Eat Local for the Holidays!
- Eat Local for the Holidays!
- Nov 21, 2015 from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
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Holidays and winter feasts: get everything you need from local farms! Shop the farmers markets for sustainably-raised meats and poultry, gourmet cheeses, eggs, ciders and wines, baked goods, heirloom potatoes, all kinds of root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, celeriac, onions, garlic, etc.), braising greens, Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, heirloom squashes, all kinds of apples & pears...
More Great Local Gift and Food Ideas:
-Gift certificates to the Farmers Markets: the perfect gift for anyone in your life who likes to eat! Choose any amount you desire. Redeemable at all seven NFM farmers markets. Purchase at the markets’ info tables, or online here, 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 sturdy basket with any of the following non-perishable products from our local farms and vendors:
- Super-sweet organic dried fruits/Local raw honey/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.
-Holiday wreathes: numerous market farmers sell beautiful hand-made wreathes in December.
-Farmers market merchandise: we have market t-shirts, shopping bags, aprons, and hoodies!
-Make a donation for a friend or family member: you can donate online here, 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).