local holiday food gifts
Ruth and I were talking the other night about ways to support local merchants by buying holiday gifts--certificates, foods, classes--from them.
What are your favorite local food gifts, to give or receive?
A few of mine:
Swanton Berry Farm's jam (sold at Rainbow or from the farm)
red walnuts and pistachios from the farmer's market
La Cocina baskets from them directly or shipped from Foodzie.com
classes: best so far was a butchering classes from 4505 meats, but I also enjoyed a DIY infusions workshop at workshopsf.org
gift card from Delfina, good at the restaurant, pizzeria, and Locanda
gift card for Mitchell's ice cream
Evolution Catering gift certificate (home food delivery)
Swanton Berry Farm
25 Swanton Rd, Davenport, CA 95017
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111, CA
I would adore:
CSA shares or partial shares - I have really enjoyed Mariquita's CSA after being a two small farms subscriber for 8 years.
In my dream someone will give me a gift card to Benu or Commis
Frog Hollow meyer lemon marmalade. I prefer their version to all others (their other jams are good, but not stand out IMO).
Frog Hollow warren pears. I love these things - but they are a bit late in the season, so maybe better Thanksgiving gift : )
Poco Dolce tiles - variety packs because I can't chooses just one
Rechuitti burnt hazelnuts if they have them - don't have them often I believe.
I like cc Made caramel corn - the spicey version
gift card to somewhere like Bi-rite that carries a lot of yummy things
Gift card to Mr. Mrs. Miscellaneous or anything from there
Rancho gordo beans, unique cornmeal from La Tierra (sp?)
La Palma nopales tortillas
I hope Santa gets you dinner at Benu or Commis.
What's unique about the cornmeal from La Tierra?
Mariquita is offering 4 weeks for $99 as a gift intro to the CSA. But I'd like to see coupons for mystery boxes ($25) as an intro to organic veggies. I'll definitely keep my eye out for hazelnuts at Rechiutti; just finishing hazelnut butter I brought back from Portland.
blue bottle, recchiutti, 4505 chicharrones, framani salametto, boccalone salumi society, cafe rouge dry aged steaks, ici certificates, meatpaper or imbibe subscriptions, la bedaine boil in a bag meals, frog hollow fruitcake, tierra vegetables chile kits and any of their giant vegetables, homemade crab boil using sfgate frogmore stew recipe and spices from rainbow+chinese spiders (tool), prather ranch "praise the lard" tshirts, ferry bldg farmer's market: barhi dates, olsen organic oranges, apple farm quince chutney, etrog citrons, buddha's hands
Letter to Sour Flour.
Well it worked. Finished shaping when I got home. Left overnight. Up at 6 and started water with couple TBS soda bicarb. Dropped what I felt were leaden rings and boiled for about 4 minutes. Dried on rack. Set large convection oven to 475 and placed bagels on parchment on sheet pan and finished in about 15-17 minutes. Served warm with Sierra Nevada Cream Cheese. Success
Thank you Danny and Jessica.
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