Rich is our county overflowing with an abundance of creatives, adventurous entrepreneurs and talented visionaries — not to mention our agriculture that feeds the world.
If we could only display each and every item that comes from San Joaquin County, it serves as a fantastic reminder to all of us that the people, as well as our goods, make this a unique and valued place.
We have gathered a small representation of local items you can find right here in Lincoln Center — ranging from books written by talented authors (like the one on the cover of this issue), handcrafted jewelry, children’s clothing and even pencil dust recycled into fire logs. Gifts, baskets filled to the brim or simply because that beautiful necklace would look incredible on you… find your reason to support and engage in the culture and richness of this wonderful place we call home.
Hats off to Stockton’s Dorfman Pacific!
One of the largest full-line hat companies in the world, they got their start in Oakland in 1921 and recently celebrated their 95th anniversary at their corporate headquarters now based in Stockton. Dorfman Pacific sells their products to retail stores all over the world.
Dorfman holds licenses for many of the most recognizable hat brands in the fashion world including Stetson, Tommy Bahama, Biltmore, Indiana Jones, Santana and Scala! From contemporary styles to rugged action wear, Dorfman Pacific has you covered.
Locally known for their passionate commitment to being involved and giving back to many non-profit organizations throughout Stockton and the world, we tip our hat to you, Dorfman Pacific.
Find a selection of Dorfman Pacific hats at McCaulou’s. Fun Fact! Hats are a big deal! We all know that Indiana Jones never leaves for an adventure without his signature hat – a wool felt fedora. Dorfman Pacific is the official Lucasfilm Ltd., approved Indiana Jones headwear.
One of the pioneer families of Linden had established a diverse and successful farm raising row crops and livestock. Then in 1960, Karl Grupe ventured out to plant cherries on the Homestead Ranch. Since then, the next generations have continued to provide some of the finest cherries in the area. Bing cherries are harvested and shipped around the world to fresh markets. The same delicious fruit produced and sun-rippened on the trees are also picked to create Homestead Favorites Cherry Jellies by Charlyn Grupe Hulsman. The juice is extracted the same day to preserve its fruitfulness and retain its delicious flavor. Making these jellies for their family and friends was a tradition for Charlyn and her mother Fran. She now shares her scrumptious jellies through stores and wineries in the region. Podesto’s Market carries a nice selection of the Homestead Favorites Cherry Jelly, Cherry Pepper Jelly and Cherry Chutney.
Creating trendy childrens clothing for babies, toddlers and kids, local designer Susie and her husband are trendsetters! Their fashionable pieces are often seen on the children of the Kardashians, and Kevin Hart – to drop a few celebrity names! Their adorable collection includes custom ripped denim, graphic tees, beanies and accessories. Susies Custom designs are available at Sassy Pants Children’s Boutique.
Papapavlo’s Bistro and Bar
Since 1989 Andy and Jennifer Pappas, owners of Papapavlo’s Bistro & Bar have been serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine – savory dishes such as lamb, fish, steak, pasta and salad, always prepared and seasoned to perfection. And their popular bar is a favorite gathering place! You can now bring the flavors of Papapavlo’s home with you … their three delicious marinades – Classic Greek Salad Dressing – Classic Chicken and Classic Beef and Lamb Marinades will make you a Mediterranean Chef extraordinaire! Opa!
Tip: Find them at Papapavlo’s and Podesto’s.
Children’s books written by local authors.
How many pickled peppers can Mr. Bruno pick?
Produced in San Joaquin County, Bruno’s zesty Italian waxed pickled peppers aren’t limited to Mild, Nippy and Hot! They also have other products such as pickled green beans, asparagus and stuffed olives. Bruno’s Peppers can be found at Podesto’s Market. Fun Fact! Each year they pickle 100,000 pounds of peppers!
