Patchwork Show: Edible Edition at SoCo
The Patchwork Show: Edible edition is an annual creative food event that brings together craft vendors, food artisans, chefs, authors and bloggers together. This event is for everyone from consumers to entrepreneurs looking to start up their own cottage food business. The Patchwork Show: Edible edition is free to attend and is happening October 5th-6th at the SoCo center. You might discover your new favorite food at the show.
The Patchwork Edible will showcase artisans from all walks of life from bakers, food trucks, pop-ups, beer, wine, to health food. The event will feature vendor booths, lectures, workshops and cooking demonstrations. This event really represents a shift for Orange County’s food scene. Normally I would expect to see events like this in San Francisco or Portland, although you are starting to see a shift in awareness towards craft food in the O.C.
There will be over 75 artisan food vendors, food pop ups and craft vendors. During the preview I met several of them and got to try their food. Below are some of my favorites:
Onotriria taught me how fresh Mozzarella and burrata is made- it was topped with a fresh passion fruit jam.
Multiple kombucha craft vendors including Health-Ade Kombucha and KombuchaDog. Never heard of Kombucha? Neither did I and that is half the fun of these events! FYI Kombucha is a bubbly fermented tea that is very rich in probiotics and nutrients. The flavor reminded me of a sour lambic beer. This product is definitely on the Hipster hot 100 list.
The Yes Bar – The Yes Bar featured their snacks including a truly delicious and memorable coffee cayenne bar!
One of my favorite craft food vendors is Front Porch Pops, whose owner started with an unemployment check and a dream to make fresh homemade popsicles. Erin Witcomb went from pushcart in the food truck circuit to opening a storefront in Old Town Orange. She will be sampling her salty dog chocolate, fresh made pretzels and brie ice cream. In addition, Erin will be speaking on the small business panel.
The Preservation Society will be displaying their food preservation gear to make jams, and pickled fruits and vegetables, they will also be doing a live demo during the show.
Bread Artisan Bakery is quickly turning into one of my favorite bread vendors in Orange County due to the delicious flavor of their breads. They will be sampling their delicious breads, if you have a carb addiction, this bread vendor is a must visit.
Almond Milk LA is definitely a departure from the almond milk I normally purchase at Costco. Literally they grind fresh almonds and strain them to a velvety smooth milk. They will be sampling.
The crazy ones at Portola coffee Lab embody the mission of the patchwork edible show and will be conducting a variety of lectures, demonstrations and classes. During the preview event, I watched them make ice cream on the spot using liquid nitrogen, freshly grinding and brewing espresso and then making a n affogato! Yumm!
There will be several restaurants from the SoCo center and elsewhere participating including Taco Maria, Greenleaf and Arc. All of these restaurants practice craft food preparation.
Demonstrations, hands-on activities and lectures. See the attached Flyer for a full rundown of demonstrations, classes and lectures. I personally look forward to attending the “preserved melons” hands-on class and “Tamale Tour of South America” lecture.
Patchwork Edible – Summary and Logistics
Over 75+ vendors will be showcasing their craft, artisan food and techniques for two days. The event is FREE and open to public. The event is family friendly and foodie centric.
Visit their website for more info: Patchwork Edible Show.
Download an even schedule: Click here for full event program.
Patchwork Show: Edible Edition at SOCO Collection 3303 Hyland Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626/ Saturday, October 5th from 11a.m. – 8:00p.m. & on Sunday, October 6thfrom 11a.m. – 5:00p.pm.
- shuttle: every 30 minutes from 3 large lots off of harbor blvd (1 block from event)
- bike valet: located on site off sunflower entrance to soco
- valet: limited event service from sunflower entrance