Woo hoo! A Gift from Hickory Farms to You!

Good things come from Ohio ~ Hickory Farms and me! ☺ 

Hickory Farms from Toledo, l claim Pickerington.   Hickory Farms was established in 1951, me around then too; when Richard Ransom began selling hand-cut cheese at local fairs.  Lucky for us!


Hickory Farms and I have another thing in common ~ we’re both big on tradition! 

Hickory Farms is a classic holiday tradition that has been bringing family and friends together for over 60 years.  It hasn’t been quite that long for us, but Bill and I, like many Americans, have distinct memories of Hickory Farms at holiday gatherings.

Bill and I both grew up with the Hickory Farms holiday tradition, and we’re still carrying on that tradition today for our family and friends.  It’s a wonderful thing when the parcel arrives from Hickory Farms ~ deciding which delicacy to dive into first. 

So ~ to say the least, I was ecstatic when the good folks at Hickory Farms sent me their “Toast the Traditions” beautifully packed, extra large gift crate, chock-full of their delicious savory summer sausage, cheeses, mixed nuts, pistachios, chocolate-covered cashews with, pears, apples, and La Crema Chardonnay.  

Over the weekend, we sampled it all, and then we toasted to Hickory Farms for all the delicious farm fresh savory sweet goodies, it was a wonderful thing!

Hickory Farms is very proud of those nostalgic moments and continues to focus on and celebrate its long heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories.

Hickory Farms not only embraces passing down traditions through generations of families, but also creating new traditions and sharing them with loved ones.


Do you have fond memories of Hickory Farms traditions?  If not, it’s time to start your own now!

All the great gift trays and baskets are just a click away, at Hickoryfarms.com.  Or, you can find them in their 700+ Holiday Market stores and kiosks across America, as well as in select retailers.  Also, catch all the latest deals from Hickory Farms via Twitter and Facebook!  

WIN A HICKORY FARMS “Toast the Traditions” gift crate!

Hickory Farms is offering a gorgeous gift crate with delicious snacks, just like the one I received, as a giveaway for one of you lucky readers.  You will win:

Hickory Farms Signature Beef Summer Sausage 5 oz.
Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese 4 oz.
Smoked Cheddar Blend 4 oz.
Deluxe Mixed Nuts 4 oz.
Roasted Pistachios 4 oz.
Chocolate Caramelized Cashews with Sea Salt 4 oz.
3 extra-large D’Anjou Pears
2 bright and juicy Fuji Apples
La Crema Chardonnay

To enter:

1.    Mandatory ~ Browse through the Hickory Farms website, and tell me in a comment below, which collection you’d like for you and your family, or which one you would like to give.

2.   This giveaway will remain open until midnight, CST, Thursday, November 28, 2013.      

3.   The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and announced on Friday, November 29, 2013.
4.   This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents.


Disclaimer: Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms


  1. Hi Pam, Thanks so much for sponsoring this giveaway. I would love the Party Planner Gift Box. What are the odds that #1 would win.

  2. Hi Pam,

    Would love the Winter Wonderland gift box!


  3. Pam, what a treat!! I remember Hickory Farm and have eaten my way through many a box. I believe the Fireside would be great...cheese, sausage and a bottle of wine. Perfect.

  4. When I was a teenager working in a mall department store, my lunch or dinner every single day was cheese from Hickory Farm. I miss that store SO much! The Complete Cellar Flight ... all cheese, of course! ... is what caught my eye :)

  5. Oh my! It has been a long time but I do know Hickory Farms and their delicious treats. I think the Slice of the Season Trip is enticing--who can resist good cheese and juicy pears?


  6. The Summer Sausage and cheese gift basket would be one we would enjoy.

    When I was little we loved Hickory Farms during the Christmas. Great

    M : )

  7. Dear Pam, I do have fond memories of Hickory Farms as a kid; however they closed in this area some tine ago. My mom used to enjoy going in a browsing all the different cheeses and such. She loved cheese.
    This is a lovely gift basket and I am glad that you got a chance to enjoy it.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  8. P.S. I forgot to mention which basket! I'll go for the gusto! The Winter Wonderful Basket looks beautiful! Thank you for hosting this beautiful giveaway. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  9. Hi Pam...
    Around Christmas, there is always a nice section in our mall for the Hickory Farms booth. It's one of the places that is first on my list. They sell out so fast, and I always want to make sure I am able to purchase gifts for family members.
    My choice would have to be the Home for the Holidays gift pack. My family loves cheese and summer sausage! Thanks for doing this give away.....HOPE I WIN!!
    hugs to you.

  10. Hi Pam, I love Hickory Farms and what a great giveaway! My choice would be the Home for the Holidays gift basket. My hubby and I grew up in Columbus, married and all four of our children were born there.

