Countryside Farmers' Market Hosts Crafty Mart


On Saturday, August 8, Countryside Conservancy and Crafty Mart are teaming up to hold the mother of all markets. On that morning from 9am-noon, additional tents will be set up as part of the Crafty Mart pop-up at Countryside Farmers’ Market in Howe Meadow.

Visitors to the weekly farmers’ market can always expect to find fresh, local, and sustainable food, as well as a small number of vendors selling handmade gifts. At the pop-up, however, there will be fifteen additional vendors offering artisan goods including handmade rag dolls, hand-printed t-shirts, and unique sterling silver jewelry.

Crafty Mart, referred to as “the idiosynCRAFTic fair” has been hosting events since 2009, giving Akronites a place to shop small and local artists and makers a platform to sell their goods. Its purpose is to provide creative and engaging opportunities for artists and community members to foster artistic, thoughtful, and community-focused lifestyles. Crafty Mart’s events have been named “Best of the City” by Akronlife Magazine and “Favorite Place to Do Your Holiday Shopping” by Akron Empire.

Also on August 8, Countryside is offering a Craft Cocktails class focusing on whiskey. Cleveland-based bartender Lorilei Bailey, of Spice Kitchen + Bar, will teach a class about incorporating seasonal fruits and vegetables into brunch cocktails. Advance registration is required.

So...local food, local crafts, and local cocktails? Yes please.