That’s Humboldt…
Just a short, five-hour drive to a major city

Humboldt Made Holiday Guide

Wondering where to get your Humboldt Made holiday gifts this year? Worry no more! Here's a list of all the upcoming events where you can find your favorite products!

Thursday, November 20

Henderson Center Holiday Open House

Come down to Schafer's Ace Hardware between 5-8 p.m. this Thursday, November 20th. Humboldt Made members will be demoing and selling their products inside Shafers (Henderson and E). Enjoy Carolers, free trolley rides, special sale items, cookies, hot cider and much more!

Musings on Humboldt Cats

When I moved here 10 years ago, my life was quite simple. I had one cat and a couple of pieces of cat artwork. Now I have four cats and the cat art situation is in danger of getting out of control. And all of them - the cats and the art - were made in Humboldt.

The four cats came to live with me in April 2009. They're siblings - two solid grey boys and two grey tabby girls - and they'd spent the first year of their lives in the isolation suite at the Sequoia Humane Society because they had all tested positive for Feline Leukaemia (although they've not to date shown any symptoms). FeLV is spread through bodily fluids, so cats that test positive cannot share living quarters with other cats in case a fight breaks out. I had originally planned to get two cats, mostly because I couldn't bear the thought of losing an only animal again. So I thought four would be a doddle - they'll entertain each other and me. Rarely have I been so wrong!

The Four MouseketeersFrom left to right - Dizzy, Wallace, Dora, Gromit

Ohana Wins the NEXTY!


Congratulations to Humboldt Made business ‘Ohana Organics, which beats out 100 companies to win the 2014 NEXTY Popular Vote Award!



‘Ohana Organics recently received the 2014 NEXTY Popular Vote award from New Hope Natural Media and Sterling-Rice Group for its innovative Tattoo Butter, a vegan blend of organically-grown herbs and shea butter which naturally decreases tattoo healing time.

Humboldt Chocolate: What's In a Name?

Chocolate is easy to sell and hard to brand. It's delicious. It's popular. Everyone wants a piece of the chocolate business, and because of this the market is glutted with purveyors of dark brown sweetness, each struggling to make their product seem unique. Dark, milk, white, mixed, organic, vegan, artisan, indulgent, elegant or accessible: every chocolate company strives for an approach that will put them above the rest. Recently a local chocolate company changed its name to reflect its commitment to hometown pride.


That's Humboldt...

Home of one of the nation's best college towns (says Outside magazine)