnut Oil, Santa Barbara Farmers Market © 2011 Shiela Hizon

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Rancho La Viña
Website: www.rancholavina.com
La Nogalera Walnut Oil
Website:  www.lanogalerawalnutoil.com

They were also featured on the Los Angeles Times.
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