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    Substitution Policy

    We make every effort to guarantee total satisfaction. On the very rare occasion that a product is out of stock, be assured that your gift recipient will receive a similar item of equal or greater value.

    Refunds and Replacements

    100% Satisfaction Guaranteed: We stand by every product we sell and every gift we deliver. If, for any reason, you or your gift recipients are not completely satisfied with a Hickory Farms item, simply call or email for a replacement, exchange, refund or credit- whichever you prefer. We promise to handle your request promptly and courteously. We guarantee it.

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  • Sales Tax

    Sales Tax

    Final sales tax will be calculated based on current tax rates and regulations of the shipping destination at the time your order is processed.

    Due to the complexities of sales tax, at the time you place your order, your sales tax will be estimated based on the most recent tax rates and regulations.  Final sales tax value will be calculated when your order is processed and will be reflected in your Final Value Shipment Confirmation.

    We have a business presence in the following states and therefore are required by law to collect sales tax on items delivered to these states. Calculate your tax based on the state(s) of delivery. The rates listed below are the state rates. Please add local taxes where applicable. If tax rates change or additional taxes apply, we will adjust your total accordingly as we are required by law to collect the tax in effect at the time of your order.

    Sales Tax

    State Tax State Tax State Tax
    AL* 4.000% LA+ 5.000% OH+^ 5.500%
    AZ+ 6.600% ME> 5.000% OK* 4.500%
    AR~^ 6.000% MD> 6.000% PA+^ 6.000%
    CA+ 6.250% MA+ 6.250% RI>^ 7.000%
    CO>^ 2.900% MI+^ 6.000% SC*^ 6.000%
    CT>^ 6.350% MN>^ 6.875% SD*^ 4.500%
    DC+^ 5.750% MS*^ 7.000% TN~^ 7.000%
    FL>^ 6.000% MO~^ 4.225% TX>^ 6.250%
    GA*^ 4.000% NE+^ 5.500% UT~ 4.700%
    HI*^ 4.000% NV+^ 4.600% VT+^ 6.000%
    ID* 6.000% NJ>^ 7.000% VA~ 4.000%
    IL~^ 6.250% NM+^ 5.125% WA+^ 6.500%
    IN>^ 7.000% NY>^ 4.000% WV~^ 6.000%
    IA> 6.000% NC~^ 4.750% WI>^ 5.000%
    KS*^ 6.500% ND>^ 5.000% WY+ 4.000%
    KY>^ 6.000%        

    * Food is taxable in these states, therefore all of our gifts are taxable.

    + Only gifts that include non-food items, such as baskets, cutting boards, tins, etc., are taxable.

    > Gifts that include non-food items or candy are taxable.

    ~ These states have different rates depending upon your gift.  For gifts that include non-food items use the rate in the table located to the right.  For gifts that are food only use the following rates:
    AR: 1.5%  IL: 1%  MO: 1.225%  NC: 2%  TN: 5%  UT: 1.75%  VA: 1.5%  
    GA & SC: Use local tax rate only

    ^ Shipping and handling charges are taxable in these states.

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    These Terms of Use will govern your use of our Hickory Farms, Inc. Website or any features of this site, including, but not limited to, online ordering, placing testimonials or requesting catalogs (collectively, "Hickory Farms Website"). By using the Hickory Farms Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify, add or delete portions of these terms at any time by posting updated Terms of Use and/or an updated Privacy Policy on the Hickory Farms Website. Please check these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy frequently for updates. Any modifications, additions or deletions to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy shall be effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Hickory Farms Website following the posting of updated Terms of Use or an updated Privacy Policy will mean that you agree to those changes.

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    By using the Hickory Farms Website, including by submission of comments, photographs, e-mails or other content or materials, on or through the Hickory Farms Website, you agree to the following rules:

    You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to post, upload, transmit or submit for posting on the Hickory Farms Website or for use in any media, any content, materials or personally-identifying information, participate in any online contests or place an order through the Hickory Farms Online Shop

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    You may only post, upload, transmit or submit materials for which you have the copyright or other necessary rights and permission to distribute electronically. You may not violate, plagiarize, or infringe on the rights of third parties, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, moral or proprietary rights.

