What is a vendor to do? Craft show season is upon us and the venues have all but disappeared. And what of the shoppers? Those dedicated, get there before the doors open Christmas customers whose perpetual patronage gives crafters artisans and makers and bakers of things the resources to go forward with more creations? Never fear. Near North Now reached out to Karen Baird from the Fremont Chamber of Commerce to help spread the word and created this page dedicated to vendors in an effort to spread the word about their products while helping our readers fill a few stockings. We’ll begin putting them up as they arrive and keep them going for the next couple of weeks. If you are an interested vendor send us an email at email@example.com and we will give you the skinny on how to be a part of this endeavor to do a little Jingle without the risk of a Mingle.
My name is Abigail, owner and principle soapmaker at Little Mitten Soaps. When I began my soap making journey the goal was to create a product that reflected my lifestyle... simple, a little old fashioned, yet always seeking new and creative ways of doing things.
Here at Little Mitten we believe in providing soap and bath products that are good for you, good for the earth, and good for your wallet. We make all of our soaps the old fashioned way with a modern twist; in small quality batches, without Phthalates or Detergents while using local, fair trade and sustainable ingredients.
We hope you will join us on our journey, as we strive to make the earth a better place.
One bar of soap at a time.
Please visit our website at https://www.littlemittensoaps.com/s/shop and our fb site https://www.facebook.com/littlemittensoaps
Nan Sanders Pokerwinski, Author Mango Rash
Nan is a former journalist whose memoir Mango Rash: Coming of Age in the Land of Frangipani and Fanta whisks readers off to a tropical island where flower-scented breezes rustle palm fronds. What better way to escape the confines of winter and COVID!
Nan is offering signed copies for the special holiday price of $11.75 + $3 shipping. Order here. Mango Rash is also available at Flying Bear Books in Newaygo, Artsplace in Fremont, and Artworks in Big Rapids and from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and most other booksellers.
Book description: Moving to a South Pacific island from small-town Oklahoma, sixteen-year-old Nancy Sanders trades cruising Main Street in search of tater tots for strolling sandy shores with islanders who serenade sharks and feast on sea worms. With a dash of teenage sass, MANGO RASH chronicles Nancy's search for adventure—and identity—in two alien worlds: the tricky terrain of 1960s adolescence and the remote and rapidly-changing U.S. territory of American Samoa. In spite of palm trees and ocean breezes, island life is not one big beach party, Nancy finds when she clashes with her parents over forbidden boys, discovers double standards in the expat community, and cowers through a hurricane. Like Nancy, readers of this unforgettable memoir will fall in love with Samoa's lava-rimmed beaches, frangipani-laced air, and open-hearted people, who face adversity with grace. And just as Nancy does when her own health crisis thrusts her into a very different kind of unfamiliar territory, readers will draw strength from fa'a Samoa:the Samoan Way. In language as lush as the island landscape, MANGO RASH enchants, entertains, and, ultimately, inspires with its message about embracing and learning from other cultures.