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New Vendor Alert: Crubom Chocolates

 Crubom chocolate only uses ingredients that are simple and raw:  raw cacao butter, raw cacao powder, cold-pressed coconut oil, and Good Flow local honey.

However their flavors are a bit less simple offering such things as:  Pink Himalayan Sea Salt/Cayenne, Grated Ginger/Pink Himalayan Sea Salt/Lemon Zest, Hemp Seed, Goji Berry, Sunbutter/Maca, Crispy Dark, White/Coffee, Orange {seasonally}, Peppermint, The Rodrick (Crispy Peppermint), Coconut, Basil, and Sprouted Pumpkin Seed/Celtic Sea Salt.

But don’t worry, chocolate purists, they offer  Just Dark and Just White, too.

Be sure to stop by and say hello. To learn more about them visit HERE.

By |October 20th, 2015|At the Market, Featured Vendors|Comments Off

Vendor Highlights: Meet Jim Currin of Jim’s Healthy Chocolates

Is there such a thing as “healthy chocolate?” Jim Currin of Jim’s Health Chocolates is out to prove that chocolate when made thoughtfully can be beneficial and delicious!

1. How long have you been making your signature chocolate and how did you get started in the business?
I’ve been a chocoholic my whole life, and have long been searching for a healthy alternative to the sugar and preservative-laden products on the market. This past August I was undergoing a cleanse in an attempt to pin-point some food allergies and was restricted to pretty much eating only lean proteins and greens. I was craving chocolates like crazy, but was also determined to stick with the cleanse, so I began to experiment with different chocolate concoctions in an attempt to find a healthy recipe as there was really nothing I could have in the stores. After about six months I came up with a combination that I thought was pretty good. I began taste tests with friends and with my students and got very positive reactions and also some kind but helpful suggestions. My taste testers began to encourage me to market my product and Jim’s Healthy Chocolates was born.

2. What were you doing before launching  your company?
I was and still am a teacher, though I would love for my chocolates to become much more than a fun hobby. I’ve taught grades K-University but have spent most of my life dedicated to high school kids. I started my career in a federally funded bilingual program for the children of migrant farm workers in south Texas. I’ve been an ESL/ Bilingual specialist for K-6, taught for a Junior College in the Texas Correctional System in Huntsville one summer (one summer was enough), and […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Featured Vendors|Comments Off

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