SoWa Winter Festival 2018: Music Line Up

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Kick off the holiday season with some awesome live music in our Winter Wonderland tent starting this Friday! Check out the music line up so you can make sure to see your favorites.

Friday Dec. 7

Friday Nov. 30


Saturday Dec. 8

Saturday Dec. 1


Sunday Dec. 3

Sunday Dec. 2


SoWa Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Snow has fallen and the SoWa Winter Festival is mere days away! Shopping for loved ones this time of year can be challenging so to help ease the stress and make shopping small + local more accessible to you, we have put together a gift guide specially curated for the SoWa market. Don’t forget to take you time and stroll through all the vendors booths, even grab a drink for a good cause, but make sure to bring your list of must see spots to keep you one track.

Follow along on our Instagram to see our 12 days of giving and check back to see our add ons for the gift guide!

GIFTS FOR HER

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For the Traveler: Speakeasy Travel Supply

Get your traveler the perfect scarf that has hidden pockets for valuables. Top it off with the stylish options to choose from, they make the perfect gift.

 
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For the Home Decor Enthusiast: BURROW Style + Home

Choose from trendy blankets to throw pillows to add a modern touch to any space.

 
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For the Jewelry Lover: Harmony Winters

Wow her with these beautiful, handcrafted pieces. Choose from gold, silver or gemstones to make this a truly personal gift.

 

For the Cozy Obsessed: Amisha Designs + Elizabeth Benotti

Nothing pairs better than a new robe and the perfect mug for tea, coffee or our personal favorite… hot coco.

 

For the Bag + Wallet Obsessed: Basader

These handmade leather goods would steal anyones heart. With so many style options to choose from you are sure to find the perfect accessory

 
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For the Cozy Kitchen Wiz: Shaker Hill Studio

We love Shaker Hill for their beautiful kitchen textiles, but we also love their gorgeous scarves so we had to create a category to fit it all!

 
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For the Trendsetter: The Little Goods Co.

Here, you will find anything from cool handmade clay earrings to bags and amazing smelling candles.

 

GIFTS FOR HIM

For the Opt- Outsider: Nine Five

Whether it’s a cool hat, a new hoodie or the perfect beanie, Nine Five has it all. Not only do they provide high quality apparel with its live in the moment motto, it also gives to a good cause in exchange.

 
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For the Art Appreciator: Fiber and Water

These cool burlap screen prints have a design for everyone. Shop anything from home state roots to city skyline and catchy sayings. Top it off with it’s beuatiful frame and it’s sure to be a show stopping gift.

 
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For the Working Professional: Merchant Watch Co.

Every professional needs a good watch and these custom leather straps do not disappoint. Customize anything from the leather color to the stitching to make this truly a personal gift. (Bonus: they fit apple watches too!)

 
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For the Chef: Alex’s Ugly Sauce

Mix together anything from a killer salad, a great bloody marry, or leave it as it is— the perfect hot sauce. Choose from dozens of flavors and intensities to find the perfect fit.

 
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For the Fashion Forward: Adelante Shoes

These handcrafted leather shoes come in a variety of sizes that will surely bring a smile to anyone’s face. These top notch kicks are durable, stylish and high quality. What could be better?

 
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For the Healthy Cocktail Connoisseur: Bauman’s Best Botanicals

These tasty botanicals are made with naturally infused apply cider vinegar so that they taste delicious while keeping their health benefits. Taking it daily to keep your body running smoothly or mix it together to make a delightful cocktail!


GIFTS FOR THE LITTLE ONES

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For Fun Room Decor: It’s Sew You

This unique take on typography and fiber art with bright, whimsical, and sometimes sassy products would add life to any childrens room. Choose from a variety of designs and mediums to find the one to suit your little one.

 
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Kids Clothes: Edie + Fin

This is your one stop shop for children's apparel. Find anything from warm booties, onesies and bibs with adorable prints to fit every occasion.

