We have moved!

December 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

We have moved! Our online home is now at thecantry.com — please visit us there!

You are invited to the Cantry!

December 3, 2010 § Leave a comment



The Cantry is a one-stop trading post. Fulfill your holiday and winter privations by paying us a visit.Barter / Shop / Make / Eat / Play / Grow / Listen / Get Cozy ++ WITH US!

OPEN December 9-December 19 from Thursdays-Sundays, 1pm-9pm
With a hot meal served every night, family style, around 7pm.

(behind the house at)
1411 Calumet Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
++Directions: Walk up the driveway to the right of 1411 Calumet Avenue, and we are located in the larder directly behind the main house.

Far away friends: you can participate and enter exchange with us online at thecantry.com (more soon — so check back!).

Bring your goods and services to the Cantry! We have an open barter policy and encourage all to share their goods (and services) with us and with other participants of the Cantry. What this means: we will evaluate your goods and make exchanges (e.g. for space, for $, for services, for consignment, for (?) — each good/service will be evaluated uniquely) as we see fit. Come by during exchange hours (1pm-6pm, beginning December 9) to make your case or contact us at pantlers@thecantry.com for special appointments.

The Cantry is happening with participation/work/goods from:
Zha Zha Aghili / Mary Jane Boltz / Ben Callaway / Colleen Corcoran / Aurora De Armendi / Cathy DJ OMG De La Cruz / Carla Fernandez / Lennon Flowers / DJ Freewheel / Fruit & Flour / Pam Garber / Mirta Gilson / Meg Glasser / Anne Hars / Sue Huang / Phillip March Jones / Ben Judkewitz / Krank Press / Isis Krause / Johan Kritzinger / Lauren Mackler / Mejunje / Cathy Mooses / Sebastian Munoz / Lisa Nguyen / Laura Noguera / Open Secret at Public Fiction / Angela Pablo / Max Podemski / Mindy Palomo / Michael Rippens / Jonathan Robert / Cynthia Su / Jenn Su / Mama Su / swearonourfriendship / Martyna Szczesna / Ajani Tatum / Harry Thompson / Lee Tyler Thompson / Alissa Walker / Alejandra Viana / Brendan Willard / Trent Wolbe / & MANY MORE, including YOU?

For more information:
www.thecantry.com / pantlers@thecantry.com

Our confirmed schedule is below — please check our website (www.thecantry.com) frequently for updates and additions!

December 9
We are OPEN 1pm-9pm! Come Barter / Shop / Make / Eat / Play / Grow / Listen / Get Cozy. Bring by your goods and services during the day, in time to show off for our OPENING celebration in the evening!
6pm-9pm.
The Cantry is open, and we are celebrating!
++Tastings, experiments and a specialty bar, all from The Cantry (+ friends + neighbors) collection.
++Performance by The Urxed.
++DJ Trent from WFMU.
++Participate! We will be distributing empty jars with the hope that you will bring them back to us, filled. This will be ongoing throughout December 19.

December 10
We are OPEN 1pm-9pm! Come Barter / Shop / Make / Eat / Play / Grow / Listen / Get Cozy. Bring by your goods and services during the day for inclusion in the Cantry.
++Participate! We will be distributing empty jars with the hope that you will bring them back to us, filled. This will be ongoing throughout December 19.
4pm-7pm. HAIR CUTS by Mindy Palomo!
++Mindy will style or cut or trim your hair. She’s a professional who will end icky winter frizz.  All hair encouraged, $25.
7pm-9pm. EAT WITH US with Chefs Sebastian Munoz and Isis Krause!
++A family-style dinner will be served each night (unless otherwise noted) around 7pm for a sliding scale donation set by the chef. If you come, we will make sure you have something to eat. E-mail us (pantlers@thecantry.com) or text us (213.290.4134) in advance with the date and number in your party if you plan on coming! Latecomers welcome, but give a ring (213.290.4134) to check in, please. The Cantry remains open for exchange during dinner hours.

December 11
We are OPEN 1pm-9pm! Come Barter / Shop / Make / Eat / Play / Grow / Listen / Get Cozy. Bring by your goods and services during the day for inclusion in the Cantry.
1pm-6pm.
++Hair and mustache trims and stylings with Meg Glasser, The Pantlers + friends. PLUS make your own custom mustache wax with Bobby Gadda.
++Participate! We will be distributing empty jars with the hope that you will bring them back to us, filled with SOMETHING (anything). This will be ongoing throughout December 19.
3pm-6pm. HAIR CUTS by Mindy Palomo!
++Mindy will style or cut or trim your hair. She’s a professional who will end icky winter frizz.  All hair encouraged, $25.
7pm-9pm. EAT WITH US with Chefs The Calumet Cult (our kind hosts)!
++A family-style dinner will be served each night (unless otherwise noted) around 7pm for a sliding scale donation set by the chef. If you come, we will make sure you have something to eat. E-mail us (pantlers@thecantry.com) or text us (213.290.4134) in advance with the date and number in your party if you plan on coming! Latecomers welcome, but give a ring (213.290.4134) to check in, please. The Cantry remains open for exchange during dinner hours.

December 12
We are OPEN 1pm-9pm! Come Barter / Shop / Make / Eat / Play / Grow / Listen / Get Cozy. Bring by your goods and services during the day for inclusion in the Cantry.
1pm-6pm.
++DJ Freewheel will be in the Cantry making on-demand mix tapes for you!

