Five Cool Humboldt Products (there's way more...)
Holly Yashi is celebrating 37 years of jewelry making here in Humboldt County. They have been making quality, hand-crafted jewelry in their redwood coast studio in Northern California since 1981. It began in a garage and is now fifteen thousand square feet of business. Their signature style is colorful and lightweight niobium metal that is still unique and irresistible. Featuring jewelry with Swarovski crystal pearls, Bohemian glass, gold-filled and sterling silver metals, their best sellers and clearance sections are great places to find the perfect earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and jewelry extenders. Holly Yashi's niobium ear wires are hypo-allergenic and truly nickel-free, and all their jewelry is handmade in small, high quality batches, one piece at a time. Remember your Redwood vacation with a fine piece of affordable jewelry!
Fire and Light ~ Hand-poured recycled glass Dinner and Bar Ware
Fire & Light colored glassware is a product whose history is a kind of future, where age-old craftsmanship meets innovative manufacturing, utilizing post consumer glass as a resource. But it's the beauty that will get you, the twinkle of light on the surface of a watery blue bowl, and the knowledge that we get as much happiness out of making the colored glass bowl as you will from having it on your table. The business began in 1995 in a recycling center but in 1999 was bought by private citizens who expanded the artistry and line. Use this tableware to serve up food as you tell your guests about your Redwood vacation and the wonders of the area.
Eel River Brewing offers America First Certified Organic Beer
Craftsmanship is found in brewing beer also. Humboldt County boasts about being home to the first certified organic beer. And it's good too -- in fact, it's award winning at the California State Fair, the International Beer Competition and other places where breweries are rated. Stop by the brewery and have lunch or dinner at the Grill where they serve up locally grown Black Angus beef and use other local products like Loleta Cheese, Bien Padre tortillias, Humboldt Bay Coffee, and more. You'll talk about this meal for years to come.
Founded in 2012, Humboldt Distillery was the first legal micro-distillery on the North Coast. Their focus is on small-scale craftsmanship while using certified organic ingredients. You can find them at 735 10th Street, right off Main Street in downtown Fortuna.
Loleta Cheese Factory
Watch the cheese being made in rural Loleta (on Hwy 101 between Eureka and Fortuna) then sample all the yummy types they have and buy your favorites right there - then head for the gift shop, get some crackers and other goodies and go to the Factory garden and have a picnic. The cows are down the road about five miles, so all you smell here are the sweet flowers as you breathe in the fresh air. Did you know their unopened cheese (vacuum sealed) will last three years in the refrigerator! So buy lots -- it keeps.