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    By posting, uploading, transmitting or submitting any content or material on or through the Hickory Farms Website, you hereby grant Hickory Farms a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, sub-license, modify, transmit, publicly perform or display that content or material, and your name and location (city, state and/or country) if you provide that information to us, in connection with that content material, in all media, whether or not now known, and pursuant to any other license terms that may otherwise be set forth in these Terms of Use.

    Any non-personal communication or material you transmit to the Hickory Farms Website by electronic mail or otherwise, including any photographs, data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post becomes the property of Hickory Farms and may be used for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, Hickory Farms is free to use for any purpose whatsoever (including, but not limited to the developing, manufacturing, advertising and marketing of products) any ideas, artwork, inventions, developments, suggestions or concepts contained in any communication you send to this website. Any such use is without compensation to the party submitting the information. By submitting information, you are also warranting that you own the material/content submitted, that it is not defamatory and that Hickory Farms' use will not violate any third party's rights or otherwise place us in breach of any applicable laws.

    By using the Hickory Farms Website, you agree to abide by these rules. You acknowledge that Hickory Farms has the right to review, screen, delete, edit or move content or material that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Hickory Farms Website or these Terms of Use, or for any other reason, in its sole discretion. You further acknowledge that Hickory Farms has the right to limit or terminate your or any other person's access to or registration in the Hickory Farms Website for any reason, including violation of these Terms of Use.

    You agree to indemnify and hold Hickory Farms and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licencors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of any comments, photographs, material or other content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Hickory Farms Website, your use of the Hickory Farms Website, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another.

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  • Fruitful Desserts for Growing Kids Fruitful Desserts for Growing Kids


    Parents want their children to eat their share of fresh fruits, but kids tend to gravitate towards sugary snacks that are high in calories and low in nutritional value. So, for a happy medium, Hickory Farms is sharing some mouthwatering recipes packed with plenty of sweet and healthfully delicious fruit.


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    Source: Food Network


    Blueberry and Peach Cobbler


    This recipe calls for frozen peaches, but it's even better with fresh peaches from our Peach Duet Gift Box. Add some sliced peaches to a pint of blueberries, roll out your homemade dough for the crust, brush on some egg wash, sprinkle sugar on top, and bake! Your kids will love eating this fruit-filled dessert. For an extra treat, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.


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    Source: Food Network


    Summer Fruit Crostata


    Don't let this recipe's fancy name deter you. Just tell your kids you're making a fruit pizza and they'll be instantly hooked! Made with the same sweet fruits featured in the cobbler recipe, this fruit crostata requires a few plums to make the dish even tastier.


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    Source: Bon Appétit


    Mango and Berry Swirl Smoothies


    For days when it's just too hot to crank up the oven, try making this wonderfully cool and very nutritious sugar-free fruit recipe. Sweetened by a couple tablespoons of honey, you can cut the calorie count even further by using low-fat or fat-free milk.


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    With summer in full bloom, there's no need to use frozen fruits. Our Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box features fresh mangoes you can throw in for a burst of flavor. You can make the day extra special by taking your kids berry-picking for blackberries. It's a refreshing treat they'll want you to make again and again.


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    Hickory Farms gourmet gift selections always hit the spot. Choose from our perennially popular fruit and nuts selection or give a loved one or a friend a Peach Duet Gift Box that can be customized with a ribbon for any special occasion.


    Call 800.753.8558 to place your order for delivery right to your recipient's door, or shop online 24 hours a day.

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  • Fun Spring Basket Ideas for Kids Fun Spring Basket Ideas for Kids






    Filled with candy, toys and special surprises, kids always look forward to receiving their spring baskets. Choosing a theme is a great way to make each basket reflect your child's unique interests. Grab a couple brightly colored baskets, some tinsel or tissue paper, and make this year's spring baskets even more special with some fun ideas.




