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Urban Farming Meets Craft Cocktails at the Lark

Funk Zone Hotspot Taps Nearby Chapala Farms for Jam-Based Drinks


When Jason Banks and Michelle Decaris found they had an overabundance of fruits available in their backyard farm, they decided to share his harvest through a collection of artisanal jams, jellies, and marmalades. Little did the couple expect that their Chapala Farms jams would become star ingredient of the newest summer craft cocktails at The Lark, the Funk Zone’s ever popular restaurant whose operations manager Dan Russo was seeking to balance Central Coast spirits with a “subtle sweetness that is different from muddling fruits and other methods.” Here two such “Summer Jams” cocktails to try this summer.



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