This holiday, shop for the earth-conscious person in your life using our guide to eco-friendly gifts, sustainably produced and/or made with organic materials. From artisanal mustard to edible landscaping, read below for eight standout holiday gift options, available on-line or at Houston's Urban Harvest Farmers Markets, located at Eastside Farmers Market, 3000 Richmond, Saturdays from 8 am - noon.
Not all olive oils are created equally. The Texas Hill Country Olive Company, organic olive orchard in Dripping Springs, Texas, uses sustainable production methods to produce top-notch extra virgin olive oils in flavors from jalapeno-infused to a floral-slash-fruity signature blend.
Reduce the environmental footprint with high quality artisanal goods from the local small batch producer including an assortment of meats and must-try mustards available in two flavors: chardonnay and tart cherry.
Lavande transforms consumable and sustainable crop, lavender, into multiple products. Handmade products range from body lotion and bath salts to soy candles and organic tea.
Handmade pasta — Tavola
Load up on vegan-friendly, artisan pasta made using all locally sourced ingredients including mostly-organic grains, spring water and local vegetables for color and nutrition.
Bee Wilde’s nontoxic and non-allergenic candles, 100 percent natural and a renewable resource, make the perfect small gift. The family-owned company out of Montgomery, Texas, boasts more than 2,000 colonies of honeybees, selling only what it can produce.
Made locally by refugee women, these hand-knitted, hand-woven and handcrafted scarves will keep your loved ones warm this winter. Better yet, your dollars go to non-profit organization, The Community Cloth, which empowers refugee women with skills so that they can sustain their families.
The gift that keeps on giving, grow your own food in a sustainable manner, while also increasing the beauty of your space, with fruit trees from Edible Earth Resources.
For just $25 per week, receive a box of same-day-harvested fruits and vegetables from Houston's certified organic farm, which uses solar power and organic, sustainable farming practices. Drop off/ pick up points are located throughout Houston on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. As well, office delivery is available for orders of 10 boxes or more.