December 5, 2017

Farm-Style Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Farm-Style Annual Holiday Gift Guide
The season of giving is here, and we've made it easy for you to select the perfect gifts for just about anyone on your list. We've curated an assortment of some of our favorite farm-style gifts to give and receive. Most of these items can be added conveniently to your Farm Box delivery when you Customize Your Box!

Holiday Decor

Farm-Style Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Wreaths from Creekside Farms
Select from several beautiful wreaths from Creekside Farms to decorate your home this holiday season. Each wreath is hand made from seasonal foliage, flowers, herbs, spices and fruit. With several to choose from, you're sure to find one to compliment your decor!

Table-Top Holiday Trees
These delightful, table-top living Christmas trees add a festive touch of holiday spirit and don't take up a whole lot of space. They are easy to decorate, yet look just as lovely all on their own. Plant outside after Christmas to enjoy all year long.

Amaryllis Indoor Blooming Kit
This indoor blooming kit is sure to brighten your home through the cold winter days. The flower will bloom December through spring. Kit includes one large bulb, planting mix and one decorative pot.

Gift Baskets

Farm-Style Annual Holiday Gift Guide

We have a collection of culinary-themed baskets that would make great gifts for your foodie friends or anyone on your list that appreciates a local, farm friendly gift. You'll find delicacies like Candied Walnuts from Old Dog Ranch, almond butter & raspberry jam from Spread The Love, deliciously crispy Almond Biscotti made by the Upper Crust Baking Co, California Black Button Sage Honey, Laura Ann's Strawberry Vanilla Bean jam, organic Breakfast Blend Coffee from Pachamama and more.

Stocking Stuffers

Farm-Style Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Mini Honey Gift Set
This wonderful mini honey hive gift set from Sola Bee comes with five, 2-ounce jars of honey varietals including. The adorable crate is made from reclaimed wood. The honey is raw, 100% pure and contains no additives. Their honey is unpasteurized and all natural, in order to maintain the integrity of the honey and to preserve the pollens and proteins found in raw honey.

Spicy Salt Gift Set
This hand-harvested salt from Jacobsen Salt Co. is the perfect tasting set for the holidays. The set includes a Chili Lime Salt, Ghost Chili Salt and Habanero Salt and pairing notes with suggested combinations for each salt. We also have other salts and seasonings available when you Customize Your Box too!

Bariani Olive Oil and Body Cream
Bariani's extra virgin olive oil face and body cream is created using the finest ingredients. Using their own cold extracted, unfiltered, extra virgin olive oil as the base, their body products are designed to moisturize the whole body. Simplicity and purity were their guidelines in creating face and body products.

Chivas Goat Milk Soaps
Goat milk has long been regarded as the ultimate skin luxury, and Chiva's Goat Milk Skin Care soaps do not disappoint in this department! With several scents available - including floral and herbal varieties - you're sure to find one that you'll love. We offer individual soaps as well as gift sets for both men and woman.  

Salty Black Licorice or Salty Caramels
These chewy confections from Jacobsen Salt Co. are made with only the best natural ingredients, and deliver a chew that’s a bit more viscous than other varieties, so you have a little time to let it unfold on the palate. Their licorice is intriguing and delicious and is a taste worth acquiring! The rich, buttery profile of their sweet caramels pair perfectly with the delicate crunch of flake sea salt.

Farm Fresh To You eGift Cards 
With our Gift of Health eGift Cards, giving a unique and healthful gift is simple.You choose the gift amount, and they select the organic produce box that best fits their needs. Give the gift of organic, fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables delivered to their door!

Seasonal Dinner with Farmer & Chef

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Share the gift of an evening inspired by the season's best ingredients! We all know the way to our hearts is through our stomach; a delicious, four-course meal with wine pairings shared with someone you love is the perfect way to celebrate each other. Reserve your spot for one of our our Seasonal Dinners.

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How To Add Holiday Gifts To Your Delivery: Farm Fresh To You members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. The Market is open from noon on Thursday until 2:00 pm, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

Not part of our farm family? Find out if we deliver to your neighborhood.

Tyto Alba Rodent Warriors

Farm News

There is a problem in my orchards that is literally growing with the trees. At first, I only noticed evidence of this issue here and there. But in the middle of the summer, I was driving by my fig orchard and noticed that an old tree—which was fine in the spring—was dead. In an orchard filled with lush green fig trees, this one was completely brown. I knelt down at the base of the fig tree, and I could see that a little animal had eaten a thin layer off the bark, all the way around the tree right where the trunk met the soil. The tree had been girdled to death. The vital movement through the bark that connects the roots to the leaves stopped. Voles!

November 29, 2017

Shop Small: Hand Made Basket & Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Barnes-Barsotti Family

Did you know there are close to 4-million small businesses in California alone? Shopping small is near and dear to us. Our family started farming and selling produce at the Davis Farmers Market in the 1970s. In 1992, our mother, Kathleen Barsotti, started Farm Fresh To You, our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm Box program. Our organic produce delivery service began with a handful of customers and boxes being delivered in our grandparent’s Buick. It was crazy and wonderful to see more and more boxes leave our farm each week. As we enter the season of giving, we encourage you to shop small, too.

Here are a few tips for shopping small this season:

  • Shop your local farmers markets. Of course you'll find locally-grown produce, but you're also likely to find small batch preserves, honey, flowers and baked goods that make wonderful gifts.
  • Select locally-owned brick and mortar merchants who sell goods from other small businesses.
  • Shop craft fairs and boutiques held by local non-profits or schools.
  • Add farm products to your delivery when you customize your Farm Fresh To You box. You'll be supporting not only our family farm, but other small businesses, too!
  • Plan ahead—remember that handmade products may take a little longer to arrive, but it will be totally worth the wait!

Lisa Young - LKLY Designs

In celebration of the small businesses that play such a huge role in our economy, we are pleased to partner with modern folk artist and small business owner, Lisa Young of LKLY Designs, for a holiday giveaway! Lisa produces intricately woven, hand-made baskets from natural, sustainable jute and hemp fibers.

Lisa's fascination with basket weaving began at a young age when visiting a family friend where she noticed a row of miniature pine needle coiled baskets on display. She knew how to coil a basket by the next day! She has been honing her craft for nearly 40 years and has been teaching art and crafts to children and adults for over twenty five years, with a focus on basket making for the past seven.

Today, Lisa's aesthetics in her basketry are informed and influenced by her studies in non-western modern art, folk culture and traditions, her travels, and upbringing in domestic arts (crochet, sewing, loom weaving).

Lisa asks you to remember that shopping local not only builds community, but—like purchasing produce with Farm Fresh To You—it lowers one's carbon footprint! Artisan made goods are also more likely to be well made and made to last (as opposed to factory made, mass manufactured products).

LKLY Designs Basket

How to Enter our Giveaway

For a chance to win this LKLY Designs medium sized lime green basket with handles (valued at $48) and a $99 gift certificate from Farm Fresh To You, simply leave a comment below answering this question by Tuesday, December 12 (one entry per person please):

Why do you like to shop small, and what has been your favorite purchase from a small business to date? 

No purchase required. Gift Certificates don’t expire, are redeemable by new and current customers and are non-refundable and not redeemable for cash. Limit one entry per person, please. Entries will close on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:00 am (PST). Winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and announced on our blog on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.