Nelson store rings in holiday spirit

Whether you're a maple syrup lover or a chocolate or coffee connoisseur, Nelson Farms Country Store has the holiday fix or gift idea for that person who has everything.

Again this year, the store, which is the retail arm of Nelson Farms, Morrisville State College's small-scale food processing plant, is tailoring gift baskets filled with savory delights to tempt any palate.

The festive emporium is brimming with holiday confections, goodies and an array of products produced by local entrepreneurs for sale to the public, including a cheerful bounty of gift basket creations already wrapped and ready to go.

Take home a "For a Fun Breakfast" basket, overflowing with New Hope Mills Apple Cinnamon Pancake Mix, New Hope Mills Blueberry Pancake Mix, Merle Maple Pure Maple Syrup, Merle Maple Pure Granulated Maple Sugar, Nelson Farms Apple Fritter Mix, Nelson Farms Grape Jelly, Honey Bear and Red Fox Farm Jam.

For those with a late-night craving, check out "Havin' the Munchies," a basket of Heavenly Treats Mixed Nut Brittle, New York Almond Co. Almonds, New York Almond Co. Cashews, Cooperstown Cookies, 2 Dipstix, 3 Flavored Honey Stix, Nelson Farms Cherry Bliss and Heavenly Treats Fudge.

Don't forget the "For the Barby" basket for your favorite grill master and don't rule out "Hot Stuff" for family and friends who like to add a little kick to their meals.

Patrons can also select a colorful basket and fill it themselves with Pride of New York local products ranging from jams and jellies and salsas to syrups, barbecue sauces, marinara and gourmet pasta sauces, mustards, dressings, pancake mixes, chocolate sauces, nuts, candy and more.

Also in stock are mild, medium or hot Slather Sauce, Maple Madness Syrup and Pineapple Salsa, products produced and marketed by students in the college's agricultural business development program, and savory Black Orchyd sauces, also made by students.

For more information on holiday baskets at the Nelson Farms Country Store, call 655-3301 or visit nelsonfarms.org.

Order by phone at 655-3301, by fax at 655-8847, or order by e-mail at nelsoncs@morrisville.edu. To make shopping more convenient, orders can also be taken online at nelsonfarms.org. Items can be shipped anywhere in the Continental U.S.

Nelson Farms Country Store holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Nelson Farms Country Store is located between Cazenovia and Morrisville in the village of Nelson on Route 20 and the corner of Nelson Road.

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