Category Archives: Gifts

Candied Botanicals and Syrup

February is a time for romance, and what better way to set the mood than with these elegant candied flower petals and berries?  And to make it even sweeter, all of the ingredients are available at the Valley Co-op!  I … Continue reading

VC Gift Baskets – Pick a Theme to Get Organized!

After you pick a theme, add a fragrant beeswax ornament in holiday designs or tapers from Millhouse Candles, a potholder from Slice of Heaven Sewing, an air freshener from Cedar Ridge Soaps, or for the pet lover, pet treats from … Continue reading

Valley Co-op Gifts of Thanks and Contribution!

Collectively or individually, many items at the Valley Co-op make great host/ess gifts or contributions to a gathering! Whether ordering or purchasing at the store, you will have at your fingertips products to tempt taste, smell, touch, sight and hearing … Continue reading

Old Fashioned Potato Candy

Ingredients 1 small potato 2 pounds confectioner’s sugar peanut butter Instructions Peel and slice potato. In small sauce pot, cover potato slices with water and cook over medium heat until soft. Drain potato and place in mixing bowl. Beat until … Continue reading

Co-op Gift Basket Idea

The co-op is perfect for giving local gifts! Try assembling an assortment of local cheese and crackers for a nice gift for a family member. Cedar Ridge Soaps offers many soaps, lotions, and health and beauty items that would make … Continue reading

Home-made Play-doh

Play Dough is the Gift That Keeps on Giving For younger children or special needs friends, homemade play dough is a sensory gift that can be used long after the holidays are over. There are many play dough recipes available … Continue reading

Edible Gifts

For the baker in your circle, a cookie, cake, or bread mix takes some of the work out of holiday entertaining. The layered mixes and add-ins such as nuts, chocolate candies, and peppermint look pretty through the clear glass container. … Continue reading

Rainbow Soup

(makes 1 gift) Ingredients: 1 cup beef boulion ¼ cup dried minced onion ½ cup dried split peas ½ cup uncooked twist macaroni ¼ cup barley ½ cup lentils 1/3 cup long grain rice 1 cup uncooked tri-colored pasta Wide … Continue reading

Hot Chocolate Mix with Chocolate Chunks

(makes 1, 4 serving gift) Ingredients: 2 cups unsweetened cocoa or cacao ¾ cup sugar 8 oz semisweet chocolate morsels Directions: Combine all ingredients and transfer to airtight container (at least 25oz volume). Include following instructions: “In a small saucepan, … Continue reading

Chocolate Nut Bark

(makes 2x11oz gifts) Ingredients: 12oz semisweet chocolate 2 ½ cups roasted nuts, chopped or whole (your choice) Directions: Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of boiling water. Stir occasionally. Spread melted … Continue reading

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