Some of you may remember the heartwarming and palate scorching story of Diego Bartolome. He's the 10-year-old from rural El Dorado County who started a salsa business to help with his family finances, especially after his mom lost her job. He sells "Diego's Awesome Salsa" each Sunday in El Dorado County, and had raked in $1,000 from his business as of December.
I got an e-mail from Diego's mom, Paula, who said Diego's moved his salsa sales to a new location: Chunks of Heaven Cookie Company on Black Oak Mine Rd . in Garden Valley (530-344-8058).
And there's even some bigger news for the salsa boy. Diego's Awesome Salsa has a tentative date for Feb. 13 to be carried at Mar-Val Grocery in Georgetown (6049 Front St., Georgetown). There's also a buzz going that his salsa is set for even bigger market shelves, but we can't disclose that one yet. Let's just say there's been some talk with a store that emphasizes co-operation with local growers.
Stay tuned for more on this salsa story ...