Gifts That Build a Stronger Food System

OAK's Holiday Gift Guide: Gifting Local this Season


We all know that buying local can make a big impact, but it’s worth repeating where you spend your dollars is an investment. Why not invest in something good? Make your gift dollar go further this year. Let OAK help you find a meaningful gift that makes a difference the day it’s opened and beyond.


Explore the OAK directory to buy straight from the farm, utilize your OAK member benefits to find the perfect gift, or support an OAK supplier to find something wonderful for a friend of family member this holiday season!



For the gift card enthusiast:

For anyone on your list that prefers to choose their own gift consider purchasing a “market card” or gift card from a nearby farm. Many OAK member farms offer these for any amount and the recipient can spend it throughout the growing season to purchase exactly what they want.


For the bookworm:

This is the time to use your OAK member benefit to Chelsea Green Publishing and get the bibliophile on your list a brand new gardening, farming, nature, or food book. Check out their best-selling books here.


For the fiber enthusiast:

It’s knitting season and there is nothing better than a skein of yarn from a local farmer. There is a story and love behind each purchase. Check out Kentucky-produced fiber on the OAK directory here.


For the grill master:

Take a look at purchasing a meat bundle from a local farm. These boxes are a great way to try new cuts of meat and support sustainably-raised livestock in Kentucky. You can search the OAK directory by protein using the drop down menu to find specific types of meat here.


For the lotion lover:

Stay on top of dry winter skin with body products made by local farms including soaps, lotions, and more. You can even find body products that are CBD-infused for added pain relief benefits.


For the flower fan:

Flowers can brighten up any space. Consider gifting or making a festive dried flower bouquet, swag or wreath to decorate for the holidays. You can also find flower subscriptions from local farms to gift someone a whole season of fresh flowers in 2022 here.


For the health nut:

Nothing says healthy like local, organic vegetables, meats, and eggs. Purchasing a CSA share for a loved one is a wonderful way to support their healthy eating habits. Search the OAK directory by checking the “find a CSA” box here.


For the sustainability steward:

Why not gift an OAK membership? We help farmers transition to organic farming practices that improve soil health, water quality, and preserve farmland. View OAK membership details and benefits here.


Honestly, you can't go wrong with a purchase from any OAK member farm or supporter this season!



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