Featured Basket: Vintner’s Savory Selection


Any time you pair a fruity wine with flavorful cheeses, a fabulous party is sure to be just around the corner. To create a truly dynamic palette, all you need is a little sausage on the side. To enjoy all of these delicacies in one gourmet food basket, check out Hickory Farms’ Vintner’s Savory Selection. What you get If you enjoy bright, vibrant flavors, this basket is the perfect choice for your summer party. Our Vintner’s Savory Selection offers a pair of creamy cheeses. If you prefer things on the spicy side, you’ll love our Jalapeno and Cheddar Blend. For guests who crave bold, smoky flavors, our Smoked Cheddar is sure to become their new favorite snack! For the perfect accompaniment to your cheeses, slice up some of our Beef Summer Sausage. As the Gold Medal Award Winner at the American Masters of Taste competition, this delicious sausage combines natural smoky flavor with the highest-quality sausage. For even more complexity, top your sausage with a little bit of our Farmstand Recipe Sweet Hot Mustard, which adds the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. This fantastic basket is elegantly finished with a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Lucinda & Millie. With a fruit-forward finish, this Cabernet will bring …

Easy Tips and Tricks for Perfect Grilling


A delicious, smoky flavor, and a nice char, makes everything taste a little better — especially when cooked on a grill. Whether you’re an experienced grill master or are picking up tongs for the first time, these grilling tips can help elevate the flavors of your summer menu. Get the perfect sear A nice sear is the key to perfectly grilled meat. Steaks should have a good char on the outside with some pink on the inside. You can achieve this by patting off any marinade so that the steak is nice and dry. Then, simply leave your steak alone until it’s time to flip. The longer you leave the steak untouched, the more the char will develop. Add some flavor A simple glaze can impart tons of flavors into a variety of meats. For a super easy glaze, try melting one of our Farmstand Fruit Spreads onto the grill or brushing on our Cranberry Mustard. Make your burgers nice and juicy A great burger starts with even cooking. Because burgers tend to puff up in the middle as they cook, this can be a bit difficult. By creating a small indentation in the middle of your burger before placing on …

Throw a Fun Ice Cream Social This Summer!


Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? Not that most of us need an excuse to eat some ice cream, but the folks at Hickory Farms thought that inviting some of your friends over for an old-fashioned ice cream social would be an excellent idea. With our entertaining tips, both adults and teens can have a blast throwing their own ice cream social this summer. Sending invitations lends an air of formality to a tradition that has roots running all the way back to the 18th century. These invitations are trendy and unique, but still invoke a touch of nostalgia for your party. If you have antique heirloom crystal, this is a great time to use some pieces for your social. You can also hunt for parfait glasses, tall sodas, tulip sundaes and banana boats at flea markets and second-hand stores for a nice, vintage touch. It can be hard to estimate how much ice cream you’ll need, but this is a good rule of thumb — for two scoops of ice cream a cup for 30 guests, plan on a minimum of two gallons of ice cream (buy half pints for more varieties), seven half-cup varieties of sauces, …