While you are hanging your stockings by the chimney with care, and making your list and checking it twice, you can now order a holiday gift baskets for your most discerning friends and relatives from the Hurleyville Market!
The Market, a popular destination on Main Street in Hurleyville for its offerings of The Center for Discovery® and Thanksgiving Farm’s® bounty, is creating holiday baskets and boxes with its finest ingredients. On a seasonal basis, some of these products might include: dried herbs, herbal teas, homemade granola, and bakery items, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, honey, eggs, and fermented vegetables. Now, you can order a basket or box made up for the holidays and have it shipped to your loved ones.
Not only are all the products grown on The Center’s organic, biodynamic farm, they have a key ingredient – love. It’s love that comes from the residents and students at TCFD who are very involved in the food process. TCFD’s Chief of the Department of Nourishment Arts, Cesare Casella, explains the Seed to Belly® philosophy, “We try to involve our community at every level of the food chain in DNA when possible. Residents and students are particularly responsible for processing and packaging all of our dried culinary herbs and herbal tea.”
The residents and students love being a part of the process. “All of these products help to provide meaningful work and learning opportunities. Projects may support fine motor skills, organization, and other important lessons,” adds Chef Casella.
An organic, plant-based whole foods diet is central The Center’s health model as is spending time to cultivate, cook and share food. Of the holidays, Chef Casella says, “We always talk about how food can bring people together and at the holidays it is most powerful.”
Baskets can also be ordered by phone or in person. They are made right at the Market by the Hurleyville Market team, and they are just the beginning. There will soon be more exciting items offered online, at