Week of May 1st, 2018
We have an outstanding line-up of local farmers, artisan crafters and food trucks for this Saturday’s Holiday Farm & Craft Market. Make sure to bring shopping bags, a cooler and an unwrapped toy for our toy drive. Santa will be there, and we’ll have a petting zoo, pony rides, live music, hot coffee, cocoa & mulled wine. Everything’s handmade, homemade or homegrown. Click here to check out our Interactive Market Map to see who’s coming!
Get all your shopping done, and pick up a tree while you’re there! Tis the Season Christmas Tree Farm is set-up right in front of us by Essex Bank with a huge selection of Virginia Grown Fraser Firs!
Don’t for get to bring your new, unwrapped toy for our toy drive for Mason’s Toy Box!
Look at all the cool products we’ll have this year at our 7th Annual Holiday Farm & Craft Market! All handmade, homemade or homegrown!
Alpaca & Wool Products
Gluten Free Baked Goods
Vegan Baked Goods
Body Lotions & Serums
Gluten Free Bread
Gluten Free Cakes
Gluten Free Cupcakes
Eggs – Free Range
Fine Jewelry – Precious metals & Gem Stones
Floral Arrangements – dried/preserved
Herbs – Cut
Jams, Jellies, Preserves
Jewelry – Copper/Bronze/Pewter
Jewelry – Seed Bead
Jewelry – Semi – Precious Stones
Jewelry – Sterling Silver
Lettuce – Leaf
Gluten Free Muffins
Natural/Organic cleaning products
Scrubs – Honeyberry
Soap – Goats Milk
Soap, Bath and Skin Care
Squash – Winter
Textiles (woven, knit, crocheted, sewn)
Make sure to purchase your new, unwrapped gift or toy to bring to the Holiday Market for a child who will be spending their holidays in the hospital! Mason’s Toy Box will be collecting toys, as well as gift cards, Starbuck’s cards and donations for the parents of children who are stuck in the hospital. Homemade blankets, pillow cases and cuddly stuffed animals are favorites!
Make sure to join us at Manakin Market for our SEVENTH Annual Holiday Farm & Craft Market on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-2pm. Follow our Facebook event page for info on all of our vendors!
We need Santa! Imagine the Holiday Market without him! Sponsorships will help us pay for music, Santa, the petting zoo, porta-o-potties, and more. We are offering a limited number of sponsorships for this market to businesses who want to get in front of loyal to local customers. Check out the link and sign up online, or email Lisa Dearden for details. Thanks for your generous support! We have three levels of sponsorships, so there’s an affordable price for everyone! We work hard for our sponsors and would love to work with YOU!
Please help us bring a great atmosphere to our customers, and especially to our market children!
Make sure to purchase your new, unwrapped gift or toy to bring to the Manakin Market Holiday Farm & Craft Market for a child who will be spending their holidays in the hospital! Mason’s Toy Box will be collecting toys, as well as gift cards, Starbuck’s cards and donations for the parents of children who are stuck in the hospital. Homemade blankets, pillow cases and cuddly stuffed animals are favorites!
For those of you who don’t know, Lisa Dearden’s grandson, Wilson, was diagnosed with stage III, high risk neuroblastoma at 22 months old. He was a very, very sick little boy. Wilson, and Lisa’s entire family, was in and out of the hospital for over 18 months, including a six week trip to Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. It was the most difficult and stressful time period of their lives. Imagine trying to keep a two year old entertained and confined to his bed for a year and a half. Everyone was tired, stressed, bored, hungry, emotionally and physically drained, and scared. The generous support of people like YOU made an amazing difference to the entire family. Thanks to the amazing team at VCU and Memorial Sloan Kettering, Wilson is now a happy, healthy nine year old boy!
Sadly, young Mason, who had the same type of cancer that Wilson had, didn’t make it. Mason fought neuroblastoma from from age 5 to 11, and lost his battle June 20, 2011. Mason’s beautiful mommy collects toys in his honor to brighten the faces of all who are fighting to survive the holiday season.
Please consider purchasing a toy or gift today and bringing it to the Manakin Market Holiday Farm & Craft Market on Saturday, December 2nd. If you can’t bring it on that day, please visit Mason’s Toy Box’s Facebook page to find another drop point.
THANK YOU!!! And Wilson thanks you!