All of these food options are family/local businesses. They just aren't necessarily located around the corner from your house! Purchasing from them still supports the small business backbone of our economy during these tough times. Best of all: their products are FABULOUS!
Many years ago, my spouse had a business trip to Racine, WI. A colleague (originally from the area)
Sunnyland Farms pecans (and treats) are awesome! There is always a debate as to whether orange frost or sugar and spice is the ultimate favorite. Either way, the recipient is a winner. (Full disclosure: I'm in Camp Orange Frost.) There are lots of other great goodies to choose from too. October is pecan season so gifts from Sunnyland Farms will be fresh when they arrive for the holidays. IMPORTANT: when you order, make sure you are on the list to receive the catalog next year. You'll understand why when you receive it. One of my favorite fall activities is reading the Sunnyland Farms catalog.
I have mentioned Gearhart's chocolates before in the blog. A gift from Gearhart's is the ultimate in indulgence. Treat yourself (the spouse and I do EVERY year) or someone else. The standard assortments are great, but for $1 more you can create custom assortments also.
Gifts that keep giving:
For the foodie or wanna be foodie: Bon Appetit
For the foodie who wants more information/detail: Cooks Illustrated
For folks dealing with allergy/medical issues: Living Without
Pattern: Little Slip of a Thing
Yarn: Ella Rae 100% worsted weight wool; one skein each purple and gray