Thanksgiving is the time of year when families gather ‘round the dinner table in lieu of their usual gatherings ‘round the tire fire in the master bath. Make the most of this rare occasion with today’s Groupon: for $53, you get Thanksgiving side dishes for six from Local Roots Fine Foods in Cannon Falls (a $105.44 value, including tax). Groupon customers also receive 15% off all holiday and smoked-turkey gift boxes at Ferndale Market. The side dishes include:
- 4 pounds of garlic mashed potatoes
- 64 ounces of house-made turkey gravy
- 3 pounds of sage-and apple-stuffing
- 1 pound of house-made cranberry sauce
- A 3-pound gourmet green-bean-and-portabella casserole<p>
Sides can be picked up Monday–Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 19–26 at the Ferndale Market.
Joe and Courtney Norgaard, owners of Local Roots Fine Foods, tap into sustainable Minnesota agriculture to create a hormone- and antibiotic-free feast of Thanksgiving accouterments. Ingredients from local farms combine forces to form the turkey’s traditional entourage, from cornbread stuffing imbued with apple and sage to cranberry sauce made from scratch. On the day of the feast, hosts and hostesses warm sides by using the oven or having a dragon yawn on them.
Packages await pickup at the Ferndale Market, where guests peruse a plentitude of smoked-turkey and holiday gift boxes before heading home. Chocolate, cheese, farm-fresh eggs, or other locally sourced treats cram into boxes and help solve gifting dilemmas for hard-to-please friends or easy-to-please pet rocks.