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Sprouted Almond Butter (Small Creamy) The Philosopher's Stoneground

8 oz. Jar

$17.00
The Philosopher's Stoneground is an artisanal food company based in Santa Cruz producing small batch sprouted nut and seed butters. Raw certified organic almonds and the low speed, low temperature, traditional process of stone grinding preserves enzymes, nutrients, and vitality. The enzymatic process pre-digests some of the carbohydrates as well as eliminates phytic acid, making this product sweeter, more digestible, and more nutritious than nut butters made from dormant or dead seeds. This is a silky smooth liquid texture nut butter that features only the naturally sweeter flavor of the sprouted almonds and a whisper of residual sea salt from the soaking process. Ingredients: sprouted organic almonds, residual sea salt from the soaking process

Sprouted Almond Butter (Small Crunchy) The Philosopher's Stoneground

8 oz. jar

$17.00

The Philosopher's Stoneground is an artisanal food company based in Santa Cruz producing small batch sprouted nut and seed butters. Raw certified organic almonds and the low speed, low temperature, traditional process of stone grinding preserves enzymes, nutrients, and vitality. The enzymatic process pre-digests some of the carbohydrates as well as eliminates phytic acid, making this product sweeter, more digestible, and more nutritious than nut butters made from dormant or dead seeds. This is a silky smooth liquid texture nut butter that features only the naturally sweeter flavor of the sprouted almonds and a whisper of residual sea salt from the soaking process. Ingredients: sprouted organic almonds, residual sea salt from the soaking process

Strong Arm Farms Bladderwrack

1 oz. in a Quart jar

$9.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosis) a sea vegetable from Heidi Herrmann and Strong Arm Farm Regarded as the panacea by some herbal healers, known as 'the thyroid seaweed' due to it's high elemental-iodine content. Fucus has been used to enhance the body's immune system, inhibit tumor cells, suppress allergic inflammation and strengthen body tissues. Sold in returnable quart size glass jar.

Strong Arm Farms Kombu

1 oz. in a Quart Jar

$9.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Kombu Laminaria dentigera Excellent added to beans, to soften and break down the tough fibers increasing the digestibility, therefore reducing the 'gas effect'. Studies show that alginic acids in Kombu remove heavy metals from our body. Sold in returnable quart size glass jar.

Strong Arm Farms Nori

1 oz. in a Quart Jar

$9.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit
Nori (Porphyra perforata) a sea vegetable from Heidi Herrmann and Strong Arm Farm Only 1 cell thick! Particularly tasty when lightly toasted (150*F in oven 10 min) then crumbled over food as a condiment. Highest in protein (30% by weight), iron, B6 and B12 content among the seaweeds. Packed in its natural crinkly splendor rather than in heat processed, oily MSG-laden sushi sheets. Sold in a returnable quart size jar.

Taproot Medicine Stabilizing Syrup

8 oz. bottle

$19.00
A daily tonic for busy humans. Stabilizing syrup is a honey-based tonic made with adaptogenic herbs. An adaptogen is a plant that increases the body’s resistance to damaging long-term and environmental stress. When the body goes through a stress response blood sugar levels peak, help us through the stressful moment, and then taper off. Adaptogens help to ‘smooth out’ these changes in blood sugar, which in turn helps us feel less frantic and more flexible. This syrup is made with nourishing adaptogens also known for their immune support, warming spices, and nutritive berries. This tastes good, and makes you feel like a rockstar. Ingredients: Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus), schizandra berry (Schizandra chinensis) reishi, (Ganaderma lucidum), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), licorice (Glycyrrhoriza glabra), milky oat tops (Avena sativa), nettles (Urtica dioica), rosehips (Rosa spp.), clove, star anise, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, goji berries, honey, filtered well water, maple syrup, a touch o’ brandy, and a wellness wish. Dosage: 1 Tablespoon daily (or much more, depending on your stress levels) Not recommended for pregnancy. Keep Refrigerated.

Taproot Medicine Strong Lung Syrup

8 oz. bottle

$20.00
This herbal tonic is formulated to heal damaged tissue, ease breathing, protect the nervous system and process toxins through the liver. According to creator Freida Kipar Bay, "it tastes like the garden on a warm summer day."

