Holiday Gifts at the Farmstand

Emily Kohlhas, Farmstand Staffer

 

The holidays are a great time to spread a little bit of local cheer to your friends and family. The Fair Food Farmstand has something for everyone on your list!

 

For the hardcore locavore try Philadelphia Bee Co.'s West Philadelphia Spring Honey harvested from hives at 51st and Parkside Avenues. Mild on the front end, this spring honey's complex finish will end stunningly drizzled over a spoonful of Caputo Brother Creamery's sinfully good ricotta, handmade in the traditional fashion by David and Rynn Caputo in Spring Hill, PA!

 

Sweet tooth in the family? Try a pint of Little Baby's Ice Cream (bourbon bourbon vanilla will make an apple pie truly sing) or Weckerly's Sorbet in holiday flavors like Apple Cider and Pear Vanilla!

 

Hoping to support a social mission without sacrificing the wow factor? How about an innovative Urban Garden Bar from John & Kira's? These gourmet chocolate bars with flavors like Tangy Orange & Garden Rosemary are produced using herbs and spices grown by teens in public school gardens across Philly.

 

Gifting for a pragmatist can be tough, but don't fear: we've got your back! Our new Fair Food canvas totes are the perfect gift for those who prefer function to form. Perhaps you could fill it with a selection of some of our favorite hard-to-find local pantry staples: Simply Ghee from Lancaster, maple syrup from Spring Hills Farm in Dalton, Pa., and Apple-Smoked Maine Sea Salt would satisfy any no-frills family member.

 

Foodies will flip when they unwrap two beautiful heads of the elusive black garlic from Obis One. No reason shelf-stable produce can't make it under the tree either! What food-lover wouldn't be delighted to pull some stunning deep purple Okinawan sweet potatoes out of their stocking?

 

Hostess in need of some self-care on your list? We've got all-natural local and sustainably produced soaps and balms to bathe for! Contributing to the party? Us Farmstand staff are happy to help you craft the perfect cheese plate, pairings and all! Ask us about our favorite crowd-pleasing combos.

 

Keep it local and give the gift of sustainability this holiday season. Your friends and family will certainly be glad you did!