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Gifts to Devour: Locally Sourced Items For Your Favorite Foodie
Please the hungry locavores on your list with these tasty homegrown tokens.
I Dream of Jean-y | “Garden to table” was the directive for this utilitarian-chic apron, a collaboration between Amber Dahan (her husband founded the L.A.-based Joe’s Jeans) and Lauri Kranz of Edible Gardens LA. The stylish Japanese denim apron features two roomy lap pockets for gardening tools, grilling utensils, maybe even a snack. > $98, ediblegardensla.com.
Group Jam | Looking for a members-only club with cool cred? Joining the sqirl jam club entitles you to a bimonthly two-pack of Jessica Koslow’s seasonal preserves in flavors like wild blueberry with tarragon and Santa Rosa plum with flowering thyme. > Six-month membership: $90; 12-month membership: $180; sqirlla.com.
Extra Dressing | A God’s Eye yarn sculpture spotted in Mexico City inspired Heather Taylor, co-owner of Culver City’s Taylor de Cordoba gallery, to create these festive table linens. The hand-embroidered placemats and napkins (dinner and cocktail) come in sets of four. > $60-$100, heathertaylorhome.com.
Take ’n’ Bake | Last year Kenter Canyon Farms’ Andrea Crawford and her husband, Robert Dedlow, planted 50 acres of heirloom wheat in Hollister. Sold at the Santa Monica and Hollywood farmers’ markets, their 100 percent whole grain, stone-ground flour, roan mills, will thrill the serious baker. > $8 (4 lbs.), roanmills.com.
House of Slatherin’ | Nick Coe, formerly of Black Cat Bakery, developed Molonay Tubilderborst Ketchup after receiving 300 pounds of heirloom tomatoes. He looked to 19th-century recipes as well as the namesake mascot—a 1930s British gourmand—to turn his haul into three flavors of killer ketchup. > $7, molonay.com.
Joe to Go | Local barista Leo Li has teamed with Sonny Mediana of Arcadia’s Taza Coffee House to create the humble cup. The disposable single-cup pourover coffee brewers hook onto your favorite mug and come preloaded with direct-trade beans that the L.A. company sources, roasts, grinds, and packs itself. > $15 (5-pack), thehumblecup.com.