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 schermerpecans.com.
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 Pickledpinkfoods.com
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 Blackberrypatch.com
DRESS IT UP
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’Lish.com.
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 Hudsonandlee.com.
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