Eat Boutique Markets Film

by Maggie Battista on October 22, 2012

in Boutique Businesses, Events

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. The Eat Boutique Holiday Market will gather 40 food and drink makers, seven cookbook authors and many special food partners in a huge loft-like space on Sunday, December 9 in Boston. The line-up is fabulous and all of your foodstuffs gift-giving needs will be met.

What’s an Eat Boutique Market? I’m glad you asked. We’ve hosted three so far and the 2011 Fall Market was last month. 1,000 of you showed up and we captured it in a little film. Are you in it? (Big thanks to Jesse Beecher for his filmography.)

The Holiday Market is going to be just a bit different. First, we had to rent a big space – we just couldn’t imagine squeezing into a small space this time around. We also have to rent tables and chairs, make signs, all that good stuff you need for big gatherings. While it’s a much larger event space, we may not have room for everyone (quelle horreur!) so we’re going to offer tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis, including access to an hour of shopping without the crowds.

Want first access to tickets? We’ll let everyone on this list know the moment tickets go on sale, so get on that list, okay?

Before I go, we just launched our new shop and I’m posting new discoveries over there daily, like these fruit-filled vinegar sauces, this rhubarb hops for cocktails, and this gift box of handmade candy for Halloween.

Did I say short and sweet?! I meant long. And detailed. And verbose. But when there’s lots to share, I like to share. Thanks, as ever, for all your support and good wishes!

Eat Boutique  discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. We share recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating boutique. We host tasting events and markets for food makers, cookbook authors and food fans.  We craft seasonal, regional gift and tasting boxes and sell individual items that you can order in  our new shop.  Sign up to be the first to get tickets for the  Eat Boutique Holiday Market.


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.

  • JennB276

    Wow! This is exactly what the market was like – fun & lovely! Can’t wait til Dec. 9 holiday market.

  • Michelle K. Martin

    What a great video! I’m bummed I wasn’t able to make it to the Fall Market but I’m definitely looking forward to the Holiday Market (especially after seeing this ‘preview’ of a market). Can’t wait to do some taste testing and a little holiday shopping :)

  • Dawn

    The Fall Market was filled with so many food and beverage makers. This is a great video to capture the day. Thanks for a great Market Maggie.

  • Susan Maynard

    I loved this video! It really captured the spirit of the market. Beautifully filmed and so many gorgeous things to be sampled. Looking forward to all the new things the holiday market will bring!

  • Christine

    Gorgeous video! Think of your friends on the west coast at your holiday market!!

  • heidi | white loft studio

    AMAZING…truly. this captured the market beautifully…such talent.

  • Lauren Stein

    Can’t wait to go shopping at the December market! Video is awesome and makes me excited to meet the makers and authors!


    Awwwww! I want to come! I want to come! We need this in Toronto!

  • Laura

    Great video. Really captured the essence of the day. The Holiday Market promises to be even better!

  • Denise

    Bummed to be missing another EB market – next year! Great video – really shows the essence of what you are doing!!

  • Shelby @ Lady Gouda

    Love this. What a beautiful day it was — I love seeing all the fun fall details. I can’t wait to see what Eat Boutique does for the Holiday Market!

  • Ariela Rose

    Perfectly put Maggie! This makes me unbelievably excited for the Market to come — it’s going to be a sensory explosion!

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