Along the Connecticut River nestled between the mountain ranges of Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley is home to vibrant towns, abundant agriculture, and natural splendor. It is also home to wonderful small-batch products. This gift is perfect for everyone who loves the sweet things in life and small batch handcrafted gourmet delights.
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Stan Zawalik started boiling maple syrup on his parents’ wood stove at ten years old. Encouraged by his father to sell it at local farmers’ markets, Stan steadily grew his business over the next 40 years in Florence, MA. Today he taps 2,600 trees and boils down the sap to make maple syrup, cream and candies, as well as maple lollipops - an enduring kid favorite at local farmers’ markets.
Carr's Ciderhouse presses their own organic apples on one of the oldest working presses in New England, along the slopes of Mt. Warner in Hadley. We love it for salad dressings, but it's also delicious in marinades, glazes and pies. Try it with ice cream and soda water, and even in cocktails! Made with Carr's own unique blend of Yarlington Mill, Golden Russet, Kingston Black, Goldrush, and Dabinett apples.
A local favorite, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company located in Orange created a special Pioneer Valley Blend with light-roasted Timor beans mingled with Italian espresso roast to create a hearty yet balanced cup of coffee. Fair trade and organic... plus the only coffee company to win the Oslo Business for Peace Award in recognition of the progressive change that Dean's Beans has fostered throughout the coffeelands of Asia, Africa and the Americas.
To protect a family heritage and avert selling their groves in Calabria, Italy to large companies that often dilute pure olive oil with lesser oils, the three cousins of TRE Olive in East Longmeadow joined together to make single estate, extra virgin, cold press olive oils. Absolutely wonderful... taste the difference!
Tobacco Barn Candle
Inspired by the beautiful, weather-worn tobacco barns that dot our landscape, this candle harks back to a time when tobacco leaf was one of the valley’s most abundant crops. Soy blend candle with a wood wick is handpoured by women refugees who have resettled in the Springfield area.
An enticing blend of tobacco leaves and aged cedar with a touch of spice makes this a candle everyone enjoys. Made with essential oils and the purity of no dyes or enhancers.
Wax: soy blend candle with wood wick, no dyes or enhancers
Fragrance: essential oil based
Burn time: about 40 hours
Vessel: glass, easily recycled when candle is finished
Dimensions: 2.75"W x 3.5"H
Gift Box: arrives nicely packaged with story card about the woman who made the candle
Handmade - Each candle is individually poured-to-order in our Easthampton, MA studio by women artisans who are former refugees building a brighter future for themselves and their families in the U.S.
Sustainable - We are always thinking about how our designs can be reused and repurposed. Prosperity Candle has been recognized 2 years in a row for its commitment to social and environmental sustainability by B-Lab's Best for the World list.
Fair Trade - We are an associate member of the World Fair Trade Organization and advocate for ethically made goods. What if every product you purchase not only makes you happy, but also helps make the world a better place?
Designed for Good - As a social enterprise prioritizing positive impact over all else, our candles help create opportunities for women refugees and artisans. We believe that equal opportunity for women and girls everywhere means a brighter future for all.