Going to a friend or relative’s house for Thanksgiving and need to take a gift? Did you agree to bring a dish and then realized you don’t have enough time to cook? Look no further than your neighborhood Greenmarket for all your Thanksgiving gifts for hosts! Here are a few ideas:
A bouquet of flowers, dried and fresh. Showing up with an arm full of flowers is never unwelcome. And, if they’re dried, it’s a gift that will last for months.
A jar of delicious, flavored whipped honey. Orange blossom and apple cinnamon are two of our favorites and whipped honey is a perfect consistency for those Thanksgiving rolls.
Soap and lip balm from Nature’s Way Farm. Made from honey, there are so many incredible scents and flavors to choose from. Heading into winter, these gifts are especially useful to protect your host’s skin and lips. Plus, Nature’s Way makes kids’ soaps that are just adorable (hint: they have toys in them).
Tweefontein Herb Farm has amazing salves, herbal rubs, fire cider, lotions, and many more items that are perfect for that host that loves unique gifts.
Jams, preserves, pickles and jellies from Berkshire Berries, Josephine’s Feast, Rick's Picks, and Beth’s Farm Kitchen. Each producer sells very original spreads and preserves that are sure to please everyone. Plus, they travel well.
Maple syrup. Or maple cream. Or maple candy. Or maple cotton candy. Or maple popcorn. If it’s maple, chances are we have a producer that sells it at your neighborhood Greenmarket. Plus, who doesn't want some pancakes on Friday morning after Thanksgiving?
Booze. Greenmarket has a number of wine and hard cider producers, as well as Brooklyn Brewery's Greenmarket Wheat beer (available at the Union Square Greenmarket Saturdays) and Orange County Distillery's corn whiskey, sugar beet vodka and bourbon whiskey. The cook always needs a drink.
Don’t have time to bake a dessert? Pick one up at one of our many bakeries who will all be selling Thanksgiving-themed pies. Food restrictions? Many of our bakers have vegan and gluten-free desserts.
Are you going to a non-traditional Thanksgiving? Or need a non-traditional gift? Then take along The Bronx Greenmarket Hot Sauce, The New Greenmarket Cookbook (perhaps to serve as some inspiration for your host for next year’s menu), or a snazzy GrowNYC apron. The cookbook is available at a number of Greenmarkets around the city, and the apron and hot sauce (along with the cookbook) are available at Union Square Wednesdays and Saturdays.
We hope you’ve found some inspiration from this list. We’d love to see what you’ve picked up from market, too. Just take a picture and Instagram it. Make sure to use #GMKTthanksgiving!
Have an incredible Thanksgiving. We know your hosts will love anything you bring them, especially if it’s from Greenmarket.