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Fortuna Chocolate

Sourced directly from individual growers in Mexico and hand-roasted in Boulder, Colorado, this single estate cacao is fermented and dried by each grower ensuring sophisticated flavor profiles and building upon thousands of years of traditional techniques. Fortuna Chocolate collaborates with Mayan growers at two single estates in a region of southwestern Mexico known as Xoconusco - an area that is highly prized among chefs the world over. Each estate uses different shade trees resulting in a unique combination of wild yeasts in the air during the fermentation process, adding complexity to every harvest. 

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Beth Conrey

At Bee Squared, Beth produces honey from bees that have not been chemically treated. Locally produced honey is better for you and for your environment. Sourced from three Northern Colorado counties - Boulder, Larimer and Weld - a variety of sizes and types ensures that there is a honey for every occasion. Dedicated to sustainable beekeeping, the company helps give back to their community by inviting food lovers to join them and learn safe practices on harvest tours and honey-making workshops.

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Dried Chanterelles

Chanterelles are well regarded as the "Queen of the Forest" - brilliantly golden, meaty texture, and delicately perfumed. Hand harvested in Northern California this crop has a hint of dried apricot and will rehydrate with a deep intensity ideal for hearty soups, stews and dishes. With these, you'll want to chop them finely as they can be tougher than other dried varieties. 

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Connie Green

As a pioneer in the wild mushroom business, Connie Green founded Wine Forest Wild Foods in 1981 and continues to provide the very best wild and tamed foods available throughout the United States. They forage for some of the most applauded restaurants including the prestigious The French Laundry and proudly provide for many of the country's finest chefs and artisanal markets.

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