    Source: JIU via Woman’s Day


    • For the budding artist, fill a basket with items that will inspire your children and bring out their creativity. Great options for an artistic basket include sidewalk chalk, finger paints, crayons, markers, coloring books and sketch pads.
    • If you have a little fashionista, create a basket brimming with things for playing dress up. Add some sunglasses, nail polish, costume jewelry and hair accessories for a truly stylish basket.
    • Sports fans will love a basket with football, baseball and basketball-themed treats. Load each basket with sports cards, ball caps and foam balls. If your little ones also play sports, consider adding small pieces of sports equipment, such as shin guards or batting gloves.
    • Dollar stores and bargain bins are full of toys that can be combined for a fun and affordable basket. Choose miniature books, bouncy balls, modeling clay, silly putty, or any other little toys you can find.
    • For a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your older children, consider filling their spring basket with fun activities rather than toys and treats. Stuff a basket with vouchers for the movie theater or admission tickets for local museums or zoos. Another great alternative is movie night in a basket. Simply fill a basket with a movie or two, a box of microwaveable popcorn and a bag of your teen's favorite candy.






    Once you have your kid's baskets prepared, make sure to get a spring basket treat for yourself. With Hickory Farms gift baskets, such as our Bountiful Tastings or Hickory Tropical Delight, you can treat yourself to an adult twist on the traditional spring basket that includes fresh fruits, yummy cookies, decadent cheeses and other delicious treats that are perfect for a spring feast. Your kids will love it too!

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  • Fun Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day

    Fun Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

    Have you ever tried to ask your mom what she wants for Mother’s Day? Did she respond with something along the lines of “your presence is present enough”? Give your mom what she really wants this Mother’s Day and plan a family outing to spend some quality time together.

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    Photo via 5 Minutes for Mom

    Hickory Farms looked around to find some great ideas for family outings to surprise Mom with this Mother’s Day. Here are some of our favorite ideas.


    For outdoorsy moms…

    Take mom on a hike! Find a nearby trail and plan out a mini outdoor excursion. Don’t forget to throw in some snacks like fruit and nuts.


    For wine lover moms…

    We love Sunset magazine’s idea for impressing mom by organizing an at-home wine tasting. Not sure where to start? Check out our posts on “Tips from Food & Wine Experts on How to Host a Wine Tasting” and “Wine & Cheese Pairing 101.”


    For sunseeker moms…

    Plan a picturesque picnic. Pack lunch and take Mom to a peaceful spot where you can enjoy a nice meal in nature.

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    Photo via Sunset magazine

    For foodie moms…

    Treat her to a special homemade Sunday brunch. If your mom loves to cook, have the recipes and ingredients all ready to go and plan to make brunch together! For inspiration, check out our recent post on delicious brunch menu ideas.


    For adventurous moms…

    Take an exciting day trip. Find a destination that is not too far from home but has something unique you can explore and enjoy, such as a nearby city, beach, or lake.



    How will you be spending Mother’s Day? Share your idea for fun and unique ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in a comment below or on the Hickory Farms Facebook page.



    If you can’t be with mom this Mother’s Day, make sure you send her something special! Hickory Farms has a wonderful selection of gourmet gift baskets and gift boxes with delicious fruits, wines, and other treats that mom’s will love!


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  • Fun Ways to Spend Father's Day

    Fun Ways to Spend Father's Day

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    Photo via Family Education

    With every Father’s Day that passes, we have to get more and more creative to come up with something that will really put a smile on his face. And there’s nothing more thoughtful than planning to spend the day having fun together. As Ask Men magazine put it, “… a great gift, a present and a card cannot substitute for quality time with dad.”


    Take a stroll down memory lane…

    Find unique ways to learn more about your dad’s life before you were around. Find out what his favorite old movie or show is and plan to watch it together.


