In our second edition of Grown & Crated's feature, The Maker's Dozen, we're introducing you to Scott Bell, founder of Albina City Nuts.
Albina's kitchen, where they make their OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD-DELICIOUS nuts, is a heavenly place. On a recent visit to pick up a few cases for the shop, as I walked in the door, the scent of the pecans coming out of the oven nearly took my breath away. If you haven't tried Albina's nuts (I'll admit, the pecans are my favorite), do yourself a favor and get some today!
What do you love about the Pacific Northwest?
The natural landscape. The trees, the water, the moss...
What’s your go-to midnight snack?
Medjool dates or maybe a spoonful of peanut butter.
What was your first job?
Muffin Break. A store the just sold muffins! Can you believe that? I buttered muffin tins and did dishes.
What inspires you?
Tell us about a memorable gift you have received.
I just received a waffle iron. It's pretty great.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
I like P's & Q's alot.
What are your favorite local spots to take visitors?
The beach, for sure. Not exactly local, but it's the best.
What was the last gift you gave?
A ceramic hanging planter.
What are you watching on Netflix?
Just watched 'Wormwood'. I'd recommend it.
Who/What advice do you depend on? "Keep going."
What is the last movie you saw in the theater?
The Shape of Water.
What's one goal you have for the next six months?
Avoiding single use plastics.
Thank you, Scott, for sharing a bit of yourself with us!
We look forward to bringing you the next edition of The Maker's Dozen. Have a question for Scott? We'd love to know what you think of this feature. Comment below!
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