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Local Holiday Highlights
“Supporting local, small family farms is the perfect way to embrace the true spirit of the holidays,” says Spike Gjerde.
And he is certainly one who would know—the James Beard Award-winning chef and founder of Woodberry Kitchen is an authority throughout Baltimore and in his field for local sourcing and cultivating farm-to-table relationships.
This holiday season, Gjerde also fostered an introduction between Eddie’s and Roam Dairy—an Amish farm located in nearby Lancaster County—which has brought a new, vat-pasteurized whole milk to our dairy case, and to our kitchen:
“I’ve been working with Omar Beiler for a decade,” Gjerde explained. “And by introducing the Eddie’s family to Omar and Roam Dairy, I’m sharing a chef secret: the most delicious butter and cream comes from farmers who care for and appreciate their land and animals.”
Our tried and true recipe for traditional, thick-whipped mashed potatoes is now better than ever before, thanks to the addition of Roam Dairy butter and cream—and it’s one of several local additions to our holiday lineup this year!
Here are some of the other local holiday highlights we recommend:
whole fresh turkeys, bone-in turkey breast, and whole smoked turkeys raised by Hillside Turkey Farms in Thurmont, MD (call our visit our meat counter to order)
baked by Rosendorff’s in Pikesville, MD
Eddie’s Kwanzaa Dinner for Two
featuring ingredients sourced from local Black-owned businesses, including Althea’s Almost Famous, H3irloom Food Group, Tastes Better Than Yours, and Cajou Creamery.
In addition, you are sure to find a captivating array of local items in our gift department, including greeting cards, spices, sauces, and our best-selling Made-in-Maryland gift basket, and an enticing lineup of holiday events spotlighting Baltimore’s local, creative talent.
Celebrate the virtues of shopping locally when you invite these outstanding local artists, farmers, purveyors—and more—into your holiday celebration.
Learn more in our 2021 holiday catalog.