The leaves are turning, the air is getting crisp and the days are getting shorter. We are heading into the magical time of year full of comfy layers, cozy meet-ups and yummy seasonal treats. What better time to spotlight one of Yobel Market’s favorite local artisans: Bonbon Bombardier?!
Jenny Bazzetta and Sean Price (a married couple who met in high school at a Ska show) are following their Willy Wonka candymaker dreams by creating small-batch craft confections with a playful flair. They use old world candy making techniques, utilizing local, sustainable, organic and non-GMO ingredients, they hope to provide delectable treats perfect for an active lifestyle and the thoughtful gift giver. They even offer vegan options for those avoiding animal products!
Sean and Jenny are always striving to come up with new, interesting candy flavors. They are determined to bring edible joy to their Colorado Springs community and beyond because, according to Jenny, they believe that “one of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats” -Iris Murdoch.
We are honored to carry their delicious delicacies, and to partner with a thriving community of individually-owned businesses. As Colorado Springs continues to grow and change, we hope these amazing local makers, like Bonbon Bombardier, will remain a staple in our local economy!
Photography credit: Rachel Rumple Photography
“We need jobs, and we need a way to put our children in school.” This statement, spoken by internally displaced Ugandans, resonated with Yobel co-Founder, Sarah Ray.
If these strong, resilient, hardworking, motivated individuals had access to dignified work, they would be able to provide many things for themselves that charity would seek to do for them. Things like school fees, clean water, nutritious foods, secure housing, clothing, and transportation. Jobs sounded like a good way forward.
Yobel is proud to be the sole purveyor of Ethnotek products in the United States! Co-Owners, Clay & Emily Ross were initially drawn to this incredible company’s techno-hip bags because of their high utility features (like this camera bag designed by photographers) and strong ethic toward both people and planet. As a conscious consumer, you can feel good that Ethnotek’s slow-production materials are sourced in person from the villages where they are created. Each artisan piece is purchased directly from the person who made it, for a fair price.