Looking for local, unique, and flavorful gifts that will delight, inspire, and nourish body and soul? Create a special gift basket for friends, family, and co-workers by choosing a selection of items that they will enjoy. Customization is key The key to creating a thoughtful gift that will truly be appreciated is understanding your recipient.
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start December 12, 2018. While supplies last. Organic Blackberries 2.69each 6 oz package Co-op Deli Dill Dip 3.49/lb Reg. $5.99/lb – Non-discountable Hidden-Vue Farm Lamb Stew Meat 40% off LOCAL! – Reg. $17.99/lb Niman Ranch Breakfast Sausage 4.99 each NEW! – Reg. $6.99
No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, ’tis the season of giving. And when you buy gifts that have been made locally, you give not only to your loved one, but also to your community. That’s because for every $100 spent locally, an additional $45 of secondary spending is generated. Compare this to only $14 in secondary spending when you buy from non-local businesses and you can see just how huge buying local can be! But enough of the serious stuff, let’s get down to the business of giving. Here are 10 ideas from local artisans and food businesses that would make perfect gifts to give this season.
Jams & Jellies – We offer an assortment of locally made jams and jellies from Bayfield Apple Company and Northwind Organic Farm, both in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Whether you choose traditional raspberry or the more unusual aronia berry or find some other flavor, local jams and jellies make sweet gifts.
Leather Kids’ Shoes – Are there expectant parents on your gift-giving list? Check out SoleKicks handmade leather shoes for babies and toddlers, made right here in Ashland, Wisconsin. They come in a variety of designs and color combos, from green and blue Lake Superior to red and purple birds.
Towels & Tees – Lake Superior and other peaceful images are printed on a variety of soft, durable fabrics by Three Sisters Studio in Bayfield, Wisconsin. For the cook, grab a tea towel from the household section. For the fashionista, grab a shirt from our clothing rack. Bonus: These images are also printed on leggings, child onesies, and sweatshirts!
Heat Therapy Bags – Anyone would love a CrampAid Cozy heat therapy pack for relief from aching joints or muscle pain. Handmade in Ashland, Wisconsin by Luci Daum Designs, these fabric bags come in lots of fun colors and easily heat up in the microwave.
Soap – You’ll find a wide variety of scents on our Local Soap shelf from Sweet Pea Soapery (Mason, Wisconsin), Maple Hill Farm (Washburn, Wisconsin), Buzz & Suds (Ashland, Wisconsin), Lake Superior Lather (Bayfield, Wisconsin), and Twin Oaks (Bayfield, Wisconsin). The Lake Superior soap from Buzz & Suds makes a great stocking stuffer for someone who loves the lake.
Candles – Local beeswax candles from Northern Nectar in Mason, Wisconsin come in many sizes and colors. You can even buy their local beeswax blocks for your own DIY projects. Speaking of beeswax, we also have Sean’s Bees beeswax candles from Highbridge, Wisconsin in a variety of calming scents. Wickie Candle Company in Bayfield, Wisconsin makes lovely scented candles in tins. Give the scent of Oak Island Trail to a summer visitor now far away!
Dessert Sauces – Lotta’s Small Batch in Bayfield, Wisconsin makes sumptuous sauces (in Bourbon Espresso and Butterscotch flavors). They make awesome sundaes, but take cake to the next level too!
Teething Toys – For the little one on your list, Sogg E. Bear Cub organic cotton teething bears have been a customer favorite for years. Made in Bayfield, Wisconsin, they continue to be the perfect gift for babies cutting teeth.
Dog Treats – Treat your pup to Racey’s Tasty Dog Treats. Made in Bayfield, Wisconsin, these biscuits come in two flavors (one is even gluten-free) and make a great gift for the pet in your family or the dog lover on your list.
Lotions – If you have someone to pamper on your list, try Best Body Butter from So-She Organics in Bayfield, Wisconsin or one of the solid lotion bars from Sweet Pea Soapery or Buzz & Suds. Lea’s Organic Herbal Skin Care in Washburn, Wisconsin makes face products and herbal salve that make wonderful stocking stuffers.
Still stuck for ideas? There’s lots more in the store, so stop in and ask Co-op staff for recommendations for local gifts.
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start November 28, 2018. While supplies last. Organic Broccoli 2.49/lb Reg. $3.29/lb Organic Garnet & Jewel Yams 1.49/lb Reg. $1.99/lb Organic Celery 2.49 each Reg. $2.99 Organic 5lb Potato Bags 4.99each Co-op Deli Smoked Fish Dip 6.99/lb Reg. $9.99/lb – Non-discountable Cheeseland Mild Goat Gouda 15% off Reg.
Thanksgiving is coming up faster than you can shake a drumstick, so it’s time to rustle up some menu ideas. Whether you are looking for traditional foods or unique takes on your favorites, you’ll find lots of Thanksgiving dinner inspiration here. Keep it simple, but flavorful, by adding these holiday recipes to your menu.
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start October 31, 2018. While supplies last. Hermit Creek Farm Organic Potato Bags 6.49each LOCAL! 5 lb bag – Assorted varieties Reg. $8.49 Co-op Deli Dill Dip 3.49/lb Reg. $5.99 – Non-discountable Burnett Dairy Provolone 20% off Reg. $5.99/lb Newman’s Own Virgin Lemonade 2.99 each Reg. $3.49 –
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start October 10, 2018. While supplies last. Local Leeks 2.99 /lb Co-op Deli Smoked Whitefish Dip 6.99 /lb Reg. $9.99 – Non-discountable Thousand Hills Graz Grub Original Beef Snack Stick 99¢ each Reg. $1.69 Springbrook Dairy Jersey Girl 25% off Reg. $18.99/lb
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start October 3, 2018. While supplies last. Local Winter Squash 1.29 /lb Over a dozen varieties Co-op Deli Medium Soup with Biscuit 3.99 each Reg. $4.49 – 16 oz – Non-discountable Applegate Naturals Sliced Genoa Salami 3.69 each Reg. $5.59 – 4 oz. Montchevre Crumbled Goat Cheese 20% off
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start September 26, 2018. While supplies last. Hermit Creek Farm Carrots 1.99 each Reg. $2.69 – 1 lb bag Hermit Creek Farm Colorful Bell Peppers 4.99 per pound Reg. $6.99/lb Café Spice Meals to Go Entrees 5.99 each Find it in the Deli Grab & Go Cooler! Reg.
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start September 19, 2018. While supplies last. Local Assorted Beans Yellow Wax, Green, Dragon’s Tongue 3.69 per pound Reg. $4.89/lb Co-op Deli Garlic Lover’s Pasta 3.49 each Find it in the Deli Grab & Go Cooler! Reg. $4.99 – Non-discountable Thousand Hills Hot Dogs 6.49 each Reg. $8.59
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start September 12, 2018. While supplies last. Local Tomatoes 3.59 per pound Maple Hill Farm – Washburn, WI Macro Vegetarian Vegan Assorted Dumplings 4.49 each Find them in the Deli Grab & Go Cooler! Reg. $5.99 – Non-discountable Gerhard’s Brats & Sausage Original Brats, Uncured Smoked Brats, Hungarian
Fresh Deals NEW SALES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Sales start August 29, 2018. While supplies last. Local Cherry Tomatoes Pints 2.49 each Northcroft Farm – Ashland, WI Café Spice Meals To Go Entrees 5.99 each Find them in the Deli Grab & Go Cooler! Reg. $6.99-$7.99 – Non-discountable Bilinski Natural Chicken Sausages Varieties: Sun-Dried