Taproot Medicine will be donating half as much syrup as they sell to the Red Cross evacuee site at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds, and to the Bodega Grange, for undocumented evacuees from the recent fires. 
 
Ingredients: honey, brandy and the following herbs (listed with their primary healing properties):
nettle - nourish and remove toxins
mullein - heal damaged tissue, process grief
thyme - clear cough, aromatic
rosemary - antioxidant, warming, digestive, energetically empowering
reishi - remove toxins, support immune, calm heart stress
elacampane/inula- ease breathing and expectorate
rhodiola - bronchio-dialator, adaptogen
milk thistle seed - liver protective, clears brain fog
anise seed - open and expectorate
marshmallow - moisten and heal tissue
orange peel - bitter, process toxins, liver support
rosehips - vit. c, astringing, harmonizing
licorice - harmonize, clear and moisten
 

Taproot Medicine Strong Woman Herbal Syrup

16 oz. bottle

$32.00
Strong Woman Syrup from Taproot Medicine, a Bay Area herbal company, is an iron-rich, nutrient dense, delicious herbal tonic made for women of all ages to support the body in building blood and assimilating iron. It is safe and effective in providing the body with vitamins and minerals, especially iron. Iron is essential in transporting oxygen around the body, and women require twice the iron intake of men to replace what we give up in menstruating. Iron deficiency can be very common, affecting 20% of the world’s population. This tonic can be taken as a food supplement to support iron absorption, but if you think you may be anemic, please consult your trusted healthcare provider. Ingredients: dandelion root and leaf (Taraxacum off.), nettle leaf (Urtica dioica), raspberry leaf (Rubus idaeus), milk thistle (Silybum marianus),yellow dock root (Rumex crispus), milky oat tops (Avena saliva), alfalfa leaf (Medicago sativa), hawthorn berry (Crataegus monogyna), marshmallow root (Althea off.), rosehips (Rosa spp.), and raisins, goji berries, orange peel, spirulina, nutritional yeast, molasses, honey, pomegranate concentrate, filtered water, a touch o’ brandy (as a preservative). All herbs are certified organic or mindfully harvested. Dosage: 1-2 Tablespoons daily Keep Refrigerated.

Taproot Medicine Wellness Syrup

8 oz. bottle

$19.00

If you've been using the Strong Child syrup, don't worry, this is the same formula with one more herb (ginger!) and a bit more reishi. Wellness Syrup is a slightly updated formula that is potent enough for adults and safe for children. (Frieda, the syrup maker, thought about calling it "instead-of-insurance syrup", but it wouldn't fit on the label. ) This medicine is formulated for deep immune support and nutrient absorption. It's meant to be taken during seasonal shifts, at the onset of illness, and for people with compromised immune systems (sleep-deprived, very stressed, elderly, coming off antibiotics). It's alcohol free (honey-based), safe for children, and uber local with Sonoma County honey, elderberry and jujube. It also makes an excellent 'sick drink' combined with apple cider vinegar, hot water, and crushed garlic. Ingredients: rosehip (Rosa spp.), elderberry (Sambucus nigra), milky oat tops (Avena sativa), jujube fruit (Ziziphus jujuba), reishi (Ganaderma lucidum), nettle leaf (Urtica dioica), orange peel, spirulina, ginger, nutritional yeast, cherry concentrate, honey, molasses, a touch o’ vinegar (as a preservative). All herbs are certified organic or mindfully harvested. Dosage: 2-4 years: ½-1 teaspoons daily, 4-6 years: 1-2 teaspoons daily, 6-12 years: 1 tablespoon daily. Remember, this is a safe, gentle formula, and the dosage is simply a suggestion. Feel free to experiment with how you offer this medicine as part of a meal. Keep Refrigerated.

Thai-Style Ground Pork

1 pint jar

$15.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Inspired by a traditional recipe from Northeastern Thailand and Laos called Larb Moo, this tasty dish brings together ground pork with galangal (a root similar to ginger, but less spicy and more floral), Makrut lime leaves, fish sauce, cilantro and scallions for a delicious and aromatic dish that would be perfect over rice. Larb Moo is typically eaten room temperature with lettuce leaves, and you could try that with this dish as well. 

