Christmas shopping ideas with a local flavor

The holiday season has come, and some Sioux Falls companies are facing pressure to stock their shelves while navigating supply chain issues and understaffing.

But you don’t have to worry about supply chain issues for holiday gifts this year – there are plenty of local companies and makers selling the perfect stocking stuffer and gift ideas.

The Argus Leader team and Sioux Falls Business Journal have put together a list of some of the products made with Sioux Falls.

This list does not include all businesses in the Sioux Falls area and is meant to start with locally produced items, so start shopping online to find more Sioux Falls makers and businesses that fit what you’re looking for.

Food and drinks

Marcela Salas and her mother, Patricia Borbin, tasted the salsa they made for sale over the weekend on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Sioux Falls.  The couple plans to open a food truck soon to expand their business.

Salas Salsas, online or at Sioux Falls retailers

The mother and daughter plans to open a food truck next spring, but it already supplies local retailers like Cherry Rock Farms and Co-Op in Sioux Falls. You can also order a range of items online from traditional options like salsa verde and rojo to experimental flavors like habanero mango, jalapeno lime and serrano lime. They also sell tamales, tutupos, empanadas and more.

Songbird Kombucha, 1712 S. Minnesota Ave.

This small business is growing rapidly with a busy farmers market corner at Sioux Falls Farmer’s Market and a newly opened commercial kitchen space in the center of Sioux Falls. Songbird Kombucha is a non-alcoholic fermented drink made from tea and flavored with natural ingredients. The company offers kombucha in its kitchen, in refillable growler containers and through delivery services.

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