days left until the next Handmade Market • May 10 & 11, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Support makers and small artisan businesses.
Ditch the mall and discover 1000s of one-of-a-kind finds.
Connect with the makers and the people behind the products.
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