In addition to dozens of art galleries throughout the area, here are some other interesting local products.
Caito Fisheries Inc.
John Baptist Caito immigrated to the United States from Sicily in 1885 to Pittsburg, CA where he and his family started the Western Fish Company. After the 1906 earthquake destroyed the production facility, Caito formed the California Western Fish Company. By the early 1920s the company had expanded to three locations, including Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg. In 1975, the Caito Brothers (Joe, Jim & John) took over operation and are the fourth generation of the Caito family in the business. Millions of pounds of fish and seafood are processed through five locations along the West Coast. P.O. Box 1370, Fort Bragg CA 95437, 707-964-6368
Carol Hall’s Hot Pepper Jelly Company
Hand-made jams, jellies and butters. Retail and wholesale available. Fort Bragg, CA 95437, 866-737-7379
Fuller’s Fine Herbs
Since 1978 Arlene Fuller has been blending and bottling gourmet organic herbs and herbal vinegar creations. The unique and complex blending of herbs are creations that appeal to the novice as well as the experienced cook. Herbs, herb blends, herbal vinegars and gift boxes are available, along with delicious and easy recipes and other useful information about Mendocino. For phone orders or wholesale inquiries, please call 707-937-0860.
Good Thyme Herb Company
“A commitment to well-being by providing useful, original, and exciting seasonings for home and professional use.” PO Box 975, Mendocino, CA, 95460, 707-964-0509
North Coast Brewing Company
Opened in 1988 as a local brewpub, it’s now won more than 70 awards in national and international competition; the brewery has resurrected the old Acme label with a heritage dating back to the San Francisco of the 1860s. They also have a retail store across the street from the Brewery, where they sell beer, logo merchandise, and all sorts of local products. 444 North Main Street, Fort Bragg CA 95437, 707-964-2739
“The First Personally Crafted Mattress” 234 E. Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, firstname.lastname@example.org. 800-356-2337, fax-707-964-4804. Flobeds sells stackable latex panels that range from soft to superfirm. You can stack panels of different firmness for a truly customized sleep, and each side of the bed can be completely customized. The panels can be latex, thermal foam, air, or water. Latex panels have 3 levels of firmness, and they even give you 90 days to tweak your arrangement.
Mendocino Mustard, Inc.
“Mendocino Mustard’s original Hot & Sweet mustard first appeared in 1977 in the coastal town of Mendocino, California, and soon became a word-of-mouth best seller,” says founder Devora Rossman. Products are still hand-made to the same exacting standards, today, in a woman-owned and operated business. “We take pride in hand-preparing excellent mustards, using quality ingredients, in paying fair wages, charging fair prices, and contributing part of our profit toward ensuring a healthy and fair future for the world’s children.” 1260 N. Main Street #11, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, 707-964-2270
Rising Tide Sea Vegetables
Since 1981, Rising Tide Sea Vegetables has been involved in wildcrafting, drying, and storing sea vegetables. On-line offerings range from sea veggie mixes to bath products. P. O. Box 1914, Mendocino CA 95460, 707-964-5663
“Not Just a Cup, but a Just Cup” is a motto that has served Thanksgiving Coffee and its owners, Paul & Joan Katzeff, well. Since its founding in 1972, the company has pioneered a number of programs to increase the awareness of the environmental and social consequences of producing coffee. “Our philosophy blends business and politics; our goal is to be a force for change in support of social and economic justice, and environmental sustainability.” It is truly a company that is dedicated to changing the coffee industry. Their Web site contains details about their pioneering efforts, as well as coffee ordering information and brewing tips. Mail Order 800-648-6491 – Wholesale 800-462-1999 or (707) 964-0118, P.O. Box 1918, Fort Bragg, California 95437