    Cook up new memories…

    Put on your chef hats or grab your grill tongs and plan to cook up a meal or grill out together.


    Make (or enjoy) music…

    If you play instruments, suggest a jam session. Or, see if you can buy tickets to a live performance of his favorite band or type of music.


    Take him out to the ball game…

    If your dad is a sports fan, he won’t say no to an afternoon at the stadium or arena watching his favorite sports team. If it’s off season or his favorite team is playing an away game, plan to watch the game at home. Or, get out and play! Hit the batting cages or the bowling alley together, or plan to play a round of (mini) golf.


    Help him cross something off of his bucket list…

    Take dad somewhere he has never been to but always wanted to go, like New Orleans or the Grand Canyon. Another thoughtful idea is to plan an activity he’s always wanted to try but hasn’t had the opportunity to yet. Maybe he’s always wanted to learn photography or take a sailing or flying lesson. Doing something where you can learn together will be rewarding for both of you!

    No matter what you plan to do with your dad on Father’s Day, you definitely have to make sure he’s well fed! Hickory Farms gourmet sausage and cheese can help keep Dad happy (and full) all day long. And for a great Father’s day gift, you can give or send him the Precision Tool Bag, which comes with our Signature Beef Summer Sausage, two cheddar blends, and gourmet crackers.


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  • Get Healthy During National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

    Get Healthy During National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

    With so much fresh produce finally in season, it's fitting that June should be National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month. Crisp veggies are not only delicious, but they're also fantastic for your health. They provide you with tons of vitamins and minerals, which may help reduce your risk of disease. You can take part in this health initiative by adding more fruits and veggies to your diet and by following a few of the healthy eating tips below.

    National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

    Source: Better Homes and Gardens

    • If you love exploring new things, one of the simplest ways to encourage yourself to eat more fruits and vegetables is to pick out something out of the ordinary. Peruse farmers' markets, produce aisles and fruit stands for unfamiliar fruits and veggies.You can also enjoy cooking different recipes and experimenting with flavors.

      National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

      Source: Better Homes and Gardens

    • Sneak extra fruits and veggies into your breakfast and lunch. Throw a chopped banana or sliced strawberries into your cereal, or stuff your turkey sandwich with extra veggies, such as spinach, tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers and avocado.

    • Keeping fruits and vegetables easily visible will help encourage you to reach for them when you're hungry. Place a bowl of apples, oranges and pears on the table for a beautiful display that can also double up as a quick and healthy snack.

    • Rethink your meal planning strategy. Rather than choosing your protein and then your side dishes, start by thinking about which veggies you're going to incorporate into your meal and plan the entree from there.

      National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

      Source: Better Homes and Gardens

    • Choose fruit for dessert. Top berries with a spoonful of whipped cream for an easy sweet treat that still provides you with tons of nutrients.

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      With these simple tips, you can celebrate National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month by effortlessly adding more fresh produce into your meal. For a great starting point, order one of our gourmet fruit baskets from Hickory Farms. With a colorful variety of fresh fruits, these baskets are a convenient way to eat better and get healthier. Who knows, you might even start celebrating this delicious month more often!


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  • Go Nuts for These Easy Granola Recipes

    Go Nuts for These Easy Granola Recipes

    When life gets hectic, it's a good idea to have some healthy snacks on hand. Full of crunchy nuts and delicious fruits, granola is a great treat to satisfy your hunger, while giving you the little boost of energy you need. Grab a bag of Hickory Farms mixed nuts and whip up these simple and convenient granola recipes.

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    Source: Merry Mousse

    Whole Lotta Nuts

    If you can't get enough crunchiness, you'll love this recipe. Start by stirring together a few handfuls of oats, a scoop of our mixed nuts, a bit of coconut flake and some pumpkin seeds. You can amp up the flavor even more by adding a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of salt.

