North Market Newsletter ~ December 2012November 29th, 2012 by Mary
A Note From Dave
Dear North Market Shopper,
As my twelfth holiday season here at North Market is on the horizon I have lots to be thankful. For this upcoming fourth quarter will be my last here as Executive Director. I’ll be retiring from the Market this January after a rewarding and thrilling ride.
It’s been an honor and a privilege to have spent my past 12 years here. North Market has become one of our community’s most treasured landmarks and if in some small way I have helped us build upon the 137-year history of this great marketplace, it has been my pleasure.
There’s lots to be thankful for this year; first and foremost, my terrific wife and companion, Mary. Our two sons, Charlie and Geoff and their wonderful families. They make the holidays even more special.
Now, onto my other “family.” Our community of merchants and growers that make this place both unique and incredible.
I’m thankful that ten years ago Jeni Britton Bauer decided to give ice cream making one more shot when she came back to North Market after her first venture, Scream, didn’t quite make it. She opened Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and the rest, quite literally, is history. I’m thankful that David and Cheryl Smith, and Jerry Bullock and Annemarie Wong work so hard to insure that we have the best butcher and poultry shops in Columbus. Yes, they supplied our Thanksgiving turkey this year. I’m especially thankful that Doug Denny and his Fish Guys saw the opportunity that Bob Reany had created for them. They give us and Columbus the finest seafood shop around.
The entire Columbus community should be thankful for the work of Michael Jones who leads both Local Matters and The Greener Grocer. Michael is doing important work to see that we all have the opportunity to eat fresher, healthier, more nutritious food. He runs a darn good fresh produce business as well.
New entrepreneurs like Jen Burton and Collin Castore at Barrel and Bottle; Brittany Baum at brezel and Ben Walters at North Market Spices make me thankful that young, creative and energetic business owners can find a following and find their way at a place like our Market.
I’m thankful for old friends who provided the foundation for this tremendous place. Marty and Bob at Market Blooms, “Cheese” Mike at Curds & Whey, Ann at A Touch of Earth, Kay at the Cookware store, Raj and Bilan at Flavors of India and Don at Pastaria.
I’m thankful for our great growers: apples from Bill and Vicky Thomas, impeccable produce from Tim Patrick, smiles and friendship from Margaret Wince and Steve Anderson.
All wouldn’t be possible without an amazing, dedicated and loyal staff. Amy, Mary and Peggy help run this great Market and they’ve worked tirelessly to help ensure that North Market is the best experience possible for our visitors.
And I’m especially thankful for the shoppers who truly make this place great. Your support, energy, enthusiasm and dedication to North Market enable our community of family businesses and farms to not only survive, but prosper. It’s been especially rewarding to see so many devoted and familiar faces every week that I’ve been here.
There’s so much to be thankful for, but I have 12 years of extraordinary memories, so this holiday season will truly be a special one for me.
Thanks to everyone who makes North Market great.
David Wible, Executive Director
North Market Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza ThisWeekend
There’s no place like the North Market to get you into the holiday spirit. From the friendly salutations of the merchants to the array of delectable cuisine, the bustle of market commerce on a winter weekend is sure to warm your heart and have you humming holiday tunes! Join us for the most splendid of seasonal weekends at the North Market for the Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza on Saturday, December 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 from 12-5 p.m.
Our merchants will be armed with an array of samples to tempt your taste buds and help you formulate your holiday feasts. As always, they are endowed with the wisdom of years of experience to give you excellent advice. The second floor will be devoted to forty-five local artisans and crafters for a weekend of shopping for distinctive handmade gifts. Jewelry, glass, textiles, bath and body products and knitted items are just a few of the categories represented by the local artists in our craft fair. Local musicians will provide holiday tunes to shop and dine by and the kids will enjoy the face painting and the Nutcracker Toy Solider. The whole family can get into the holiday spirit at the North Market Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza!
