Castro Valley Marketplace Gift Guide 2020
Castro Valley Marketplace Gift Guide 2020

Akemi Sushi

Japanese Sake Sets available from $70.00 in limited quantities.

Proprietor of Akemi Sushi, Carol Tan’s hand-picked collection of Japanese sakes  (from left to right):

  • Kamoizumi Umeshu “Umelicious”– sweetness, acidity and piquant plum flavor distinguish this lovely low-alcohol aperitif. A combination of jumia sake, ume fruit (similar to plums) and sugar. Best served chilled as an aperitif or with dessert. 
  • Kamoizumi Nigori Ginjo “Summer Snow” – This unfiltered and undiluted sake is rich, creamy and brimming with exuberant natural flavor and has notes of hay, grape, melon and cotton candy. It is an excellent introduction to the world of sake enjoyment. 
  • Kokuryu Junmai Ginjo “Black Dragon” – Smooth, deep, rich and savory. It has hints of fruits, minerals, caramel, grains and umami. Delicious with anything grilled. Served chilled at 50-60 degrees or warmed at 105-115 degrees.
  • Tedorigawa Kinka “Gold Blossom” – Full, clean taste, with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity overlaying a delicate fruitiness. Like plum blossoms at winter’s end, Kinka is vivid and poised, in the elegant Kanazawa style. 

Amphora Nueva

A collection of six of Amphora Nueva’s most popular oils and vinegars! Packs come with recipes, pairing guides and complimentary gift wrap. – $25.00


Amphora Nueva can also help you assemble gift sets!


Variety of gift sets available.

Baron's Quality Meats & Seafood

Baron’s Quality Meats & Seafood‘s holiday gift boxes may be sold out, but you can still purchase their famous dry-aged beef for your holiday meals! – starting at $14.99/lb


Stop in the Castro Valley Marketplace or call (510) 244-7545 to order yours.


Also check out Baron’s Excellent Dry Aged Prime Rib Roast recipe shared by Baron’s Quality Meats & Seafood proprietor Dave Samiljan and butcher Nick Ratto.

Cannery Kitchen & Tap

Cannery Kitchen & Tap is opening soon. Cannery Kitchen & Tap gift cards are now available! Purchase gift cards here.

Castro Valley Marketplace

Bring your honey a happy Humboldt County ear for a more “bearable” holiday.


Hand carved with chainsaw. – starting at $200.00


Stop in the Castro Valley Marketplace to select your bear and contact Castro Valley Lumber at (510) 582-5977 to arrange your purchase. 

Castro Valley Natural Grocery

Honey from Castro Valley Natural Grocery’s very own hives on the roof. It doesn’t get more natural or local than that. – $14.99

Warm and cozy Maggie’s Organics wool socks available at Castro Valley Natural Grocery will make your at-home holiday a little warmer and cozier! – starting at $19.99

Cordial Cellar + Lounge

The newly opened Cordial Cellar + Lounge in the basement of Castro Valley Marketplace has a thoughtful selection of craft beer, small production wine and specialty spirits. 


Holiday custom cheese boards – starting at $49.95

FARMcurious is happy to present the perfect accompaniment to your holidays. FARMcurious Cheese Boards and Grazing Boards are the perfect answer for everything from your romantic night in the special gift you drop at the porch of a loved one.


Nicole Easterday, American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional oversees the creation of the boards and hand selects the best cheese, charcuterie, nuts, fruits, veg, sweets and more to ensure your board is a flavor sensation. Accompaniments are chosen to elevate the cheese experience with memorable pairings that range from obvious to playful to brilliant. Boards are artfully arranged in creative ways to further enhance your cheese experience.


There are several sizes and options available on FARMcurious’ website.

Oaktown Spice Shop

The spicy cocoa gift box from Oaktown Spice Shop includes Natural Cocoa Powder, Ground Guajillo Chile, and Ceylon Cinnamon. We also include a recipe card for Spicy Cocoa using either milk or coconut milk. – $25.50


Variety of gift sets available.

Seven Hills Baking Co.

Seven Hills Baking Co. is offering this delicious seasonal bread through Christmas.


Now available daily until Christmas in limited quantities. Early bird gets the panettone!⁠ – $20.00