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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20, 2009 — Tired of giving the same old
gift basket for the holidays?
), an online food artisan
marketplace, offers unique and affordable holiday gifts
direct from some of the best bakers, chocolatiers,
cheesemakers, and other food producers across the country.
The site offers convenient, one-stop shopping for
hand-crafted and hand-made foods that are hard to find on
your own, like chocolate-covered bacon, rosemary shortbread,
cheddar cheese hand rubbed with sea salt and honey, and
organic gluten-free brownies. You’ll also find classics like
Vermont maple syrup and hickory-smoked ham.

There are hundreds of products in over a dozen categories,
including 225 foods for less than $25. Gift certificates are
available. Each artisan’s photo and “story” are featured
along with their products, so you know who grew or made the
product, and with what ingredients. Foods are attractively
packaged for gift-giving and ship directly from the producer
to maximize great taste, quality, freshness and value.
Here’s a sampling of what you will find on

Artisan Food Gifts and Stocking Stuffers Under $10

Mini Pound Cakes – Made with local organic ingredients and
baked and packaged in a special wooden crate for
gift-giving. From SWEET! of Philadelphia.

Texas Creamed Korintje Cinnamon Honey – Texas wildflower
honey is creamed with highly prized Korintje cinnamon. From
Range Honey of Texas.

Wally Bar – Candy bar for “big kids” made of 65% dark
chocolate topped with local cranberries, cherries, almonds,
cashews and sunflower seeds. From Grocer’s Daughter of

Lemon-Dried Blueberry Biscotti – Full of Michigan dried
blueberries and drizzled with a French white chocolate. From
Way North Foods of Michigan.

Caramel Assortment – Rich, creamy caramels including sea
salt, chocolate, maple and original. From Mouth Party
Caramels of Maryland.

Artisan Food Gifts Under $25

Regional Chocolate Collection – Exclusive hand-molded
truffle collection, featuring a variety of flavors with a
regional flair. From Roni-Sue’s Chocolates of New York City.

Barely Buzzed Cheese – Award-winning cheese hand-rubbed with
lavender and freshly ground espresso. From Beehive Cheese
Company of Utah.

Artisan Vermont Crackers – Natural, handmade and
hand-cracked crackers made with Vermont maple syrup in
wheat, rye and maple. From Castleton Crackers of Vermont.

Kohana’s Best Sampler – Variety of medium and dark-roasted
coffees packaged in a reusable gift box. From Kohana Coffee
of Texas.

For more great gift ideas and information, log onto

About, LLC was created by two women entrepreneurs
committed to supporting small producers who champion local
foods and flavors. They help producers thrive by moving
beyond their local market to reach a broader audience. The
founders, Marsha Cade and Caragh Whalen, are passionate
about good food, real ingredients, fair trade, and
sustainable agriculture. They co-host an Internet podcast,
Regional Best, on Web Talk Radio Network.

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