Holiday Local Market: The Food Makers

by Maggie Battista on December 6, 2011

in Events

I’m beaming! The Eat Boutique Holiday Local Market is this Saturday, December 10 and I couldn’t be more excited to meet you all. Behind the scenes, I’ve been making hang tags for the gift wrapping station, making up batches of gift boxes, and printing signs for our (count ’em!) 15 food makers. I thought it might be valuable to share just a bit more detail on each participant, so here goes:

Local Food Makers

  • Blue Egg Baking – Homemade baking mixes for cakes and brownies, made in Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • Chococoa Baking – Artisan whoopie pie maker in Newburyport, Massachusetts (11am-2pm)
  • Fat Toad Farm – Family-run goat milk dairy in Brookfield, Vermont that makes goat’s milk caramel
  • Island Creek Oysters – Duxbury, Massachusetts-based Oyster farm who will shuck oysters for sampling (12-4pm)
  • Lark Fine Foods – Cookies for grownups, made in Essex, Massachusetts
  • Minnie’s Mandelbrot – Classic eastern European biscotti made right here in Massachusetts
  • Nella Pasta – Fresh pasta using only natural ingredients made in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
  • Q’s Nuts – Family-owned and operated nut company using exotic flavors in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • The Salty Road – Hand-pulled taffy made in Brooklyn, New York
  • The Stand – Maker of traditional and new varieties of syrups, marmalades, preserves, conserves and garnishes in Brooklyn, New York
  • Suss Sweets – Irresistible all-natural caramels made in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 7ate9 Bakery – Boston’s best mini-cheesecakes delivered right to your door, and available at our market
  • Yummy Mummy – Homemade brownies baked in Southborough, Massachusetts

Local Beverages

  • Farnum Hill Cider – Sparkling and still cider crafted in Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • New Harvest Coffee Roasters – Coffee roaster in Pawtucket, Rhode Island specializing in source direct beans
  • Privateer Rum – Private silver reserve rum perfect to sip or in cocktails, made in Ipswich, Massachusetts

All of the above wonderful foods will be for sale, except for the cider and the rum (but we’ll tell you where you can get those). How can you miss all this? While the event is free, we would appreciate it if you would RSVP so we can plan for samples.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

All photos taken by Martha Heinemann Bixby.

Eat Boutique is an online magazine + market for food enthusiasts to celebrate the best pure, local + comforting handmade foods. We call it: food that hugs you back. Looking for the perfect gift? Eat Boutique sells gift boxes filled with handmade sweet and savory treats. Send a gift box of handmade food today.

Did you know we’re hosting our Holiday Local Market on December 10, 2011 in Boston? Meet, taste and shop for holiday gifts!

Maggie Battista

Founder at Eat Boutique
Maggie, is the founder of Eat Boutique. She started Eat Boutique as a blog in 2007, and sold out of her first gift box of small batch independent food in 2009. Maggie continues to offer unique and delicious handmade food in tasting subscriptions and seasonal gift boxes for food fans and home cooks. Maggie also hosts Eat Boutique Markets, where she spotlights cookbook authors and food makers. She’s written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Time Out New York, Spencer Magazine, and writes a cocktail column for the popular wedding blog, Snippet & Ink. Maggie's also created retail experiences for the largest floral and event design company in New England. She regularly travels far distances to find the next great chef, farmer, food maker or host. You can follow her worldwide – and homemade – gastronomic adventures on Twitter at @mizmaggieb or @eatboutique. Maggie's first-ever cookbook Food Gift Love will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October 2015. You may pre-order now.

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