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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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By local and stuff your stocking with great products made by your neighbors.

Giving locally made and homegrown gifts is a piece of cake — or bacon or cheese. For those who like to live local, give local! Choose farm-direct and locally made gifts this year ranging from honey and sorghum to soaps and other personal-care products to beeswax candles.

Bella Bark

Whether the gift is as big as handmade furniture, as elegant as an alpaca wool shawl or as small as cookies you made yourself using local ingredients, there’s a special meaning when the gift comes from where you live.

Shop local

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25, and independent “mom and pop” shop owners across Tennessee look for a bump in sales from consumers who support retailers rooted in their own communities. Shop for local products at gift shops, florists, local wineries, food co-ops or regional diners and restaurants, just to name a few.

Gifts for the table

Among the most traditional and appreciated holiday gifts is the gift of food. Local artisan foods like fine chocolates, cheeses and seasonal sausages are especially nice gifts for holiday party hosts, neighbors or business associates.

Hundreds of Tennessee farmers sell a variety of meats — including beef, pork and poultry — directly to their customers all year long. As the holiday season nears, you’ll also want to secure a special cut of meat or an elegant dessert for your own festive table. Many producers take reservations for sausage, bacon and country hams as well as specialty cuts of meats, including rack of lamb, beef tenderloin and steaks.

An “out-of-the-box” gift idea that comes in a box

One gift of food that lasts all year long is the gift of a community-supported agriculture (CSA) membership. CSA farmers are already planning next year’s crops, so the holiday season coincides nicely with signing up new members. Every CSA is independent and operates differently, but most bring their CSA boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables and even meats, dairy and eggs to convenient pick-up sites during the week for their customers to claim. Regularly receiving these boxes makes home cooking easier and is like giving a gift of good health.

All of the following gift ideas and a list of CSA farms can be found through the Pick Tennessee website and the Pick Tennessee mobile app, “PickTN.” Visit for more information.

Pure honey

TruBee Honey
2000 Mallory Lane, Suite 130-277 Franklin, TN 37067 • 615-656-3174

Beereal Honey and Honey Crafts
Oneida, TN 37841 • 423-223-5401

Snacks and sweets

Brittle Brothers
301 Old Stone Bridge Road Nashville, TN 37072 • 615-756-4915

Nut Butter Nation
1830 Air Lane Drive, Unit 6 Nashville, TN 37210 • 615-972-0552

Nashville Chocolate and Nut Company
4231 Harding Pike Nashville, TN 37205 • 615-679-0214

Colt’s Chocolates
609 Overton St. Nashville, TN 37203 • 615-251-0100

Grab the Gold Snack Bars
2000 Mallory Lane Suite 130-518 Franklin, TN 37067 • 615-349-1109

Wild Roses at Stillwater Farms

Lotions, soaps and such

Queen Bee Farm
Columbia, TN

Made on Acorn Hill
25 Acornridge Cove Jackson, TN 38305 • 731-431-2030

Ma’ Bella

Ma’ Bella
115B N. Main St. Eagleville, TN 37060 • 615-714-9426

Six Forty Homestead
Hampshire, TN 38461 • 931-306-0638

Wild Roses at Stillwaters Farms
375 Oak Grove Lane Henderson, TN 38340 • 931-989-4251

Orlinda Furniture Company

Handmade goods

Long Hollow Suri Alpaca Farm Store
698 Wallace Road Gallatin, TN 37066 • 615-452-7852

Newberry & Sons Chairs
1593 Jennings Creek Road Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150 615-699-3755

Orlinda Furniture Company
Orlinda, TN • 615-654-6136

Katharos Farm

Farm fresh holiday meats

Katharos Farm, Maury County
1749 B Dodson Road Columbia, TN 38401 • 615-618-1117

Liberty Trace Farm
4447 Dry Fork Road Hampshire, TN 38461 • 850-240-9946

Hoe Hop Valley Farm
127 Vance Bates Drive Benton, TN 37307 • 423-715-1697

J & J Farm
1547 Essary Road Lexington, TN 38351 • 731-614-6015

Pure Pasture Farms
6514 Highway 161, Springfield, TN 37172 • 615-380-1082

Glendale Farm

Glendale Farm
1551 John Finney Road Columbia, TN 38401 • 931-215-5117

Tavalin Tails
6290 McDaniel Road College Grove, TN 37046 615-772-3394 or 615-445-9354

Happy Holidays, and happy shopping!

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