Kit Kit what?

What the hell is Kitkitdizzi and how do you say it? It's pronounced: kit-kid-dizzy, but without heavily spacing or over annunciating those four syllables. It's native to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada. It's also known as Bear Clover, Tar Weed or Mountain Misery - reportedly because of the way it would inhibit the smooth functioning of passing wagon wheels. It was used traditionally as an herbal remedy for colds and  coughs, and later for rheumatism, chicken pox, measles, smallpox and other diseases. It makes a mean cocktail addition, is a nitrogen fixer and a member of the Rose family.      We chose this name being the children of the first wave of back to the landers, of...

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Both natives of the tiny gold rush town of Nevada City, we became friends at the age 5 and have been partners ever since.  We have been blessed to inherit a super rad shop in an old drugstore on the main street in our lovely little town.  Now we watch our own kids playing out their childhood, running amongst the same old buildings, streets and trees we have known all of our lives.  We are so fortunate to be surrounded by the most creative and talented friends and a natural landscape that sets us all free.  We have vowed to sell only what we love: salt of the earth, mountain-forest-loving, unless desert-escaping, vintage valuing, artisan-constructed excellence without snobby artifice – all with...

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