Locavore Christmas

December 12, 2008 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

I try to shop local-first especially for holiday gifts. Last year I gave just about everyone on my list music — local bluegrass master Tommy Edwards’ Christmas CD (maybe still available at the General Store Café). This year I focused on the gift of local sustainable food, you know – tasty organic stuff that’s grown and sold nearby. I also wanted my gifts to be special, affordable and easy to ship.

I scored big-time at Chatham Marketplace, where I found little jars of my favorite relishes and jellies, including Ginger Peach Chutney (great on sandwiches, chicken, pork and seafood) and Pepper Jelly (mouth-watering on toasted La Miche bread), all grown and processed at Blessed Earth Farm in nearby Graham, N.C. and available right here in historic downtown Pittsboro.

There are plenty of other sustainable goodies at Chatham Marketplace, including cheeses from Celebrity Dairy, wines from Horizon Cellars, Silk Hope Winery and Benjamin Vineyards, chestnuts for roasting over the open fire, etc.

Locavore shopping is a win-win for everybody. You save gas, reduce your carbon footprint, support our local economy, avoid mall madness, bump into your friends, and, best of all sprinkle a little sustainable Chatham magic on the folks on your holiday list.

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How about a Secretary of Sustainable Agriculture? A Saturday market for Pittsboro?

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