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It's a “maker's market” this weekend - with Singing Madrigals

Sure. You could head to Amazon and get all of your shopping done in just a few clicks.

But convenience does not trump craftsmanship.

So this weekend, bring your gift list to the market and choose items that are unique, hand-crafted and sure to please – after you’ve done your food shopping, natch.

Here is what you can look forward to in terms of crafters on the market plaza:

The Wreath Forager (Michelle Adams) is bringing her whimsical, one-of-a kind wreaths fashioned from local, foraged berries, twigs and pine cones. You pick the accent elegant ribbon of your choice to match your front door or let Michelle pick for you. The wreaths come in multiple sizes so buy a large one for your front door and a smaller one to give as a gift. (We share a garden gate with our neighbors in Hastings and every year we secretly hang one of Michelle's wreaths on each other's gate. Such a fun tradition.)

Leah Maruska, of Ztudio Zsa Zsa, is bringing her original aprons, cool totes and toddler wear all fashioned from upcycled and/or vintage fabrics.

We will have not one, but two local potters, Chloe Sikirica and Tatjana Kunst (Mermud Studio) each with their own distinct, bold style for the" artsy" person on your list. Here’s a video of Tatjana at the wheel.

Not only will we have all of these great gifts but we will be offering gift wrapping on site, with a donation to the Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry.

Hey There Paper Goods, makes botanical watercolor & linocut note cards and pretty gift tags, too, for those who truly appreciate the wrapping as much as the gift.

Meredith Siegel of Mermade Brooklyn makes groovy embroidered tea towels and pillows and cool wooly ornaments, too. Who doesn’t love a scented candle? Especially one that makes your home smell like a woodsy forest. Fleur Piton Candles returns with their popular pillars.

Finally, Claire Cornish, of PinMill Made makes one of a kind knit hats from up-cycled wool sweaters that are charming and stylish and will keep someone you love warm this winter.

Speaking of wellness beverages, please visit White Pine Community Farm and pick up a bottle of their elderberry elixir or any one of their “wild-crafted” herbal teas and tisanes which they will be sampling.

All this plus our usual coterie of fantastic food artisans, which this week includes Annie’s Ginger Elixir – makers of the potent tea that will help you ward off the sniffles this holiday season (and tastes great in a cocktail, too!). Dough Co. Bagels, which needs no introduction, and La Petite Occasion with their pretty little boxes filled with her caramels all ready for gifting.

This is such a busy time of year, make things easy on yourself: pick up some farm-fresh eggs and aromatic herbs at the market and make this perfect herb omelet for dinner one night this week. Or nab some La Trafila Pasta, always easy and delicious. Speaking of makers, check out this artful video of La Trafila’s pasta makers in action.

Having a holiday party? Pick up large ham (bone in or out) from R&M Farm along with some of their charcuterie, an assortment of hummus varieties from Aya Hummus, goat, sheep and cow’s milk cheese from SOVA Farm and Broken Bow Brewery beer. Springbrook Hollow Distillery should help you round out your bar cart quite nicely.

The Horace Greeley Madrigals will be performing around 10 a.m. to add some festive cheer to your shopping. So pick up some hot cocoa from Raw Chocolate Love and come soak up some holiday spirit with us.

Happy Holidays to all!

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