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Thoughtful Gifts Benefit the Community and Beyond

With the holiday countdown ticking away, consider saving time while giving back this season by creating a unique gift basket of items gathered from local businesses.

Whether you shop in-store or online, expand your holiday gift search with Indiana Grown, which offers a new generation of Hoosier farmers, foodies and businesses promoting healthy eating and lifestyle.

Shopping local is easy when you visit Indiana Grown’s website which features dozens of great local resources listed by county and category. Whether you are seeking natural health and beauty products, items for the home or unique wines, herbs or food, peruse the listings and support local businesses.

Indiana GrownWhile at the recent Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest at the State Fairgrounds, Natural Awakenings Indy’s booth space was flanked by two members of Indiana Grown: Urban Ladle Artisan Soups and Native Bread. Through visiting with them and learning about their business models and sampling their products, it was easy to discover just how delicious and unique their hometown offerings are.

Urban Ladle Artisan Soups owner Lisa Sprunger’s philosophy is that “every day is a good soup day.” Using only fresh and (when possible) locally sourced ingredients, great soups for every palate are offered. The soups are frozen to preserve ultimate freshness, and available at various retail locations as well as online.

Native Bread was the answer to owner/baker Hayley McGinley’s personal quest to create gluten-free, allergy-friendly artisan breads that were nutrient dense and of premium quality. Selections include four types of Native Breadglutenfree whole grain loaves, all free of wheat, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, nuts, gums, preservatives and refined sugars. McGinley’s breads are available at several local retail locations, restaurants, farmers’ markets and online.

If your mindset is on a more spiritual, global and/or fair trade scale, check out local favorites for holistic, artisan and unique holiday items.

Promoting love, healing and peace, Greenwood’s Inner Path offers a variety of products and services, including jewelry, inspirational items, healing services and psychic Spiritual Pathsreadings for all spiritual paths. Visit the store to view a large selection of specialty items and talk with the knowledgeable staff to help make your selections. Online resources include informational articles and inspiration along with upcoming events and classes.

With multiple Indianapolis-area locations, Global Gifts features a wide variety of artisan- and hand-made, as well as fair trade, gifts. From apparel, accessories and home décor to jewelry and art, shop both in-store and online. If you are unsure where to begin, check out Global Gift’s online gift guide for items under $20, specialty items for individuals and businesses, along with gifts that give back, including Andes Gifts, Conscious Step and Ten Thousand Villages.

Local Ressources

For more information on Indiana Grown, visit IndianaGrown.org.

For more information or to shop the Urban Ladle online, visit UrbanLadle.com.

For more information including Indianapolis- area locations and grocery stores that carry Native Bread, visit NativeBread.com.

Inner Path is located at 7673 Shelby St., Indianapolis. For more information, visit MyInnerPath.com or call 317-883-1100.

Global Gifts has two Indianapolis locations: 446 Massachusetts Ave. and 1300 E. 86th St., Ste. 17. For more information, visit GlobalGiftsFT.com.

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