5 Ways to Support the Local Food Economy This Holiday

It’s that time of year. T-minus 7 days until Christmas morning! Families are gathering together, cookies are rolling out of ovens by the dozens, cats are tearing apart Christmas trees (for the 4th time since you put it up), garland is going up…and without fail, people everywhere are realizing that they have only a few days left to finish buying gifts. If you fall into the latter population (it’s OK, we’ve all been there) have no fear! We have compiled a short list of fantastic gifts that are sure to please everyone. All of these ideas support the local food economy and can be easily picked up on your way to grab kids from school or driving home from work.


  • Year-Round Farmer’s Market Membership.

OK, so you knew this one was coming, right? Give someone the gift of local food year round with a membership (or gift certificate!) to ALFN. For purchasing gift certificates or membership, shoot us an email and we’ll get you set up in time for the holidays.

  • Locally Made/Grown Anything.

If you haven’t stopped by the Green Corner Store yet, you’re missing out! This is truly a one stop shop for all the people on your list. The Green Corner Store boasts a variety of fantastic products ranging from local food products to baby toys. We dare you to not find something for everyone there!

  • A Delicious Local Meal

The Root Cafe is a localvore’s food dream. With plenty of options for every diet, a meal from here is sure to please.

  • Home Composting Program

Any home gardeners on your Christmas list? Give them a subscription to The Urban Food Loop. This local social enterprise sets up customers with a yuck-free home composting kit, and comes every week to pick up your kitchen scrap container right off your front porch. This food waste is then turned into high-quality compost and then returned to customers whenever they want. The  business also supports hunger-fighting efforts across the city. Win-win!

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