Gluten Free Salad Kit
Our gluten free salad kit gift basket is a bit out of the ordinary, because it's missing the greens. However, we believe those are better sourced locally than through the mail! Instead, we've included what we like to call the "brick and mortar" ingredients. These include a beautiful classic wood woven salad bowl, and a set of tastefully embossed CB salad forks.
Gluten Free Salad Dressing
For years my mother, Karen, has been putting together her own custom salad dressing that we've been enjoying for a generation. When we decided to get creative in the gifts we offered on the website, it led us to research a bit more about gluten free diet restrictions and soon we realized her simple, homemade salad dressing was naturally gluten free!
We've included crabapple vinegar from Vermont Vinegars in Monkton, VT fermented with foraged wild apples. The wild apples transmit a better apple aroma and taste than the dessert apples used by most mass produced brands of apple cider vinegar; we're really fortunate to be able to include it here. We also found a great brand of olive oil out of Montpelier, VT called Alla Vita, which when emulsified together with a bit of Carman Brook Farm's dark robust maple syrup and herbs of your choice, leaves you with a unique and delicious salad dressing made from scratch.
Gluten Free Croutons
When we decided to put together this salad kit gift, we wanted to support lesser known brands like ourselves who don't benefit from extended marketing budgets, economies of scale, and still possess the charm you only get from a labor of love. So the idea of finding a gluten free crouton that was made in Vermont, and fit the vision of this gift seemed out of the question. We were stunned then to learn of Olivia's Croutons, located right here in Vermont; then, to top it off they offer gluten free croutons that taste wonderful! From the jump they've been wonderful to work with and we're proud to include their products in this kit.
Contents of this Kit:
- 8.45 oz. Autumn Leaf of Carman Brook Farm Maple Syrup in Dark Robust Taste
- 8.5 oz. of Wild Crabapple Vinegar from Vermont Vinegars in Monkton, VT
- 200 ml. of Alla Vita Olive Oil from Montpelier, VT
- 4.5 oz. of Olivia's Gluten Free Croutons from Brandon, VT
- Carman Brook Farm's Embossed Salad Forks from Underhill, VT
- Carman Brook Farm's Salad Dressing Recipe
- Wooden Serving Salad Bowl