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Vendor Spotlight: Coldwater Canyon Provisions

Meet Coldwarer Canyon Provision.

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Coldwater Canyon Provisions hand crafts jams, jellies, pickles, relishes & chutneys using family, heirloom and unique recipes, with the finest California pesticide-free or Certified Organic produce sourced from family farms. Products are always all Vegan, gluten free, and use Kosher ingredients.

"When we prepare our jams and jellies, we enjoy letting the fruit speak for itself.  We only rarely add spices or herbs to our jams, jellies and marmalades, after all, California produce is awesome!  We find the best California produce we can find at the farmers markets so we let the fruit sing, rather than covering it up with other ingredients.   Perhaps you could describe our style as "California rustic??"  Or maybe or style is "Good Old Grandma's??"  

Coldwater Canyon Provisions is based in North Hollywood run by Rondo Mieczkowski who grew up in the Midwest. His Polish family canned just about everything they could.  The company was born after Rondo’s Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam won Best In Show for all jams and jellies at the California State Fair.

"Most of the recipes I use are originally my Grandma's, who lived up on farms in Poland, Canada and Michigan.  Again, if you have a wonderful batch of fresh raspberries or peaches, no need to gild them up with other flavors....let the fruit taste be clear."
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Coldwater Canyon Provisions has won a National Good Food Award medal and been featured in various media including Bon Appetit and "Top Ten L.A. Artisan Food Makers," L.A. Weekly and "20 LA Food Artisans You Need To Know," Zagat.com 

"Now our pickles and chutneys (also Grandma's recipes) are where we excel with spices added to the fruit and or vegetables.  We also feature "old school" kinds of pickles, like Pickled Watermelon Rind and Bread and Butter Pickles, things that families regularly used to can and put up, but you can't find nowadays in grocery stores."
"We take advantage of California and its ability to grow such a variety of produce.  Our fruit is only from California including growers we have found who grow mangos, guavas, jalapenos and the Baba Raspberry, a variety that is native to Southern California, discovered in the mountains in 1979.  We continually are learning and finding out new varieties and passing on the successes to our customers."

SHOP Coldwater Canyon Provisions at our upcoming Jackalope Art & Craft Fair at Central Park in Pasadena CA on April 25th & 26th from 11:00am to 6:00pm.