If you are anything like me you have put off your holiday shopping til the last minute. Every year I find myself here. I have been so busy with the farm and our new Home Economics Class schedules, new job as a hospice Chaplain and all my church and ministry volunteer activities that I haven't gotten anything purchased.
So let me share with you some ideas for shopping local and supporting your local farmers and small business owners this holiday season. Whether you purchase a homemade item or a gift certificate you can feel good that not only did you give any awesome gift you are helping two families. The one you give to and the one you purchase from......Its a Win for all involved!
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1. Green Acres Farm - Check out our upcoming Home Economics classes for kids and adults. We are offering cooking, knitting, soap making, sourdough bread making, sewing, car maintenance, home maintenance, baking 101, etc. You can purchase a 6 month pass for $275 per person. We also have gift certificates available for pastured chicken, eggs, organic nongmo produce, lamb, pastured pork, pastured turkey and many natural skin care products and items. Visit our on-line store!
2. Ruzycki Farms - Located in the Jones Spencer area, Michael and Emily have a quaint little indoor market that is heated and they offer a variety of different homemade items including pies, cupcakes, variety of seasonal organic veggies, homemade aprons, soaps, pork rinds, etc. They also are a local seller of our Green Acres Farm nontoxic dedorant. They have CSA's available for sale right now. They are good hard working young couple who deserve our support. Love this farm and sweet couple!
3. Looney Farm - This farm is located in Alex, OK, BUT all you OKC folks can visit them at the OSU/OKC Farmers Market. Carrie is a cute lil thang that is a for sure FarmHer! She has done an amazing job of developing a market farm and getting all her gorgeous organic product to market. Don't worry about the Romaine, she has some gorgeous lettuces available right now. Go see them!
4. Providence Farms - Is a local Edmond farm that specializes in organic produce and local items. Chris and Jennifer have an outdoor market at their farm and host many different classes such as soap making, cooking, bath bombs, etc, all year long, along with CSA's available. They are located in Northwest Edmond off of Western and Coffee Creek. Go check them out, I promise you will not be disapointed. They are all hosting a Christmas market on December 22nd and many of the local farms and other businesses will have items available for your last minute shopping.