By Mary Gardner-Ruch
Nick Tucker is the brainchild behind Homesteads Artisans Bazaar. He and his partner, Anne Correia, from Angelica are owners and operators of Homestead on the Hill. They make goat’s milk products and sell them at Farmer’s Markets and stores throughout the county. He was looking for a place where he could work and offer space to other vendors in the area. He found it located at 4944 Rt 19 Belmont next to the Redemption Center.
There are currently 18 vendors moving their wares into the space making the rental possible. The first thing that you notice when you walk through the door is baked goods by Kum Essa. Pies, cookies, sweet rolls, whoopie pies, freshly baked bread, and even Salt Rising!
The Vendors include Homestead on the Hill selling Goat’s Milk Products; Stephen Guman, handmade wooden dinosaurs ; Kiara Smith, crocheted plush animals, and blankets; Brooke Przystal, custom jewelry, herbs, crystals, candles, spell jars, and other holistic needs; Joyment Creative, crocheted wearables, and jewelry; Whisper Hill Farms, honey, tinctures, syrup, and peanut brittle; Marianne’s Vinyl Designs, T-shirts, onesies, coffee cups, wine glasses, beer mugs, koozies, camp buckets, pot holders, garden flags, ornaments, and more; Kim Scurr, embroidered products and nature photos; Morgan, tumblers, mugs, and keychains; Kelloggs Alpacas, alpaca products; Cindy Jarmusz, wood carvings; Derrice Horell, paintings on canvas, stones, and tiles; Cindy Lefort, prisms from chandeliers, dream catchers, wreaths, and essential oil roll-ons; Silver Sage Farms, candles, and towels; Kim Kasperski, stained glass and repurposed barn finds; Sew Pieceful Designs, corn bags and cuddle blankets; Dana Kipin, art, pottery, and minerals; and Madison Reed, Dog clothing and homemade dog biscuits.
The Official Grand Opening of Homesteads Artisans Bazaar will take place on Saturday, January 14th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Tammy’s Pitstop Food truck will be there with hamburgers, hotdogs, fried onion rings, chicken fingers, pizza, and chicken wings. Kristylee from SheBrews will have her specialty coffee trailer set up.
Normal hours are Sunday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm, Thursday 4 pm to 6 pm, and Friday 10 am to 6 pm. Monday and Tuesday they are closed. For more information, check out Homesteads Artisans Bazaar on Facebook or stop by the store.