During this season, it's tempting to get caught up in consumerism. If you're seeking a meaningful gift for someone special while sidestepping unnecessary waste or the uncertainty of preferences, consider gifting a VRDNT CSA share. It’s pretty simple - you buy the share(s), and then email us with the giftee’s name and email address. We’ll email them, alert them of your incredible gift, and give them instructions on how to redeem their flexible share. That’s it. Or maybe you’re like me, sometimes you really want to buy a thing for someone you love. But of course, not just anything. My home is full of tiny mementos that hold memory and meaning. Little joyous reminders everywhere. While I try to avoid the seduction and convenience of big-box goods, I actively seek things- practical and ornamental - made by friends, artists, and strangers. Tiny collections on my window sill, shelves with fossils and rocks, and tiny paintings from travels. Coffee mugs and beanies handmade by friends. The wooden spoons I bought in Ecuador 15 years ago while studying abroad, or the antique whisky I carried in my purse all day while exploring Brooklyn. The delicate ceramic bowl given to me by a friend that I carefully carried on planes and trains across the world, and ate ramen out of yesterday.
As someone who has worked at vegetable farms for over a decade, my eyes perk at anything that fits this theme. If you’re going to buy something this year, why not shop small? And shop veg? Below are a few vegetal treasures from across the internet for your viewing or shopping pleasure.
P.S. Going out of town for the holidays? Consider donating rather than delaying your CSA share. Just shoot us an email and we can take care of it.
VRNT CSA Share - $25
Flexible pickup, delicious vegetables.
Heirloom Beeswax Tomato Candle -$16.00
Kneehigh Farm is a 100% women-owned and operated produce farm located outside of Pottstown, PA. The beeswax used in these candles in sourced from Swarmbustin’ Honey in Chester County. Swarmbustin’ also cares for the pollinating hives on Kneehigh’s farm. These candles are a true collaboration between the bees, the beekeepers, the badass farmers of Kneehigh and the mold makers of Artifaqt!
Peppery radish and creamy butter - a quintessentially French snack that makes for a tasteful accessory. Made with signature picto-charms by an artist Kelsey Armstrong in Brooklyn, these earrings feature vintage components an mixed-metal hypoallergenic, surgical-grade hardware. Other dangles include other culinary delights like tomatoes, baguettes, melon and jamon, shrimp, pickles, and peppers. There isn’t a bad combination, and each and everyone is a delight.
Green Onion Veggie Bag - $280
Mostly, I couldn’t not include this handmade acrylic bead bag with hand-embellished green onion.Size fits a phone, wallet, lipstick, or other small item. Perfect party bag, in case you were looking for just the thing.
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Cute, unique and whimsical! And inexpensive! Miniature Vegetable drop earrings that measure a little over half and inch. Not so much a bok choy girlie? Choose from Carrots, Cabbage, Nappa Cabbage or Corn!
These salt and pepper shakers are awesome for sprucing up your kitchen and dining vibe. Plus, they pull double duty as cute toothpick holders. The sweet mushroom shapes are wonderful, and add a fun touch to any kitchen or table setup. Seriously, let these quirky shakers kickstart your kitchen fairy tale.
Okay technically I think these bowls are sold out, but I couldn’t not put them on your radar. They’re beautiful, and are the perfect edition to your summer or fall table. Her tomato candle stick holders and fig cups are pretty perfect, too.
For the classic dad, or dad-like: “Our classic dad hat is made from 100% premium cotton to give you a lightweight, soft comfortable feel without weighing down your head. This classic Dad Hat is a traditional 6 panel baseball cap with a pre-curved bill.”
Need some hand-printed veggie cards? We found them. 4”x6” on Mulberry Paper Printed by Hand Open Edition. This original block print is lovingly hand-carved and printed on mulberry paper with black ink. Measuring 4”x6” they are the perfect size to display multiple! Shipped from California. Bok Choy, broccoli, carrots, beets, and bell peppers.
Catch of the Day, hand-printed tee, $28.00 “Catch of the Day” personally designed, carved, and printed on thrifted T-shirts. I hand select each shirt from local thrift stores, making sure they are in good shape, and adorn them with designs promoting the VEGGIE AGENDA. Each is one of a kind:)
My favorite is the blue shirt which features a lil guy with his catch of the day printed on the front, with a mock neck collar.
I swooned when I saw this vase made by artist Alana Lauren. “The form of a fennel bulb is elegant and complex like it’s flavor. Fennel can be bright and fresh or earthy and sweet. The shape of this beautiful vase is almost coronary suggesting a cycle and flow. It makes a perfect, modest centerpiece and vase for wild blossoms, herbs and cuttings.”
T-shirt from The Bitter Southerner, a great publication covering everything southern. “Collard greens and cornbread. Staples of the Southern table. Delicious together, especially when you dip the cornbread in the pot likker. In the green and yellow of... well... collards and cornbread.
Also, we'd say it suits any occasion that requires a "collard shirt." 😉”
2024 Modern Vegetable Calendar - $37.99
Enjoy the Vegetable print collection all year long with this colorful and contemporary 2024 Calendar featuring 13 modern botanical designs - one to brighten each month! The 13th vegetable, Onion, graces the calendar’s cover.
Vegetable designs in order by month are as follows: Artichoke, Beetroot, Bell Pepper, Asparagus, Brussels Sprout, Bok Choy, Cucumber, Snap Pea, Okra, Leek, Indian Corn and Tomato.
This Okra modern art print is part of the poster/print series celebrating the wondrous varieties of vegetables, their unique forms and myriad of colors. Each print is hand signed and dated by the designer/artist.
NOTE: I am happy to now offer both small and large format prints via my printer (unsigned). Artworks are printed on a 240 gsm Smooth Art Matte Paper.
If you would prefer a signed print, I am still happy to personally print, sign and date any print sized 11"x14"/A3 or under. Simply message me and I will gladly do this! Signed prints are printed on a Smooth Matte Photo Paper.
Hand-printed tea towel on linen fabric Printed with orange and yellow squash. Great for drying dishes and glassware, as they leave no lint and don't get mildew.
Linen is naturally antimicrobial and dries quickly. Luscious natural linen with rust orange stitching finishing the edges. Pre washed.
From the artist, “This tote bag was hand printed with an artichoke design that I carved after I drew it. It's great for groceries or to carry your snacks and books for a day out. It's very durable and sturdy, and it can hold a lot of weight. It has been left to dry for a minimum of one week to let the ink fully settle in. It is completely machine washable. I do recommend air drying though, just so it doesn't shrink. “