On Saturday, December 8, Hayground School will transform into the East End’s best, most locally minded holiday market for one day only. The annual event, Homegrown for the Holidays, will feature the work of more than 45 local artists, food purveyors and vendors from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Additionally, the artisanal food and craft bazaar will offer raffles for speciality items and live music. Proceeds from the event directly support local artists and business owners—a beautiful and important antidote to Amazon this holiday season.
We are especially excited about the bazaar’s line-up of food producers. Shelter Island’s Stars Cafe will be there, selling their legendary pastries, Christmas cookies, and more. Tracy Stoloff, who was featured in our just-released celebration issue, will be there, as well, selling her Night Owl Baker-branded sourdough loaves and grilled cheese sandwiches.
Homegrown for the Holidays is also your chance to grab a “Holiday Cookie Kit” from Bake My Day; each kit includes a dozen homemade cut-out sugar cookies, four colors of homemade royal icing and various sprinkles for decorating—all packaged in a beautiful gift box.
Sweet Woodland Farm will also appear at the bazaar, selling their herbal healing products (they make everything from salves to bath bombs and herbal teas) and gluten-free/vegan baked goods. Also offering excellent vegan treats will be Naked Cookies, whose delicious vegan eats are made with exclusively organic ingredients.
And those are just the food vendors! Other featured artisans in attendance will offer everything from ceramics to candles, hand knitted accessories, jewelry, local art, and more.
For more information about Homegrown for the Holidays, please visit the event’s Facebook page.
Homegrown for the Holidays will return to Hayground School on Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.