    Meanwhile, in a separate sauce pan, melt some honey and a stick of butter. Before removing the butter mixture from the heat, throw in a bit of vanilla. Next, pour butter over the nut-and-oat mixture before stirring and spreading the granola onto a sheet for baking.

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    Source: Brown Eyed Baker

    Maple-Nut Granola

    Adding dried fruits to your granola is a delicious way to increase the fiber and nutrient content. Using a large bowl, add some maple syrup for a nice, earthy sweetness that's perfect for fall. Then, add vanilla extract, brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Next, slowly incorporate vegetable oil, whisking quickly to combine. Finish by stirring in oats, our Hickory Farms mixed nuts and a selection of fruits from our Dried Fruit Collection. Now, just bake until golden brown.

    gourmet fruits and nuts

    Source: Food Network

    Classic Granola

    For a treat that's sure to please, opt for a traditional granola blend of sweet and savory. In a bowl, mix a handful of oats, almonds, some of our cashews, a bit of coconut and brown sugar. In another bowl, combine oil, salt and maple syrup. Finish by folding the liquid mixture into the oats until well-combined, and then bake.

    gourmet fried fruit collection

    With these delicious recipes, you can transform our Hickory Farms gourmet fruits and nuts into a sweet, yet satisfying treat that's filling enough to tide you over until your next meal.


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  • Gourmet Lunch Box Delicious Sandwich Ideas

    Gourmet Lunch Box Delicious Sandwich Ideas

    Composed of gourmet meat, cheese and freshly baked bread, sandwiches are a simple and delicious option for a fast lunch on the go. With the help of our Hickory Farms gift baskets and a few simple tips, you can whip up delectable sandwiches in moments. Try these five recipes and transform a simple lunch into a gourmet experience.


    Source: Levi Brown via Real Simple

    You can bring to mind images of the French countryside with Open Faced Cornichon Butter Sandwiches. Starting with a nice crusty baguette, roughly chop a handful of cornichons, a small, tart European pickle and mix everything into fresh butter. Spread the mixture on half of your baguette and top with thin slices of our Signature Beef Summer Sausage.


    Source: Daily Burn

    If you're looking for a grown up version of grilled cheese, try a Balsamic Strawvocado. Just add mashed avocado and slices of strawberries to two pieces of toasted wheat bread and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar. Top with our Farmhouse Cheddar and Peppercorn Cheese Round and place in a skillet until it's melted and gooey.


    Source: Men’s Health

    Bring home the tropics with a spicy fish sandwich. Coat your fish in cornmeal and Cajun seasoning before pan frying. Then, using a kaiser roll, stack the fish, some shredded cabbage, cilantro and tomato, along with a spread of our Honey and Pineapple Mustard.


    Source: Men’s Health

    Jazz up a deli sandwich with homemade onion relish. Cook down red onion in olive oil and red wine vinegar and toss with fresh herbs. Finish by layering our Turkey Summer Sausage, our Sweet Hot Mustard and relish on thickly-sliced bread.


    Source: Levi Brown via Real Simple

    For a delicious sweet and savory treat that really takes the traditional cheese sandwich to the next level, try a Fig Jam and Smoked Gouda Sandwich. Slice a baguette in half and spread each side with fig jam and slices of our Smoked Gouda cheese. Place the sandwich under the broiler until the cheese melts and the bread is a nice golden color. Finish with a sprinkle of arugula.



    With these simple recipes and the gourmet meats and cheeses from Hickory Farms' Deluxe Smokehouse Collection Gift Box, you can turn an ordinary sandwich into something truly special.


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  • Great Mardi Gras Party Ideas

    Great Mardi Gras Party Ideas

    Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and there’s no better excuse to throw a party!

    Since the early 1700s when the French first settled in New Orleans, Mardi Gras has been celebrated on a grand scale with masquerades, parades, and other exciting carnival festivities. But even if you are not in New Orleans, you can throw your own Mardi Gras ball to take part in the celebration with family and friends!

