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BE GREEN. BE BOUNTIFUL.

The Bountiful Bag is a small family-owned business located in San Marcos, CA, that was founded in 2016. Initially, our company (previously called Rossel & Company) manufactured lifestyle goods for the food and beverage industries, but is now the home of The Bountiful Bag Upcycling Program.

 

The Bountiful Bag was Co-Founded by Peruvian sisters Fiorella Rossel Borkert and Romina Rossel in April of 2018. The idea was inspired by their love for craft beer and their interest in helping conserve the environment. Our products are upcycled from grain bags used by local breweries in the production of craft beer, as well as banners from music and beer festivals. A portion of our proceeds is donated to Sustainability Is Sexy, a San Diego based networking, non-profit creating a space for brands, organizations and individuals working for a better planet.

 

 

Fio and Romi love being a part of the craft beer and entertainment industries! Their vision for The Bountiful Bag program doesn’t end with a fashionable product line though. They want to start a green movement in industries that are thriving and positively impacting the local economy. Their goal is to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis, and help these industries become more environmentally responsible.

Custom items made for The Bountiful Bag by Biz Print and Promo

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The Bountiful Bag
San Marcos, CA
760-525-8090
BE GREEN. BE BOUNTIFUL.

 

Center for the Arts – North County’s Gem!

 

With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,500-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities ready to host corporate gatherings, weddings and other special life events.

The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces over 52 free community events, such as First Wednesdays, the summer music series Hidden City Sounds, Música en la Plaza, Independence Day Festival, Día de los Muertos Festival, and the Winter Wonderland Festival.

The Center’s activities are guided by a Board of Trustees and an administration and staff who are dedicated to furthering arts entertainment and arts education in the community, by sustaining and expanding programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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Center for the Arts
1340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025
760-839-4138

The History

During the 1920’s, Roberto Mares Sr. and his family left Mexico due to the Cristero Revolution and fled to the U.S. during Prohibition. With Prohibition came great opportunity. Mares harvested the local blue agave, fermented and distilled it, and then drove to the speakeasies of San Diego and Los Angeles, selling his Tequila to support their family.

 

The Bad Stuff™ Extra Anejo Tequila is crafted from the finest estates grown tequilana weber blue agave. Our agave is hand selected by our Jimador, then slow baked in traditional steam ovens until they reach a rich caramelization. The rich agave nectar is fermented with a combination of pure artesian water from our onsite wells. We then double distill this rich fermented mosto, first in stainless alembics, with the final distillation being completed in a copper alembic (Pot Still). Our rich peppery, spice ladened Blanco is then poured into our Virgin French Oak barrels and allowed to repose for a minimum of three years.

 

Felipe Soto Mares & Darren Enenstein

Felipe started distilling small batches of tequila for family and friends in 1994 at his uncle’s ranch in Jalisco, Mexico but his family tradition of making tequila dates back two generations. 

Darren, a serial entrepreneur with a love for car racing, teamed up with Felipe in 2017 and have broadened their circle of loyal Amigos who enjoy The Bad Stuff, in addition to paving the way for new products including a Reposado, Blanco, and even a 12 year tequila!

Felipe and Darren not only share The Bad Stuff with Amigos in numerous states, but also enjoy sharing The Bad Stuff lifestyle through photos and events involving racing, surfing, sailing, and adventure.

 

The History of Old Cal Coffee –
Waking up San Marcos since 1990

Long before the big chain coffee houses moved here, a little coffee house – not much more than a stand opened up in Restaurant Row. It had one employee and limited hours. Soon the place was hopping and locals were lining up to order drinks not usually found outside of Seattle, at the little coffee house, then known as Mocha Marketplace.

 

Fast forward thru the years, several remodels/expansions and a name change to Old California Coffee House & Eatery, the once little coffee house now has about a dozen full-time employees, lots of seating, and is open for 13+ hours each day, seven days a week.

 

A lot has changed over the years, but we still remain committed to providing the finest quality locally roasted coffees and ingredients that we always have. We’ve added a more diverse café food menu with a few “vegetarian” and “vegan” selections. The comfort of sofas and chairs to lounge in, access to free wireless internet and board/card games, Old Cal Coffee has become a huge draw for business professionals and students alike. Nightly, we light the fire pits for cozy gatherings!

 

Our Goals include being a haven from the hard, sterile cookie-cutter atmosphere of the corporate coffee house and offer a respite from the hectic, frenzied pace of life. We strive to preserve the legacy of the coffee house as a place of community – a place to meet friends, hang out and relax, have stimulating conversations, listen to music, read, study, draw, write poetry, meet with business associates, enjoy the local flavor, while providing great food, coffee and gelato.

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Old Cal Coffee
1080 West San Marcos Blvd, # 176 San Marcos, CA 92078
760-744-2112

Distil

 

Handcrafted vodka from surplus Baked Goods

“Saving the world is worth a shot”

It is completely disgusting to learn how much food Americans waste. Billions of dollars are spent on seeds to plant, water grow and nurture, mature into the grain. Then we harvest the crop make beautiful cakes and pastries only to wait a few days and simply throw it away. It’s no longer fresh and the environment suffers. Every step of the way from the tractors in the field,  delivery trucks, and yes,  even the dump truck adds to our carbon footprint on the world we live in today. 

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From the company:
Misadventure & Co. is producing the world’s first vodka from surplus bake goods creating a delicious spirit from what otherwise would be headed to the landfill. This is a massive help that effectively erases, or saves, tons of carbon entering the air that we breathe.

Their tasting room in Vista, CA is coming up on the 1st-anniversary mark and it is beautiful. Elegant and yet very comfortable for after work or before the movies.

COVID-19 has disrupted everything and the guys at Misadventure quickly switched gears And began making hand sanitizer almost instantly. Their success in delivering a quality product was transitioned to a new product that was immediately needed. From thousands of bottles of 2-ounce hand sanitizers to industrial totes, Misadventure & Co. is helping people all across the country. 

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Misadventure Vodka
2420 Grand Ave, Suite C, Vista, CA 92081
(760) 216-6930