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Produce for presents

Illustration by Maria Ratinova

In California, we’re lucky to have year-round growing, but the winter produce is less abundant. Instead, stock up on prepared foods from your favorite growers. Look for jams and jellies, like those from Good Humus in Yolo County, and honeys from Henry’s Bullfrog Bees. Sample flavored almonds and green pistachio butter, and look for beautiful handmade pasta by Dave Brochier, a.k.a. “Pasta Dave.” Local cheeses make perfect host presents: You can find goat, cow and sheep’s milk products to pair with dried fruit and nuts.