    If you want to throw a party in the true spirit of Mardi Gras, the first thing to keep in mind is that you can never have enough green, purple, and gold! The other Mardi Gras must-have is an abundance of colorful beads. And with a little creativity, you can use Mardi Gras beads to make all of your own party décor.

    In these three examples, Mardi Gras beads were used to make DIY party coasters, a Mardi Gras wreath, and a festive centerpiece. You can even hang green, purple, and gold beads from light fixtures such as sconces and chandeliers to set the scene for your Mardi Gras bash.



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    Photo via Rust & Sunshine


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    Photo via Sew-InLove

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    Photo via Dollar Store Crafts



    The decorating doesn’t have to stop once the party starts. To keep your guests engaged, organize a Mardi Gras mask decorating contest. Purchase masks for your guests to decorate, and make sure you have plenty of craft supplies including feathers, glitter, ribbon, markers, and other decorating materials. Here’s a helpful printable template that we found for making your own Mardi Gras masks.


    hickory farms party ideas

    Photo via Success Creations


    You can’t have a Mardi Gras celebration without lots of delicious food. Create a menu of Creole and Cajun favorites like gumbo and jambalaya. When the recipe calls for sausage, consider using gourmet meats from Hickory Farms. Here are two recipes for Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo and Jambalaya Supper Stuffing recipes that are sure to be a hit at a Mardi Gras party.

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    Photo via Rachael Ray Magazine


    Don’t forget to complete your menu with the most famous Mardi Gras tradition of all - the King Cake. Make sure to get your guests excited about this tradition! Whoever has the slice of cake with the baby is in charge of buying the next king cake and throwing the next Mardi Gras party!

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    Photo via Taste of Home


    What’s your favorite part about Mardi Gras? Tell us in a comment below!



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  • Health Fix Homemade Cracker Recipes

    Health Fix Homemade Cracker Recipes

    Whether you want a healthy afternoon bite or a nice treat to have around the house for guests, crackers and cheese spread is the perfect snack. By making your own crackers, you can add even more flavor to a healthy snack. Try combining one of these four delicious cracker recipes with our creamy Hickory Farms cheese spreads. It'll be a treat you won't soon forget!


    Source: Laurent’s Latest


    Honey Oat Crackers

    For those of you who love sweet and savory combinations, try dipping honey oat crackers into a spicy spread. Using a food processor, pulse together rolled oats, baking soda, a dash of sugar and salt, a touch of cinnamon and some butter. In a small bowl, combine honey, vanilla and water before streaming everything into the food processor. Roll out the dough and bake.


    Source: Life’s Abundant Adventures


    Sweet Potato Crackers

    If you'd like to sneak in some vitamins and nutrients, try making your crackers with healthy sweet potatoes. Start by boiling your potato and making a puree. Let your puree cool, then mix with dry ingredients, honey and butter. Finish by cutting the dough into fun shapes and baking the crackers.


    Source: Two Tarts


    Whole Wheat Crackers

    If you prefer to take a more traditional route, consider sticking with a classic, like whole wheat sesame crackers. Simply mix flour, salt and sesame seeds before streaming everything in olive oil and a bit of water. Bake until crunchy.

    With these recipes, baking fresh and nutritious homemade crackers couldn’t be easier. Combine these crackers with our Hickory Farms Sharp Cheese Ball or Bacon and Green Onion Spread for a quick and delicious snack!



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  • Healthy Eating for the New Year

    Healthy Eating for the New Year

    If losing weight and getting in shape are on your to-do list for the new year, you’re not alone. Last year, losing weight was the top resolution among Americans, with staying fit and healthy as the fifth most popular resolution.

    Adjusting your overall lifestyle and committing to the goal of becoming a healthier person are critical steps you’ll have to take to achieve your goal. In addition to getting regular exercise and breaking unhealthy habits, you must also develop healthier eating habits to lose weight and be fit.


