When you open the box, each item is wrapped in textured brown paper, so you get to open each item and savor the surprise inside! Also included is a fold out card that explains what each item is and where it comes from and the people behind the product. There is also a code to use for free shipping to get any of the products in full size from their web site.
OLE MAN'S ORIGINAL BLEND SPICE RUB
New Orleans LA
This smoky, sweet, spicy mix brings you the time-tested flavor of Kansas City barbecue.
This product is created by a former marine and Hurricane Katrina survivor name Joe Threat.
This Georgia style barbecue sauce gets sweetened up with molasses and brown sugar, and the subtle smoky flavor comes from real smoked wood, never artificial flavor.
John Causey created his signature sauce for the Big Pig Jig barbecue competition in 1985. A lifelong volunteer firefighter and chief cook for the Vienna Fire Department, he drew inspiration from a family friend's old recipe. After winning countless competitions, he collaborated with his daughter to to bottle the sauce and they serve it in their restaurant.
CALIVIRGIN JALAPENO GARLIC OLIVE OIL
Fresh garlic and jalapeno peppers are crushed with olives, resulting in an unfiltered extra virgin oil full of bold flavor.
Calivirgin is a family run business who have been farming in California for four generations.
LA FUNDIDORA FUEGO SALSA
Fuego is a traditional red salsa, balancing fresh tomatoes and tomatillos with Mexico-grown guajillo and arbol chiles.
Salsa-alchemist Lorena Meschoulam travels to small towns throughout her native Mexico to source authentic products to create her salsa in small batches to ensure maximum flavor.
POTLICKER KITCHEN STRAWBERRY CHIPOTLE JAM
Strawberry Chipotle Jam has just enough of a hint of smoky, spicy chipotle pepper to keep things interesting.
During a particularly icy Vermont winter, Nancy Warner ran out of fresh fruit at her restaurant and was forced to experiment with what she had on hand: beer and wine. Shortly after, a new line of jellies and jams were born, with very few ingredients (locally sourced, when possible).
Captain Cook HI
This delicately mild honey comes from the Lehua blossom, found only in Hawaii. Its uniquely cream texture is owed to natural crystalization.
Garnett Puett and Whendi Grad are true honey artisans, creating beautifully unique honeys from three distinct blossoms on the island of Hawaii. Three times a year, their bees are carefully transported to different locations on the island to harvest pollen and nectar. The result: single-floral honeys that are as pure, rare, and unadulterated as the finest wine.
Hatchery costs $20 a month and each month they send you 5 - 6 artisan ingredients, recipes and discounts. All of the products are available to purchase if you find something you want more of. They also have a culinary concierge support team who are available to answer any product related questions and recommended recipes you may have. They are available by phone and online chat. These people are serious about this!
To subscribe, you must request an invite and it says there is about a week wait, but I think mine came in only a couple of days. I also used the coupon code of SAVE10 which saves you $10 and makes your first box only $10. Shipping is free. I originally thought I would get just one month, but now I'm intrigued. I just may hang on for another and see where this takes me.
If you would like read about Hatchery, please visit their site at http://shophatchery.com/pages/box
~~ Sharon ~~