Organizations offer tips to eat local wares during holiday feasts

December 17, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 17, 2010

Find cranberries for a Christmas treat, or hazelnuts to add a touch to a holiday dessert, from a local producer.

The countdown to Christmas is in the single-digit days, and as shoppers start to stock pantries for the holiday, King County, Puget Sound Fresh and the Cascade Harvest Coalition offer a guide to find local ingredients for the holiday feast and seasonal celebrations.

The guide includes a tip for holiday shoppers: Farmers can be great resources for recipes and the best practices on storing and preparing purchases.

Despite the cold temperatures, shoppers can still pick up many Evergreen State wares.

The organizations also offer holiday recipes from superstar Seattle chef Tom Douglas in order to put the homegrown products to good use.

Though the Issaquah Farmers Market has ended for the year, other farmers markets in the region continue to offer a selection of local wares. The markets also help support local agriculture.

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