Scheduled Holiday Open House Activities include:
Saturday, December 1
- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., North Market merchants and Craft Extravaganza vendors on second floor open for business
- 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Christmas tree sales on the farmers’ market plaza
- 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., holiday music by Marion Funk, accordion
- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., holiday face painting
- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., roasted chestnuts and pretzels with Short Stop Youth Center (farmers market)
- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., holiday music by Miss Molly
- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Joyunspeakable, the living statue as the Nutcracker Toy Soldier
- 1 – 3 p.m., holiday music by Island Breeze
- 3 – 5 p.m., holiday music by the Eileen Howard Jazz Trio
Sunday, December 2
- 12-5 p.m., North Market merchants and Craft Extravaganza vendors on second floor open for business
- 12 – 2 p.m., Joyunspeakable, the living statue as the Nutcracker Toy Soldier
Participating artisans include: Andy Glass ~ hand-blown glass ornaments and sun catchers BC Appliqué ~ appliquéd towels, bibs, guardian angels Backyard Living ~ bird houses, wine holders and jewelry displays Beaniestalk ~ upcycled hair accessories Black Cat Designs ~ enameled jewelry, purse bling and art pieces Black Market ~ hand knit scarves, crocheted hats, jewelry Carmacazzi ~ hand printed apparel for men and women Corazon y Manos ~ cigar box jewelry boxes, jewelry, cards Crafty Beavers ~ knitted kitty hats, plush knitted kitties, DIY lip balm kits Mary Ann Crago ~ original art magnets, light switch plates and small assemblages D.Action Productions ~ hand rolled decorated beeswax candles Dragon Ikka ~ Japanese spiritual message jewelry and accessories Kristin Ellis & Liz Franklin ~ original silver-smithed jewelry Eric Rausch Art ~ pottery, wall tiles and ceramic sculpture The Forties Revisited ~ handmade retro style aprons Genoa Soap ~ sixteen varieties of soap, gift sets, bath fizzies Girl Pie ~ pressed fern ornaments, crocheted animals, headbands, mosaics and more Green Handle Designs ~ beaded and semi-precious stone jewelry Honeyrun Farm ~ infused honey, beeswax candles, soaps Jan’s Gourds ~ decorative hand-painted gourd accessories and bird houses Brenda Jennings ~ hand-dyed silk scarves, gift bags and wraps Jennifer Sadler Designs ~ jewelry made with resin, glass and stone beads Jonathan Juravich ~ metal hand-punched ornaments, recycled key chains, greeting cards Leslie June Designs ~ handmade ceramic pendant jewelry and ornaments Little Critter Plushies ~ plush toys, pillows and ornaments MaraM ~ bags and accessories from recycled materials Moon Garden ~ handmade candles, soaps, lotions, lip balm, shea butter and perfumes Morgan Art Works ~ wire sculpture, ornaments, kinetic mobiles, watercolor postcards Objet Adapté ~ upcycled vintage feed sack bags and aprons Once Lost Jewelry ~ steampunk style jewelry Paws Up ~ dog collars, bandanas, treats and more “Pine”-ing Away (outdoors) ~ evergreen Christmas wreaths and swags Poshta Design ~ handcrafted paper goods including cards, stationery and bookplates Clinton Reno ~ hand-screened rock posters, t-shirts, journals and stickers Sew Darn Simple ~ fabric cases, pouches, purses and accessories SoKava Designs ~ lampworked glass bead jewelry Sparrow Vine ~ handcut one-of-a-kind paper cutouts, cards and ornaments Ticking Cats ~ watercolor cat clocks, painted wooden boxes and pins Umbrella Girl Productions ~ sewn stationery, gift cards, hair scarves and pot holders Valerie Long Jewelry ~ handmade jewelry with vintage accents Vintage Gal Creations ~ accessories découpaged with vintage style images Wholly Craft! ~ an array of hand-crafted items by local artisans Windy Lane Alpacas ~ knitted and hand-woven alpaca items With the Grain ~ wheat weavings: ornaments, mobiles and wreaths The Wristbandit ~ hand-tooled leather bracelets and cuffs Yeager Glass ~ stained glass stars and starbursts Zebra Pie Gifts ~ glass tile jewelry and 100% soy candles
The North Market Holiday Open House and Craft Extravaganza will take place on Saturday, December 1 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 from 12 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call the North Market at (614) 463-9664 or visit www.northmarket.com. Artisan applications are closed.
Farmers’ Market Update for December 1
Rhoads Farm Market From our Christmas tree farm, we are bringing fresh cut trees of 5 varieties and in various sizes. Our trees are cut fresh daily and can be ordered to your specific size and type. rhoadsgardencenter.com will preview the quality of our farm and also print a coupon if you cut-your-own in Circleville. Call 740-404-5694 to order a tree for delivery one of the next 2 Saturdays. We will also have porch containers designed with fresh greens.
Seibel Tree Farm We will be selling fresh cut Christmas trees from 7AM-noon. Call for special orders by phone at 740-967-0000.
Thomas Family Orchard We will have several varieties of apples and apple cider!
Also here this weekend:
Salvation Army will have their red kettle on the porch collecting donations from 10AM-3PM.
School of Cooking Classes
North Market School of Cooking classes make great gifts for your favorite aspiring chef or foodie. Classes are $35 per person and include a 3 course meal (and sometimes wine!). Classes are taught by chefs from local restaurants as well asRobin Davis and Sheri Lisak. You can purchase specific classes or $35 North Market gift certificates that can be applied to classes and let the gift recipient choose their favorite from our winter schedule. For a complete list of upcoming classes and to purchase tickets click here⇒