Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market Gift Guide 2019
For the seventh consecutive year, Basilica Farm and Flea Holiday Market will fill our riverside factory with handcrafted goods for a weekend of local holiday shopping. Born as an alternative to traditional big box Black Friday, Basilica Farm & Flea offers over 100 local and independent artists, chefs, farmers, makers and collectors selling sustainable, quality goods.
Join us November 29 – December 1 to find everything you need to give unique, personal gifts this holiday season. See a full list of vendors (including 25 brand new to Basilica Farm & Flea) HERE.
THE GREEN THUMB
For the nature lovers in your life, you can bring the outdoors in during this winter season. Smugtown Mushrooms has all things fungi, including grow kits, extracts, tea, books and more. Head over to Anarchy Apiaries to peek through the glass of the living bee hive display hosted by the ultimate Beekeeper Sam, and of course, buy some fresh honey, too! Hudson Valley Seed Library sells heirloom seed packets with beautiful artist drawn packaging, the perfect gift for the budding growers already planning next year’s garden.
THE COZY NIGHT IN
Picture it: You pull on your Greene County Wool socks, Chapeaux de Lulu knitted beret, snuggle up in your The Binderie quilt with HETTA’s Nordic-style Glögg (spiced wine) and a cult classic book from Hudson Vintage Pulp & Rocket Works for a fireside cozy night in after the holidays!
FOR THE KIDS
Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market has an incredible selection of unique gifts for kids, including hand-felted gnomes and woodland animals from Going Gnome. For more soft goods, check out Chelsea & Marbles’ crocheted children’s toys, rattles and teethers. So Handmade will also have hand-sewn screen-printed games and drawing kits that encourage kids to engage in self directed play.
Kids love Petit Pilou’s fun and funky clothing line, made from organic material, screen-printed in bright colors and bold print. Grab a rabbit-eared kid’s hat from Mountain Honey Clothier to complete their new look!
CREATE AN ARTIST-OUTFITTED DESIGNER HOME
At Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market, shoppers get the chance to connect with designers in person, adding a memorable note to the pieces they buy. Visit Christin Ripley to learn about her signature handmade marbled fabrics, which cover wild shaped floor and couch pillows (imagine giant squiggles, spirals and triangles!) and add a totally unique and unmistakable flare to any setting.
Listed in Architectural Digest’s 2018 Cleverest Awards, Ken Landauer’s furniture line FN Furniture embraces style with substance through zero-waste contemporary designs made from locally fabricated cnc cut plywood.
Lumpland’s one-of-a-kind ceramics, objects and drawings inspired by the forms of the natural world bring unmatched imagination and texture to your decor.
THE SWEET TOOTH
Bartlett House joins this year’s Holiday Market with their signature jams inspired by juicy late summer stone fruits, crisp fall root vegetables and fields of fragrant springtime marigolds. You can try to save Primo Botanica’s chocolates as holiday gifts for your friends and family, but we won’t blame you if you eat them on the spot. For instant gratification, snag some of Breezy Hill’s fresh apple cider donuts or Pura Vida’s kettle corn.
TREATS TO GO
These Farm & Flea vendors have the perfect treats for holiday gifts and hors d’oeuvres. Jacuterie makes delicious European-inspired charcuterie with locally sourced Hudson Valley ingredients. Serve alongside Papa’s Best Batch seasoned and smoked nuts and Chaseholm Farm Creamery organic cheeses. Try some of Tienda Salsita’s handmade tomato-based salsas for a full range of subtle to hard-hitting spices. Once you’ve gathered your haul, pick up a stunning NYWoodworX hardwood cutting board to slice up and lay out your meal. If you can’t eat it all in one sitting, Z Wraps makes beautiful, easy-to-use, plastic-free reusable food wraps to take care of leftovers.
Be sure to stop by the Basilica Hudson Shop to grab some merch, learn more about our programs and give back through a donation or Basilica Membership to support Basilica Hudson’s year-round nonprofit arts programming. Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market takes place Friday, November 29 from 12PM – 5PM, Saturday, November 30 from 10AM – 5PM and Sunday, December 1 from 10AM – 5PM at Basilica Hudson. See the full list of vendors HERE.