Love local with Georgia Grown

Love local with Georgia Grown

Love is in the air-- Georgia Grown love that is. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and before you run to the store to grab a box of conventional chocolates and a forgettable card, consider a Georgia Grown gift. Love Local this year; we promise you will not regret it. Shopping local means, you’ll be supporting small businesses around the state while giving your one-of-a-kind valentine a gift that will be cherished.

Love local with a few of our favorite Georgia Grown Valentine’s Day gifts: 

Big Boy Cookies

Big Boy Cookies Box of Chocolates; $25; bigboycookies.com

Take giving a box of chocolates to a whole new level with this irresistible box of assorted chocolate Big Boy Cookies. From gratifying Red Velvet to savory Maple Bacon Bourbon, don’t be surprised if your valentine falls for you all over again. Please place your order before it’s too late, here.



Georgia Crafted 2019 Valentine's Sweet Tart Gift Box; $32.99; georgiacrafted.com

Add some variety this Valentine’s. Georgia Crafted gift boxes highlight some Georgia Grown favorites and are tailored to satisfy the sweet tooth or enhance the at-home spa day you’ve planned. Learn about the Sweet Tart Gift Box and more, here.

Love & Happiness Hearts

Love & Happiness Hearts; $18; xocolatlchocolate.com

Give chocolates that’ll leave a delightfully sweet impression. Love and Happiness Hearts from XOCOLATL contain heavenly dark chocolate with blood orange olive oil and raspberries. These charming chocolates are only one of the many tasty options you can choose from, see more here.

Hot & Spicy Gift Basket

Hot & Spicy Gift Basket; $58.95; salttable.com

Add some extra spice this Valentine’s Day with a Salt Table’s Hot and Spicy Gift Basket. The collection of hot and spicy ingredients includes a few of Georgia Grown favorites, including Bootlikker Hot Sauce. Already have enough spice? There are more options to consider, here.

Peach Dish Valentine’s Day Date Night bundle meal kit;

Peach Dish Valentine's Day Date Night bundle meal kit; $106 and up: peachdish.com

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like time spent together creating something magical. Choose a savory meal kit from Peach Dish and stay in for the night. Meal kits include appetizers, two entrée options and a desirable dessert—all Georgia inspired of course. Creating a meal you and your valentine can be proud of takes love to a new level so grab your kit before it’s too late, here

Farmview Market Valentine’s Day Dinner;

Farmview Market Valentine’s Day Dinner; $45 per person; farmviewmarket.com

Share how much your valentine means to you over a 3-course meal, grown and crafted by local farmer and producers. Enjoy live music and sweet southern vibes at this one of a kind Georgia Grown market. Seats are limited, so hurry and register today.

Loving local during Valentine’s can also mean supporting a great cause you’re passionate about.

Pecans on Peachtree

Pecans on Peachtree, Shepherd Seven; $45; pecansonpeachtree.org

Valentine’s Day can also be a day of sharing acts of kindness. One hundred percent of the proceeds from your purchase of Georgia-grown pecans from this program, directly benefit the patients and families of the Shepherd Center. Shepherd’s is the nation’s largest non-profit hospital specializing in research, medical care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury, brain injury and Multiple Sclerosis. Do your part today, here.

Purposeful Pecans

Purposeful Pecans; Sweet & Hot or Cinnamon Start Anise Pecans; $28;  mealsonwheelsatlanta.org

We’ve heard that Cupid’s also shooting arrows of purpose this Valentine’s Day. Meals On Wheels Atlanta has featured two flavor-packed Georgia-grown pecan options of which proceeds help provide meals to our most seasoned loved ones. You’ll be happy you found a purpose with Purposeful Pecans, support the cause here.

And there’s more; search Georgia Grown members on our retailers and restaurants list to find the best bakeries, craft foods, florist and more here. Good luck and remember to Love Local!