11 December 2023

Farmers Market Gift Guide, 2023 Winter Edition

It’s here – the only holiday gift guide you need. The Portland Farmers Market 2023 holiday gift guide! 

Last Saturday at the PSU Farmers Market, we spoke to as many market vendors as possible to seek out excellent holiday gift ideas and find special deals that were being offered. 

Here’s what we came up with:

Please note –  the following vendors and products can be found at PSU Farmers Market on Saturday, December 16 & 23. 2023. 

Those vendors with one asterisk ( * ) will only be at December 16th market and those with two asterisks ( ** ) will only be at the December 23rd market.

Self-Care & Wellness Products

Fun stocking stuffers!


  • Exilior Coffee: Single-origin Kenyan coffee beans and macadamia nuts (available dry-roasted or chocolate-covered)
    • Holiday Special: Purchase $40 worth of beans and/or nuts and receive 10% off.
  • *Matta Caffé: Single-origin Colombian coffee beans.

Flowers, Wreaths & Plants

Soups, Sauces & Mixes

Meal prep/time saving gifts for the future – your gift recipient will thank you later!

  • Great Life by Lucinda: Plant-based soup and burger mixes
    • Holiday specials:
      • Buy 3 Plant-Based Burger Mixes and receive a Soup for free.
      • Buy a Variety Pack of 5 Plant-Based Burger Mixes and get $10 off.
  • Super Natural: Various soups & tomato sauces.
  • The Wayward Daughters: Offering three kinds of tomato sauces: traditional rustic marinara, elegant puree and a spicy arrabbiata.

Cured Meat & Smoked Fish

Perfect for the outdoorsy carnivore and the indoorsy ones too!  

PRO TIP: Making a holiday charcuterie board? Pair any of these meats with some cheese from Jacob’s Creamery or Vtopian Artisan Cheese!



Because liquor bought at the farmers market just tastes better.

  • *Double Circle Spirits: Whiskey and vodka.
  • Freeland Spirits: Gin and bourbon.
  • *New Deal Distillery: Gin, liqueur, brandy, whiskey, rum, and vodka.
  • *Springbank Farm: Their blueberry wine contains 1-1/2 pounds of fresh blueberries in every bottle. It’s delightful chilled or mulled. Ask about their special holiday pricing for multiple bottles.
  • Stone Barn Brandyworks – Brandy, liqueur, whiskey, and rye.
    • Check out their two unique seasonal liqueurs: Haskap and Nocino Green Walnut. We talked to a couple of shoppers who recommended the Nocino Green Walnut liqueur for manhattans.

Spicy Hot Stuff, Pickles & Fermented Goods

Sweet Things

Goodies from these vendors would be perfect for a host gift or to bring to a holiday gathering.

Honey & Preserves

PRO TIP: Pick up some artisan crackers or buckwheat crisps from **Robyn Craft Bakehouse to go along with the preserves. Or handcrafted bread from Dos Hermanos Bakery, Fressen Artisan Bakery, Gabriel’s Bakery, or Wandering Seed Bakery.

Pantry Products

PRO TIP: Curate a basket of some of these items for the foodie or home chef/baker in your life.

  • Amza Superfoods: Tibetan flaxseed spread and truffles.
  • Baird Family Orchards: Hazelnuts (At market, be sure to check out their peach BBQ sauce created in collaboration with PSU vendor, Marshall Haute Sauce!)
  • *Ground Up PDX: Unique nut butters blends
  • Freddy Guys Hazelnuts: Hazelnuts (covered, natural, roasted & seasoned) and hazelnut products like pancake mix & granola. They also offer gift boxes. 
  • Good Day Granola: Granola and a special seasonal Gingerbread Spices Granola (If you buy some granola for yourself, stop by aMYLK plant-based mylk or Lady Lane Farm dairy.)
  • Gee Creek Farm: Dried beans, whole grains & nut butter.
  • La Mancha Ranch and Orchard: Roasted hazelnuts.
  • Lonesome Whistle: Popcorn, polenta, whole grains, stone-milled flour and rolled oats.
  • Spice Pilgrim: Artisanal teas, herbs and freshly stone-ground salt-free, sugar-free spices & rubs.
  • *Sun Gold Farm: Dried beans, whole grains, stone ground flours, popping corn, hazelnuts, walnuts and dried herbs.
    • Holiday specials:
      • The Popping Corn gift box contains three unique corn varieties – perfect for any popcorn connoisseur!
      • The Hazelnut gift box features hazelnuts covered in milk chocolate, dark chocolate & marionberry milk chocolate.

Give the Gift of Sustainably-Grown Food

Here are our some of the PSU farm & meat vendors that offer CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) memberships:

Wondering if your favorite farm or meat vendor has a CSA program? Just ask them!

Gift Certificates

  • What gift from the market is always the right size and suitable for anyone?  Portland Farmers Market $5 Tokens! Purchase them at the Market Information Booth. 
  • Can’t make it to the market to buy tokens? Get a Portland Farmers Market Gift Certificate!
  • Many of our market vendors offer gift certificates – ask them what they have! We know Scratch Meats and Brothy have them!

Our Portland Farmers Market Merchandise

Visit our merchandise booth across from Baird Family Orchards’ booth at PSU to see all of our branded products!

  • T-shirts
  • Totes
  • Tea towels 
  • Produce bags
  • Portland Farmers Market cookbook


There are many more fantastic gifts are available at the market.

Have questions or looking for something specific? Please stop by the market information booth to ask the staff!

Thank you for shopping local. We appreciate your continued support of regional farmers, food producers and Portland Farmers Market!