Ingredients: MSF ground pastured pork, onions, pork bone broth, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, Red Boat fish sauce (anchovies, sea salt), galangal, pork liver, lime zest, honey, Celtic sea salt, red chile pepper flakes, Makrut lime leaves

Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.

Tiny But Mighty Heirloom Popcorn

20 oz. bag

$7.75

We discovered this delicious tiny heirloom variety popcorn from a customer of ours who swore it was very digestible. The kernels are packed with nutrition and our research team here discovered that they also pack unbelievable flavor -- plus, the thin outer hull disintegrates & won’t get stuck in your teeth. We like it best popped in coconut oil and tossed in ghee with Landsea Gomasio and Celtic Sea Salt. Non-GMO Project verified.

Transit Bar (Coconut Date Bar with Dried Plums)

1 bar (3" x 4")

$12.50

A nutritious, delicious bar made from dried plums (prunes) and Medjool dates, Artisana coconut butter and coconut oil, dried coconut, sea salt, orange juice and zest. Sweet but not too sweet, and balanced by the fat in the coconut, these are a great snack to eat while on the go (“in transit”)—and the dried fruit might help with the other kind of transit, too!

Ingredients: coconut butter, coconut oil, dried plums, dates, Celtic sea salt, orange juice and zest Bar comes uncut and wrapped in brown butcher paper.

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly. May contain pits.

TSH Baby Blend Tallow Soap

1 bar

$5.95 +tax
This is pure soap mild enough for a baby, but not limited to just babies. We believe that what you use on your body should be as natural and nourishing as what you put in your body. That's why we are very excited to offer a brand new line of soaps rooted in the lavish love of a mother for her daughter. Mary Wellhausen became concerned with all the additives in body care products when her daughter Bella was a baby. In order to stay close to her little one and model sustainable living, she started a home-based business, saponifying traditional fats to make soaps. She has just come out with a line of fabulous soaps based on a trio of Three Stone Hearth fats: tallow (rendered during the beef broth making process), coconut oil, and olive oil. Ingredients:Grass-fed beef tallow, Seka Hills extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, sodium hydroxide (lye), calendula and chamomile flowers. Made by BellaGirl for Three Stone Hearth

TSH Barlow Lane Lavender Tallow Soap

1 bar

$5.95 +tax
We believe that what you use on your body should be as natural and nourishing as what you put in your body. That's why we are very excited to offer a brand new line of soaps rooted in the lavish love of a mother for her daughter. Mary Wellhausen became concerned with all the additives in body care products when her daughter Bella was a baby. In order to stay close to her little one and model sustainable living, she started a home-based business, saponifying traditional fats to make soaps. She has just come out with a line of fabulous soaps based on a trio of Three Stone Hearth fats: tallow (rendered during the beef broth making process), coconut oil, and olive oil. Ingredients: Grass-fed beef tallow, Seka Hills extra virgin oilve oil, extra virgin coconut oil, sodium hydroxide (lye), Barlow Lane lavender. Made by BellaGirl for Three Stone Hearth

TSH Kitchen Coffee Tallow Soap

1 bar

$5.95 +tax
A great soap to use after cooking. The coffee helps lift garlic and onions off of your fingertips, plus the grounds exfoliate. Works for after gardening, too! We believe that what you use on your body should be as natural and nourishing as what you put in your body. That's why we are very excited to offer a brand new line of soaps rooted in the lavish love of a mother for her daughter. Mary Wellhausen became concerned with all the additives in body care products when her daughter Bella was a baby. In order to stay close to her little one and model sustainable living, she started a home-based business, saponifying traditional fats to make soaps. She has just come out with a line of fabulous soaps based on a trio of Three Stone Hearth fats: tallow (rendered during the beef broth making process), coconut oil, and olive oil. Ingredients: Grass-fed beef tallow, Seka Hills extra virgin oilve oil, extra virgin coconut oil, sodium hydroxide (lye), freshly ground coffee. Made by BellaGirl for Three Stone Hearth

TSH Lard

1 pint jar

$10.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit
Marin Sun Farms pastured pork fat is rendered by the TSH kitchen to make this very versatile and neutral flavored Weston A. Price–friendly cooking fat. Perfect for any high-heat cooking and traditional uses such as tamales. Pastured lard is prized as a source of fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin D. Lard is gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS/Paleo Diets-friendly.

