Gift Guides

For the Downtown Locavore: The CSM Card from Phoenix Public Market

Here at Chow Bella, we understand how important it is to give (and receive) the perfect foodie gift. So this season, we're helping out by offering 21 food- and drink-focused gift suggestions, one each work day until Christmas, from a local business or provider. You get scads of rock-star ideas, the dollars stay in the Valley, and we get to go shopping -- win, win, win!

12: For the Downtown Locavore: The CSM Card from Phoenix Public Market

If you're a fan of downtown's Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery and Wine Bar, the brick-and-mortar home for local farm products and other foodstuff, or know an ASU student who could stand to eat a few less packages of ramen noodles, the CSM (Community Supported Market) card is a great way to show your support of all things local.

The CSM card is a pre-paid card good for all purchases from the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar. The cards are available at four levels:

$49 for a $50 card (a 2% discount) $95 for a $100 card (a 5% discount) $225 for a $250 card (a 10% discount) $425 for a $500 card (a 15% discount)

CSM card holders are also eligible for special promotions on seasonal items and exclusive event offers. Each week, card holders receive an e-mail with CSM card special offers from Phoenix Public Market.

Card holders can purchase any and all goods from the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar (up to the value of the card) -- from farm-fresh veggies one week, to grass-fed beef the next, to daily doses of local salads and sandwiches.

CSM cards are available at the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar or you can purchase one online here.

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15: For the Brittle Addict: Christmas Krak from Laura's Gourmet

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13: The Gift That Grows: Non-GMO Seed Gift Basket From Humble Seed

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