  11. I always think of Hickory Farms when I think of the holidays. What a treat it would be to find one of their lovely gifts under the Christmas Tree...especially The Fireside.

  12. Hi Pam, What a great idea ! I would like the Beef and Turkey box, that way any one would like what is in it !
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving !

  13. What an awesome giveaway!
    Good luck to everyone!

  14. Did you see the Home for the Holidays collection?? SIX cheeses, salami AND mustard - that would be the perfect box for me - I am a cheese whore basically.

    I live in the NW suburbs of Chicago too - small world! :D

  15. My dad always sends us Hickory Farms gift boxes for the holidays. I can vouch that they have yummy products!

  16. I claim Marietta, Ohio! :) Hickory farms is something that I look forward to every holiday season. Yum. If I were to pick a certain collection, it would have to be the Winter Wonderland collection. That looks like a Hickory Farm lover's dream come true.

  17. Yum, Hickory Farms. I'd get the Farmstand Fruit Spreads for my grandma.

  18. I would love to win the
    Grand Artisan Gift Basket I would like if for my self I always gift to others but never get anything like this for myself. Thank you for the contest

  19. I would like to try the "Home for the Holidays" gift box.

  20. GREAT give-away Pam. I have fond memories of Hickory Farms too. As a matter of fact, Marion is expecting many goodies from Hickory Farms for Christmas. We'll gladly pass on this terrific give-away so others will get to enjoy:)

  21. We used to get the Hickory Farms catalog when I was younger and I would spend hours looking over all the choices, hehe. I would LOVE the Winter Wonderland Basket!!

  22. What a great giveaway! I would have to choose the sausage and cheese...although they all look good!

  23. Pam, what a fun giveaway! I think the way they sent you would be just fine!

  24. I would love to try the Hickory Holiday Celebration basket. My hubby likes wine and I like fruit. a perfect combination.

  25. Oh the deluxe smokehouse collection looks great!

  26. Okay, so I'll be honest.. I love Hickory Farms sausages and cheeses, but when I started looking.. what I would want for me... the Italian Ice Cream Truffles were all I could see!! lol BUT, out of tradition, I'd get someone else All the Seller's Best. Great giveaway Pam!!!

  27. I like the winter wonderland gift box the best.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  28. I saw your wonderful giveaway so as long as I was here and it is still open, I thought I would enter :)

    This gift box has just about everything you could ask for to make a delicious appetizer or cheese dessert arrangement! On a slightly smaller scale, their Sprit of the Season gift basket looks delicious too.

  29. I loooove hickory farms, it is honestly not Christmas without them! I have always been a fan of the various sausages available but now looking at their website I also like the Peanut Brittle Popcorn W Chocolate Drizzle. I never knew there were so many options!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. I love their summer sausage and cheese basket
    roddjackson at hotmail dot com

  31. I would love to get or give the Deluxe Smokehouse Collection Gift Box -- lots of meat and cheese!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  32. Visited the site and I really love the Grand Artisan Gift Basket, I also love the Orchard's Bounty Gift Basket.

  33. I really like the all day celebration gift box, thanks for the chance
    meredith (dot) sleight (At) gmail (dot) com

  34. I love the all day celebration gift box, yummy stuff!!!
    thanks so much for the chance

  35. I like the Hickory Holiday Celebration basket!

  36. I'd like to gift the Tastes of the Trade Tool Bag.

  37. I'd love to try the Orchard's Bounty Gift Basket! Thanks for the great giveaway! thefrugalfollies at gmail dot com

  38. The All-Day Celebration Giftbox would be great to bring to my Aunt's for our VERY LARGE family Christmas celebration.

  39. My family loves Hickory Farms. The Home for the Holidays collection looks great.

  40. the
    Hickory Holiday Celebration would be my first choice for sharing w/my family and freinds at our annual Christmas party

  41. I like the All The Cellar's Best basket

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  42. Love the party planner........such great food roddjackson at hotmail dot com

  43. I like the Beef Hearty gift box. Your gift basket looks great.

  44. I would love to give the Summer Sausage and Cheese Gift Box to my husband :)


  45. I like the Deluxe Smokehouse Collection Gift Box. I love smoked cheeses!

  46. I would love to try the Slice of the Season Trio.

  47. I had no idea that HF started an "artisanal" section. The "Winter Wonderland" basket looked amazing too, and I know the perfect deserving family.:-)

  48. I would like the Smoked Flight of Four Cheeses 4 5oz

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this!


  49. My favorite is the deluxe smokehouse collection with a large assortment of both sausage and cheese.


  50. I would like to give the Hickory Holiday Celebration basket to my dear friend Michael Bornkamp. He's been so generous and helpful to my brother and I all year long and this would be a great way to show him our deepest appreciation for all he does for us.


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