Get into the holiday spirit and shop local at the 9th Annual Home & Hearth Holiday Fair at the Aptos Farmers Market each Saturday during market hours until December 20. Guest holiday vendors include Copper Moon Apothecary, Bee Bark & Moss, Earth-In Canteen, Jen Wren Designs, and Trellis & Vine.
“The Home & Hearth Holiday Fair is a nice way to kick off the holiday season. We hand select a few very talented artisans each year to join us for a few weeks during the holidays, “ says Catherine Barr. “We love the unique selection of quality items the artists provide — you won’t find these items at Kohl’s or Macy’s! And, we have lots of hassle-free parking, too!”
Many of our farmers and food artisans also offer an exceptional bounty of special holiday items including flavored or roasted nuts, handmade candies, small batch preserves and jellies, locally produced olive oils, and many unique condiments. Customers will also find lots of baked items for their holiday table or hostess gifts, fresh poinsettias, beautiful holiday wreaths, and potted and cut flowers. Some farmers offer fruit baskets and will even handle the shipping for you.
Home & Hearth Holiday Fair Artists for 2014
BEE BARK & MOSS
Minori Shironishi and Philip Rodrigue formed Bee, Bark & Moss in December 2012 after relocating to the Monterey Peninsula area from the East Coast. We produce a range of lifestyle products and soft furnishings designed and hand crafted at our home studio in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our line of market bags, totes, pouches and soft furnishings are all hand painted and made from hemp, one of nature’s most durable fibers. We aim to provide an ever-growing range of handcrafted products for the home, working with a variety of natural fabrics and finishing techniques. Bee, Bark & Moss offers additional custom fabrication and design services.
COPPER MOON APOTHECARY
Copper Moon Apothecary has formulated truly healing lotions and potions as well as salves, balms and bar soap using locally grown and wild crafted botanicals and rich emollient organic oils and butters. While all formulations are intended to heal externally, many are deliciously pampering and soothing to the soul and senses. All of the Apothecary’s products are made with love and healing intent in small batches at the Copper Moon Ranch to ensure the quality and integrity of the pure ingredients used. We are passionate about our craft and grateful to be able to share it with you.
Earth-In Canteens are stoneware water bottles sustainably made from American clay and certified lead-free, non-toxic glazes and contain no plastic or heavy metals.
Non-reactive ceramic is perfect for any liquid—water, juice, smoothies, bulk olive oils, alkaline, neutral or acidic beverages. Color options include sand, violet, butter yellow and sea glass blue.
JEN WREN DESIGNS
Jenny Wren, a Monterey County resident since 2009, works predominantly in the medium of mosaic but includes collage, painting, and drawing in several mixed media pieces. Key themes are hearts, whimsical birds and wildflowers. Jenny lives and works in her cottage/studio in Aromas.
TRELLIS AND VINE JEWERLY
A husband and wife partnership, Anne and Rick Baker create original handmade, nature-inspired jewelry using gemstones, pearls, and quality metals. Their jewelry designs showcase their diverse styles, from Anne’s twisted wire delicate vine necklaces, to Rick’s hand-hammered crosses.