 
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For the Cozy Child: AguVivi

These organic cotton blankets are the perfect companion as your child grows. Their size makes them perfect to tag along to the park and their high quality and organic fabrics make washing them before bedtime a breeze.

 
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For Cute Onesies + Gift Sets: Simply Chickie

These easily liftable children’s clothes make for the perfect practical gift. Get a onesie with a matching hat with a saying sure to put a simple on anyone’s face. Can babies really even have enough cute onesies?

 
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GIFTS UNDER $50

For the Hostess: Upper Crust Candles

Choose from a huge selection of smells that are bound to please any nose. These handmade candles will fill any hostesses home with a lovely aroma.

 
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For Affordable Jewelry: Luxa

Choose from bracelets, rings, necklaces or earrings to find the perfect accessory for anyone. Whether it be pendants or gemstones or simple chains there is a style to suit everyone.

 
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For the Fashion Forward: The Drift Collective

Shop this up-cylced and vintage apparel to find cool new takes on classic t-shirts and outerwear. You may even find an up-cylced version of your favorite Celtics player’s jersey. Oh, and they make handmade swimwear!

 
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For Stationary + More: Red + Wolf

Not only will you find the perfect stationary cards to send out this holiday season, but you’ll also find unique gifts like wine bags and ornaments too! Did we mention that the purchases of these products gives back to wildlife organizations?

 
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For the Sweet Tooth: McCrea’s Candies

These caramel candy delights are sure to please any sweet tooth around. They offer a wide variety of flavors that will leave you wanting to try every last one!

 
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For the Local Brew Friend: Bantam Cider

Take a turn away from craft beer and give the gift of local craft cider! The awesome flavors and nice variety will not disappoint all while adding a nice change of pace to your typical drink of choice.

SoWa Winter Festival: Vendor Lineup

Drum roll please! We’ve listed every vendor joining us at the 4th annual SoWa Winter Festival. Get ready to shop everything from brownies and hot sauce to paintings and jewelry. In the coming weeks, we’ll give you a taste of what you’ll find so you can shop local for everyone on your list. Follow @sowaboston for gift ideas.

Weekend 2
Friday, December 7, 2018: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018: 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018: 11 am - 5 pm

Weekend 1
Friday, November 30, 2018: 5 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018: 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018: 11 am - 5 pm

Weekend One:

Home Goods

  • 5th And Madison

  • Upper Crust Candle Company

  • Forever Boards New England

  • Kateryna Woodworks

  • Sweetgum Textile Co.

  • Frames With a History

  • Islay's Terrace

  • Periwinkle Designs

  • Tanzania School Foundation

  • The Happy Cactus

  • The Little Goods Co.

  • The Rubbish Revival

  • VPV

  • codo - ceramics and textiles

  • Elizabeth Benotti Ceramics

  • I See Spain

  • MYRTH Ceramics

  • New Moon Ceramics

  • BURROW Style + Home

  • Foxfire Creative Studio

  • Shaker Hills Studio

Jewelry

  • Calli b.

  • Cristina Garcia

  • Debby Krim Arts

  • Earthwoven Crystals

  • Elleyo

  • Harmony Winters Jewelry

  • Joyo

  • little pancakes

  • Mona Enamel

  • Morrison Mae

  • Porcelain and Stone

  • Sailormade

  • The Cyprus Cabinet

  • The Science Boutique

  • Vincent Russo Designs

  • WILD & FREE

Apparel

  • Basader

  • Hoist Away Bags

  • Merchant Watch Company

  • Amisha Design

  • Ash & Rose

  • nine five ltd.

  • Periodically Inspired

  • The Drift Collective

  • AguVivi Organic Baby

  • Edie & Fin

  • Simply Chickie

  • Solar Flair

  • DeRoucheau Handmade Knitwear

  • k.m. hutton - modern stitchery

  • Speakeasy Travel Supply

  • Adelante Shoe Co.

