For those looking to take home a bit of San Francisco's flavor, check out the SF Made website. This California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 2010 is the only organization of its kind focused on building San Francisco’s economic base by developing the local manufacturing sector.
Following is a selection of a few businesses listed with SF Made that show the diversity of local products available for sale in this city.
This bread uses whole grain, certified gluten free flours, local and organic produce, herbs and home-dried fruits to produce in sourdough that come in unique varieties like kale, whole grain chai and apricot fennel. Pick up this bread at select area markets or Second Act Marketplace (1727 Haight Ave.), a neighborhood public space that includes five retail businesses serving food and beverages, as well as an event space.
In 2009, this eco-friendly clothing company was formed by the merger of YeahYeah! Block Printed Clothing from Buck County, PA and Pony Prince Designs form San Francisco, CA. AT their retail store located at 241 Columbus Avenue, this Green America certified business sells their line of organic clothing and accessories featuring their original hand painted linoleum block printed designs on a line of organic clothing and accessories.
Stop by their factory and cafe on 740 Valencia and sample their hot chocolates, mochas, and other chocolate treats as sit and watch the chocolate-making process. Sign up online for a free 30-minute tour of their chocolate factory and learn about each step of their bean-to-bar process and a guided tour through a tasting of their single-origin bars. Also, they offer classes for those seeking a more in-depth look at chocolate making. Their finished bars can be purchased at a number of area speciality outlets.
Maison de Monaco Their unique preserves are hand-made from traditional French recipes using 70% real fruit and less sugar than what's found in other brands. Among the unique flavorful combinations available for sale include strawberry & blackcurrant cream, blackberry & poppy flower, apricot & hibiscus flowers, raspberry and violet and peach & lavender.
Also, from May 5th-11th, 2014, come sample these and other wares during SFMade Week, a week-long celebration of San Francisco’s vibrant manufacturing sector. During this week, one can discover locally made products, the people who make them and where to buy them.