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When it came to creating our upcoming holiday box selections for 2017, we made a list, and checked it twice, ensuring that we brought you a snack-lovers an assortment of something nutty and nice! Our very special Southern Snacker Holiday Gift Set is a savory snack sampler of delicious Georgia-grown goodies that anyone is sure to love. Get ready for the holidays, and order one of our four Farmview curated holiday boxes to gift to friends, family, or co-workers (or treat yourself!).
The holiday box includes an assortment of Plains Georgia Peanut Brittle, a delicious Ellis Bros pecan roll, Southern [cheese] Straws, Chad’s Carolina Corn, and Front Porch Pecans. The recipient of this snack mix gift is sure to go nuts over these local goodies!
Based in Greensboro, NC, Chad’s Carolina Corn is a family-owned business with one singular purpose: to make the best popcorn in the world! After working in the technology sector for many years, Chad decided he wanted to start a business that would allow him to spend more time with his family, and allow them to be a part of the business. “It is extremely satisfying to get support from and be able to support the local community,” said Chad in a recent interview. The answer then slowly came into focus: start a gourmet popcorn company. So, Chad began his transformation into the Popcorn Czar, committed to making great Carolina popcorn, and not forgetting to have fun along the way!
“By far the most rewarding aspect of my business is seeing people enjoying the product and hearing their feedback. That is what gives me the most pride in what I do. I’ve had people from all over the country tell me how much they enjoy the popcorn. It doesn’t get much more satisfying than that,” Chad told us.
Plains Georgia Peanuts was founded in 1988 by owners Bobby and Jean Salter. After much success in the first year, the Salters bought and renovated the old Carter’s Warehouse office located on Main Street in Plains, Georgia. Now, they offer a large variety of products, including many different flavors of brittle as well as fried peanuts. The Salters use peanut oil to fry their fried peanuts and only source local peanuts for their local products!
If you’ve ever taken I-75 South to Florida, you’ve probably passed signs for the Ellis Brothers. Ellis Bros Pecans, Inc. is a family owned business in South Georgia. Their original pecan grove was purchased in 1944 by their father and mother, the late Marvin and Irene Ellis. This grove in Vienna, Georgia is the site of their retail store and main operation center. Today, they grow over 2,500 acres of pecans with twenty different varieties and are continuing to plant new trees every year. They also have a 54-acre peach orchard consisting of 25 different Georgia peach varieties!
Southern Straws is a mother/son team from Columbus, Georgia. Their recipe has been handed down through generations in the Amos family. What began as a hobby and gifts for friends and family evolved into a bakery focused on making cheese straws that taste like Grandma made them. These local products are hand-made, hand-cut, and hand-packed, and the Southern Straws team takes great pride in ensuring their cheese straws are the highest quality. Their Original and Spicy flavored cheese straws have been recognized as finalists in UGA’s Flavor of Georgia contest and the Atlanta Journal wrote an article in 2016 which stated, “Margaret Amos and her son Neal make what may be the best-tasting cheese straws in America.”
Front Porch Pecans offer a delicious pecan snack direct from their Hawkinsville, Georgia family farm to you. Front Porch Pecans are a GMO-free, all-natural roasted pecan snack that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. Following trusted recipes, their team roasts freshly picked pecans to create a snack that’s both high in fiber and rich in antioxidants. The Front Porch Pecan products are available in three delicious flavors: Unsalted, Sea Salt, & Habanero BBQ. These just might be the best pecans you’ve ever tasted!
If this locally sourced snack sampling doesn’t spark your appetite, we don’t know what will! Shop for the holidays with ease by purchasing our Southern Snacker Holiday Gift Set, featuring the great local products and suppliers we highlighted above.
Stay tuned for more articles to detail our remaining gift sets and holiday assortments. These four Farmview curated gift boxes will be available for purchase very soon. Follow us on Facebook for updates on our seasonal gift options and local offerings!
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