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Friday Finds: Pride Month Edition

June is Pride Month, and we’re rolling out the rainbow carpet in support of our LGBTQ+ community here in California. Spread the love by picking up one of these great products by local businesses.

Equator Blend, $16 | Equator Coffees

Founded in a Marin garage back in 1995, Equator Coffees is the co-creation of founders Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell. Nearly 30 years later, their sustainable and socially responsible coffees can be found at restaurants, hotels and their own cafés throughout California. In 2016, Equator became the first Certified LGBTQ-owned business to win National Small Business of the Year by the Small Business Administration. Their signature Equator Blend offers notes of cedar, apricot and nutmeg in a 12 oz. bag.

CANN Cannabis-Infused Social Tonic
$20 for an 8 oz. 12-pack

The bubbly goodness of Los Angeles-based CANN comes from the creative minds of longtime friends Jake Bullock and Luke Anderson. The no-alcohol product has a low dose of THC added to the sparking, all-natural flavors, including Lemon Lavender, Grapefruit Rosemary and Blood Orange Cardamom. Double your fun with the 12 oz. High Boy.

Self-Love Box, $110 | House of Intuition

Los Angeles-based Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas have been supporting the spiritual community since opening their first store in 2010. Now their House of Intuition have expanded to 9 SoCal locations and a new venture in Miami. Swing by for healing crystals, a tarot reading, books, or take home this curated Self-Love Box with a Magic Candle, Love Wins Anointing Oil, Rose Quartz Crystal Body Polish and more.

Cowgirl Classic, $95 | Cowgirl Creamery

College friends and business partners Sue Conley and Peggy Smith founded Cowgirl Creamery in 1997 to celebrate organic practices and spotlight the craftsmanship of local sustainable agriculture in Marin and Sonoma counties. Their cheese is much beloved throughout the state, particularly their Cowgirl Classic, a trio of our organic soft-ripened cheese: decadent, triple cream Mt Tam; versatile, aged Wagon Wheel; and Devil’s Gulch topped with dried chilies.


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