Shop Local and Handmade at the 2018 Higganum Holiday Pop-Up Market

By Kathy Brown.

There was some chatter on Facebook about having a place for local crafters, but it didn’t come to fruition, until Janet Verney saw that her friend Jane Huntington at Shearmetrix had a room for rent… so Janet asked Jane if she could rent it for a month for a Holiday Pop-Up Market, and Jane agreed. Janet then asked around and found four other local vendors and crafters to join her. Everything is local and handcrafted: CT River Glass pendants, Foxglove Soap Company, Oh Fudge and More, ROOTS2Wellness Books, The Higganum Company Candles, The Woman on the Edge, and Whimsical Wine Glasses.

The Market will be open Nov. 10 – Dec. 15, 2018. Hours: On Thursdays (except Thanksgiving) it will be open 4:00-7:00 p.m., Fridays it will be open 3:00-6:00 p.m., and Saturdays & Sundays it will be open 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cash or checks are preferred.

Oh Fudge and More

“I have such a passion for creative expression and I believe in supporting local,” said Janet. “I want to live in an active, vibrant community that comes together to work, to play, and to give back to those in need.”

One of the vendors, Deb Thomas, of The Woman on the Edge, said, “I’m excited to be a part of this winter market, and my hope for Janet’s pop-up [is that] it acts like a catalyst for others. It’s a truly creative way to use empty space. Why not?! I’ve wanted to have a shop in Higganum Center for years, but could not afford the rent. But sharing the rent for a month with other like-minded vendors is a way to achieve this. A new – even temporary – entity energizes all of us. It is everything positive about coming into a little town to do some shopping, unique to Higganum. TheWomanOnTheEdge hopes people will support us in doing this; there’s something for everyone.”

There will also be some special nights:

  • Ladies’ Night: Thursday Nov. 15, and Thursday Dec. 6. Stop in from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for some shopping and a cup of cheer!
  • Stroll in on Nov. 24 during Small Business Saturday
  • Guy’s Night: Thursday, Dec. 13. Stop in from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to “shop for your special gal” and grab a brew!

Shop local! Help our community thrive and stay vibrant.

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  1. We have found that giving space to local artisans has been a great addition to our upstairs loft for the past several years at Town & Country in Haddam not only for the sense of community but for the beautiful products made by the many talented people in the area. We wish you success in your pop up market!

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