Bite Magazine has announced that the second edition of its popular Bite Box program featuring selections from Chef Stephen Jones of The Larder + The Delta and Desoto Central Market is now available for pre-order. The customized collection showcases goods made by Arizona makers. Jones’ selections bring to mind a summer picnic with a loaf of artisan bread, cheese, honey, two spectacular caramels and even juice, tea and a candle.
Each quarter, Bite Magazine asks a notable local to fill a Bite Box with 8-10 of their favorite Arizona-made products. These aren’t just mini-sized teases of local items. Instead, they’re everything from hearty loaves of bread and big bottles of barbecue sauce to T-shirts, tote bags, and home décor items—everything designed for you and your friends to enjoy the best Arizona has to offer.
Our curators are on the forefront of Arizona’s makers community,” said Michelle Jacoby, publisher, and editor-in-chief of Bite Magazine. “The Bite Box is a way for them to share their discoveries of amazing local products with us and our readers.”
Each Bite Box consists of 8-10 full sized portions of locally made foods and products. The cost is $65 (plus tax) for a single edition or $180 (plus tax) for a subscription to the remaining three editions for 2017.
What will you find in Stephen Jones’ box? Here’s a taste:
- Tracy Dempsey Originals Fernet Branca Caramels
- Crow’s Dairy Pepper Feta Cheese
- McClendon’s Select Desert Blossom Honey
- Radish “Beets Me” Cold Pressed Juice
- Noble Bread Super Seed Loaf
- Teaspressa Charles Grey Tea
- Salted Serenity Sweets Salted Dark Chocolate Espresso Caramels
- Burn Candle Company Candle
The Bite Box: Stephen Jones Edition can be purchased at biteboxaz.squarespace.com. Sales will be open through May 31. The box will be available for pick up or delivery in mid-June. Details will be sent directly to customers after placing their order.
The 2107 Bite Box program started with selections from Aaron Chamberlin of Phoenix Public Market Café, St. Francis and the soon-to-open Tempe Public Market Café, whose box was released this spring. Sales from Chamberlin’s box are now closed. The remaining 2017 Bite Boxes are:
- Summer Edition: Stephen Jones, The Delta + The Larder & Desoto Central Market
- Fall Edition: Country Velador, Super Chunk & New Wave Market
- Winter Edition: Editor’s Holiday Picks
About Bite Magazine
Bite Magazine is a James Beard Award-nominated online publication celebrating Arizona’s food, drink and crafting cultures through photos, film, and words. Read Bite’s stories at readbite.com or visit them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @readbite.