holiday gift guide
OUR HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE was launched in 2014, and is a one-stop gift guide for some of our market's best local indie-gredients, small-batch producers and artisan gift makers. This season we are featuring gift ideas for the twenty-something set with our millenial takeover. Gorgeous gifts for the hostess with the most-est, and those items perfect for the home cook, canner and everyday chef. Once again, the Linden Hills Holiday Market is an ideal location to both begin and end your shopping season. We are always adding more gifts + goods. Check back often. See you Sundays.
features the gift stylings of our twenty-somthing market staff, Emma Anderson (22) and Katie Myhre (22). We've seen millenials bringing home the local goods en mass, and this is what they'd like to see under their trees this holiday season.
This takeover, is a takedown of sorts (hence the ax...). Function beats form, and these gals got sass and style in spades, ahem, axes. Check out their sensibilities, and devise what personalities on your list fit this gift bill.
WEEK 2 NOW
You know you should. You know that you don't always, but this year is the year. Do it up right, make yourself the best guest in the place. Cheesy-peasy, we make it easy. Don't be lazee.
Horner's Corner distills the best maple syrup in all the Midwest. No, really. We stand by this stuff. Stop by and sample this golden gift from some sort of maple god. Thankfully the alliteration is free. Whether it be A, B, C - it is just plain good. Oh, and the sweet red ribbons do much to help you avoid the dreading wrapping task. Prices start at under $10. Every Sunday.
Rainbow Chinese Restaurant & Bar is a steadfast classic in the Twin Cities. Tammy Wong it's owner is with us every week, and her energy + enthusiasm for her delightfully packaged preserved bits of heaven has you going home with three or more tubs. Choose between her Asian slaw or her specialty seasonal pickles - you'll be sure to please even the most particular host. Prices start at $5. Every Sunday.
Lovetree Farmstead Cheese & Mary Dirty Face Farm have your appetizers and eat fruit, too. combined with "Nature's Gift" cheese. Wrapped in and aged in birch bark this beauty of a cheese round is perfect with sweets and savories alike. Prices start at $8. Every week.
Sodas & Syrups
Bee Brews All natural soda syrups are made with Minnesota honey. Bee Brews are being buzzed about all around town. Ginger Lime, Lemon Honey with Rosemary
and Orange Chai Spice available on December 21. 5% of profits are donated to the University of Minnesota Bee Lab! Sunday, December 21. Prices start at $13.
is real good. Real sugar soda should be good~ like the flavors of our childhood. $6 for 8 sodas. Retro and returnable, too. Bow it and call it done. At Market every week thru December 20.
the cook & canine
Linden Hills Spice not only lets you bring the spice home, but she wraps it up in a box. LH Spice has been a regular at our market as of late, and is as local as local can get with her two jars of blended spice, "Spice it Up and Smokin' Maple." Gift giving ready in a red box with a silver bow and the price is $18. Every Sunday.
Barkley's Bistro speaks dog. Gluten-free doggy treats are for the big and boldest of barkers or for the tiniest and timid. Smokey bones for that once-in-awhile treat or the Summit Beer Cheese Party Pack for when the pup buds come by - whatever you think will float your dog's holiday boat. Prices start at $6 each. Every Sunday.
Sebra Farm has marvelous beans. Ok, maybe not exactly what you'd think as a perfect stand alone gift ~ but think of a gift basket of all the makings for excellent soup. Post holiday and looking to the new year soup sounds like real satisfaction. Locally grown dried, local gourmet beans, carrots, onions, celery, garlic + a swish of Shamim's Pantry ghee - you've perfection in a bowled plate. Prices start at $1. Every Sunday.
Amelia & Holly's is all about the giving back. Compassionately crafted treats and they choose a different charity every quarter, and animal charties are their schtick. Organic, vegan, only 5 ingredients, including, fresh produce and herbs. And to they love local! Philantro-puppy and farm-to-fido and small carbon paw print says it all. Every Sunday.
MARKET MANAGER SAYS, " EAT THIS."
MARKET MANAGER SAYS, " EAT THIS."
NoCoast Pie Co. pie is good. Like really good, and it doesn't get better than this here pie company. And hand pie is the best of all. NoCoast makes these lovely single serve, mini pies that fit perfectly in the hand. New to our holiday marketplace. Sassy seasonal flavors, crazy good crust. Pre-orders available. 12/13 and 12/20.
WEED's GREENS we figure off-sets our love of pie. Or at least we like to think so. Sweet micro greens grown indoors are a perfect handful on their own, tossed into soups, salads and sandwiches. New to us this season, and super popular already. Check in with 'em first and get 'em early before the greens go. Sunflower, pea tendrils, kales, Asian baby lettuces and herbs. 12/13 and 12/20.
ZULA Juice again, in the category of calorie off-sets is our love of juice. ZULA has been with us the last two years, and we are smitten with each and every last flavor. Plus, these fine folks offer up fast, furious samples of the whole range o' flavors. Cashew, maple, vanilla and cinnamon is a personal favorite. Add it to coffee, splash a little in your egg nog - because nice is only as good as you can avoid being naughty. Every Sunday.
Red Wagon Pizza Co. As previously stated pie is good. Pizza pie is super good. Beer is even better - if we are being frank. RWPCo. brings in the masses during our regular season market, and off-season we are - admittedly - belly-up to their bricks-n-mortar bar at 54th & Penn. Come Sunday, December 13 - we've Pizza Pete selling certificates of the gift card kind. Plus, every sale includes a card for a free beer. Gifting is good when the giver gets a bit of something, too. Especially when that bit o' something is beer. Modern-American Pizza, skillets, pasta + 36-taps. @Market 12/13 only.
Turnip Rock Farm an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so the saying goes. TRF is all organic, specializing in heirloom, heritage and indie-gredients. Plus, they've got one of the few farmstead cheese operations in the area. Buy apples, buy cheese - keep the doctor away. Every Sunday.