For snacks and recipes, try Georgia’s Schermer Pecans.
Photo: Schermer Pecans
Photo: Schermer Pecans

Season’s eatings!

From cheese to nuts, send a taste of the South. D-lish!


For more than 70 years, Albany-based Schermer Pecans has been planting trees and harvesting and packaging one of the South’s favorite nuts. The Georgia company’s best-seller is Putt’s Favorite ($38.43), named for owner Putt Wetherbee, a fifth-generation pecan grower. It includes a 12-ounce bag of dark chocolate pecans and a bag of roasted & salted pecans. Also popular: the Cocktail Collection ($38.43) and 16-ounce bags of fresh and natural Fancy Mammoth Pecans for cooking and baking. At

Atlanta-based Pickled Pink Foods sells its products, based on family recipes, in all 50 states.
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Using century-old family recipes and fresh, all-natural ingredients, Charlie Stephenson and Jim Lawlor created Pickled Pink, a line of gourmet pickled foods. The Atlanta-based company’s best-sellers are Smokin’ Okra, Spiced Watermelon Pickles and Sweet Heat Jalapeno’s. Other favorites include Sweet Gourmet Pickles and Pickled Peaches. Sixteen-ounce jars range from $5 to $10. At

Georgia-made cheese and preserves are perfect for the appetizer table.


In Thomasville, Blackberry Patch and Sweet Grass Dairy have teamed up to offer a tasty cheese and preserves set. Blackberry Patch, known for its handmade, small-batch goods using real fruits, offers Blueberry Lemon Thyme and Peach Bourbon Cardamom preserves ($6.99 per 10-ounce jar) for cheese. Purchase preserves individually or as part of the Perfect Pairing Gift Set ($48), which includes a handcrafted soft and hard cheese from the award-winning Georgia cheese maker. At

Versatile dressings and tasty sauces are made in Birmingham, Ala., by T’lish.


Alabama-based T’Lish creates all-natural and versatile dressings and marinades. Sweet Garlic is a best-seller, but a personal favorite of T’Lish owner Tiffany Denson is her new Barbecue Sauce. Twelve-ounce glass bottles are $6 to $7 each at T’

Sweeten your drinks with simple honey syrups created in North Carolina.


Greta McCoy first began making honey simple syrup for cocktails for friends and family before starting Hudson & Lee last year. The North Carolina company offers an all-natural, honey simple syrup to sweeten your lemonade, iced tea, margarita, sangria or favorite cocktail. The original flavor (Honey Simple Syrup) is a best-seller, followed by Ginger Spice honey simple syrup ($12.99 for an 8-ounce bottle). Popular gifts for holidays and weddings include the Skinny Moscow Mule ($52.99 with two mugs) and the Mason Jar Cocktail shaker ($49.99) At

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