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Ideas for Christmas gifts of local food?

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Hi, I was thinking about buying some locally produced food for Christmas presents (cheese, chocolate, wine, etc.). Does anyone have any suggestions? So far I've thought of Cowgirl Creamery, Eastern Market, Dupont Farmers Market . . . anything else? Thanks!

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  1. There is actually a recent thread on this: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/466322

    I believe there was also an article in the Washington Post about this.

    1. Just a note that Cowgirl, while an excellent cheese shop, is a California company, and the cheeses are not produced locally.

      I think that the salty oat cookies at Teaism actually fit the bill.

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      1. re: katecm

        There was an article in The Post recently about an artisanal raw milk cheese that Cowgirl carries made by a woman on the Eastern Shore. The story said they are adding more local cheeses to their selection as they find them. Very few cheese shops could survive on only local cheeses.

        The Post article on Salty Oat cookies from Teaism said that someone bakes them for the store but they are exclusive to Teaism.

      2. I started this topic (above for link) the other day. FYI, the list has some more options and some details about what The Dairy Godmother is offering.
        http://houndstoothgourmet.com/hound-p...

        I'm looking for more ideas to add, so if you have any ideas that aren't on my list, please let me know!

        1. You can buy lots of Virginia wines at Total Beverage and at Giant. There is also a Virginia wine store in downtown Leesburg and I think there is one in Occoquan as well, along with lots of wineries in NoVa having open houses this time of year. Dominion Brewery in Ashburn, VA. There is also a Virginia products store in Fredericksburg that sells wines, hams, peanuts, etc.