Art

  • Charged Glassworks

  • POWPAPER

  • Scatterbrain Handmade

  • Zooguu

  • Doug Hockman Photography

  • Lost Life On Wax

  • 9000things

  • Fiber and Water

  • Fridgedoor

  • Hastings Studio

  • JudyPlankArt

  • Laurel Greenfield Art

  • Mae Chevrette Studio

  • Moss and Blue

  • Paige Lindsey Design

  • Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company

  • SepiaLepus Illustration

Bath and Body

  • Dulse & Rugosa

  • Lightning Willow Farm

  • Organic Bath Co.

Pets

  • 2 Dogs Treats

  • Bullenbeisser Dog

  • Tug and Go

StationEry + Paper

  • Fuffernutter

  • Goosefish Press

  • Lovepop

  • Of Note Stationers

  • Red + Wolf

Specialty Food

  • 1634 Meadery

  • Alex's Ugly Sauce

  • Bauman's Best Botanicals

  • Blackbird Doughnuts

  • Boston Chai Party

  • Cask Force

  • Doves and Figs

  • Golden Rule Honey

  • Granite Ledge Coffee

  • Herb Lyceum

  • Hubba Hubba Foods

  • Lara's Cuisine

  • McCrea's Candies

  • Old Friends Farm

  • Q's Nuts

  • Soluna Garden Farm

  • Spring Brook Farm

  • Stow Greenhouses

  • Sweet Lydia's

  • Top Shelf Cookies

  • Valicenti Pasta Farm

  • Wozz! Kitchen Creations

  • Yummy Mummy Bakery

Food Trucks

  • Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers

  • Moyzilla

  • Shuck Food Truck

  • The Dining Car

Weekend Two:

Home Goods

  • 5th And Madison

  • Aud & El

  • Forever Boards New England

  • Kateryna Woodworks

  • Sweetgum Textile Co.

  • B and B Glass Studio

  • Frames With a History

  • OG Studio Creations

  • Plantcycled

  • Queen of Swords

  • Tanzania School Foundation

  • The Happy Cactus

  • The Rubbish Revival

  • VPV

  • Carmiclay

  • I See Spain

  • K. Allison Ceramics

  • Studio Spitfire

  • BURROW Style + Home

  • Half-n-the-Bag

  • It’s Sew You

  • Taleo Handmade

Jewelry

  • Amy Vander Els

  • Ashley Procopio Jewelry

  • Calli b.

  • Cristina Garcia

  • Debby Krim Arts

  • Epoca

  • Harmony Winters Jewelry

  • Joyo

  • Luxa Jewelry

  • Porcelain and Stone

  • Sailormade

  • Seeking OM

  • The Cyprus Cabinet

  • The Science Boutique

  • WILD & FREE

  • Wyllo

Apparel

  • Hollis Leather

  • LeatherManDan

  • Shara Porter Designs

  • Amisha Design

  • Ash & Rose

  • nine five ltd.

  • Periodically Inspired

  • The Drift Collective

  • Edie & Fin

  • Simply Chickie

  • Solar Flair

  • DeRoucheau Handmade Knitwear

  • Speakeasy Travel Supply

  • Third Piece

  • Adelante Shoe Co.

