Vintage HandPicked: 5 Gifts for the Food Obsessed

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Well, here we are. It’s early December and time to start making our gift-giving lists. Here a quick list of five gifts that any food-obsessed person on your list would love to receive.

Blackberry Farm–Ramp Kraut $18.50

Ramps are a coveted, foraged delicacy and in the hills and woods surrounding Blackberry Farm they are abundant. The flavor creators at Blackberry Farm have come up with this kimchi inspired kraut using the deep, intense flavor of their very own ramps. Ridiculously delicious.

Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture Children’s Book, To Market, To Market $17.95

This wonderful picture book follows a mother and her son to the weekly market. As they check off items on their shopping list, the reader learns how each particular food was grown or produced, from its earliest stages to how it ended up at the market. This book shines a light on the importance of good food.

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Kaufmann Mercantile–New England Heirloom Seeds Variety Pack $11.95

Passed down through generations of farmers and home gardeners, an heirloom seed is one that has been cultivated for at least 50 years. These seeds are produced by Comstock, Ferre and Company, an outpost of friends of ours, Baker Creek Seeds in Missouri.

Provisions by Food52–Pour la tourtière d’Annette Stoneware Pie Plate $75.00

This is a ceramic pie plate with a secret. Fill it with a luscious pie and when it’s served a beautiful blue print shines through–a nice touch when entertaining friends and family around the holiday table. This pie plate will surely become a family heirloom.

Blue Chair Fruit Company–Lemon and Pink Grapefruit Marmalade $12.00

Marmalade with melting butter on a warm piece of crusty bread. Sound good? This marmalade is made with lemon rinds in amongst super chunky pieces of pink grapefruit. A hint of bergamot brings it all together. Good to give, even better to receive this tasty jar.

We’re busy looking for more luscious, deliciously different suggestions. Watch this space.

What are the food-related gift ideas that are catching your eye this season?

Photo credits: Blackberry Farm, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Kaufmann Mercantile, Provisions by Food52, and Blue Chair Fruit Company