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  Featured Merchants July 1st, 2010     

Guy Herald
The Cookware Man


Guy Herald, demonstrating his cookware to a clearly fascinated audience at the Lawrence Welk Farmer’s Market


Folks who enjoy their kitchens, those who simply love to cook, demand the best in cookware. It not only makes their job easier, but it is more efficient, it makes for healthier meals, and it gives out the statement . . . . “we care about our food and its preparation. That’s why we use products from Guy Herald Cookware.”

Guy Herald heads up what is now a two generation business. His dad started the business in 1947 and was the first one to start demonstrations at State Fairs in 1961.

Guy grew up with the business, has been doing it himself since 1973. His family business has been in downtown Escondido for 34 years. He’s married, his parents still live in Escondido, in the Oak Hill area, and he also has one sister who lives locally.

He does Farmer’s Markets and other type of showings 4-5 times a week throughout San Diego County. He also goes to the State Fairs in Ventura and Indio.

The Cookware was originally all aluminum, before stainless became the state of the art. Also, it started as cooking parties in homes where you brought in friends/neighbors. Much research and many changes have gone into the cookware business since then.

Tutorials are offered after purchase. “When you purchase a set of cookware, you need support. That’s what I pride myself in: that I’m here for you, and can answer any of your questions and help you in any way to enjoy your new cookware.

Guy Herald demonstrates his top professional cookware at the Lawrence Welk Farmer’s Market. He appears there every Monday from 3 to 7pm. He also appears at the Escondido Farmer’s Market every Tuesday, also from 3 to 7pm.


Escondido Mattress Factory
Where the Pride Shows!

Laurie Hippert . . Newest Team Member

The Memorial Day weekend and Flag Day have come and gone . . . but Randy Taylor, the genial owner of Escondido Mattress Company, an Army veteran who served in France, urges us all to continue to salute our military heroes at home and abroad. While stationed in Europe Randy saw, and was impressed by, the fine, handcrafted, professional manufacture of the finer things in life. It’s been his honor to offer that same fine way of life right here, in North San Diego . . . at Escondido Mattress Factory, 1281 Simpson Way, Escondido.

Randy Taylor is a Master Craftsman. He builds the finest mattresses available . . . he’ll build custom mattresses . . . for antique beds . . . or for standard size beds. Randy is proud to introduce Laurie Hippert, newest member of The Escondido Mattress Company’s Team. Laurie is outstanding at supplying bids to hotels and other instutions as well as residential clients.

Randy has hand crafted and delivered mattresses to our nation’s military facilities, many social service agencies, as well as hundreds of area residences.

He moved to Escondido in 1954 . . .and has earned the respect and continued loyalty of his customers. They know his quality is top notch and enjoy doing business with a nice, honorable, caring man. Whether it’s a mattress for a crib, a standard size, or antique, he’s up to the task. “My customers keep coming back,” he says. “We’ve made and sold mattresses to the children of some of our customers. They know we care . . . and they know quality when they see it. Or sleep on it.”

Custom Handcrafted Mattresses & Box Springs
New Mattresses • Box Springs
Factory & Showroom - 1281 Simpson Way
760.745.5336 • 760.746.5336

Randy Taylor, Owner, Escondido Mattress Factory


To meet and talk to a Master Craftsman, come in and meet, or call, Randy Taylor, owner,
Escondido Mattress Company. Escondido



Escondido Wellness Center Partners With Local Farm

Morning Song Farm, a North County organic subtropical fruit and vegetable farm has teamed up with Neighborhood Healthcare, a nonprofit community healthcare agency, to ensure delivery of healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables to North County patrons. The Wellness Center, located at 425 North Date Street in Escondido, serves as a weekly drop off site for the farm’s deliveries of fresh, organic produce. The deliveries are part of the farm’s Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) subscription program.

A CSA is a pre-paid stipend each week to a farmer to work for the consumer growing organic food. Over the last 20 years, a CSA has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Clients receive boxes of fresh fruit and just harvested vegetables every week at an established neighborhood delivery site – often the front porch of a generous neighbor, or a business or school.

Every Tuesday, Morning Song will drop off their fruit/vegetable baskets in North County. In Escondido at Neighborhood Healthcare on Date Street, in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Cardiff and Del Mar, all in residential neighborhoods.

CSA “share-holders” enjoy Morning Song Farm’s fabulous fruit and veggies all week (if it lasts that long!), experiencing the variations and tasty treats of California’s seasons.

Tracy Ream, CEO of Neighborhood Healthcare, said “One of the most important solutions to the current healthcare crisis is healthy eating. Starting with local, just harvested fruits and vegetables is a great place to start.”

Morning Song Farm is a certified organic farm that grows macadamias, avocados, guavas, blackberries, melons, strawberries, Asian pears, apricots, oranges, limes, mulberries, grapefruit, kumquats, mandarins, apples, pomegranates, persimmons, loquats, melons, passion fruit, and dragon fruit. Vegetables include carrots, beets, swiss chard, arugula, lettuces, potatoes, garlic, tomatoes, zuchini, pumpkins, mint, rosemary, stevia, basil, parsley, chives, onions, leeks, and more.

Founded in 1969, Neighborhood Healthcare is an award-winning organization that is known for excelling at its mission. A private, non-profit 501(c)(3) community health organization, it employs 450 people and provides medical, dental and wellness promotion to 65,000 people a year including 20,000 children who might otherwise go without care.

At its 10 health centers located throughout San Diego and Riverside counties, Neighborhood Healthcare is regarded as a caring and compassionate place that helps those most in need.

Contact Morning Song at:

Above, Donna Buono, who could easily pass for a fashion model, is actually the gentle lady who farms Morning Song Farms in Rainbow
Tracy Ream, longtime and much beloved CEO of Neighborhood Healthcare



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