Celebrating Local posted by Sara Tofanelli-Barroso

Here at Nantucket Home, we are all about celebrating local businesses! We know firsthand the hard work it takes to own a Mom and Pop shop and that it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our community. This weekend we are excited to welcome LEE industries to Chico and show them why we take so much pride in the Chico community. LEE Industries believes in the mission of supporting local communities and the movement to bring back brick and mortar shops and local businesses. Traveling all the way from North Carolina with film crew in tow, the owners of LEE Industries will be getting the tour of Chico. They will be learning about our style, our community and our love for local artisans.

While the film crew is filming, we will be celebrating by serving some of our local favorites…

Farm Star Pizza, “Awesome pies where the farmer is the star!” We love farm star pizza and their commitment to using local ingredients whenever possible. We will be serving their lemon pizza, made with local meyer lemons.

The downtown farmers market, a Chico tradition for over 30 years. The market is our favorite place for fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers and more! We will be serving fresh fruit kebabs from our local farmers.

R.W. Knudsen Family, where they are passionate about creating exciting juices from the highest quality ingredients available. The Knudsen family started their business with their Concord grape vineyard  in Paradise, CA and from there created some of the best-selling products in the natural food industry.  We will be serving their Santa Cruz organic spritzers.

2 English Ladies, with a mission to “create the freshest & most authentic English curds on this side of the Pond! “ Pat Holdstock and her daughter Claire Stephens specialize in English tea products, making everything from scratch without additives or preservatives. You may have tried their tasty products at the farmers market. We will be serving their lemon, orange and lime curds, along with their original, lavender and gluten-free shortbreads.

We will also be serving Cal Java coffee, “Think Globally, Drink Locally”. Over the years they’ve traveled to the finest coffee growing regions, researching the best and tastiest, bringing home to Chico some of the finest beans in the world.

Painting demonstrations by our beloved local artist Ilona Cronan.  Finding fascination in the smallest of things, Ilona is never bored with anything life has to show her.  Rendering a simple object juxtaposed to a straight line, balancing the shapes and color as if she were studying and playing the game of “stoppage” is her way in art.   If she’s happy with the compositions, really happy, she will stop.  If not, she will keep going until she feels a balance.

We are looking forward to having these great local companies as part of our event on Saturday. We hope to see you here! For more information on the event, click here.

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