TSH Lemongrass Tallow Soap

1 bar

$5.95 +tax
Always energizing Lemongrass makes an uplifting soap. We believe that what you use on your body should be as natural and nourishing as what you put in your body. That's why we are very excited to offer a brand new line of soaps rooted in the lavish love of a mother for her daughter. Mary Wellhausen became concerned with all the additives in body care products when her daughter Bella was a baby. In order to stay close to her little one and model sustainable living, she started a home-based business, saponifying traditional fats to make soaps. She has just come out with a line of fabulous soaps based on a trio of Three Stone Hearth fats: tallow (rendered during the beef broth making process), coconut oil, and olive oil. Ingredients: Grass-fed beef tallow, Seka Hills extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, sodium hydroxide (lye), lemongrass essential oils. Made by BellaGirl for Three Stone Hearth

TSH Mayonnaise

4 oz. jar

$4.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Finally--a store-bought mayonnaise as nourishing and delicious as homemade. No soybean oil! We mellow the flavor of Seka Hills olive oil with Straus yogurt cream, which also helps to preserve the fresh mayonnaise. Perfect on sandwiches, as a dip for asparagus or artichokes, or use it to make homemade egg salad, potato salad, chicken salad, or as a base for salad dressings. We've been especially enjoying it mixed into Vital Choice Albacore Tuna, Salmon, Mackerel or Sardines.

Ingredients: raw pastured egg yolks, yogurt cream, olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard (organic grain vinegar, water, organic mustard seed, salt, organic spices), Celtic sea salt, black pepper

Recipe is gluten-free* and contains dairy. *Recipe contains Dijon mustard which contains grain vinegar which most people consider gluten-free but some do not.

TSH Peppermint Tallow Soap

1 bar

$5.95 +tax

A minty refreshing bar of soap great to wake you up! We believe that what you use on your body should be as natural and nourishing as what you put in your body. That's why we are very excited to offer a brand new line of soaps rooted in the lavish love of a mother for her daughter. Mary Wellhausen became concerned with all the additives in body care products when her daughter Bella was a baby.

In order to stay close to her little one and model sustainable living, she started a home-based business, saponifying traditional fats to make soaps. She has just come out with a line of fabulous soaps based on a trio of Three Stone Hearth fats: tallow (rendered during the beef broth making process), coconut oil, and olive oil.

Ingredients:Grass-fed beef tallow, Seka Hills extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, sodium hydroxide (lye), dried peppermint leaves & essential oils spirulina.

Made by BellaGirl for Three Stone Hearth

Turmeric Snap Almond Milk, The Living Apothecary

13.5 oz. bottle

$7.00

The Living Apothecary's Turmeric Snap Almond Milk is a delectably fun and artisanal take on the classic gingersnap cookie. Using fresh turmeric root as the star ingredient and rounding out its flavor profile with a host of carminative herbs, such as cardamom and allspice, this is a nutritional powerhouse. Blended from locally sourced, organic blanched almonds, it exudes a beautiful earthy taste.

As with all Living Apothecary products, this beverage is unpasteurized, thereby keeping all the vital nutrients, minerals and enzymes found in live almond milk intact. These vegan milks are extremely perishable. They are intended to be consumed upon delivery. Please adhere to the “best by” date, refrigerate as soon as they are received, and shake before opening as natural separation may occur.

This product is Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.

 

Ingredients: organic blanched almonds, filtered water, turmeric root, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, clove, nutmeg, sea salt, dates, vanilla bean

TYH Sprouted Brown Rice 5lbs

5 lb. bag

$30.00

100% Sprouted Brown rice. Perfect for when you don't have time to soak your rice. Digestible and delicious.

Vegan "White Hot" Kimchi

1 pint jar

$10.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Inspired by traditional recipes, this nightshade-free kimchi uses ample amounts of Tulelake's local organic horseradish as well as garlic, ginger, crisp celtuce stems from Feral Heart Farm, shiitake mushrooms and daikon to create a beautiful and distinctive kimchi. It has a bit of gingery-horseradish bite, but not the kind of heat you get with hot chiles. Its warming umami goodness ripples across the peppery notes. For this version we left out the fish sauce and honey to make a vegan version that omnivores will also love!

