WV Farm Friendly Holiday Shopping List

Time to showcase YOUR farmers market vendors, local artisans and farm crafters with our WV Farm Friendly Holiday Shopping List! 

All of the these WV-made food and farm products available for holiday purchase! What could be better than a local farm friendly gift under the tree?

Holiday Herbal Teas

“Are you searching for a gift that’s uniquely delicious? You won’t find a fresher or more flavorful brew-able beverage than Brightside’s West Virginia Wildgrown Herbal Teas.”

These teas sound amazing, and they will be available to order through January 1st, 2015! Don’t miss out!

They also have other herbal teas and tea accessories available on their website! A thoughtful gift for the tea-drinker in your life!

Sundry Sweet Things 

Jams for the Holidays? YES PLEASE! Suzanne Williams has Sundry Sweet Things jams and preserves available for purchase for the next two Saturdays (December 13th, and 20th) at the Clay Center in Charleston from 10 am to 3 pm, and at the Lewisburg Winter Market. 
Examples of her jams include:

 

Peach Jam

Strawberry Rhubarb

Grape Conserve

Apple Preserves ( not Apple butter)

Apple Butter pints

Not Like Granny’s Apple Butter (has Port Wine in it)

And more!
Check out her website or contact her more information.

Fiddlehead Gifts


Purchase a piece of Appalachia with some beautiful hand-crafted Fiddlehead W
oodworking Gifts!

“By hand-selecting which trees to harvest, we can breathe new life into old wood by creating unique, beautiful, functional products like: cutting boards, berry trays, spatulas, butter knives, bowls, bookends, candleholders, coffee tables, stools, and benches as well as custom orders.”

Find these fine folks at the Morgantown Farmers Market, their website, or facebook!

Pastured Pork and Winter Greens
Looking for some local pastured pork or winter greens to serve at this year’s holiday dinner? Look no further than Jennings Brae Bank Farm! Stop by the Bridgeport Farmers Market, or their website to learn more!

Cooking Classes!

Looking for a fun alternative gift? Why not give the gift of registering a friend or loved one in one of April’s Kitchen Counter Cooking Classes? They will have a chance to make fun, interesting meals out of local foods. Maybe they can cook you something delicious as a thank you!
For more information on the various types of cooking classes from private parties, kid classes to personal lessons and adult classes, check out her website! Classes are typically in and around Charleston, WV!

Herbal Gifts

“Handcrafted herbals by Sensorium Herbals, LLC. Organically grown or ethically wild-crafted, infused with magic from the West Virginia mountains.” They have herbal teas, soaps, salves, remedies available, and much more!

Find them at the Lewsiburg Winter Indoors Farmers Market fund at the State Fair Grounds from 10 am to 3pm in the Gus Douglass Annex building.

Check out their etsy shop and their facebook page.

J.Q. DICKINSON Salt Gifts

The 200-year-old family trade salt-makers located in Malden, West Virginia, produce a “rare, small-batch finishing salt, harvested from the ancient Iapetus Ocean trapped underneath the mountains of Appalachia.” A real must-buy for any culinary master on your Christmas list!

They even gift-wrap!

Check out their website and facebook page for more information.

WVFMA Charitable Gift

Does anyone on your holiday gift list love farmers markets and local foods? This holiday season, you can give them the gift of donating to the WV Farmers Market Association in their name!

A donation to the WVFMA will be used to support our mission of directly assisting West Virginia’s farmers markets.

By supporting us, you are supporting local farmers markets across the state!

Learn more!

Lewisburg Winter Farmers Market
Plenty of gifts can be found at the newly opened Lewisburg Winter Farmers Market! They’ve got baked goods, jewelry, meats, preserves, and much more!
Check out their facebook page for more information!

Bridgeport Holiday Market

Bridgeport Farmers Market’s Holiday Market 2014 will be on Sunday, December 14th inside the Bridgeport Conference Center from 11 am to 2 pm. There will be many gift options from small farmers and WV artisans. Santa will be in attendance and everyone is urged to wear their Ugly Christmas Sweater and bring one non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. Local food brunch available after shopping.

“Bring your holiday menu shopping list. Everything will be available from poultry and turkey to rib roasts and farm fresh eggs, West Virginia honey, baked goods and a limited supply of produce,” she said. “And our West Virginia artisans will have one-of-a-kind gifts from pottery and wood crafted products -bowls, cutting boards and serving platters – to jewelry and knitted items like alpaca gloves and scarves. These are beautiful high-quality items and purchasing them at the market will support our local economy here.”

Read more about it or check out their facebook page for further details. 

Bridgeport Farmers Market is also selling a Holiday Gift Set.

 

Charles Town Farmers Market

Charles Town Farmers Market has some great options! Joy Bridy Pottery, Meadowsweet Botanicals, Wild Rose Soaps, to name a few!

Check out their facebook page! 

Monroe Farmers Market Gifts

Monroe Farmers Market has all kinds of beautiful and thoughtful gifts this holiday season from various local artisans. They have gifts such as holiday beeswax candles, baskets, quilts and hand crafted Christmas tree ornaments like the one pictured to your left. They also have plenty of produce and meats to make any holiday dinner scrumptious.

Check out their market website to look over products and order something on the 14th!

The Wild Ramp has Gifts!

The Wild Ramp is open year-round and pool producers from a 250 mile radius from Huntinton, WV. They have a multitude of gift items in the store, including Shagbark Hickory syrup, Mud River Pottery, Johnny Spangler’s WV-grown popping corn and more.

Feeling crafty? They also have classes you can attend to learn how to make your own gift items, such as this one! 

They are located at Located at 555 14th Street West, Huntington, WV, and are open Monday-Friday – 9 am – 7 pm and Saturday – 8 am – 4 pm.

Check out their website and facebook page for more information.

Hudson Farms

We found another local gift idea in the Charleston area! Hudson Farms goats milk soap at Starlings Coffee and Provisions!

 

“That’s the new version of Frütcake.”

 

Check them out on facebook