BENICIA FARMERS' MARKET:
Every Thursday from June 11th - October 29th 4-8 pm
I officially launched Angelina's Family Kitchen in 2008, 12 years ago... I waited patiently for my hometown of Benicia to accept me into my own Farmer's Market, and after six seasons with Benicia Mainstreet, I had to forgo this season. It is with a very heavy heart I say I will not have a booth at the Benicia market this year. I am in the midst of updating my website, yes, this site! And I hope to send all of my wonderful, supportive customers an update of "said" new site SOON! New, updated photos, new updated everything. Fresh start for our "new normal"... So stay tuned, you've not gotten rid of me that easily!
ANGELINA'S FAMILY KITCHEN ~ A BRIEF STORY ~
Angelina was my maternal grandmother and she taught me how to make traditional Italian biscotti. The photo you see of her to the right was taken when she was just 16 years old and is one of my favorite photos of her, although I know she would disagree!
Over the years I've recognized that although I grew up with my grandmother's traditional biscotti, the licorice bite of the anise seed is often considered an acquired taste... so in addition to the traditional biscotti offerings, I developed other flavors that do not have the anise seed and I hope you enjoy. In addition to handmade biscotti, I offer several different baked goods. There is a complete, well, almost complete, list of my offerings available to view on the "Our Products" page.
~ BUTTONS? ~
"Why do you have buttons on your bags of biscotti?", is a question I get asked quite frequently. First of all, it adds a little interest to a boring brown bag. But most of all it was for my mom. Back in 2017 we moved my mom and her dog in with us. She has always been highly creative and artistic. She wanted a way to help me with my baking and/or packaging. But my mom did not make biscotti and at this point, had no interest in learning. Her job became gluing the buttons on the bags and she excelled at it. Unfortunately, her mixed dementia progressed and she no longer had an interest or the ability to glue them on the bags, so I stopped doing it... Then the question promptly became "where did the buttons go?" So, in my mom's honor, I started putting the buttoms back on the bags, it also adds a personal touch to each and every package I complete before offering it to you.
~ CFO COTTAGE FOOD OPERATION ~
I have held my California Cottage Food Operators Permit for several years now, and obtaining this allows me to bake and sell from my home. My dining room was home to my bakery for many years, but I've recently expanded into the living room! My bakery space is clean, efficient and a beautiful, bright place for me to work. After having used commercial kitchens in the past, obtaining my CFO permit also allows me to be in complete control of my baking environment, which being a bit of a clean freak, is a bonus for me and I believe you too. There are a few photos of the bakery on my "Photos" page, but I am working on posting additional images.
Angelina's Family Kitchen is a licensed, registered and insured CFO in Solano County, Calif, #201252
Thank you for visiting my website, everything you see here I did myself so I must apologize if it appears to be a tad "rustic", because it is!