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Sponsored: Food gifts for the holidays

Sponsored: Food gifts for the holidays

There are so many options at your local Ingles Markets to put together a fun, food themed gift for friends, co-workers, students in dorms, or family. 

Bonus: Include some local/regional products to support local food makers that might be especially welcome for out-of-town friends and family. (Tip: look for “local” tags and the local foods display at your Ingles Market)

Protein Lovers… How about an assortment of different types of jerky and meat sticks including meat sticks by Hickory Nut Gap Farm and even trout jerky from Sunburst Trout Farms. These make great stocking stuffers or put them in a gift bag or box. 

Jams and Jellies and Honey – You can find a wide variety of local jams, jellies and honey at Ingles Market including Unicoi Preserves and Biscuit Head preserves and honey from Carolina Bee Company.  Put an assortment in a basket with crackers and maybe even some peanut or almond butter.

Coffee Lovers – Look for local coffee from Dynamite Roasting CompanyPisgah Roasters and others.  Put together a basket with different bags of coffee and a fun coffee mug.

Tea Drinkers – You can even find local teas at Ingles Markets from Asheville Tea Company! An assortment of teas and a mug makes a welcome gift bag.

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Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian


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