Saratoga Salsa & Spice Co., 398 Broadway,
Saratoga Springs, recently acquired
Saratoga Gift Basket in Greenfield Center,
which produces themed gift baskets
featuring local products.
The new owners said they will continue
to offer items for which Saratoga
Gift Basket is already famous, as well
as some new creations incorporating
products from Saratoga Salsa & Spice.
Owners John and Sherry Knotek said
that, in keeping with their goal of using
as much local and New York state product
as possible, the baskets are custom
made wooden boxes made by Unlimited
Potential in Saratoga Springs.
“Besides filling the baskets with products
we carry in our store, we use locallymade
chocolates, cookies, coffee–you name it,” said John. “The idea is to make
each basket ‘sing Saratoga’ and present
top quality products to its recipient.”
Said Sherry, racetrack and hospitality
baskets are popular in the summer.
“In September, sales of baskets themed
for college students will pick up as
parents send care packages to their
kids. Then it’s on to the exciting holiday
She said throughout the year the business
provides production and delivery
services for corporate clients who give
hospitality baskets to clients.
“It’s relentless,” Sherry said.
The Saratoga Gift Basket website
is www.saratogagiftbaskets.com. The
Saratoga Salsa & Spice website is www.saratogasalsaandspice.com.