I love to give gifts from the heart, and often that means homemade. However, time seems to elude me lately and so I look for local alternatives. I am smitten with FoodiePages.ca
Photos below represent a wonderful box of products that were hand selected for me, and the fact that products are Canadian, and in some cases local, is really a nice extra touch!
On FoodiePages.ca, you can connect with Canada’s best artisan food & drink makers – choose your favourites and they deliver a personalized (not to mention delicious) experience to your front door – or send it directly to someone on your holiday gift list. This is an exceptional way to tell a foodie you love how much you really care.
here is what I received in my FoodiePages box:
- Spicy Tomato Jam (250ml) from Manning Canning (Toronto ON) – this product is SO delicious. We served it as a flavourful side for a pork tenderloin roast and it was amazing!
- Salted Caramel Popcorn (135g) from Batch Sweet Kitchen (Vancouver BC)
- Camelina Oil (100ml) from Three Farmers (Saskatoon SK)
- Chocolate Brigadeiros (box of 9 truffles) from The Sweet Brigade (Toronto ON) – the cutest truffles I have ever seen and the multi-coloured chocolate ball was my favourite!
- Number Three Crisps (200g) from Feys+Hobbs (Victoria BC)
- Salted Caramels (40g) from Provisions Food Company (St. Catharines ON) – anyone that knows me, knows that my weakness is salted caramel – and these vintage candies were melt in your mouth divine.
- Hot Chocolate Newget (100g) from The Newget Kompany (Edmonton AB) – this was a big hit as a passaround after family dinner on Sunday – my 3-years old grandson is a fan!
- Strawberry, Mint & White Spruce Vinaigrette (200ml) from Epicea (Dolbeau-Mistassini QC) – OMG so good and perfect as a light salad dressing but was also a really nice dip with fresh baguette.
You don’t have to order a pre-approved foodie box. If you are comfortable picking a la carte, make sure to check out their FOOD SHOP. They also have a KITCHEN SHOP for cookware and a WINE SHOP where I found several of my fave BC vineyards including Tin Horn Creek and Tantalus.
Incidentally, you can shop by region. I found 39 food and drink companies from British Columbia s0 you can truly buy local. If you Aunt Sally lives in Toronto, you can send her a holiday box that is local to her region too! What a great concept and about on par with pricing at Hickory Farm – but much more original and in most cases – better quality ingredients.
Let me just leave you with a few of the words I loved on their website:
FoodiePages stands for good food – natural, local and delicious. We’re your online farmer`s market where you can buy delicious food & wine directly from Canada’s best small-scale local and regional producers. You can guarantee our producers have been meticulously selected, chosen from a short-list of thousands, not only for their quality, but also for things like adhering to sustainable and responsible practices, having organic, unprocessed and chemical-free options, while being supported by amazing Canadians who have passion in the products they produce. Meet our team of Food Explorers and join us in support of good food!
If you order from FoodiePages.ca, let me know how your experience is… Happy Holidays