++Participate! We will be distributing empty jars with the hope that you will bring them back to us, filled. This will be ongoing throughout December 19.
7pm-9pm. EAT WITH US with Chef Sarah Williams (Fruit & Flour)!
++A family-style dinner will be served each night (unless otherwise noted) around 7pm for a sliding scale donation set by the chef. If you come, we will make sure you have something to eat. E-mail us (pantlers@thecantry.com) or text us (213.290.4134) in advance with the date and number in your party if you plan on coming! Latecomers welcome, but give a ring (213.290.4134) to check in, please. The Cantry remains open for exchange during dinner hours.

December 13-15
We are CLOSED! But can be convinced to be open by special appointment. E-mail us at pantlers@thecantry.com.
++On December 15, Tune in from 4pm-5pm PST to www.wfmu.org for a live radio broadcast from the Cantry with DJ Trent.

December 16
We are OPEN 1pm-9pm! Come Barter / Shop / Make / Eat / Play / Grow / Listen / Get Cozy. Bring by your goods and services during the day for inclusion in the Cantry.
++Participate! We will be distributing empty jars with the hope that you will bring them back to us, filled. This will be ongoing throughout December 19.
7pm-9pm. EAT WITH US with Chef Ajani Tatum!
++A family-style dinner will be served each night (unless otherwise noted) around 7pm for a sliding scale donation set by the chef. If you come, we will make sure you have something to eat. E-mail us (pantlers@thecantry.com) or text us (213.290.4134) in advance with the date and number in your party if you plan on coming! Latecomers welcome, but give a ring (213.290.4134) to check in, please. The Cantry remains open for exchange during dinner hours.

December 17
We are OPEN 1pm-7pm! PLEASE NOTE OUR DIFFERENT HOURS FOR THIS DATE. Come Barter / Shop / Make / Eat / Play / Grow / Listen / Get Cozy. Bring by your goods and services during the day for inclusion in the Cantry.
++Participate! We will be distributing empty jars with the hope that you will bring them back to us, filled. This will be ongoing throughout December 19.
7pm. We will be closing early. No family style dinner tonight at the Cantry! But you can still EAT WITH US over at Open Secret at Public Fiction, where the Pantlers will be bringing things from the Cantry over to share with the Open Secret chefs. We’ll have items used in the meal available for sale and exchange at Public Fiction as well! More details on this soon. Please RSVP to shhh@publicfiction.org for dinner at 7:30pm or 9:30pm or come just for dessert at 11pm.

December 18
We are OPEN 1pm-9pm! Come Barter / Shop / Make / Eat / Play / Grow / Listen / Get Cozy. Bring by your goods and services during the day for inclusion in the Cantry.
1pm-6pm.
++Cathy DJ OMG De La Cruz will be in the Cantry making on-demand mix tapes for you!
++Participate! We will be distributing empty jars with the hope that you will bring them back to us, filled. This will be ongoing throughout December 19.
4pm-7pm. BARTER MEET! If you’re sick of negotiating with us, this will be an afternoon filled with friends and neighbors you can swap goods with directly.
7pm-9pm. EAT WITH US with Chefs The Pantlers!
++A family-style dinner will be served each night (unless otherwise noted) around 7pm for a sliding scale donation set by the chef. If you come, we will make sure you have something to eat. E-mail us (pantlers@thecantry.com) or text us (213.290.4134) in advance with the date and number in your party if you plan on coming! Latecomers welcome, but give a ring (213.290.4134) to check in, please. The Cantry remains open for exchange during dinner hours.

December 19
We are OPEN 1pm-9pm! Come Barter / Shop / Make / Eat / Play / Grow / Listen / Get Cozy. This is your last day to hone your bartering skills! We are sure to make some good bargains! Come on down!
7pm-9pm. EAT WITH US with Chefs Zha Zha Aghili and Brendan Willard!
++A family-style dinner will be served each night (unless otherwise noted) around 7pm for a sliding scale donation set by the chef. If you come, we will make sure you have something to eat. E-mail us (pantlers@thecantry.com) or text us (213.290.4134) in advance with the date and number in your party if you plan on coming! Latecomers welcome, but give a ring (213.290.4134) to check in, please. The Cantry remains open for exchange during dinner hours.

Hey, what’s in those bottles?

December 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

Visiting mama’s herb pantry

November 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Call for recipes!!!

November 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

We want your recipes for the Cantry, a performance and shop, taking place in Los Angeles this December. In the Cantry, we’ll have a card catalogue recipe sharing station. Participants, passers-by and shoppers alike will be able to sift through and collect recipes. Each recipe will be printed on an index-type card. Small donations (we’re talking nickels!) will be accepted for the recipes, to help cover our printing costs for this part of the project.

Send recipes to pantlers@thecantry.com
Please include the following:
1. Your recipe!
2. In 200 words or less, include anything you want about you and/or your recipe and its origins and adaptations.
3. Your name, location, and contact info if you are okay with sharing this information.

To thank you for being a part of this, we’ll send you a subset of recipes from the catalogue. (Or better yet, come by and collect them in person!)

Just like spiced apple butta, baby!

November 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

Fruit butters are different than jams or jellies. They are made by cooking fruit pulp and sugar to a thick consistency that will spread easily, then cooked slowly until thick enough to round up on a spoon. What exactly does “round up on a spoon” mean? We weren’t quite sure, but the end result was delicious and very buttery. Good enough for us pantlers. Thanks, Sebastian Munoz, for the pictures!

Come taste the slight hint of cinnamon and cloves in this sweet, sticky spread.

Things in jars

November 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

(inspiration for The Cantry)

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