'Tis the season to eat! All is merry and bright at Vancouver's Harvest Community Foods, where every guest can leave with a healthy dose of holiday spirit. In addition to seasonal gifts perfect for every foodie on your list, the hip Chinatown eatery is rolling out extra Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) bags to ease holiday cooking, and chef Andrea Carlson is crafting extra- nourishing goodies guaranteed to ward off the winter chill. —Vita Daily
gift bags. Food-lovers will adore the restaurant's expertly curated gift bags ($45), each jam-packed with housemade goodies like granola, savoury sauces and seasonal jams. Festively packaged in Harvest Community Foods-branded tote bags, perfect for reuse on your next grocery run.
cook book. Wow your nearest and dearest budding chefs with a copy of Burdock & Co: Poetic Recipes Inspired by Ocean, Land and Air ($35). Carlson's newly released cookbook is filled with vivid photos of chef's sultry farm-to-table dishes, paying homage to valleys, forests and farms across the Pacific Northwest.
csa bags. Hosting fabulous feasts can be overwhelming, but not if you subscribe to Harvest's bi-weekly CSA bags. These culinary treasure chests are packed with in-season ingredients like chanterelle mushrooms, brussels sprouts, butternut squash and radicchio, and recipes can be found in Harvest's newsletter.
holiday dinner box. Ease home entertaining by pre-ordering a Harvest Holiday Dinner Box featuring chef Andrea's organic, free-run turkey breast, cranberry sauce, gravies, herbed stuffing and seasonal veggie delights for a simple and delicious farm-to-table dinner for four (at $116 or opt out the turkey for a vegetarian box $72). Available for pre-order and pick up at Harvest Community Foods on December 23rd after 3 p.m.
gift cards. Pick up a Harvest gift card for any value and allow your favourite food fanatics to enjoy a meal or select a special gift for themselves.