First Friday November at Stripe featuring Ventana Surf Co.

Join us tomorrow at Stripe for First Friday.  This month’s artist is the Ventana Surf Company and we’re providing the food!

Why hol­low wooden surfboards?

Born from a pas­sion for surf­ing, the ocean and the envi­ron­ment, Mar­tijn and Tyler started build­ing their own boards to marry these ele­ments together. They made a con­scious choice to avoid toxic foam and poly­ester and started work­ing with wood, exper­i­ment­ing with tra­di­tional and mod­ern board shapes, fine-tuning con­struc­tion meth­ods and hon­ing their wood-working and shap­ing techniques.

Cus­tom made by hand

Mar­tijn and Tyler build hand-made cus­tom boards, wooden hand-planes, and other wood prod­ucts. Each prod­uct is unique and is built to last.

Build­ing for the future

Whilst the boards are still coated in Epoxy resin, the wooden con­struc­tion method pro­duces very lit­tle waste: almost every piece of scrap wood finds life else­where, the saw dust is col­lected and recy­cled and Mar­tijn and Tyler are actively research­ing and test­ing less harm­ful cloths and resins. Recy­cled wood boards are in the works for the future and for­tu­nately there are promis­ing devel­op­ments with bio-based resins so that an entirely envi­ron­men­tally safe pro­duc­tion will be pos­si­ble in the future.

Fri­day Novem­ber 4th, 5–9 pm

Stripe 107 Wal­nut Ave.

The Holidays are Coming

During this time of year, when most people are out and about, mom and I are usually quite busy brainstorming, making lists, and setting a general plan of action for our holiday jam sessions.  Needless to say this year is a little bit different because we’ve been making jam all year and now you can share it with your friends and family too.

With the holidays right around the corner we’ve been very busy making lots of jam and updating the web site’s gift page.  Now with the click of your mouse you can give everyone you know the gift of Serendipity!  As always we have our four, six, and eight jar gift boxes that are always a huge hit.  One of our newest features is the Provisions-of-the-Month club in three, six, and twelve month options.  Each month you’ll receive a combination of our seasonal and limited supply jams, baking mixes, recipe ideas and cards, and/or a few of our best selling jams.  It’s a gift that is full of wonderful surprises and keeps giving month after month.  Not sure what to give someone on your list?  We now offer gift certificates to use at our online store.  You can’t go wrong whether you chose to give a single jar or subscription to the provisions club.  With lots of options how will you share Serendipity?

In other holiday news we’re teaming up our good friends at Stripe for another First Friday on December 4th.  Serendipity jams & appetizers, beautiful art, and a great store with wonderful people equals good times!  We’ll be there at 5:00 and hope to see you as well.

Last but certainly not least… We’re growing!!!  Whole Foods has given us the green light to add three more stores.  The plan is to add Monterey, Los Gatos, and Campbell by mid January.

Until next time,