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.
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:
- Backyard Brine, with locally sourced pickles
- Browder’s Birds, with eggs, quiche, chicken pot pies, stock, honey, beeswax and woolen items
- Chef Giovani, with seasoned nuts, crushed pepper, and wing sauces
- Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake Company, with crumb cake
- Dutch Spirits, with a new line of cocktail mixes
- Goodfood, with artisanal empanadas and fine crafted baked pastries and desserts
- Le Fusion, with baked spring rolls and lil’ buns
- Marilee Foster Beans, with locally grown dried beans and locally grown and made potato chips
- Miss Amy’s Preserves, with handmade jams, mustard, tapenades, and cookies
- Ms. Michelle’s, with high quality gluten, dairy and soy free cookies, brownies and muffins
- Nofo Crunch Granola, with locally produced organic granola
- Old School Favorites, with indulgent chocolate szauce and maple covered walnuts
- Peconic River Preserves, with artisanal jams made with locally sourced produce
- Sharp Hamptons, with gift certificates and board and spoon cream
- Stars Cafe, with drinks, soups, sandwiches, Christmas gingerbread cookies and baskets
- Things and Tea by the Sea, with loose leaf tea, cheesecake mixes, soup mixes, and more
- Tom’s Honey Bees, with local honey, beeswax candles, lip balm, and soap
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.