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The Union’s 2nd Annual Chocolate Infusion

If you like chocolate, wine, or Ludi Hinrichs, (or any combination of those) you will enjoy The Union’s 2nd Annual Chocolate Infusion on Sunday, January 26th from 1:00 to 4:30 pm inside the beautiful and historic Miners Foundry in Nevada City.

Everyone who attends gets to sample delicious chocolate creations including chocolate mousse, caramels, truffles, toffee, cakes and cookies (and so much more) from noted chocolatiers and chefs. Some of our vendors include Cello Chocolate (who makes their chocolate from the cocoa beans), Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe, Jim E’s Catering, Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, Broad Street Bistro, and The Truffle Shop. In addition to our local confectioners we have Cowboy Toffee, Amella Caramels, and Clarine’s Florentines coming up for this special event to share with you their amazing treats. Amella Caramels won the Best Caramels award at the Los Angeles Chocolate Salon, and Best Chocolatiers & Confectioners in America Award at the International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco. Clarine’s Florentines is also an award winner with a Best Chocolatiers & Confectioners in America Award at the International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco.

Attendees 21 or over will receive a souvenir wine glass for wine tasting. Several local wineries including Lucchesi, Solune and Avanguardia will be pouring tastes of their delicious wines throughout the afternoon. Ol’ Republic Brewery has partnered with Cello Chocolate to make a special chocolate stout that you can taste at Chocolate Infusion.

For your entertainment, the very popular Ludi Hinrichs will be returning again this year, playing the beautiful grand piano in the Stone Hall.

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce is again the sponsor of the no-host Chocolate Martini Bar. All proceeds from the bar will go to the Nevada City Chamber.

Tess’ Kitchen Store will also be represented at Chocolate Infusion, and is our ticket sponsor. Every ticket has a $5 coupon for Tess’ on it.

Last year’s event was a sell-out, so you are encouraged to get your tickets soon. They are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and include a souvenir wine glass, and all your samples. Tickets are available at The Union office, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, at the BriarPatch in Grass Valley, or by calling (530) 273-9561.

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50th annual Pumpkin Roll

at The 50th annual Pumpkin Roll  in historic Knights Ferry on Sunday Nov 3rd.

The event always is held on the first Sunday after Halloween. Every year, a pickup load of pumpkins is donated by George Perry and Sons of Manteca, one of the area’s largest growers.

Sign-ups start at 11 a.m. in front of the Knights Ferry Community Club. The registration fee is a small donation.

First up are the toddlers to 5-year-olds, competing at noon on the tennis court.

The main event, for age 6 and older, begins at 1 p.m. In the event, contestants roll pumpkins bowling-ball-style along Main Street, with the goal of getting them as close as possible to a white painted line about 25 feet away.

The day starts with a pancake breakfast at the International Order of Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street from 8 until noon.

The event also features a holiday craft fair, Cowboy Toffee and food for sale, including the Garden Club’s pumpkin roll desserts, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum upstairs in Miller’s Hall will be open, as will the ice cream shop.


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Greenhorn Creek Holiday Craft Faire

The Calaveras County Garden Club will host a Holiday Craft Faire Oct 26th

from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct 26, at Camps restaurant at Greenhorn Creek Resort 711 McCauley Ranch Rd Angels Camp, CA 95222

The faire will feature Cowboy Toffee Company as well as handcrafted items by 25 other local artists and artisans, including jewelry, decorative gourds, toffee, purses and bags, book baskets, birdhouses, garden art, quilts made by the Greenhorn Creek Quilters and many more gift ideas.

There will be a raffle and silent auction. Lunch will be available for purchase.

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37th Annual Riverbank Wine and Cheese Expo

Cowboy Toffee Company will be at the 37th Annual Riverbank Wine and Cheese Expo. Saturday October 12th from10:00am till 7pm and Sunday October 13th 2013 from 10:00am till 5pm. Stop by our booth for some free samples of our mouthwatering toffee and the wine pairing recommendations to go with our candy. Yes, it’s true; our Toffee tastes even better when paired with the right wine! For example, our exquisite Miss Bonnie (white chocolate and lavender toffee) pairs amazingly well with a big buttery chardonnay. Whoever said English Toffee and Wine don’t go together has obviously never had our gourmet toffee. Smooth, delicate goodness which tastes so good it will break your heart not your teeth!!!

 

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20th Anniversary of the Calaveras Grape Stomp

 

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No campfire required this 4th of July!

 So Much S'mores will be a sure hit at your summer celebration!!! To make your day extra special, make a ice cream sundae with our delicious TOFFEE... Layer your favorite vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and Cowboy Toffee's So much S'mores in a dessert cup.Then when you get to the top layer add extra marshmallows and if you have a chef's torch, take the flame to them and serve up your own decadent "FIREWORKS".  Be sure and order online EARLY at Cowboytoffeeco.com. If you are a local, you can also visit us at Obrien's Market on Dale Road in Modesto, CA and sample before you buy. We'll be there Saturday June 29th from 10-3pm. Come on by, say hi and give it a try!!!


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We've Been Wonkafied!!

 Chocolate Infusion was a pure delight! I highly recommend you attend next year! Plan early as it is limited to 400 or so people. The Miners Foundry is a beautiful venue and the locals gave us such a golden welcome we almost didn't want to leave. The many treats included tastings from local wineries with a bonus of chocolate infused wine. There was a smattering of delectables such as an amazing handmade Italian maple Bordeaux,avant garde infused raw chocolates, pure single source chocolates from around the world just to name a few. Of course there was live jazz, and unforgettable Chocolatini's! But our real gift was seeing everyone enjoying themselves and our Cowboy Toffee. As for being Wonkafied! (thank you Rob Lambert) while Cowboy Toffee Company was not named specifically (our Lavender Toffee Miss Bonnie was)Our beloved Oakdale got  plugged two times as Cowboy Capital of the World! Which goes right along with our most quoted sayin' "Makin' Oakdale famous, one box at a time!"  So to sum it up good times at the Chocolate Infusion Nevada City near Grass Valley.


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Vintage 120 Market

 Treat yourself to a slice of local Americana. Vintage 120 Market & Twisted Wire Tack host American products made locally by real honest hard working Americans! Show your support show up and show off wear red, white, and blue. Sat. Jan 19th 9 am to 3 pm 29250 HWY 120, Escalon, California

 

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Mark the date and come join us for chocolate, wine, and jazz... You deserve it!!!

 

Like chocolate?  Then you will love The Union’s Chocolate Infusion, an afternoon of chocolate, wine, & jazz on Sunday, January 20, 2013.  Taste delectable chocolate creations from chocolatiers and chefs, savor delicious local wines, and enjoy Ludi Hinrichs on piano from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20.00 in Advance and $25.00 at the door, and are available at The Union, 464 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. Of course Oakdale's own Cowboy Toffee Company will be there sampling your favorite flavors just in time for Valentine's Day!!!

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Holiday in the Plaza at San Luis Obispo

 Come join us at the Holiday in the Plaza Craft Faire Dec.1st and 2nd. In front of the San Luis Obispo Mission between 9-5 both days. This is a SLO tradition that includes Santa's House, lots of food, live music, and of course a special appearance by Cowboy Toffee! This one is rain or shine so bring your smiles and your umbrellas!



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