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Vendor Spotlight: Oregon Bark

Vendor Spotlight: Oregon Bark

The Tom Bumble Bars are some of the best peanut butter dark chocolate combos we have EVER had!

We are so excited to be featuring Anne with Tom Bumble on the blog today. She is a local maker that has a heart of gold. She works incredibly hard and is always providing the most amazing treats to our clients. Take a minute to learn more about this rad business!

What is your favorite product that you offer, and why?

My favorite product is Tom Bumble Smooth, ideally in a two pack or a four pack. I love the soft yet flaky shards of candied peanut butter enrobed in dark chocolate. All too often they've filled in where a meal was supposed to be.

What does a day in the life look like for you?

I make candy most days of the week, so I'm usually in a mad rush to deliver and ship orders around production. When we're not making candy, I'm usually sampling candies at our retailers around the region.

How long have you been in business?

I've been making candy since the winter of 2012 but left the world of toffee chocolate bark in the spring of 2014 in favor of candied nut butter confections.

How did you get your start?

I owned and ran a cooking school in Los Angeles for twelve years and moved to Portland in the spring of 2012 because I fell in love with a Portland man. My cooking school was an enormous amount of work and management, and I wanted to start a food business that I knew I could run on my own for at least a few years. I kind of fell into candy because it appeared to be manageable. Boy did I have a lot to learn!

What is one unique thing that people may not know about your products?

It's really hard for people to believe that our bars are handmade from start to finish. We make, wrap, label and box 1000 candy bars a day with our actual hands.

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Create a fun homemade gift, DIY your own body butter!

Create a fun homemade gift, DIY your own body butter!

This natural, relatively simple body butter recipe is an amazing addition to my morning routine to keep my skin happy! It’s always nice to have glowing, healthy skin as we break out our sundresses and swimsuits!

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Spring LSNW Workshop: a peek into the night!

Spring LSNW Workshop: a peek into the night!

Locally Sourced NW started from our love of shopping local and gifting our clients meaningful, custom gifts! We had the best time sharing how we create these custom gifts with all of you!

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Treat Yourself: Homemade Cold Brew Coffee

Treat Yourself: Homemade Cold Brew Coffee

There’s something about a good cold brew coffee that hits the spot on a sunny day. Just add some ice and a splash of cream (or enjoy it black) and you’ve got a refreshing, delicious treat to sip while soaking up some rays. Making a large batch at home not only keeps this drink close at hand for convenience, but it’s also surprisingly simple and low cost!

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Contributor Spotlight: Bridge Nine Candle Co.

Contributor Spotlight: Bridge Nine Candle Co.

We are so excited to start this blog series that will highlight all of our contributors! Every other week we will give you a sneak peek into the lives of our contributors from here in the Pacific Northwest. 

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How to stand out as an event planner – create custom welcome gifts

How to stand out as an event planner – create custom welcome gifts

As an event planner and lover of gift giving, gifting our clients has always been an important part of our systems. We think it is so important to show our clients how much we appreciate them entrusting us with their most special day. 

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How to welcome out of town wedding guests with a custom gift

How to welcome out of town wedding guests with a custom gift

Portland has become an awesome destination for weddings! There are people from all over the country that have realized getting married in our awesome city has a lot to offer for them and their guests - and we take so much joy in helping them find the perfect way to showcase this awesome city to their loved ones. 

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A day in the life: following our dream from friends to business partners

A day in the life: following our dream from friends to business partners

A day in the life: following our dream from friends to business partners. We’ve worked so hard in the last few months to put together an incredible selection of local products, and now we are ramping up getting to know our customers online.

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