Artisan Products

Artisan Products at the Markets

You’ll find many locally made, gourmet specialty products at our markets!

Many of our food artisans and farmers create delicious condiments, preserves, toppings, and many other sweet or savory products from locally grown produce. At our markets, you’ll find handcrafted sauerkraut and kimchi, fresh pressed estate olive oils, handmade pastas, gluten-free crackers and baked goods, jams, chutneys, chocolates, olive oil soaps, savory sauces, dips, hand blended teas and exquisite coffee beans, just to name a few!

Featured Vendor

Pensi Pasta Company’s colorful Rainbow Papparadelli is made from spinach, saffron, roasted purple beets and red bell peppers. All pastas are vegan. 

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Market Highlight

Parrot Ranch Pottery can be found in galleries in California and across the US and has received numerous awards. Jim Kachler celebrates his 20th year at the Aptos Farmers Market this year!

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Artisan Spotlight

Evette Lecce, chef-owner of Pensi Pasta Company recently expanded her product line to include gluten-free, Paleo diet-friendly entrées, and sweet and savory baked goods.

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Vendors Who Offer Artisan Products at the Market

Amen Bee

Raw honey; bee pollen

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Belle Farms

Award-winning extra virgin olive oil in the Tuscan tradition; capers

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Corralitos Market and Sausage Co.

Applewood smoked bacon and gourmet sausages; marinated meats

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Cowboy Sausage and Chili Company

Gourmet fresh and frozen sausages including pork Italian sausage, breakfast sausage, and other unique flavors; Adirondack Mountain Deer Camp Chili (frozen)

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Farmhouse Culture

Handmade raw, organic sauerkraut in many unique flavors; kimchi

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Del Real Dates

Organic medjool dates, coconut date rolls

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Fogline Farm

Roasted dry-farmed tomato sauce; tomato-ginger achar simmer sauce; “Heat” hot sauce; roasted pepper jam; Albion strawberry jam; amethyst basil jelly; applesauce and pear chutney

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Malabar Trading Company

Signature chai spice blends; over 50 teas, including white, green, oolong, black and herbal tisanes; small-batch artisan preserves; signature orange, almond, and rum honey cremes; fresh lemon curd; chutneys available seasonally; baked packaged goods include scones, crumpets, almond tea cakes, French tea cakes

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Mello-Dy Ranch

Jams, preserves, sauces

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Minazzoli Farms

Dried fruits, almond brittle, almond butter, apricot butter, flavored almonds, flavored walnuts, pluot butter, apricot jam, plum jam, pluot jam, fig jam

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Old Creek Ranch

Leaf lard (best for tender pie crusts!), and a wide assortment of jams

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Parrot Ranch Pottery

Handcrafted ceramic vegetable steamers, bowls, casseroles, platters, mugs, plates, vases, hanging planters, French butter cups, condiment plates, and more.

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Pensi Pasta Company

Flavored and plain fresh cut pasta, gluten free pasta, 13 different filled ravioli, 3 fresh varieties of gnocchi, 12 pasta sauces, fresh grated cheeses, olives, dips, salsas and spreads. NEW! Paleo baked goods include a wide selection of gluten free, soy free and grain free items.

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Prevedelli Farm

Traffic Jam, Raspberry, Very Berry and Boysenberry; Apple Butter, Smoky Blackberry Chipotle Sauce and Sweet Heat, a berry-pepper jelly. Gift packs are available.

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Rainbow Orchards

Apple cider, applesauce, apple vinegar, apple butter, blueberry, blackberry and peach jams and jellies.

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Stackhouse Brothers

Plain and flavored almonds

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Sweet Elena's Bakery & Café

French galettes, croissants, mini fruit tarts, cookies, pastries, biscotti, granola

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Swanton Berry Farm

Organic strawberry jam, olallieberry jam

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Three Americas, Inc.

Gourmet organic, fair-trade, shade-grown coffee beans from Central and South America and Ethiopia

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Valencia Creek Farms

Award winning extra virgin olive oil, olive oil chocolate, castile soap; several varieties of cut lavender, and other ornamental cut and dried flowers such as hydrangea and flowering oregano; wreaths

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Zena Foods

Mediterranean hummus (in many flavors), salads, cured Moroccan olives and Castel Verrano olives, sauces, dips, focaccia bread, pita bread

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