Being in and from the Bay, I am all about repping that local pride. This place is full of diverse people with unique ideas that it’s difficult, and oftentimes futile, to search elsewhere for anything better.
In line with this mentality is Maricela Yee, the founder of Little Shop Artisan Box. Her delicious boxes feature a fantastic array of culinary charms from small batch artisans all over the San Francisco Bay Area. The items change seasonally and look awesome as much as they taste good. Her last box featured a certain mustachioed candy that had me Movembering for more!
In her own words:
Hello! I am the founder of Little Shop Artisan Box. I have always embraced the unhurried lifestyle of my upbringing in Hawaii, but in spring 2011 I decided to pack-up and glimpse a new coastal horizon. I landed in Oakland, California to enjoy the pleasures of the Bay Area: the food, the seasons, and the curious culture.
I have a great fondness for food and sharing probably because of my family values. One of my favorite things to do growing up was go to Chinatown with my Grandma and buy the freshest noodles from an unassuming shop. I love finding those hidden gems in all those unusual corners like eating street food, or at food trucks, or at the mom and pop shops and I understand the importance of supporting the local slow foods movement. I was inspired by the values behind and benefits of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Box. In September 2011, I decided to start Little Shop Artisan Box. This allows me to combine my two loves of food and sharing while presenting the culinary delights of the Bay Areas most creative artisans.
Maricela has been kind enough to do a GIVEAWAY with SLM to give one of you lucky readers a chance to take home a small Holiday Foodie Box! The box features the following:
How amazingly delicious does that sound, and how much do you want one for yourself for the holidays?! THIS much:
To enter, use the widget below to follow Little Shop Artisan Box on Twitter, like the Facebook page, tweet about the giveaway, or visit the website and tell me in the comments what your favorite local food item is. A winner will be randomly picked next Tuesday and the Holiday Foodie Box will be shipped to your door!
What are you waiting for – start repping that local pride!