The Delta County Tourism Cabinet today announced the top products “Our Side of the Divide” has to offer holiday shoppers looking for a unique gift idea this shopping season. From handmade chocolates to hands-on artisan experiences, Delta County has something for even the hard-to-buy-for person on the list. To learn more about planning a trip to Delta County visit www.deltacountycolorado.com.
- Drost’s Chocolates (www.drostchocolates.com)
From handmade fudge to truffles, toffee, fudge, caramels, and plenty of other options on the sweet spectrum, Drost’s Chocolates in Eckert has the perfect holiday gift for the sweet-tooth on your list. Drost’s online order form makes it easy to purchase.
- Orchard Valley Farms (www.orchardvalleyfarms.com)
Orchard Valley Farms is all about eating and drinking in a local and sustainable way. The Orchard Valley Farms & Market and Black Ridge Winery are located near Paonia, but thanks to the online market – shopping can be done right from home! Infused olive oils, flavored balsamic vinegars and Colorado-made jams, honeys and syrup are some of the favorites. Black Ridge Winery wines may also be purchased (shipping restrictions may apply, based on individual state regulations).
- The Apple Shed (www.theappleshed.net)
The Polished Apple is a gourmet food and home accessories shop in Cedaredge that carries a wide selection of gourmet food items, including salsa, jellies, sauces and more. There are also a number of accessories for kitchen and home, cookbooks, and lots of other items. Jewelry and fine art from local artists is also available, as well as Williams Cellars wines and cider. Shipping on some items is available. Call the Apple Shed for details at 970-856-7007
Make It/Take It
- The Living Farm (thelivingfarm.org)
The Living Farm in Paonia offers private felting classes for the budding craftsperson. Classes will be held by appointment from January to March 15. Gift certificates may be purchased by calling 970-270-3338. There are a number of other workshops, as well as products hand-made with locally raised sheep, including socks, felted mittens, felted slippers and felted Fedoras.
- Creamery Arts Center (creameryartscenter.org)
The Creamery Arts Center offers classes and workshops for the person who loves a hands-on experience. Silk scarf dying is one option, and another is pottery making. Call 970-872-4848 for gift certificates.
Whether you want to come to Delta County for a holiday shopping spree, or are keen to give a holiday getaway to a special family member or friend, consider Alexander Lake Lodge. Breakfast at the lodge is included with your cabin rental. Snowmobile rentals are available to enable visitors to explore the Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain. As an added bonus, Santa will be in the lodge on Christmas Day to pay a visit to the littlest guests. Reserve your cabin at the historic Alexander Lake Lodge.