There’s no place like Maine during the holiday season. What better way to celebrate this time of year by giving and sharing Maine-made and grown agricultural products for your family and friends to enjoy? You can either ship to those from away or visit your nearest location that offers Real Maine products. Look to Real Maine to help you find the perfect gift. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Ringing In The Season:
One of the best ways to decorate with Maine flair during the holidays is to hang a Pine Tree State-made evergreen wreath, with its one-of-a-kind freshness and scent, on your door. You can purchase evergreen wreaths and swags locally or ship from Real Maine wreathmakers like Echo Hill Nursery. Floral wreaths, like ones made at Lazy Acres Farm, can make a special gift, as well.
Maine wines, along with ciders and beer, can fill your glass with holiday cheer. Whether you are getting adventurous mixing a new cocktail, or enjoying a favorite Real Maine wine, cider, or beer, you can taste the difference a drink that is crafted locally brings. Real Maine wineries, cideries, and breweries have a wide variety of selections to give, share, and enjoy with family and friends this holiday season, including:
- Cranberry Gin from Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery
- Fieldmaiden Beer (farmhouse wit style) from Outland Farm Brewery
- Pomegranate SubLime “adult juice” from Tree Spirits
Make the holidays that much more sweet with Real Maine confections. Local farms and producers craft treats that pair perfectly with wintertime celebrations, and their products make great gifts. Find a variety that satisfies everybody from the connoisseur to those who simply have a sweet tooth. You can find something specific or opt for an assortment, a stocking stuffer, or a business gift. Here are some favorites that will be perfect for someone on your list:
- Goat’s milk fudge from ChiGoBee Farm
- A chocolate Maine hunting boot from Wilbur’s of Maine
- Stuffed dates from Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
- Caramel sauce and bars from Maine Caramel Company
Top The Holidays Off And Spread Cheer:
Real Maine jams, jellies, sauces, and salsas are a great way to help your family and friends savor this holiday season. Crafted at the peak of freshness, pair local jams and jellies with homemade toast, sauces with your favorite pasta, and salsas to add warmth to any meal. Maybe some maple jelly from Bemis Family Farm for use on a holiday appetizer? Or wild blueberry barbecue sauce from Worcester’s Wild Blueberries? Or maple mustard from Sawyer’s Maple Farm? The possibilities are endless!
Find out how to buy these items and more at www.RealMaine.com, where you can search for particular products, seek local places to shop, look for online purchasing options, and more. And don’t forget – many Real Maine members offer gift cards to purchase! Give, share, and enjoy Maine-made and grown agricultural products this season. And make sure you check out Real Maine’s Facebook page and use the hashtags #RealMaine and #GiftsfromME!