The holiday shopping season is upon us and big box retailers are bustling with the crowds swiping cards, everyone looking for the season’s hot new item, and Amazon packages delivered by the millions. While that might be great for some, we looked to stay a little closer to home and shop a little smaller this year for our friends and family. We have loved being involved in the local food web for the last 15 months and met wonderful chefs, mixologists, and restaurateurs, sharing their hard work through our social media accounts and blog posts. But we haven’t done our due diligence and shown everyone the great artisans we have here. Salts, spice rubs, sauces, sweets, and spirits, we have a thriving group of craftsmen and women that are making delicious items that we love. So we thought, what better way to celebrate these great food makers, than putting together a guide to help YOU go and support them?
We are thrilled to bring you our 1st Annual “WeEatCNY Local Holiday Gift Guide” with 11 of our favorite local artisans making those great bits, bites, and booze! Now, we’re not going to just tell you who these 11 are and give you a little bit of their backstory, we’ve got 3 recommendations for you from each, to help jump start your holiday brain and pick out the best gifts to give! So read through 11 of the many local small businesses you should get out and support this holiday season and beyond, then click the button at the bottom of the story to download our recommendations for what to get at these great spots!Read More