Stocking Stuffers: Locally produced gourmet fare for sale in Riverbank

pguerra@modbee.comDecember 11, 2013 

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Morris Nursery in Riverbank offers some stocking stuffers for less than $20: French Olive Oil with pouring spout, $19.99; Sparrow Lane Zinfandel Vinegar, $8.99; or Natural Fruit Spread, $6.99.


Sometimes, just talking about Stocking Stuffers is enough to make your stomach growl. That was the case with today’s culinary ideas from Morris Nursery. Throughout the holiday season, we are offering suggestions of gifts for $20 or less, available at local merchants.

Name of the store: Morris Nursery

Item: Jams, olive oil and vinegars

Price: Starts at $6.99 for the jams and vinegar; $19.99 for an 8.5-ounce bottle of the olive oil

Item description: Jams come from many fruits and are made in Chico. The olive oil is produced in Oakdale from French olives as opposed to the typical Italian. They produce a milder oil, with a buttery taste and peppery aftertaste. The vinegar comes from a Ceres producer, in flavors that include balsamic and pear raspberry.

This is a perfect gift for: Any foodie or fan of locally produced products

About the store: Morris is longtime Riverbank nursery. Around this time each year, it also becomes a holiday store, complete with decorations, villages and ornaments.

Pertinent info: 1837 Patterson Road. Open Monday through Saturday 8:30 a..m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (209) 527-5553.

Have some creative, low-cost gift ideas of your own? Share them by emailing Patty Guerra at

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