December 3, 2015

Farm-Inspired Holiday Gift Ideas

'Tis the season for gift-giving, so we've rounded up some fun, farmy gift ideas that you can get conveniently delivered right to your door. The only thing you have to do is wrap it and give it to your favorite foodie!

Gift Baskets 
Gift Baskets

Our gift baskets are made with a collection of some of our favorite artisan farm products. You'll find delicacies like wildflower honeycomb that is sustainably gathered from the hills of northern California, flavorful, Candystripe fig jam and heirloom tomato sauce from our farm and hand-crafted goats milk soaps made by a mother-daughter duo at Chivas Skin Care. The baskets themselves are made of recycled paper with recycled paper stuffing inside. We've curated three different gift baskets, sure to delight your family, friends and coworkers.

Capay Organic Gift Basket All of the products in this basket were grown on our farm: Aprium jam, Candystripe Fig jam, Blenheim Apricot jam, Roasted Pistachios, Quartered Heirloom Tomatoes and Heirloom Tomato Sauce.

Small Farm Gift Basket This gift basket contains a collection of our favorite local artisan products including wildflower honey comb from the rolling hills of northern CA, organic sundried peaches from Good Humus farm, organic almond butter and sundried tomatoes from Full Belly farm, goat milk soap from Chivas farm, organic California grown raisins, delicious pickled carrots from Pick-A-Peck, Omnivore salt, two jams from our Capay Organic farm (Candystripe fig and aprium) as well as our home-grown organic pistachios.

Pachamama Coffee Gift Basket The Pachamama Coffee Cooperative it is a unique global cooperative that is wholly-owned by small-scale coffee farmers from around the world. Sample the flavor of six different gourmet coffee selections from all over the world. This is a great gift for your coffee-loving co-worker.

Please note: The exact items in the gift baskets could change depending on availability. Please check the descriptions when you log in to customize your box.

Sustainable Food Wraps
Bees Wrap

Wrap sandwiches, cheeses, vegetables or cover a bowl with these sustainable, natural alternatives to plastic wrap for food storage. Not only are these Earth-friendly, but we offer a variety of colors and they are pretty, too! Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap and create a seal. The wrap holds its shape when cool. Wash in cool water.

Olive Oil Gift Set
Stonehouse Cutie Gift Set

These Stonehouse California Olive Oils are awesome! This company prides itself on being part of the farmer’s market revolution, producing delicious award-winning olive oils while maintaining good and sustainable farming practices. Any foodie is sure to love this Cutie Gift Set sampler, which contains five 1-oz bottles of Stonehouse’s bestselling olive oils including their House Blend, Roasted Garlic, Blood Orange, Persian Lime & Hot Chili. And if you still have a few more foodie friends to check off your list, we also have a Stonehouse Olive Oil & Vinegar Gift Set, which any home cook would appreciate.

Holiday Wreaths from Creekside Farms
Creekside Farms Wreath
For more than 25 years, the Umbarger family has owned and operated Creekside Farms. They pride themselves on growing their floral bounty naturally without the use of harmful pesticides. In addition, they believe in taking the extra time and care to hand-harvest their herbs and flowers for their wreaths. We think that their natural beauty makes a lovely holiday gift.

Farm Fresh To You eGift Cards
Farm Fresh To You box

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!

Spicy Pickled Products from Pick-A-Peck
Pick-A-Peck Pickled Vegetables
This family-owned company prides itself on their "super-secret" processing method that keeps their veggies extra crunchy. These all natural pickled asparagus spears, carrots and green beans have a spicy kick to them! Any of these veggies will make the perfect complement to a Bloody Mary, tacos, salad - but are simply amazing enjoyed straight out of the jar too! Do note that the longer they sit, the spicier they get.

Grapefruit Sage Shrub Cocktail

Who doesn't enjoy a festive cocktail/mocktail during the holidays? Buy your friend or loved one a tasty shrub to make the perfect cocktail. Shrubs are a very old-fashioned way of preserving fruit with vinegar and spices. With fun, sassy flavors like Grapefruit Sage, Peach Lavender and Tomato Cinnamon, these drink enhancers are sure to be the delight of the party! Add it directly to sparkling water with a 1:5 ratio or add some alcohol to get the party started. They also make great sauces and would be delicious in a vinaigrette. Try all our different flavors and check out our Ever Tried a Shrub Cocktail blog for other cocktail ideas.

How To Add Holiday Gift Items To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. The Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 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. 

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