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Eco-friendly gifts: Holiday guide to sustainable shopping, from scarves to homemade pasta

Eco-friendly gifts: Houston holiday guide to sustainable shopping

Houston, sustainable holiday gift guide, Tavola pasta
Load up on vegan-friendly, artisan pasta made using all locally sourced ingredients from Tavola. Courtesy photo
Houston, sustainable holiday gift guide, The Community Cloth, scarves
Made locally by refugee women, hand-knitted, hand-woven and handcrafted scarves from The Community Cloth will keep your loved ones warm this winter.   Courtesy photo
Houston, sustainable holiday gift guide, Lavande, field
Lavande transforms lavender into multiple products from body lotion to bath salts. Lavande Facebook
Houston, sustainable holiday gift guide, Animal Farm CSA
For just $25 per week, receive a box of same-day-harvested fruits and vegetables from CSA Animal Farm. Courtesy photo
Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers' Market Texas Hill Country Olive Oil booth
Texas Hill Country Olive Oil is sold at the Urban Harvest Farmers Markets. ihopeicomebackalive.com
Houston, sustainable holiday gift guide, Tavola pasta
Houston, sustainable holiday gift guide, The Community Cloth, scarves
Houston, sustainable holiday gift guide, Lavande, field
Houston, sustainable holiday gift guide, Animal Farm CSA
Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers' Market Texas Hill Country Olive Oil booth

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.

Olive Oil — The Texas Hill Country Olive Company

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.

Mustard — The Grateful Bread

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. 

Lavender products — Lavande

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.

Beeswax candles — Bee Wilde

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. 

Scarves — The Community Cloth

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. 

Fruit trees, — Edible Earth Resources

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.

Subscription, — CSA Animal Farm

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.