Art

  • Charged Glassworks

  • HibouDesigns

  • POWPAPER

  • Scatterbrain Handmade

  • Lost Life On Wax

  • 9000things

  • Cynthia Chapman Watercolor

  • Fiber and Water

  • Fridgedoor

  • Holly Wach Art

  • JudyPlankArt

  • Laurel Greenfield Art

  • Mae Chevrette Studio

  • Mia Whittemore

  • Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company

  • SepiaLepus Illustration

Bath + Body

  • Birchstone Apothecary

  • Thorn & Bloom Perfume

  • Urban Kitchen Handmade

  • Dulse & Rugosa

  • Lightning Willow Farm

Pets

  • Lion + Wolf

  • Knots of fun

  • 2 Dogs Treats

StationEry + Paper

  • Lovepop

  • Goosefish Press

  • Fuffernutter

  • Red + Wolf

Specialty Foods

  • 1634 Meadery

  • Aaronap Cellars LLC

  • Alex's Ugly Sauce

  • Ariel's Honey Infusions

  • Bantam Cider Company

  • Bauman's Best Botanicals

  • Blackbird Doughnuts

  • Boston Chai Party

  • Botanical Springs

  • Carr's Ciderhouse

  • Chequessett Chocolate

  • Doves and Figs

  • Granite Ledge Coffee

  • Herb Lyceum

  • Hubba Hubba Foods

  • Lara's Cuisine

  • McCrea's Candies

  • Q's Nuts

  • Soluna Garden Farm

  • spring brook Farm

  • Stow Greenhouses

  • Top Shelf Cookies

  • Yummy Mummy Bakery

Food Trucks

  • Baby's Bonetown BBQ

  • Bon Me

  • Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers

  • Shuck Food Truck

Spooktacular Round Up

We celebrated our last market of the season in a very spooky way— with an epic costume contest! We had a record breaking amount of entries so we have gathered together the top three winners in both the people category and the dog category! Scroll through to see some amazing creativity + our honorable mentions!

First Place:

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Second Place:

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Third Place:

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Dog Costume Contest Winners

Honorable Mentions

Vendor Winners

First Place

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Second Place:

Third Place:

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Honorable Mention

#MakerMonday: Vintage Garden

We would like to send a warm welcome to one of the newest members of the SoWa neighborhood— Vintage Garden. This flower design shop has its new home on Thayer St. Stop by their shop to see beautiful arrangements, shop their various books, chocolate or candies, and explore their available workshops. If you can’t get enough of their flowers you can contact them about their weekly or bi-weekly flower arrangement programs or their home garden installations.

#MakerMonday: Fall Guide

It’s officially the first week of fall and to kick it off we compiled a list of some of the great fall items you can find at the market. Vendors in both the farmers market and arts market are rolling out all the stops for fall festivities. With only 5 Sundays left, don't miss your chance to check out all the great vendors to get you ready for the season!

Megglesknits— For Beanies + Scarves

Keep warm with these hand knitted beanies and scarves. Choose your color and combo to keep you cozy throughout fall and into winter.

crow valley farm— maple syrup

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Whether you’re using it to top your pumpkin pancakes on a brisk fall morning or baking homemade fall treats, maple syrup is a fall staple you can find in our farmers market.

laurel greenfield— fall painitngs + prints

Get in the spirit with fall themed art! These paintings are the perfect addition to your home fall decor.

granite ledge coffee—whole bean coffee

Nothing is better in fall than a hot cup of fresh coffee. Stop by Granite Ledge coffee in the Farmers Market to pick up whole beans to enjoy throughout fall!

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adelante Shoes—fall footware

Keep your feet stylish while warm with these leather shoes. Adelante offers options for both men and women with high quality weather to last you through the season and many more to come!

edie & Fin— children’s FOOTWEAR

Keep your children’s feet warm with these handmade sweater booties. The perfect cozy slip on boot for babies and toddlers.

boston chai party— hot or iced chia tea at home

Stay warm with a cozy drink at home. Find chai tea both ready made and to take home in the farmers market.

 

nine five ltd—warm weather gear

Whether you’re looking for beanies, hoodies, socks or windbreakers, Nine Five has everything to help you layer and stay warm on the chilly fall days.

Farm Stands— Seasonal VEGETABLES and fruits

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The farmers market has a variety of local farms every weekend selling fresh and seasonal vegetables. Stop by to pick up fall essentials like butternut squash, apples and pumpkins.

#MakerMonday: Back to School Ready with SoWa Vendors

With September in full swing and students filling up local schools and campuses, we have put together a back to school guide for all ages! Whether you've got little ones starting back in school or you're moving into your new campus housing for college, check out our top recommendations to have you ready to take on another awesome school year!

