Buy LOCAL for the Holidays! Shop the farmers markets for foods and gifts from local farms
- Buy LOCAL for the Holidays! Shop the farmers markets for foods and gifts from local farms
- Dec 20, 2014 09:00 AM to Dec 21, 2014 03:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
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Our three year-round Farmers Markets offer many delicious and unique items for holiday meals and gift-giving:
Holidays and winter feasts: the markets offer great selections of sustainably-raised meats and poultry, gourmet cheeses, wild-caught salmon, ciders, baked goods, heirloom potatoes, all kinds of root vegetables (including carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, celeriac, onions, etc.), braising greens, Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, heirloom squashes, all kinds of apples & pears and other seasonal produce.
Gift certificates: choose any amount you desire. Redeemable at all seven NFMA farmers markets. Purchase at the markets’ info tables, or call our office at 632-5234 to purchase over the phone during weekday hours.
Gift baskets, stocking stuffers and hostess gifts: create your own farmers market gift basket - fill a study basket with any of the following non-perishable products from our local farms and vendors:
- Super-sweet organic dried fruits
- Local raw honey
- Hazelnuts, nut oil and nut butter
- Jams, jellies, preserves, pickles
- Dried wild mushrooms
- Dried herbs and peppers (hot and sweet)
- Ciders, hard ciders, wines
- Tinned salmon, salmon jerky
- Handmade confections from local food artisans
Any one of the above items make great stocking stuffers or hostess gifts too!
Potlucks and parties: don't have time to make something? Get a great piece of gourmet cheese from one of our market cheese makers and a loaf of artisan bread from one of our market bakers. Or bring an assortment of fresh apples, Asian pears and pluots for a beautiful winter fruit bowl. Or grab a bottle of wine or cider to bring to your hosts.
Holiday wreathes: numerous market farmers sell beautiful hand-made wreathes in December.
Farmers market merchandise: we have market t-shirts, shopping bags and aprons!
Make a donation for a friend or family member: You can donate via the "Help us Grow" link above, or send a check to the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, 3919 Latona Ave NE, ste C-1, Seattle, 98105. Gifts can be made to the NFMA (supporting the markets directly, including low-income access programs) or to the Good Farmer Fund (emergency relief fund for local family farms).