Stay Vocal, Shop Local: Homegrown for the Holidays Returns to Hayground School


If braving the mall on Black Friday taught me anything (besides never attempt to brave the mall on Black Friday), it’s this: I like to shop just as I like to eat. I like to know where everything comes from and who’s responsible for making it. I like for things and dishes to have a story; I expect both to be in some ways nourishing.

Which is why I’m really looking forward to this Saturday, December 5, when Homegrown for the Holidays returns to Hayground School in Bridgehampton.


An “artisanal food and craft bazaar,” Homegrown for the Holidays will feature the work of more than 35 local artists, food purveyors, and vendors—many of which you’ve read about here on Edible:

They say you can’t buy good taste, but with a roster like that it seems you can buy things that taste good! Homegrown for the Holidays is a free event, and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Saturday.

“In a time when we’ve been bombarded with Black Friday and Cyber Monday everywhere we go, and technology seems to dampen any true deep connections, come on out for a Homegrown Saturday to support your neighbors and have the opportunity to learn the story behind the products you purchase,” says Kerri Deuel, Homegrown for the Holidays Coordinator and Hayground parent. “We promise it will be one of your favorite shopping experiences of the season!”

Homegrown for the Holidays returns to Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Saturday, December 5. Hayground School offers children aged 3 through 13 a hands-on education based in mentorship, student-led inquiry, and authentic endeavors in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The school is located at 151 Mitchell Lane.