Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market Gift Guide 2019
This Mother’s Day weekend, local farmers, collectors and artisans join together under one large factory roof to share their passion for sustainable gift-giving at the Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market. Our community members have utilized the abundance of natural resources in the Hudson Valley to craft quality homemade goods and sustain the local economy for generations. With spring in full bloom, there’s no better time to celebrate their bounty.
Join us May 11 and 12 at Basilica Hudson for a weekend of locally-sourced agriculture, recycled wares and finely crafted goods. Here’s a breakdown of the this year’s Farm & Flea Spring Market offerings and special events so you can start planning the perfect Mother’s Day.
See a full list of vendors (including 35 brand new to Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market) HERE.
FOR THE DESIGN LOVER
Every artisan at Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market has an eye for design, whether shown through tasteful packaging or the product itself. For Aubry, the rustic textures of hand carved, lathe turned bowls and vessels are at the forefront of their diverse wooden ware designs. Sourced from local hardwoods, each piece adds a unique Scandinavian touch to kitchen’s layout. For those with a taste for iconic fashion statements, stop by Otherwild, a retail store and studio with a design vision that rejects consumer capitalist culture and embraces ethical practices, advocacy and activism. Their well-known “The Future is Female” t-shirts could be the perfect addition to your Mother’s Day look.
FOR YOUR NEW SPRING WARDROBE
Out with the old, in with the sustainably sourced, recycled and handmade. If spring has inspired you to revamp your warm weather wardrobe, then Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market’s clothing vendors can help you do it style and on budget. Market veteran and Hudson shop owner ENKYU uses natural fibers like cotton, linen and recycled denim to explore fashion based in comfort and quality. Highlands Foundry also returns this year with kimonos, ponchos, pillows and tote bags made from heritage textiles that embody ethical and beautiful modern styles.
Add a delicate yet bold accent to your outfit with AOKO SU’s handmade sculptural, minimalist jewelry. For a vintage flare, visit North Country Classics, who have a highly curated collection of local vintage styles from the ‘50s through ‘90s meant for everyday wear. Fellow vintage vendor Sundust Culture will showcase their selection of timeless and unique pieces meant to encourage your inner dreamer.
MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS
Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market creates the unique opportunity to have the best Mother’s Day shopping options all in one place. From classic accessories to nourishing self-care products, this year’s diverse array of vendors are bound to have something just right for the mom in your life. For families with younger children, So Handmade provides fun and eco-friendly toys that give kids the chance to explore their own imaginations and engage in self directed play. Visit Good Fight Herb Co. to find small batch, specially formulated herbal remedies that support self care and thriving health. Have a mom with a taste for unique jewelry not often found at your everyday boutique? Find her something special with Mindi Lyn Jewelry, who provides customers with a wide range treasures for all budgets, sourced from charming summer markets and antique shows. Or, check out Flower Crown Making in the Basilica Gift Shop to make mom a flower crown for free!
BEST GROCERY LIST
Lose yourself in Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market’s labyrinth of local produce and homemade treats. Grab that reusable bag and check off your grocery list with Darcy Butters, who uses grass fed butter to create versatile products that can be used as finishing butter for vegetables, meat, eggs and fish, or simply spread on bread. Move out of your culinary comfort zone with Highland Farm, a second generation farm specializing in game animals such as deer, elk, bison and ostriches raised here in the Hudson Valley. Jacuterie will be back with their European style dry cured salami, whole muscle charcuterie and fresh sausages. Pair those delights with Chaseholm Farm Creamery’s cheeses made from 100% grass fed cow’s milk and available in a variety of styles, from fresh spreads to cave-aged cheeses. For another burst of flavor, add Corona D’oro’s finest pestos, pickles and sauerkrauts.
Looking for something sweet? Pheonicia Honey sells raw honey products perfect on fresh pastries, or even just on a spoon. You can also grab a snack from Crooked Stick Pops, who make unique healthy popsicles from locally sourced produce, or stop by Maple Leaf Sugaring for some maple cotton candy. Lil’ Deb’s Oasis will also return to the market this year to serve refreshing cocktails throughout the day.
FOR THE NATURE LOVER
After you’ve gathered your food, package them up in Z Wraps, colorful reusable wraps that can be used in place of plastic. Bring the spirit of Farm & Flea home with you and start your own garden with vegetable, herb and flower seedlings from Windy Ridge Organics that are ready to go in the ground. You can also pick up a mushroom growing kit and informational book from Smugtown Mushroom to start cultivating your very own mushrooms at home.
WEEKEND FUN: ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS
Of course, the positive energy of Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market doesn’t end with goods and gifts. Head over to the Hudson Area Library Reading & Activity Zone for crafts, activities, raffle prizes and story time programs, including Pamela Badila & Folktales and Drag Queen Story Time. Be sure to keep an eye out for the 1st Annual Hudson Mad Hatters’ Parade procession through the isles of vendors on Saturday afternoon. The parade draws inspiration from global carnival masquerades and Hudson’s evolving history as a city of makers.
Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market takes place Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 6at Basilica Hudson. See the full list of vendors HERE.