days left until the next Handmade Market • May 10 & 11, 2019

What is it?

Beginnings

Birthed in a serendipitous series of events, the first HandMade Market market took place in the living room of our 150 year old farmhouse in Jordan Station back around the Christmas of 2009. Due to delightful popular demand, we arranged another Christmas market in 2010 (this time at a winery!) and, since then, we have been producing 3 markets per year ... Spring, Fall and Holiday.

While the market has grown significantly since it’s inception, we have carefully maintained it as a boutique artisan market experience featuring products created by local artisans and small businesses from across Ontario, Québec and Canada's east coast! It is our mandate to promote and support the handmade movement while offering a local shopping alternative in an upscale atmosphere.

Our mantra is ... Shop. Sip. Savour.

What will I find there?

The HandMade Market features the work of artisans from across Ontario, Québec and Canada's east coast including Jewellery, Pottery, Glass, Hand-Sewn Bags, Fashion Accessories, Preserves, Bath + Body Products, Original Fine Art, Designer Clothing, Kids Clothes, Knits, Home Decor, Luxury Hand-Spun Fibres, Artisan Wood Products, Leather, Handbound Books and more! Plus, there's always yummy Food + Wine and live music.

Why shop here?

In a world where every dollar you spend could be a vote in favour of local business and against the oppression of workers in developing nations, the HandMade Market offers you an important opportunity to support local small business and the arts at the same time! No homogenous, androgynous, thoughtless, big-box items here!

We work hard to create an uplifting social experience that brings the humanity back into our daily transactions.

Who are we?



Meet Jennifer Elliotson

An artist at heart and by practice, Jennifer is a “Creative Crop Rotator”. When not producing and curating for the HandMade Market, she can be found in any number of places: in front of her sewing machine, in her painting studio, at her writing desk or dirt-deep in her flower gardens.

Jennifer is recently retired from an award winning twenty year floral design career, having spent 13 years running her own event floral design business, Mimosa Flower Studio. While still in love with flowers, she is very excited to be moving in a different creative direction and the HandMade Market is an integral part of her constantly evolving trajectory.

You can find Jennifer’s paintings at www.jenniferelliotson.com



Meet Mark Elliotson

A website and graphic designer, Mark puts the shine on the HandMade Market by creating and managing all of our promotional materials and social media communications.

Also a man of great logic, it’s fitting that he manages all of the logistics for our events as well. He’s the guy who knows where everything goes and why!

Mark is a versatile fellow who handles a computer mouse, a cast iron pan, a skill saw and a guitar pick all with equal ease ... though not all at once! When not on HandMade Market duty, you can find him flexing his musical muscles as the lead guitar player in a couple of local bands.

You can see more of Mark's web design work at www.madebyframe.com

Experience The Handmade Market

In case you missed out on our most recent market or you just want to relive the moment, be sure to check out this video to get a sense of the experience. We hope to see you at our next market!

It's almost as good as being there ... almost.


Holiday HandMade Market 2018

Holiday 2018 Photo Gallery

Spring and Fall 2018 Photo Gallery

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{ig_username} A great big THANK YOU to all you amazing and wonderful people who showed up to Shop HandMade for the Holidays and support 200 artisans who are making it by hand (with love!) - just for you!!! A big shout out to all of our wonderful partner sponsors … so much thanks to Alton Mill Arts Centre (@alton.mill) FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (@firstontpac) and, of course, the always amazing 13th Street Winery (@13thstreetwinery) / 13th Street Bakery (@13thstreetbakery)!!!Thank you!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! We’ll be back in 2019 with 3 markets > May 10/11 and September 13/14 outside at 13th Street Winery and November 22/23/24 inside at Scotiabank Convention Centre Niagara. Put ‘em all on your calendar and we’ll see you there.

Happy Holidays everyone!!! With admiration and hearts full of gratitude - Jennifer and Mark.
{ig_username} Open till 5pm - still lots of time to get down here to shop, sip and savour on the last day of the 2018 Holiday HandMade Market!!! Great gifts for everyone on your list and a little something for you too!!! 😉😍 Full details at www.handmademarket.ca (or click link in profile)
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{ig_username} Last day of the market for the year!! We’re open 10am - 5pm so you can Shop, Sip and Savour inside where it’s warm and festive on this chilly day!!!
We’ve curated and collected an amazing selection featuring 200 Canadian makers and artisans - get a jump on your holiday gift list!!!
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{ig_username} Day 2 of the 10th Annual Holiday HandMade Market is on today (Sat) 10-6pm!! Acclaimed local artist @geofffarnsworth is live painting all day just outside the cafe!!! •
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{ig_username} If you're making your plans to attend the 10th Annual Holiday HandMade Market at Scotiabank Convention Centre Niagara this weekend, just a reminder our hours are: • Friday 12 noon to 9pm (NEW: Open Late!!!)
• Saturday 10am to 6pm
• Sunday 10am to 5pm

Check out the full list of the artisans who'll be in attendance on our website > http://handmademarket.ca/meet-the-makers
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{ig_username} Aaaannnnnddd we’re open!!! The 10th Annual HandMade Market is in full swing till 9pm today (Fri)!!!! The weather outside might be frightful, but inside at the market, it’s quite delightful!! See you down here soon!!! •
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