For the perfect on-the-go snack: Q's Nuts

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With four different kind of nuts to choose from and a variety of flavors, you can be sure to find the perfect snack while you're on the go. They also sell granola so you can switch it up! 

For backpacks + Decor: Salted Indigo

Here you can find anything from pillows to bags of all different sizes. Either will make for a great accessory for your dorm or outfit! 

 

For Wall Hangings: Gold Dust Weaver

These wall hangings make for the perfect addition to any wall. Add some texture to create a more eye catching focal point in your room! 

 

For Fun Floral Painted Prints: Paige Lindsey Designs

Bring a pop of color to any room with these fun and vibrant paintings! Shop a variety of flowers and color schemes to fit your vision perfectly. Can't find exactly what you're looking for? Not a problem, Paige Lindsey Designs also offers commission work! 

For a Quick + Hearty Breakfast/ Lunch: Chrissy's Crumble

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The perfect meal for everyone— vegan, soy free, dairy free + healthy! Doesn't get any better than that! 

 

For the New Apartment Owner: Sweetgum Textiles

New to having a kitchen? Need a better way to keep the counters clean? Tired of the same yellow colored sponge? Sweetgum has you covered with washer safe, expandable cleaning cloths in cute patters to make cleaning even more fun! Stop by to grab some matching dish towels too!

For the Housewarming Plant: The Happy Cactus

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Large to small, pointy to prickley, plants to butterflies— The Happy Cactus Gifts have every type of plant you'll need to bring nature into your home! 

Studio Artist Feature: National Dog Day

National Dog Day was August 26th and here at SoWa, the only thing we love more than Sunday market days are our dog visitors! In honor of the paw-tastic day, we are featuring Katherine Miller, one of the SoWa Artist Guilds studio artists. You can find her in studio 411A where she creates beautiful life-like dog portraits along with a variety of her newer work that is taking a more abstract painting approach. 

Take a scroll through the pictures below to see the artist in work! Can't get enough? Find her in her studio on First Fridays, Second Sundays + during the open studios on SoWa Open Market Sundays!

If you love your pup, you can contact Katherine here to commission a beautiful dog portrait! 

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Little Free Library + More Than Words

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SoWa has recently teamed up with More Than Words to bring a little free library to Thayer Street! Stop by to take a book today + leave a book tomorrow! 

More Than Words kindly provided the first set of free books to kick off the launch of the new library! More Than words is a local Boston based nonprofit that encourages youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless or out of school to take charge of their lives by becoming involved with a business. Their model includes youth working in a bookstore selling used books to gain valuable life and professional experience. You can learn more about the organization on their website or visit them in person at the SoWa Open Market on September 23rd + October 7th.

 

The Little Free Library will be available to the public every day of the week for neighborhood residents to stop by and enjoy! You can also visit every Sunday during the SoWa Open Market. 

MakerMonday: Bread Obsession

Nothing beats the smell of freshly made bread in your home, but Bread Obsession comes very, very close! Varda Haimo founded her company in her kitchen after years of self-taught practice influenced by professionals and home bakers alike. Later she partnered up with Joan Forman and together they opened their commercial kitchen just outside of Boston. Today, they sell bread to stores, restaurants, and farm shares in ten towns, and directly to customers at local farmers markets.

We at Bread Obsession aim to do our part to reverse these regrettable trends by making nutritious, beautiful, delicious bread by hand, one loaf at a time.

At Bread Obsession, their approach revolves around 4 key foundations.

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Method

Their approach keeps with the tradition of time- intensive methods to increase healthfulness and flavor.

Ingredients

Excellent ingredients with nothing extra, like preservatives, stabilizers, etc.

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Vision

Their vision revolves around the bakers' knowledge, skills, integrity, and imagination.

Beauty

They shape each bread by hand to create a unique and beautiful loaf. 

With loaves ranging from bagels to baguettes + a cinnamon swirl loaf for your inner sweet tooth, Bread Obsession has something for everyone. They also make bread loaves from different cultures and places around the world including simit which is a bagel found commonly in Turkey.