Happy Wednesday! For those of you who have an affinity for Southern things, love farmers markets and subscription boxes, this post is just for you! Have you heard of Georgia Crafted?
Up until a couple months ago I hadn’t heard of them until I was on Instagram one day and fate had it that I would find them. Each box is a little slice of Southern Heaven. The box I received was all about Southern Harvest and I was surprised to find some lovely products I never would have thought to try (but have quickly become a fan)! The great thing is that they send you 4-5 full sized items to try every month. The items they send you can range from food, music, candles, drinks, art, bath products and more. The Georgia Crafted box is essentially a mini farmer’s market that is sent to your door every day (minus the fresh produce) but it’s great because I can’t always drive an hour to Atlanta’s best farmer’s market just to pick up some local goods so I’m so happy that it has been UPS’ed to my front door. The best thing: total retail value for this was well over the $29.95 subscription price (especially when you factor in shipping) so you are getting well more than your money’s worth with this box.
I love that they also include a detailed description on the inside lid of the box. It was really interesting to read about all the goodies I was about to
Opalescence Hand & Body Lotion: Delicious smelling goats-milk moisturizer. I loved how smooth it went on and kept my skin hydrated sans grease for quite a few hours! I put it on my legs in the morning post shower and didn’t have to lotion up the rest of the day. I love that it’s made with goat’s milk! The health benefits of goats milk helps lock in moisture and keeps your skin from drying out.
Burt’s Farm Body Wash: At first, I was skeptical. Pumpkin “flavored” body wash? When opening the lid there was little aroma. The next morning I swapped my normal body wash (which has questionable ingredients) and subbed for the pumpkin body wash and it was Morning Changing! The smell is incredible. Like sweet pumpkin flesh mixed with elderberry, or something sweet like that. It had a lovely lather to it and I’m going to be really sad when it’s gone! It only has a few ingredients in it, and every one is something I can pronounce. I loved how smooth it made my skin. This product I will definitely be re-buying in the future!
Wisham Cranberry Pepper Jelly: Okay, so this was another product I was really skeptical. Spicy jelly is not on my normal to-buy list. I mean, I wouldn’t recommend making a PB&J with this, but I would recommend making a PC&J, Pimento Cheese that is. HOLY AWESOME. This jelly is perfect for pimento cheese! I even started smathering it on bread with butter because-it’s-just-that-good. Can you imagine deepfried pimento cheese fritters with this lovely sauce drizzled over? Me either, that’s why I’m making it this weekend for you. You’re welcome.
Georgia Olive Farms EVOO: To be honest, I didn’t even know olives grew in Georgia. I mean it’s not like Georgia is known for it’s Mediterranean- like weather. We get pretty harsh ice storms every year (and freak out) so I’m really surprised these can even grow here! But let me tell you, it is amazing. So I’m a big lover of French wine. Why is that relevant? French wine has a minerality to it that makes the flavors unique to certain regions. Seeing that Georgia dirt is mostly mineral filled clay, this Olive Oil adapts a lot of the same mineral-esque flavors that French wine has. It leaves a zingy taste on your tongue, and I kept diving in for more. To say that there is any left in the bottle would be a lie because Andrew and I polished off the entire bottle with a half baguette in one sitting. Not sorry.
Atwell Glazed Pecans: I love sugared nuts, but not that much. I’m more of a meat and potatoes type of girl. These were good, just not my cup of tea! Andrew however enjoyed them a little too much (insert grumpy face from full belly here).
The Verdict: For the price, this is one of the BEST subscription boxes I’ve encountered. I love this box as a gift for Christmas, out of town guests, friends who moved out of state and are missing home and even wedding guests! I think it is extremely unique and I love the local artisans. It really helps connect everyone to small businesses and small family owned farms. I’m a big supporter of #buyinglocal so I can see myself ordering from them in the future. You can tell the people behind Georgia Crafted really put a lot of thought and care into what they are sending out!
Also, a big Congratulations to Michele Pineda for winning the Solenn Rachael Contest!