Staff Picks

Homestead Candle

1 candle in 1/2 pint jar

$9.15 +tax
$1.50 Glass Deposit

We're proud of our rustic candle, which we developed to use the local and sustainable beef tallow we collect from our broth-making. By adding local East Bay beeswax from Golden Gate Neighborhood Honey, and pouring into a half-pint mason jar, we've replicated an old world style candle. The beeswax makes it smell like honey and the tallow makes it long-burning... Some of our trials have burned up to 40 plus hours! Enjoy the upcoming holidays with this lovely local and sustainable, paraffin-free candle. Add a drop of your favorite essential oil for your aromatic pleasure.

Ingredients: Beeswax (55%), tallow (45%), ECO series wick (a flat, coreless cotton wick braided with thin paper filaments primed in vegetable wax)

Mindful Meats Hot Dogs -- Frozen

12 oz pack (5 dogs per pack)


The meat from Marin Sun Farms mindful meats cow is unlike any other beef available today. This beef has intricate natural intra-muscular marbling due to the mature age of the cow (between 3-10 years old) and deep rich flavors that you just can’t get from young beef. 

This beef is similar to that of wine or cheese; with age comes more complexity and nuance in the flavor and texture. They have a complex quality control program to ensure they choose the best cows for their steaks. The dairy breed lends a sweet and deeply buttery quality to the meat.

They graze the majority of their feed from the fields and pastures. When they come in for milkings twice a day they are given a custom mixed ration of organic grains. This grain ration throughout their life adds a sweet grain-fed like meat prole, while the nutritional constitution of the meat is more close to that of grass-fed with high CLAs, and omega 3s. It truly is the best of both worlds.

Sweet, buttery and rich beef flavor with a clean finish. Deep dark red color.
It contains no allergens. Born, raised, harvested and processed in the USA.

Ingredients: Organic Beef, Water, Sea Salt, Organic Cane Sugar, Celery Powder, Organic Spices, Organic
Onion Powder, Organic Garlic Powder (Uncured, Skinless)

POSTPONED. Seaweed Series (Oct 19, 26 & Nov 2, 10-11:30am)

3 weeks, 1 class per week (1.5 hours) + optional field trip


Eating local seaweed is about a lot more than minerals!

Join Julie Drucker of Yemaya Seaweeds in a three-class series that includes sampling eight of the 600 local seaweed varieties that live in the waters along the Northern California Coast (Sea Palm, Wakame, Nori, Turkish Towel and Sweet Kombu, Ocean Ribbons, Bladderwrack, Kombu). Learn how the seaweeds are processed, and why seaweed harvesting is such an important endeavor to support. Also covered will be nutritional information, culinary suggestions and best storage practices. Dried seaweed will be available to purchase during each class along with free recipes to take home. The series includes an optional one-day field trip to the Sonoma Coast to identify and harvest seaweeds along the shore and learn how some varieties are sustainably cut. 

Class 1: Nutritional benefits: Sample a variety of local sea vegetables and learn about their nutrient contents. The variety you like the most is probably the one you need the most! Learn how the sea vegetables are hand-harvested and sun-dried today using ancient techniques.

Class 2: Seaweed for the Season: Discuss culinary and herbal techniques for using sea vegetables in Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall. For example, uses in soups, teas, and congees.

Class 3: Benefits of locally harvested seaweed for the ecosystem, ocean health and the local community. Learn how quickly our ocean ecology is changing.   

Seaweed Harvesting Field Trip (optional): Join us for an early-morning trip to the beautiful Sonoma Coast. Date TBA. Discover and explore the natural environment where the sea vegetables live and learn how to harvest in a sustainable way. Drive your own car or carpool with someone from the class.

Cost is $165 for three classes, including the optional Seaweed Harvesting Field Trip (date TBD).


Julie Drucker has been harvesting seaweed from the Mendocino Coast since 2003.  Since 2008 she has run Yemaya Seaweeds. She teaches foraging and nutrition classes at the Ohlone Herbal College in Berkeley.



Three Stone Hearth Education Cancellation Policy:


If you pre-register for this class and are unable to attend, please send an email to letting us know. You may cancel and request a full refund up until 24 hours before the class. We will issue a credit to your account for the full class price. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, we will not issue a credit to your account, however you may apply the class fee towards a future class to be used within 6 months. After 6 months, that credit will be void. If you can not attend, you are also welcome to send someone else in your place. However, please let us know that you will be doing this. If you contact us after the class, no refunds or credits will be issued.


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