Wondering where to get your Humboldt Made holiday gifts this year? Worry no more! Here's a list of all the upcoming events where you can find your favorite products!
Saturday, November 22
Humboldt Made Holiday Preview
Ray's Food Place in McKinleyville and Humboldt Made are collaborating to get your holidays started right! On Saturday, November 22, Humboldt Made members will be presenting samples of their products from 1p.m. to 5 p.m., and the store will offer special giveaways and sales on these great local products. The whole store will be bustling with your friends and neighbors who produce artisan, hand-crafted beer, wine, chocolate, sauces, baked goods and other products right here in Humboldt County. So if you're ready to go big and go local, get down to Ray's Food Place in McKinleyville on Saturday, November 22, for some of the best dishes and gifts Humboldt County has to offer.
I’ve never been much of a one for machines – in fact, most of the time they rather scare me. I like the predictability of my hands and the way they are directly engaged with what I’m doing – digging in the soil, mixing ingredients in a bowl, even washing dishes. Putting something mechanical between me and what I’m doing feels as if I am disconnecting myself from the task at hand.
This need for a feeling of connection is what drew me to a reception at the wonderful Clarke Historical Museum in Old Town, Eureka to celebrate the opening of a wonderful new collection of handmade baskets donated to the museum by Albert Hailstone. Albert’s mother, Vivien Hailstone, was almost single-handedly responsible for the resurgence of weaving amongst the Karuk, Yurok, and Hupa people in the mid-twentieth century; her fascinating story is told in a short film that was presented by museum curator Ben Brown at the reception (and available on DVD in limited quantities at the museum gift shop).
When I moved here 10 years ago, my life was quite simple. I had one cat and a couple of pieces of cat artwork. Now I have four cats and the cat art situation is in danger of getting out of control. And all of them - the cats and the art - were made in Humboldt.
The four cats came to live with me in April 2009. They're siblings - two solid grey boys and two grey tabby girls - and they'd spent the first year of their lives in the isolation suite at the Sequoia Humane Society because they had all tested positive for Feline Leukaemia (although they've not to date shown any symptoms). FeLV is spread through bodily fluids, so cats that test positive cannot share living quarters with other cats in case a fight breaks out. I had originally planned to get two cats, mostly because I couldn't bear the thought of losing an only animal again. So I thought four would be a doddle - they'll entertain each other and me. Rarely have I been so wrong!
Congratulations to Humboldt Made business ‘Ohana Organics, which beats out 100 companies to win the 2014 NEXTY Popular Vote Award!
‘Ohana Organics recently received the 2014 NEXTY Popular Vote award from New Hope Natural Media and Sterling-Rice Group for its innovative Tattoo Butter, a vegan blend of organically-grown herbs and shea butter which naturally decreases tattoo healing time.