Another year over...and it was some good!
In 2014, there were 34 Some Good Markets in five venues in three communities. We continued to go to town, we said farewell and thank you to Makinsons and started a great partnership in Bay Roberts.
We welcomed thousands of visitors and hosted almost 150 different craftspeople who showcased food, textiles, jewellery, sealskin, wood, paper, fibres, clay, words and more in so many creative and wonderful ways!
We held workshops and special events within our regular events.
We also partnered with the Community Food Sharing Association and local food banks in the Fall and we collected a combination of food and cash valued at $6124.30! We don't think a goal of $20,000 is out of reach for 2015 :)
I'd like to thank each and every one of you for your support in sharing a Facebook post, retweeting a tweet, telling a friend, visiting a market, buying something, giving a ride and doing anything to keep craft of all sorts alive in our province.
Here to some good goings on in 2015!
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Another year over...and it was some good!
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Hope everyone had some good summer. Some Good Market has been making plans! We have some new venues for some upcoming events:
We would like to thank the Town of Bay Roberts for welcoming us to their town!
On September 20, we will be holding Some Good Market at Bay Roberts VIC Pavilion on the Veteran's Memorial Highway. Admission is FREE but we ask that you make a donation to the Helping Hands Foodbank (non-perishable food item or cash donation of your choice). The Root Seller from the Roots Country Farm will also be on site.
On October 4, we will be holding Some Good Market at the Red Fisherman's Shed in Bay Roberts on the Shoreline Heritage Walking Trail (French's Cove Access). Admission is FREE but we ask that you make a donation to the Helping Hands Food Bank.
Our last two events in St. John's have raised close to $1500 in cash and non-perishable food for the Community Food Sharing Association. We have partnered with them for the remainder of our events in St. John's. Help us help them keep food in people's pantries. And we will will be sharing a list soon for our Fixins Drive (which will provide all the things people need to go with the CBC Turkey Drive). It will include foil roasting pans, cranberry sauce, savoury, split peas, pudding bags and pickles.
We will be back to St. John's October 11!
Hope to see you all at Some Good Market soon :-)
Monday, 14 July 2014
Hello Some Good Crowd...lots of news to share about the upcoming Some Good Market Goes to Town on August 16.
First...lots of our wonderful vendors will be on hand as usual...and they have been donating a huge assortment of their wares to the door prize...and its worth more than $1000!
Second...look for our flyer in your mailbox or where you work or shop...it will have info about the event and if you bring it with you...it gets you an extra chance to win the doorprize.
And finally... because Starvation Doesn't Take a Vacation...we will be collecting foodstuffs for the Community Food Sharing Association...to fill the huge kitchen (a bus is too small) with non-perishables for local foodbanks. At 4 pm their volunteers will truck the food back to the warehouse to be weighed and valued! So exciting! Check out their website at cfsa.nf.net
Stay tuned for updates! Check out Some Good Market on Facebook and Twitter and please share share share so we can make this event #somegood for our vendors, patrons and foodbanks.
SGM is located at Canonwood Hall, St. Thomas' Church, 8 Military Road across from Coffee Matters when it goes to town about once a month.
Want to be a vendor at this or any of our scheduled events? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Friday, 27 June 2014
Thanks to writer Jennifer Kelly and the national magazine optimyz for featuring Some Good Market in their Atlantic section of their June/July issue! Enjoy!
Friday, 13 June 2014
June 14 Some Good Market Goes to Town
8 Military Road (Canonwood Hall, St. Thomas' Church)
The Crystal Ball
Creations by Christine
Quidi Vidi Pewter
PaperScissors Handmade Miscellany
Kate de Cent
Blue Light Jewellery
Sealed With a Kiss
Foggy Rock Fibres
Who Knit You?
Foggy Island Candles
That's Sew Dee
Jennifer Gillard Photography
The Blue Box Pantry
Bobbi Pike Art
Owl and Butterfly Reversible Clothiers
Simply Handmade by Lana
Kerri's Crafts and Accessories
Northeastern Folk Art
J. Reid Photography
In Your Face Cookies and Ice Cream
Because I Felt Like It
and more including fresh eggs, seasonal produce, baked goods and preserves from Some Good Market.
admission $1 which includes entry on door prize basket.
Lots of parking on site and on street
Contact us via email at email@example.com or on Facebook or Twitter
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Some Good Market is looking for some good people.
If you make craft or art or music and meet our standards of quality, pricing and originality you are welcome to apply to be a vendor in St. John's and Makinsons.
We are also looking for a variety of food vendors from farmers to cupcakes and more.
Some Good Market has all required food permits and all food vendors must go through the provincial application and inspection process.
Some Good Market is some good place to be and we love expanding our community!
*Some Good Market does not allow independent consultants due to its policy of handmade, home grown, created by the seller.
If you or someone you know is looking for a great venue to sell their original work from February to December at an established public market please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for Policy info and application process.
You can also find Some Good Market on Facebook and Twitter @somegoodmarket
Thanks! And hope to see you in St. John's at 8 Military Road June 14, July 5, August 16, September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 6.
SGM is Makinsons June 21 - October 18 on a biweekly basis and then November 15 and December 20.
Thursday, 5 June 2014
We've been going full tilt with events in Makinsons and St. John's since February and we decided on the remaining dates for 2014 a while back and shared on Facebook and Twitter but waited a bit to share with you here. So here you go :)
Some Good Market - Makinsons
June 7 and 21
July 12 and 26
August 9 and 23
September 6 and 20
October 4 and 18
Some Good Market - St. John's
We would love for you to share this information to help spread the word...without your support as patrons we couldn't do what we do.
We are taking bookings for all events. If you would like to be a vendor email email@example.com for all the information you need to apply. You will need to be a maker and meet our criteria.