Marc Lefkowitz | 12/06/10 @ 10:12am
Do you want to shop for local and sustainable holiday gifts this week? Here's our guide for avoiding the mall and having a ball doing it.
Locally made or owned gift events
- Bazaar Bizarre pop up gift show. East side: Nov. 26-27 (13010 Larchmere Blvd.). West side: Dec. 11-12 (1301 West 78th Street/ 78th Street Studios).
- Larchmere Holiday Stroll, Nov. 26-27. Location.
- Pop up gift shop at Trinity Commons, Nov. 18-Dec. 11 (2242 Euclid Avenue@Trinity Commons, Cleveland)
- Room Service/Made in the 216 (moving from Detroit-Shoreway to 2078 W.25th Street in Ohio City this Friday with a Holiday Shoppe kick off)
- Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice 2010 Holiday Peace Festival and Bazaar, Saturday, December 4, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm. Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2592 W. 14th Street in Tremont, on Cleveland's West Side.
- Avalon Exchange (just opened on Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights)
- Banyan Tree (Tremont)
- Lilly Handmade Chocolates
- Revive Fair Trade (Cleveland Heights and Lyndhurst)
- Ten Thousand Villages (downtown/CSU)
- Unique Thrift Store (Ohio City, Shaker Square, and other locations)
Make a gift to stop hunger
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Are you looking for a local, pasture-raised turkey or ham for the holidays?
Wooster food co-op and café Local Roots actually started after a well meaning search for a local turkey went late into the night. When co-founders Jessica Barkheimer and her mother Marlene found themselves on a wild goose chase looking for a farm pick up only to discover their turkey had been shipped up to the city, it sparked an 'a-ha' moment: We need to provide a consistent place to shop for sustainably raised food. Today, they're 500 members strong, and sustainably raised turkeys from a local farm are available but limited.
Another great resource for finding local, sustainably raised meat, dairy and poultry is Local Harvest.