Ingredients: napa cabbage, daikon, horseradish, leeks, celtuce, Celtic sea salt, ginger, garlic, kombu, shiitake mushrooms, date syrup, brown rice flour

Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free, nightshade-free and not grain-free.

Vital Choice Albacore Tuna 6 oz.

6 oz. can

$8.25

Unlike national brands, Vital Choice canned Albacore Tuna is cooked only once, to preserve its fresh flavor, firm texture, and healthful omega-3s. In addition to ample protein, Albacore provides omega-3s in abundance, and substantial amounts of vitamin D.

All Vital Choice Albacore comes from a North Pacific fishery in which smaller boats line-catch individual tuna using the sustainable troll method, which ensures careful handling of each fish, safety for dolphins, and very minimal bycatch. 

*Dolphin safe 

* No added oil, water or salt 

* Low sodium 

* Easy-open top 

* Certified Kosher (OU B.Y. & M.T.—full oversight) *

* Certified sustainable by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Thanks to its sustainable harvest and lower mercury content, albacore from this fishery is categorized as “Super Green” by Monterey Bay Aquarium. Vital Choice has this to say about their Albacore Tuna: "[It] is sustainably harvested by our neighbor Paul Hill, who quickly flash-freezes it on his small boat to preserve the fish at its peak of freshness. Because predatory fish such as tuna accumulate mercury over time, Paul provides us with younger, smaller Albacore tuna (14 lbs. or less) for optimal purity."

Vital Choice Mackerel in Olive Oil

4 3/8 oz. Tin

$5.00

Vital Choice premium quality Portuguese Mackerel comes from a family that has been picking and packing the finest fish for more than 100 years, selecting the fattiest, tastiest mackerel and processing and cooking them with the care needed to ensure fine flavor and texture.

* Product of Portugal

* Sustainably harvested

* High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

* Naturally low in mercury

* Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

* Certified Kosher (EarthKosher)

Vital Choice Portuguese Mackerel is delicious added to salads or sandwiches or eaten right out of the can.

*NOTE: Unlike King Mackerel, which pregnant and nursing women are advised to avoid, Vital Choice's Atlantic “chub” Mackerel (Scomber colias) presents no safety concerns, as it is an entirely different species with very low levels of mercury.

Vital Choice Sardines in Olive Oil

4 3/8 oz. Tin

$5.00

These succulent treats come from a Portuguese family that's been perfecting their craft for more than 100 years. Just for Vital Choice, they custom-pack Sardines harvested when levels of omega-3s and flavor reach their peak.

These premium Sardines are packed in certified-organic extra virgin olive oil, rich in antioxidants and flavor.

* Low sodium

* Easy-open top

* Packed in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

* Certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Vital Choice Spicy (Chili) Sardines

4 3/8 oz. Tin

$5.00

These succulent treats come from a Portuguese family that's been perfecting their craft for more than 100 years. Just for Vital Choice, they custom-pack Sardines harvested when levels of omega-3s and flavor reach their peak.

These premium Sardines are packed in certified-organic extra virgin olive oil, rich in antioxidants and flavor,

*low sodium

*easy to open top

*packed in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

* Certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Ingredients: Sardines, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Red Chili Recent packaging change, same product.

Vital Choice Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

7.5 oz. can

$8.00

The rich red color of the meat and brimming salmon oil reveal the rare quality of Vital Choice Wild Alaskan Sockeye. Vital Choice salmon is all sustainably-harvested, Alaskan salmon.

This is their Traditional Style Wild Red™, which includes skin and soft edible bones, to offer extra flavor, calcium (12% Daily Value per serving) and omega-3s (804 mg per serving).

It is also Certified Kosher (OU).

Whey

1 pint jar

$7.00
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Whey from Straus yogurt can be drunk as a tonic or used for soaking grains and making cultured beverages.

Ingredient: whey from Straus yogurt

Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy.

