Gifts for the Foodie

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Green Holiday Gift Ideas:

As movements like Slow Food and urban homesteading demonstrate, a passion for food and concern for the environment go hand-in-hand. And that makes it a cinch to find the perfect eco-friendly gift for your favorite foodie this holiday season. Here’s Earth911’s top picks.

ChicoBag Produce Bag Starter Kit


Help the foodies in your life go beyond bringing their own shopping bags to the grocery store with this set of reusable produce bags from ChicoBag.

Each Produce Stand Starter Kit contains three bags made of different materials designed to keep specific products fresh: a hemp-cotton blend for bulk foods like grains, a recycled plastic fabric bag for squash and carrots, and a mesh bag for apples and potatoes.

All three bags are stuffed into an adorable apple-shaped pouch, which can be clipped onto your purse or belt, making it easy to remember to bring the kit to the grocery store or farmers market.

Price: $15.99

HOW TO WIN IT: Tell us in the comment section who will be receiving this gift and why they’re the perfect recipient. Please specify you’re entering to win this product. Winners will be chosen on Dec. 12.

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Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Kit


Give your favorite foodie the gift of fresh gourmet mushrooms with this grow-your-own-mushroom kit from Back to the Roots. With just a few sprays of water over 10 days, the kit yields 1.5 pounds of oyster mushrooms, grown on discarded coffee grounds from Peet’s Coffee and Tea. When the mushrooms have been harvested, the leftover coffee grounds can be spread in your garden as a soil amendment.

Price: $19.95

HOW TO WIN IT: Tell us in the comment section who will be receiving this gift and why they’re the perfect recipient. Please specify you’re entering to win this product. Winners will be chosen on Dec. 12.

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FARMCurious Cheese-making Kit


Here’s a great DIY gift for the aspiring cheesemonger: FARMcurious’ cheese-making kit, which contains the ingredients and recipes to make quick and easy mozzarella and ricotta. What foodie doesn’t love freshly made mozzarella?

Price: $24.95

HOW TO WIN IT: Tell us in the comment section who will be receiving this gift and why they’re the perfect recipient. Please specify you’re entering to win this product. Winners will be chosen on Dec. 12.

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GrowBottle Upcycled Herb Garden

GrowBottle Upcycled Hydrogarden

A true foodie knows the difference fresh herbs make in a recipe. The GrowBottle Upcycled Hydrogarden makes growing your own organic herbs easy: Just add water, and watch basil, mint, oregano or parsley sprout from a repurposed wine bottle.

Price: $37.50 per herb

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Biodynamic, Organic Wine Club


A subscription to PureVineWine’s Wine of the Month Club makes the perfect gift for a wine connoisseur who cares about sustainability.

Each month, the Portland-based company carefully selects and ships two bottles of wines from vineyards that use sustainable, organic or biodynamic farming methods. Biodynamic winegrowing, like organic viniculture, doesn’t use chemical fertilizers or pesticides, but also aims to replenish the earth, through composting and other vineyard management techniques.

Price: $45 – $60 a month, depending on the wines the company selects

HOW TO WIN IT: Tell us in the comment section who will be receiving this gift and why they’re the perfect recipient. Please specify you’re entering to win this product. Winners will be chosen on Dec. 12.

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Reclaimed Slate Cheese Board

Uncommon Goods Cheese Plate

Help your favorite foodie serve gourmet cheese in eco-friendly style with this cheese board made of reclaimed chalkboards from an Illinois elementary school. Handmade in Wisconsin, each cheese board is divided into four sections and comes with a piece of chalk, so you can label each cheese.

Price: $48

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Bamboo Salad Bowl

Greenfeet Bamboo Salad Bowl

This handsome bamboo salad bowl is not only a stunning way to serve a Caesar or Waldorf, but also has light impact on the planet. Each bowl is made from organically grown bamboo – a rapidly renewable resource. The bowl is then oven-baked until it turns a rich golden brown and finished with a vegetable-based oil, rather than using chemical stains or dyes.

Price: $59.95

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