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Monday, November 24, 2014

Somerville Local First's Local is for Lovers Market Set for November 30th!

Somerville Local First Hosts Local is for Lovers Holiday Market at Arts at the Armory on November 30th

SOMERVILLE (November 24, 2014)—With the holidays just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about holiday gifts! And there’s no better place to find the perfect gift than at Somerville Local First’s Local is for Lovers Holiday Markets on November 30th and December 14th.

Our first market takes place on Sunday, November 30, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Avenue), is FREE and easily accessible by car or public transportation. Knucklebones will be setting up their mobile playspace on 11/30 so the kids have a place to get out some holiday energy while their parents shop or sip a local brew (coffee or beer!)

The Local is for Lovers Holiday Market will feature 30 local vendors selling everything from jewelry and handmade soap to sweets and clothing.  Here is a full list of vendors:

Esoterica Jewelry
Barefoot Books (by Michele MacLean)
Somerville Soap Works (
The Bead Lady
Jasmine Doodles
Le Pants King
Original Antique Maps
MJ Paperflight
Designs by EVFB

In addition to the many local artisans selling their crafts, the Local is for Lovers Holiday Market will include workshops sprinkled throughout the day- Local love includes more than just shopping! Visit the Healey School PTO and make arts and crafts with the whole family all day! In addition, look at the following schedule and come learn with us this market season.

Jewelry making project class with Beadkreative

Learn how to make a chain cord bracelet. With 5 color options to choose from, this project takes about 30min, and will teach you how to make some of your gifts this holiday season! Class is free, but there is a $5 dollar material fee.

Cuisine en Locale cooking demo

Learn how to make your own condiments for the holiday season! CeL is here to show you the way!

Happier, Healthier Holiday Hints
with integrative nutrition health coach, Dillan DiGiovanni

Want to cruise through the holiday season feeling a bit healthier and happier than last year? Join local certified integrative nutrition health coach, Dillan DiGiovanni, for a fun and interactive workshop. You'll meet like-minded people and learn simple, practical hints including recipes and habits to shift your focus and feed your mind and body to welcome the New Year feeling better than you've ever felt in your life. Satisfaction guaranteed. :)

Shiso Kitchen cooking demo

Watch Shiso Kitchen make a Chipotle Tomato Soup which is a great seasonal recipe whether as a first course to a holiday meal, or as a weeknight dinner to cozy up to a fire with. It's a 'grown up' version of classic tomato soup, and is also perfect for dipping, parmesan crisps, cheese toasts or gooey grilled cheese sandwiches. Whether looking to learn the basics, fine tune your culinary skills, or just for some new tips and tricks, Shiso Kitchen offers fun cooking classes for all skill levels. As a date night, with a friend or two, or as a solo adventure, Shiso Kitchen is a unique way to experience local food for a night on the town.

Holiday training tips with The Training Room
This all-levels metabolic class is set up as a continuous strength circuit. Participants rotate through a series of stations, spending equal time on each exercise. Rest periods are minimal between stations, and longer when the entire circuit is complete. Exercises vary from class to class.

Vendors and shoppers at previous Local is for Lovers Market have raved about their experience and the Holiday Market promises to be just as fun. Beth Rosa of Pink Pigeon Creations said, “The crowd was great, and with the focus on kids, there were lots of families and people buying gifts for people with families, which is exactly my market.” Shoppers have commented on the community feel of the markets, a place to gather and see friends while seeing some of the best local vendors around.

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