The Heat is On…
Mike Harden (pictured right), retired Fire Captain for the Lodi Fire Department created Flamethrower Rubs for beef, pork, chicken and even vegetables! Mike and his buddy Matt Bergan are nationally ranked at BBQ competitions throughout the West Coast. You can find Flamethrower Rubs at Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply.
Tip from the BBQ experts: Use the “Heat” rub in Bloody Mary’s and on chicken wings for that extra kick!
Crunchy Mama Bear Skin Care
Crunchy Mama Bear Skin Care is as wholesome as its ingredients. Handcrafted in Stockton by Rebecca Nowak, she uses only the purest, most natural ingredients to produce luxurious handmade skin care products. From sugar body scrubs to essential oils, you can find Crunchy Mama Bear Skin Care at Artesian Health Foods. And you can also find Rebecca at Bud’s Seafood where she is a server.
A Blazing Success –From Pencils to Fire Logs
Gazing at the historic Klamath Ferry docked on the deep-water channel in Stockton, you will find Duraflame, the internationally popular manufacturer of fire logs. More than 50 years ago Stockton based California Cedar Products was looking for ways to recycle the sawdust from its pencil operations. Blending sawdust with petroleum wax, the mixture metamorphosed into the first Duraflame fire log. As this new company grew they expanded to developing fire starters, matches and lighters, grilling products, fireplaces and heaters. Locally owned and independently operated by the Berolzheimer family, they have more than 250 employees and two manufacturing facilities. Duraflame continues to be a leader in its industry and is a blazing success!
Duraflame products can be purchased at Podesto’s Market.
An additional list of locally made products sold within our center…
|al Dente! Pasta Sauce||Podesto’s Market|
|Alder Market Salad Dressing||Podesto’s Market|
|Angelina’s Raviolis, Pasta Sauce and Pesto||Podesto’s Market|
|Art from Erin Elizabeth||C.R. Porter|
|Art from Robert Kelley||C.R. Porter|
|At the Table Together Baking Mixes||Best Wishes|
|Bellindora Balsamic Vinegar||Artesian Natural Foods|
|Bimba’s Biscotti||Podesto’s Market|
|Blue Star All Purpose Seasoning||Podesto’s Market|
|Bruno’s Peppers||Podesto’s Market|
|Buzzbee’s Honey||Artesian Natural Foods|
|California HotWood||Podesto’s Market|
|Coldani Olive Oil||Podesto’s Market|
|Confessions of a Bunny Childrens Book||Sassy Pants Childrens Boutique|
|Consumnes River Farms Delta Barrel Olive Oil||Artesian Natural Foods|
|Corto Olive Oil||Podesto’s Market|
|Crunchy Mama Bear Skin Care||Artesian Natural Foods|
|Dorfman Pacific||McCaulou’s Department Store|
|Dropped-Off Dog Childrens Book||C.R. Porter|
|E. M. Pedrini Jewelry||Theadora Boutique|
|Exclusivo Pasta Sauce||Podesto’s Market|
|Flamethrower Rubs||Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply|
|Genova Bread and Rolls||Podesto’s Market|
|Gold Coast Honey||Artesian Natural Foods|
|Homestead Favorites||Podesto’s Market|
|Jewel by G Jewelry||Flair Boutique|
|Key Chains and Decorative Wine Stoppers by Tamera McClaren||Theadora Boutique|
|Live 209 Apparel||Zuesters|
|Mom’s Spice Bomb||Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply|
|Monroy’s Hot Sauce||Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply|
|Once Upon a Safari Childrens Book||Best Wishes|
|Papapavlo’s Salad Dressings & Marinades||Podesto’s Market and Papapavlo’s|
|Rob’s Smokin Rub and Sauce||Fat City Brew & BBQ Supply|
|Susies Custom Apparel||Sassy Pants Childrens Boutique|
|Trail Coffee||Podesto’s Market|
|Waterloo BBQ Sauce||Podesto’s Market|
|Wine, Wine, Wine and More Wine!|