Hickory Farms has been a part of the holidays for over 60 years. Remembered fondly as that delicious-smelling store at the mall, Hickory Farms has been the answer to finding the perfect gift or party fare for years. Others have tried to copy the successful formula, but the authentic Hickory Farms gift boxes and baskets of goodies have endured because of the quality, freshness and variety that have become synonymous with the name. Richard Ransom started Hickory Farms in 1951 by selling hand-cut cheeses at local Ohio events. Luckily, he expanded his product line to open the first store in 1959. More than just for holidays, Hickory Farms' classic selections are available for your enjoyment any time of the year. Find one of the many locations across the U.S. and Canada, or shop online. Their website offers easy access to all offerings including fruits, wines and specialty foods.