Yaupon Dark Roast Black Loose Leaf Tea

1 oz. pouch

$11.25
Relish the smooth and refreshing taste of the only caffeinated plant native to North America. Consumed by indigenous peoples throughout the southern parts of what is now the United States, Yaupon is rich in history and tradition. All Cat Spring Yaupon teas are sustainably grown, without any pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers, in Texas. All that touches the yaupon is sunshine and rainwater. This is the darkest roast yaupon that we carry, and its complex and smoky notes are balanced by a clean finish without bitter astringency. Ingredient: estate grown yaupon tea

Yaupon Medium Roast Black Loose Leaf Tea

1 oz. pouch

$11.25
Relish the smooth and refreshing taste of the only caffeinated plant native to North America. Consumed by indigenous peoples throughout the southern parts of what is now the United States, Yaupon is rich in history and tradition. All Cat Spring Yaupon teas are sustainably grown, without any pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers, in Texas. All that touches the yaupon is sunshine and rainwater. The medium roast black yaupon tea presents with carmel notes followed by a slight sweetness and ends with a clean finish. Ingredient: estate grown yaupon tea

Yogurt Cream

1/2 pint jar

$6.50
$1.50 Glass Deposit

Our extra thick and rich yogurt cream made with Straus yogurt and nothing more. Use a dollop as a topping on savory or sweet dishes, or use as a spread on crackers or crostini. Anywhere you would use cream cheese, crème fraîche, or sour cream, yogurt cream can be substituted!

Ingredient: Straus yogurt, strained to remove the liquid whey

Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy.

Yukari Shiso Condiment

2.2 oz

$18.25

The red shiso leaves give the distinct red color and flavor to the Umeboshi Plums; they sit together for months in the pickling bucket. After the aging process is done, they take them out, sundry them, and make into a delightful condiment.

It has that bright tanginess from the plums and still assertive shiso flavor. Japanese people love to sprinkle Yukari onto their bowls of steamed rice. Our recent favorite is to sprinkle on melon or fig salads. The unique flavor and its natural color are unlike anything else!

Enjoy experimenting new matches of the flavors on your own! Limited production of 100 jars

Yume Boshi Umeboshi Salty Pickles

9 oz. jar

$23.00

Yume Boshi founder Ayako Iino grew up eating her mother's house made umeboshi pickles. She founded Yume Boshi in 2013 as the fruit on the ume plum trees became ripe in Northern California. Using traditional methods Ayako set to work transforming the tangy fruit she sources from small local orchards into pickles. Koume is a style of umeboshi pickle that is made with a different variety of ume plum. The fruit is smaller and more delicate. Soft, tangy, salty, bright red color --- that same taste but it can be used with less impact. Great for rice balls or for bento box. Umeboshi is a savory ume plum pickle eaten as a condiment for rice every day in Japan. She uses locally sourced plums and traditional methods of preparation. Ume plums are salted, flavored with red shiso leaves, and then dried under the California sun to make umeboshi. The ultimate companion for a bowl of plain steamed rice. (Mix in small amount as you wish.) Stronger taste than your usual pickle - a little goes a long way!?? Ingredients: ume plums, sea salt, red shiso leaves No need to refrigerate, but keep in cool place.

Yume Boshi Umeboshi Salty Pickles 4.5 oz

4.5 oz. jar

$14.50

Yume Boshi founder Ayako Iino grew up eating her mother's house made umeboshi pickles. She founded Yume Boshi in 2013 as the fruit on the ume plum trees became ripe in Northern California. Using traditional methods Ayako set to work transforming the tangy fruit she sources from small local orchards into pickles. Koume is a style of umeboshi pickle that is made with a different variety of ume plum. The fruit is smaller and more delicate. Soft, tangy, salty, bright red color --- that same taste but it can be used with less impact.

Great for rice balls or for bento box. Umeboshi is a savory ume plum pickle eaten as a condiment for rice every day in Japan. She uses locally sourced plums and traditional methods of preparation. Ume plums are salted, flavored with red shiso leaves, and then dried under the California sun to make umeboshi. The ultimate companion for a bowl of plain steamed rice. (Mix in small amount as you wish.) Stronger taste than your usual pickle - a little goes a long way!??

Ingredients: ume plums, sea salt, red shiso leaves No need to refrigerate, but keep in cool place.