If you thought holiday meal planning was stressful, buying gifts might be even worse. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Our holiday gift guide will give you some great ideas with everything found right here in our market. Don’t forget, we are open for extended holiday hours during the week of Christmas to make shopping even more manageable. 

What to Give Make for the Foodie in Your Life…

Celebrate like the Italians

I have fond memories of my grandmother cooking her holiday spaghetti dinner. As I have grown and developed a love of good quality ingredients, I have an even greater appreciation for the simplicity of her dish. For those looking to impress their friends and family with something a little non-traditional, we offer all the ingredients needed for a simple yet exceptional spaghetti dinner. Choose between either classic ground beef, ground chorizo, or delicious ground mild Italian sausage, all offered by Triple E Farms right down the road in Romney, West Virginia. Decide between a traditional spaghetti sauce or a red sauce loaded with peppers ranging from mild to hot.  Impress your dinner guests with unusual flavors and styles of pasta, such as pappardelle made with semolina flour, lemon and basil gemelli, or wheat campanelle, all made right across the mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia by Scratch Pasta.  

For the less-talented chefs with Foodie Friends…

Apple Cider Products 

Apple cider is a favorite and is abundant in Winchester, Virginia. Producers in Winchester have had access to apple cider for generations and have developed exceptional products with the sweet nectar. From J&W Farms in Winchester, the apple cider mustard we offer is a sweet and tangy spread that doubles as a delicious dip or a homemade salad dressing by adding vinegar and herbs to it. We also carry an apple cider syrup from J&W Farms, which has a unique flavor by itself but could work wonderfully as a baste for your holiday ham. 

Galettes

Our bakery makes delicious from-scratch seasonal galettes, made with local apples from neighboring farms and our own organic winter squash wrapped up in our made-from-scratch pie crusts and topped off with Tomme cheese, which is available in our market and made by Spring Gap Mountain Creamery in Paw Paw, West Virginia. The winter season is here, and we are fully embracing it with unique ideas.

The Impossible to Buy For Family Member…

Local Apothecary Products

In the weirdness that has been 2020, hand sanitizer is now an acceptable gift to give! But let’s be honest, every hand sanitizer now smells like cheap tequila and bad memories. Wild Nettle makes theirs with tea tree oil, leaving a fresh scent and sanitized hands. If that isn’t your gift of choice, they offer a wide range of products both in-store and on our online market, like bug spray, lotion, and dry shampoo. Wild Nettle prides itself on using the power of plants and natural preservatives, so even your skin-sensitive aunt will be able to enjoy them. They’re also based right here in Wardensville!  

Mug + Tea

Who doesn’t like a hot cup of tea on a cold winter evening?  We offer four different seasonal teas, including chai, apple pie, apple cinnamon, and salted caramel. All are a perfect match for an evening by the fire. Our teas are made by Skirted Soldier, a woman and veteran-owned business based in Blue Knob, Pennsylvania. Combined with a quality, locally handcrafted mug, you can create the perfect gift for your unsure friends. All of our mugs are handmade locally and have unique shapes, sizes, and coloration. This gift will be one-of-a- kind.

T-Shirts

Want to promote a good cause in a fashionable way? Our Bee Friendly t-shirts are a great way to show your love for our planet and nature. They’re printed locally in Romney, West Virginia for us. They come in your choice of yellow or white. We take pride in our sustainable farming values and regularly plant flowers to help feed the pollinators. We also carry t-shirts made by WV Grown, a foundation that helps certify and expand local products. These shirts come in your choice of blue, green, or gray. We believe in small business and locally sourced products and we help support this through our best selling t-shirts.

Gift Cards

Our gift cards are a fantastic way to provide an experience to a loved one. Let them come in and shop themselves, with our variety we can guarantee they will find something perfect in our market!

Donations

Did you know we’re a non-profit social enterprise? We’ve awarded over $111,000 in scholarships over the last four years with your help and generosity! When you make a scholarship donation, you are not only supporting a local youth, but you get an adorable locally-made, hand-stitched felt ornament to give as a gift.

Friend of the Farm Cards

Is a gift card not enough for your needs? We offer a reloadable card for our supporters. Become one of our Friends of the Farm this year and continually support our mission. We offer discounts on refills if you fill online!

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

If you know someone who likes variety and surprises, our CSA membership is the best option for frequent visitors and local friends.  We do seasonally curated produce boxes that are available for pick-up every week throughout the season at our convenient drive-thru operation. Surprise your family and friends with a grab bag of fresh, organic produce!

No matter who you are shopping for, we offer a wide variety of options for all preferences. Surprise and impress your friends with farm-fresh produce and locally made products from around the state and neighboring counties across state lines. We would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season full of warmth, love, and stress-free shopping.

Ben Ellis

Ben Ellis

Market Manager

My name is Ben Ellis and I am the Market Manager. I love hanging out with my pets and reading. I have most recently started into the expansive literary universe of Star Wars and am currently reading Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising.

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