Let the shopping begin…locally

Interested in sourcing your holiday gifts locally too this year? Check out two events this week that aim to help you do just that.

Handmade soapsThis Wednesday, December 2nd, the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance is sponsoring their 1st Annual Local Farms Holiday Event. Over sixteen farmers and producers from the Wrightstown, New Hope and Lower Makefield Farmers’ Markets will be offering special holiday gifts and gift baskets from their Bucks County farms and homes.

Alpaca socksCome find cool stocking stuffers, unique gifts and yummy food items. There’ll be preserves, jams, jellies, and nut butters; handmade alpaca and woolen gifts; handmade candles from local beeswax; gourmet, freshly roasted, Fair Trade Coffees; handmade soap and lotions; door swags from freshly cut evergreens; gift certificates; and custom gift basket assembly. It all takes place at the Northampton Library Community Room at 25 Upper Holland Road, Richboro, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

LHM-Ottsville Holiday Festival 09Then visit the Ottsville Holiday Festival at Linden Hill Gardens on Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th for more neat gifts. You’ll be able to browse beautiful creations by local artists, buy seasonal plants, topiaries and aromatic potted herbs, and sample sweet and savory winter fare. The event will be held in the cosy stone barn, with plenty of parking. They’ll have unusual poinsettias, as well as amaryllis and cyclamen in a range of holiday colors. Festivities begin at 9 am and continue until 3 pm, at Jerry Fritz Garden Design, 8230 Easton Road in Ottsville.

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  1. You should also check out the new indoor farmers market in Stockton, NJ. (next to the Wine and Spirits store near the bridge)
    It’s both Saturday and Sunday 10am – 3pm. Great quality local vendors – veggies, meat, cheeses, seafood, unusual food specialties, AND OwWow Cow Icecream.

  2. Thanks, Mindy. Definitely on my list of things to check out. Was giving them a little time to get things together, and last weekend — their first — was too busy for me.

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