Joseph Gerardis
Joseph GerardisJoebella Coffee Roasters
Atascadero, CA

Since roasting their first batch of organic coffee on their back deck in Santa Barbara in 2001, Joseph and Isabel’s belief has been that coffee should be something memorable. They are inspired every day to source the best organic beans they can find and roast them with care to bring out the distinctly different flavors and qualities particular to each coffee region.

Robin Bogue
Robin BogueCalifornia Wine Poppies
Santa Maria, CA

Robin Bogue is a contributing writer, educator, speaker, wine & sensory expert, and interested in anything epicurean with a cocktail twist.  She has spent a lifetime making wine, beer, creating signature WineTini’s, blending culinary salts & herb seasonings, alongside pairing food and beverages.

Pamela Thoring
Pamela ThoringPerky Powders
Pismo Beach, CA

Meet Pamela! She got started with Perky when searching for a way to enhance the health benefits of her morning cup of coffee. These powders are made with sustainably sourced, organic ingredients that are rich in nutrients without altering the taste of your favorite beverage. She uses 100% recyclable packaging and seals each batch with love and integrity.

Amanda Brown
Amanda BrownPaleolicious Bread Co
Paso Robles, CA

Meet Amanda! A few years back, her daughter was experiencing some auto-immune issues that put some difficult restrictions on her diet. Together, they worked to create healthy gluten free, paleo, and vegan recipes that were not only delicious, but alleviated her daughter’s symptoms. Amanda’s products are locally sourced, minimally packaged and free of preservatives, sugar, and hard to pronounce additives.

Andrea Wasko
Andrea WaskoQuick Pickle Kit
Los Osos, CA

Andrea from Quick Pickle Kit first started making pickles as a child with her mother. Her product not only serves to promote healthy eating that reduces food waste, but also provides jobs for those with disabilities and supports local nonprofits. These kits are made with recycled materials and include recipes that have been in Andrea’s family for over 100 years.

Larry Kandarian
Larry KandarianKandarian Farms
Los Osos, CA

Larry Kandarian is the owner of Kandarian Farms which is an regenerative organic farm with minimal tillage. Here, he grows lentils, legumes, ancient grains and more! Larry has been farming for over 25 years and has put forth a great effort to make his farming practice as eco-friendly as possible.

Cari and Craig Burrows
Cari and Craig BurrowsChapparal Gardens
Atascadero, CA

Meet Cari and Craig. Their first vinegar was developed accidentally in 2005 when there was an overabundance of raspberries. The vinegar was for Christmas and the response of their friends and family was amazing. They decided to place some on our farmers market stand and were never able to have enough.

Giovanni's Fish Market
Morro Bay, CA

Giovanni’s Fish Market and Galley, located in Morro Bay, has been family operated for more than 30 years. We started working with them 5 years ago and have loved getting to know their incredible team. They are proud to represent local fishermen and are often referred to as one of the most trusted names in the fish industry.

Rosemary Farm
Santa Maria, CA

Rosemary Farm was founded in 1925 in Santa Maria by Captain G. Allan Hancock, established on the core principles of community-building and quality. Today their eggs are sourced from from a carefully selected group of small producers in California. They never store or overstock eggs so they go from chicken to shelf in only a matter of days, making their eggs one of the freshest in market.

Mike Durighello
Mike DurighelloWhalebird Kombucha
San Luis Obispo, CA

Mike started brewing Kombucha in his garage back in 2012 because some hippy surfer in Santa Cruz told him it could make him shred harder. Surfing super powers aside, Mikes primary Kombucha interest became sourcing organic and sustainable ingredients to create Whalebird’s core flavor line up. After many late nights of brewing, Mike stumbled upon the bold yet balanced base Kombucha that Whalebird still uses today for all of its flavors.

Alisha Taff
Alisha TaffRockfront Ranch - Cuyuma Honey
Santa Maria, CA

Meet apiarist and organic farmer Alisha Taff, who has years of experience perfecting the art of apiculture. The health and welfare of their bees is paramount. Their bees maintain their health foraging on rich sources of native chaparral vegetation. Diseases and pests are managed holistically, with prevention ”bee-ing“ the best cure. Rock Front Ranch Honey has been 3rd party NMR tested and is free of glyphosate contamination, pure, raw and so very delicious!

Philip Langston
Philip LangstonLone Oak Olive Oil
San Luis Obispo, CA

Philip heads up SLO Grown Produce, which operates a vegetable greenhouse, vegetable fields, and olive orchards. Their orchard trees are Tuscan varietals: Leccino, Frantoio, Pendolino, Taggiasca, and Maurino. Sustainable, conscientious, farming methods are used growing olives for oil. The orchard is located at the Double SS Ranch, established 1968 by the Smith family in Carpenter Canyon, near the village of Arroyo Grande, California.

Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates
San Luis Obispo, CA

Originally founded by former Cal Poly Food Science Instructor, Chef Tom Neuhaus and his wife Eve, Mama Ganache is now under the ownership of the Taylor Family, owners of Stafford’s Chocolates in Porterville and Swedish Candy Factory in Solvang, California. The Taylors are continuing the Mama Ganache tradition of producing only the finest organic, fair-trade chocolates, including vegan friendly and soy free options.

Amber Smith
Amber SmithL&C Smith Groves
Exeter, CA

L & C Smith Groves was founded in 1982, and has been providing quality citrus to the public ever since. Located in Exeter, California they started with 120 acres. They are a family company, started by their grandfather and grow over 39 varieties of citrus, 21 varieties of stone fruits and high quality avocados. All produce from L&C Smith Groves is grown naturally without the use of pesticides or herbicides.

Melissa Walker-Scott
Melissa Walker-ScottFlower Girl Farms (The Flower Girl)
Grover Beach, CA

Meet Melissa Walker-Scott – founder of Flower Girl Farms, a boutique floral farmer and designer serving the central coast. After moving years ago from Santa Monica to Grover Beach with her husband, two daughters and her perfect pooch, Paisley, she created the Facebook group SLOcal Farm Stands and is a vital part of the farm stand community. Melissa is the flower vendor at the Pismo Beach Farmers Market as well as a member of The Growing Kindness Project.

Kaitlin Ferland
Kaitlin FerlandProof & Gather Baking Company
San Luis Obispo, CA

At Proof & Gather, we’re committed to delivering artisan baked goods worthy of your table. We use original recipes developed in-house and feature locally-sourced ingredients for freshness and quality. Born from a lifelong passion for baking and a love of science, we believe the proof is in the size of the gather. From weekly staples to seasonal specials, you’ll find a baked good for every occasion at Proof & Gather.

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