There are few things better in our opinion than a fresh picked tomato from the garden, or veggies you’ve grown yourself. But in the quiet of winter, we need something else tasty. Our Holiday Market features amazing jams, delicious chocolate, cookies, our friends the bee’s gift of honey, all locally made, and small-scale crafted treats!
This week is your last opportunity
This week is your last opportunity to pick up unique, thoughtful, useful, delicious and beautiful handmade gifts from local artists and artisans. Some have re-stocked with new additions you may not have seen yet!
Gifts for Foodies and Other Eaters
The Front Range is a hotbed of innovation and passion for quality food with real flavor and real nutritional value. Whether it’s the micro-brews, coffee, chocolate, heirloom vegetables, pasture-raised meats, or ancient grains, or the gluten-free, paleo, keto, or vegan diet, Front Range Coloradans have shown great support and enthusiasm for slow, locally-grown, organic, fair-trade and creative, locally hand-crafted foods.
You can pick up a mouth-full or a basket-full of some of our favorite locally crafted specialty foods this month at our Holiday Gift Market. All of them will easily keep through the holidays and beyond. [Read More]
Anellabees Honey Candy and Caramels – NEW!
Eve found Ft. Collins based Anellabees honey candies last fall and fell in love with the innovative and delicious candies and the people behind them. Anellabees was inspired by a curious little beekeeper, Anella (who has helped with the family’s beehives since the age of two!), and her mother’s passion to create a honey-based candy with quality ingredients. Their candies originated in Fort Collins as a mother-daughter passion project in 2017, when Danielle and Anella, began testing hard candy recipes in their kitchen using an old confectionery press from the 1880s. The goal was to create a honey-based candy that everyone in the family would love, free of the unnecessary, unhealthy ingredients, like high-fructose corn syrup, soy, gluten, preservatives, and artificial flavors, found in most confections. Their honey is sourced from beekeepers in the U.S. and all additional ingredients – spices, butter, and dairy, are organic and rbGH-free.
Anellabees gives back by donating a portion of their sales to organizations like PPAN, CO Farm & Food Alliance, and World Bee Project who are doing the essential work of protecting our planet, people, and pollinators.
Bee Squared – NEW!
A long-time supporter of bees and organic beekeeping, and of Harlequin’s Gardens, Beth Conrey has served for decades with local beekeeping organizations and is currently President of the CO State Beekeepers Association. Starting small, her beekeeping passion grew exponentially and she now tends hives in many locations in Boulder, Larimer and Adams counties and produces some of the finest raw, unfiltered, chemical-free honey on the Front Range.
We are delighted to be offering many of Bee Squared’s unique and delicious award-winning infused honeys, including Whiskey Barrel Aged honey, Rose-infused honey, Fennel Pollen-infused honey, Vanilla & Saffron-infused honey, and their superb Alfalfa & Wildflower honey and Clover honey. These products are available in several sizes and combination sets.
A Denver-based, micro-batch, bean-to-bar, award-winning artisan chocolate, Cultura is produced in Denver and woman-owned. They use only beans from ethically sourced and organic cacao farms in Latin America, which they hand sort, crack, roast, winnow, grind, conche, temper and mold to bring out the richest aromas and flavors and the smoothest textures. We believe this is the very best chocolate produced in Colorado.
We are offering their superlative chocolate bars in multiple innovative flavors (some new!) and sizes, as well as their delicious Mexican style Sipping Chocolate and Café de Olla (a delicious traditional spiced Mexican coffee/chocolate brew).
Eve’s Pecan Shortbread Cookies – Harlequin’s Exclusive!
Back (every year!) by popular demand: Scrumptious, rich, melt-in-your-mouth grain-free shortbread cookies, based on almond flour, pecans, and butter, subtly sweetened with a little maple syrup. Gluten-free, grain-free, mostly organic, no refined sugars. You don’t have to be gluten-sensitive to love these rich and satisfying cookies! These cookies will keep for a long time in your freezer or fridge (as long as nobody finds them!)
Haystack Gardens Fruit Preserves – Harlequin’s Exclusive!
Many of you already know that our long-time staffer, Engrid Winslow, makes jams and jellies that make you close your eyes and sigh with pleasure. She uses fresh fruit, (local and organic whenever possible) and very little sugar, so the fruit flavors shine. She makes the classics as well as many delicious originals, like Pear with Vanilla Bean, and Blueberry Lemonade, to name just a couple.
You’ll find delicious uses for Engrid’s preserves, in breakfasts, hors d’oeuvres, salad dressings, glazes, and desserts. This year’s flavors include Apricot, Apricot Rosemary, Berry Blend, Black Raspberry, Ginger Peach Marmalade, Tomato, Marionberry, Raspberry Peach, Santa Rosa Plum, Sour Cherry, Strawberry Rhubarb! Ginger Peach Marmalade, Blueberry, Pear & Vanilla Bean, and Marionberry. (The last three will arrive in the second week of October.)
This year, because of the timing of our Holiday Market, we are unable to bring you Robin’s wonderful, locally-crafted chocolate truffles (they might not stay fresh all the way to Christmas). BUT DON’T DESPAIR! We are offering Robin’s dark chocolate-drizzled Crystallized Ginger, so scrumptious, and with a longer shelf-life!
Seed Ranch Hot Sauces
ON SALE 30% off, Seed Ranch Flavors is a small-batch, ‘farm-to-bottle’ maker of ‘hot’ sauces (one is very mild) in Boulder, the passion of David Delcourt.
David uses only non-gmo, gluten-free, organic, natural plant-based ingredients, and his unique, savory sauces are paleo and vegan-friendly. The delicious originality and complexity of the blended flavors, and their versatility wowed us – not just for tortilla chips, but in dips, for marinating, glazing or barbecue too!
We have some of their amazing new Truffle Hound sauce in its own gift-box, as well as four flavors packaged together in an attractive box. These make great hostess gifts, stocking-stuffers, or components of an all-local specialty food basket!