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A Bit of Taste - Queen Anne Olive Oil Co.

It's celebration time

Anniversaries should be celebrated, and we all know that right now we're really craving celebrations. June 1st was the two year anniversary of Debe and Dean Franz purchasing Queen Anne Olive Oil Co. and rebranding as A Bit of Taste - Queen Anne Olive Oil Co. You may recall that 2020 wasn't much of a year for celebrations or, actually, being anywhere near a celebration. So this year, watch out!

The month-long celebration will have weekly festive activities on Thursdays to coordinate with the Queen Anne Farmers Market, from 3-7 p.m. A Bit of Taste will set up a space just outside their front door so anyone walking by can get involved and have some fun. Debe has coordinated with other vendors from the Queen Anne neighborhood and beyond to make Thursdays special. "We've all had enough challenges this past year, vendors and customers alike, and it's time to celebrate ourselves and the customers who carried us through these pandemic months."

Each Thursday will also focus on a different non-profit, and other vendors may participate as well. A Bit of Taste will donate part of their gross sales each week and will give customers the option to donate when they purchase something. This all takes place on the 1600 block of Queen Anne Avenue North and in addition to the specials listed below, A Bit of Taste will also offer drawings and giveaways on social media @abitoftaste.

June Schedule

WEEK 1 Thursday, June 3rd

Opening event. Hopefully, you didn't miss this as it was the grand re-opening of A Bit of Taste with a ribbon cutting with Queen Anne Chamber and Representative Liz Berry. The theme was balsamic shrubs. If you're sorry you did miss that, stop in another time and ask about them. Delicious! The first week benefit went to Queen Anne Farmers Market.

Week 2 Thursday, June 10th

A Bit of Taste Theme: All Things Charcuterie
Non-profit benefit: New Horizons Youth Shelter
Customer Special: 10% off charcuterie items: olives, crackers, jams, spreads, honey, nuts, etc.

Other vendors:
The Salty Cravings
Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods Laura B. Charcuterie
Pretty Flower Farm

Week 3 Thursday, June 17th

A Bit of Taste Theme: Build Your Own Recipe
Non-profit benefit: Seattle BIPOC Organic
Customer Special: Free 60ml Olive Oil & entry into drawing for a gift basket

Other vendors:

From the Ground Up Socks
Pretty Flower Farm

Week 4 Thursday, June 24th

A Bit of Taste Theme: All About Olive Oil - sample our new southern hemisphere EVOOs
Non-profit benefit: FareStart
Customer Special: 50% off 60ml 4-pack customized EVOO set

Other vendors:
Camano Island Honey - tasting
Pretty Flower Farm
Recipe 33 Infused Almonds

Since acquiring the store, Debe has added more olive oils and balsamics from the same company, Veronica Foods, than were found in the store before, and redecorated to give the store an "old world" feel. She's also added more gourmet food products-particularly ones from local artisanal family-operated Washington businesses--honey, truffle products, seasoning salts, gifts, and more. You'll find chocolate covered dark espresso beans, olive oil cake mix, Mustard & Co items from Georgetown, rustic French boule mix, San Juan Island sea salts and Jacobsen Italian sea salt, mushroom and truffle spread. In fact, it's hard to tear yourself away from the "truffle corner" if you're a believer.

You can mix and match oils and balsamics in two, three, and four 60ml, 200ml, or 375ml gift sets-perfect for friends and family who love to take their cooking up a level. Or let the staff put together a gift bag that's specific to your giftee - salami stick, olives, boule mix, etc., or a popcorn extravaganza. There is no end to the options.

Mark your calendars so you remember to spend Thursdays in June on top of Queen Anne or stop by anytime to browse and taste.

Connie Adams/June 2021

A Bit of Taste -
Queen Anne Olive Oil Co.
1629 Queen Anne Ave N, #100
Seattle, WA 98109




Dean and Debe Franz

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