On Saturday, December 5th, Hayground School in Bridgehampton will transform into a season of giving buyers dream during its annual artisanal food and craft bazaar, "Homegrown for the Holidays."
"In a time when we've been bombarded with Black Friday and Cyber Monday everywhere we go, and technology seems to dampen 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," urges Kerri Deuel, "Homegrown for the Holidays" Coordinator and Hayground parent. "Keep shopping dollars local and help drive holiday sales for local artisans."
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., shoppers can browse through creations from over 40 local artists, food purveyors, and vendors. For an inimitable gift, pick up a handcrafted item from Mary Jaffe Pottery, Temptress Yarns, Hamptons Handpoured Candles, Sag Harbor Glass or Southampton Soap Company. If you're stocking up on treasures for those who love to spend time in the kitchen, don't miss the gourmet food goodies by Stars Café, Backyard Brine Pickles, Clarkson Avenue Crumb Cake, Ms. Michelle's Urban Gourmet, Old School
Favorites, and Nofo Crunch. Fine jewelry, clothing and art will be on display from Designs by the Sea, Ketsy Knits, Danielle Leef Photography, Vera Rico Designs and many more. The bazaar will also include live music by local musicians and the opportunity to enter raffles for specialty items.
Sag Harbor Glass specializes in several forms of glass, including glass fusion, stained glass, and mosaics. (Photo: www.facebook.com)
"We promise it will be one of your favorite shopping experiences of the season," said Deuel.
Admission to "Homegrown For The Holidays" is free. Proceeds from the bazaar will support the featured East End artists and business owners, as well as help fund Hayground School's Visiting Artist Program, which invites local artists, musicians, writers, performers, and scientists to guide intensive workshops with Hayground School students.
Hayground School is located at 151 Mitchell Lane in Bridgehampton. For more information, visit www.facebook.com.
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