Small Business Saturday – and Local ART and FOOD – Sat 11/24

TOMORROW!!!!!  Saturday, Nov 24,    11-4 pm

Hard to lose on this one, local art including wearable art, local yummy foods, Santa, wreath making, and Carolers!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.  We may still be “tiny” still, but watch out, 
we are a coming on through! 
Where: Outdoors/Grants Block -( Westminster and Union Street corner – near PPAC)
Providence Holiday Market, Providence RI  
  * Santa and Mrs. Claus will be wandering 12-4 
  • The Very Merry Dickens Carolers will be performing at 1:00
  • Robin Hollow Farm will be doing wreath making demos 
  ••• BBB3- Come see our  NEW ITEMS and gifts!
     The Marvolus Easy Peasy Mug sets (ready to go gift)
      Mini arts (cards)- you can bundle and we ribbon wrap
     Note Pads and…… hmmmm who knows!
American Express is once again supporting local businesses with their Small Business Saturday campaign.  This is a great concept  and a thought-provoking way to go about it.  The Providence Holiday Market is the perfect place to show your support.  There  will be several small businesses you can support with your purchases both at the market as well as the many merchants up and down Westminster Street. Hope to see you!
We will also be  there Saturday Dec o1 , 08, 15 and 22! 

Providence Holiday Market Twinks

Bellingham MA, Octoberfest

Thinking about Halloween – maybe Thanksgiving and even Xmas? We will have our booth set up and ready to help you with your “holiday” shopping – Gift card sets, Holiday cards, Mini Arts cards, and the all new, “The Easy Peasy,  Ready To GOMarvelous Mug” gift set!

We will be there and you? Whole Foods Market Bellingham MA.
Where can you go in Bellingham and ride a camel for only $2.00 these days???
Where can you go in Bellingham and find Pumpkins for all kids to pick and paint for FREE?
Sunday; 12-4 Harvest Fest 2012
Harvest Fest 2012..that’s where!
Bellingham Harvest Fest 2012

the rain stopped, the sun was shining, and a wonderful time was had by all!

Saturday we were part of the Polyarts Festivel in Hopkinton MA- what a lovely show.

A special thanks to my “earth elves” June, Deb and Deb…the world is a much better place for me becuase of friends like you!

If you missed it I would recommend marking your calendar for next years show. There are truly lovely artisans and many items to be enjoyed!

Our Booth at Polyarts
… our booth last Saturday at Polyarts.

A Delight and Surprise!

  • Do you know what these are?
  • Do you think they are edible?
  • Do you think they are beautiful?
  • Have you ever seen them before?
  • Have never heard of the term “sustainable food?”

Comment below and let me know!
My answers are yes, yes, defiantly, not until 2 weeks ago, and yes.

Ground Cheery Whole

As you probably know we set up at Whole Foods Bellingham on Mondays afternoons (4-7) and YES, we WILL BE THERE this Monday – Labor Day! At this market I have had the pleasure of meeting all sorts of wonderful people: farmers,artisans, and shoppers. Among those folks are the lovely Davis family from Long Life Farm.  Laura brought these amazing “things” to the market 2 weeks ago. They are Ground Cherrys. When you tear open the paper-thin shell there is this incredible little cherry tomato like fruit inside!  “Ground cherries (Physalis spp.) are native in many parts of the United States and often grow along roads. The plants have large, deep green leaves and tons of pale yellow flowers that develop into cherry-sized fruits.” (Ground Cherry The ones that Long Life Farm grew, and I got the delight to find out about and taste, are Aunt Molly – A Polish heirloom with a captivating citrus flavor. Laura told me she got the seeds from Seed Savers, another delightful discovery to me, and now the wheels of  sustainable food are churning!

Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, our members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. “Our mission is to save North America’s diverse, but endangered, garden heritage for future generations by building a network of people committed to collecting, conserving, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants, while educating people about the value of genetic and cultural diversity.” - 

If you get a chance to buy these at your local market GO FOR IT! Yum and fun. If you are lucky you may find them at Long Life farm stand on Mondays in Bellingham (the outdoors Farmers Market in front Whole Foods) or the Saturday morning market in Ashland. To find out more:


Now don’t forget, let me know if anybody knew about these little delights in the comments!

Ground Cherry
The little yummy fruit is delightful!