Five Local Food Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season!


The Holiday Season is here!  Consider supporting these local food purveyors and artisans when purchasing your gifts this year!

1) Give the gift of good health by purchasing a CSA for a loved one: San Diego County is home to the largest number of organic farms of any county in the country and many of these farms have CSA programs: Suzies Farm, Sage Mountain Farm, Specialty Produce and Seeds@City all offer great CSA programs in the Urban San Diego area!

2) Everybody Loves Cheese!  Consider giving a cheese making class or cheese sampling to your loved ones through Venissimo Cheese or Curds and Wine

3) San Diego is one of the brewing capitals of the world: Why not give the gift of Brewing Knowledge to your favorite aspiring home brewer this year? The Homebrewer, White Labs and Ballast Point's Home Brew Mart offer resources, kits and classes for brewers of all levels!

4) Visit your local farmers markets and pick up some artisan food products for the foodies close to you! Know a Salumi Afficianado: don't miss Albert's nitrate-free and naturally fermented masterpieces for the MeatMen.  Obsessed with Salt? Visit the Salt Farm. And don't forget about digestion! Give your friends a healthy dose of probiotics with sauerkraut from edible alchemy or Happy Pantry.

5) Indulge your loved ones' sweet teeth with locally prepared indulgences: PubCakes, The Cravory and Caxao Chocolate and Tea Shop all offer goodies sure to satisfy the most discerning of sweet palettes.