    Make healthy snacks with Hickory Farms fresh fruit baskets and gourmet nut gift baskets. (Photo via Lunch Box Bunch)


    Counting calories is important, but you should change the type of carbohydrates you consume, opt for adding healthy fats to your diet, and incorporate the right protein sources as a part of healthier eating habits. Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of carbohydrates that also provide you with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients needed to maintain your health, according to the Harvard School of Public Health

    Our Dried Fruit Collection includes delicious healthy fruits such as apricots, peaches, pears and other fruits, as well as crunchy almonds to provide a tasty contrast to the fruit. If you are looking for post-holiday food gift ideas, this collection is an excellent idea.

    Food gift ideas from Hickory Farms.

    The Hickory Farms Fresh Fruit Trio includes Crown Comice Pears, Fuji Apples and Mandarin Oranges; our fresh fruit baskets create a combination that offers variety and flavor.

    Fresh fruit baskets from Hickory Farms.

    Health fats come in two forms: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. These types of fat are helpful in improving blood cholesterol levels and benefit insulin and blood sugar levels, according to the Mayo Clinic. Nuts are a fabulous source of healthy fat and make for healthier snack options than potato chips and sweets. Hickory Farms offers a variety of gourmet nut gift baskets.

    Protein is an essential element of a healthy diet, as it helps repair and build muscles that are being exercised. Other benefits of adding protein to your diet include helping you feel fuller longer and preventing issues like heart disease and diabetes. Nuts are a great source of protein, and, according to LiveStrong, cashews contain 4 grams of protein per ounce, while pecans contain 2 grams per ounce and walnuts contain 7 grams per ounce.

    We have several gourmet nuts, too. One of our best sellers is the Colossal Cashews Tin. Fresh, large cashews with a hint of salt make for a great snack to munch on throughout the day or a healthy party snack.

    Gourmet nut gift baskets from Hickory Farms.

    Our Finest Mixed Nuts Gift includes almonds, cashews and pecans, roasted and sprinkled with sea salt to snacking perfection.

    Gourmet nuts from Hickory Farms.

    Have you resolved to eat better and become healthier in 2013? If so, how do you plan to accomplish that goal? Share your healthy eating plans for 2013 with us by leaving a comment below.


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  • Help Us Fight Childhood Hunger with Share Our Strength

    Help Us Fight Childhood Hunger with Share Our Strength

    Purchase select gift baskets to join the cause.

    Did you know that one out of every five children in America struggles with hunger? That’s 16 million hungry kids right here in our own nation; kids who can’t concentrate in school, who can’t make the most of their potential because they can’t pay attention. It’s a staggering number, but you can help make a difference.

    Hickory Farms gifts to benefit No Kid Hungry

    Hickory Farms is proud to support Share Our Strength and their No Kid Hungry Campaign. As the leading non-profit organization fighting to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength works to end childhood hunger through access, education and awareness.

    No Kid Hungry helps kids get the nutrition they need by connecting them with programs that provide school breakfasts and summer meals. It provides education and empowerment to low-income families, helping them find ways to cook more nutritiously and make the most of their food budget. The program also aims to raise awareness of the silent hunger epidemic, spreading the word and giving people like you a chance to be part of the change.

    Our company has partnered with Share Our Strength  since 2008, and in that time, we have worked with our customers to raise almost $2,000,000. The money not only funds summer meal programs, food education and emergency assistance, but also helps create long-term hunger solutions for needy families.

    Hickory Farms holiday gift baskets

    Party Planner Gift Box from Hickory Farms

    By purchasing select holiday gift baskets from Hickory Farms, you can incorporate the true spirit of generosity into your holiday gift choices. Share your favorite gourmet gift baskets with family and friends, all while helping out this worthy cause towards ending childhood hunger in America.

    Working together, we can end childhood hunger in America. You can easily join the movement by taking the No Kid Hungry pledge here to help end childhood hunger, and choose gifts that give back this holiday season.



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