Here’s a news flash for everyone out there – this year marks the 100 anniversary of Mother’s Day! For those of you wondering how this grand holiday was officially established in the US, you can thank Anna Jarvis, an unmarried woman who was childless, from Grafton, West Virginia. Following the death of her own mother, Anna wanted to find a way to honor all mothers who make sacrifices for their children. She campaigned hard, and in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May officially “Mother’s Day. Initially, the celebration involved wearing a simple white carnation and visiting one’s mother or attending church, this holiday is celebrated today with a vengeance by the American public with gifts of love.
After all, no matter what, your mom is your mom. Hopefully she is there to support you through thick and thin, but even if she isn’t, she is the person responsible for you being on this planet. How you plan to spend your Mother’s Day is unique to you, but if you don’t live close by, Local Pickins has discovered 10 marvelous gifts for sending to your favorite, food-loving mom, no matter what part of the US she lives in.
Does your mom envy every cheesemonger she meets? Perhaps celebrate this season for Mothers with a selection of Oma – a semi-soft washed rind cheese and Harbison- a bloomy rind cheese wrapped in spruce cambium. Throw in some crackers and she has the perfect accompaniment to her glass of chardonnay.
What’s best for mom if she’s a chocolate lover? TCHO brands themselve as “the new American chocolate” with both milk and dark bars, wrapped in Spring-like design packaging. These chocolate bars will keep a smile on her face.
Sentimental, fun-loving, is your mom a tad cheesy too? Saxelby’s packages a button of Kunik – a triple crème goat/cow blend with a little added sweetness by including a jar of Catskill Provision Honey.
Mom watching her diet or loves baking a delicious pie? Let her savor summer-sweet stone fruit to enjoy, by sending a Summer Sampler in a 3 or 6 lb. box.
Does your mom scream for ice cream on any given day? If so, send along this delightful gift of 2 exclusive ice cream flavors, hot fudge sauce, along with the recipe card for making an old-time favorite – cream puffs.
Does mom define herself as a chocoholic constantly? Perhaps consider sending your chocolate-loving mom a unique, artisan selection. Choose from the unique Calamasi chocolate dipped macarons, to various scrumptiously, delicious chocolates.
Has mom’s cooking capability’s rubbed off on you? Spend some baking time side-by-side, learning how to make two deliciously light Spring Galettes, one savory and one sweet.
She has a sweet tooth, yet you don’t know what to do? Indulge her with a little bit of everything delicious, from jellies and caramels, to toffee and nougat.
Is your mom a travel-lovin’ foodie? Invite her on a food tour and sample a variety of great cuisine while discovering a new neighborhood while on holiday.
Mom sports a hat for every special occasion? The signature Hat Box collection will melt in her mouth with Bee rounds, caramels, and chocolate bonbons. An absolute delight for any mom with a hat collection.
Local Pickins wishes all a Happy Mother’s Day!