Iowa City foodie gifts
Any recommendations? I'm looking for easily transportable non-perishables like jams, local honey, etc., but would like something really interesting or unusual. The catch is that the recipients are in San Francisco, so the bar is high. I would do prosciutto from La Quercia, but i think it would need refrigeration. Are Bochner chocolates any good? Any favorite vendors at the farmers market?
Bochner Chocolates are VERY good, not to mention visually appealing. San Francisco's got Joseph Schmidt, but we've got Bochner. You might want to go to Wilson's Orchard between IC and Solon and see what they've got in terms of preserves or honey. You can get Maytag cheeses in SF--I could when I lived there, at least, this is 2004--but it never hurts to remind folks that they're from Iowa if you don't remind toting them in a cooler--but then you're back to the refrigeration problem. ...