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The 53212Marketplace Holiday Market is happening on Sunday, December 12th from 11:00 - 3:00pm at 3700 N Fratney Street. The event is free and open to the public. Masks are highly recommended. Coffee and bakery will be provided by Riverwest's newest coffee shop, The Daily Bird! Plus, a new brewery just opened in the West River Collective; Amorphic Beer will be open for you to take a sip!

This holiday season, shopping local is more important than ever! Check out the following businesses that will be featured at this event, and please consider their products for your last minute holiday shopping, stocking up your shelves before the cold winter hits, or just treating your self for making it through 2021!

See Complete List of 
Vendors Below:

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A&M Organics

A&M Organics creates handcrafted fermented hot pepper sauce and seasoning blends made with homegrown specialty hot peppers. Alex & Matt have been growing hot specialty peppers for several years as avid organic gardeners. A & M Organics is sharing it’s creative pepper products with the rest of the world. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, & dinner.

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Bathe Naturally

Many bath and skin care products are filled with chemicals that don't nourish our skin. Quality should never be a compromise. No matter what bath and skin care product you're looking for, Bathe Naturally guarantees reliability. Natasha creates a wide variety of natural bath and skin care products such as bath salts, body scrubs, soaps, facial kits, gift sets, and more!

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Birdsong's

Birdsong's is a family owned business that started out having yard sales in the family's front yard. In business since 2004, Edgar and the crew have been providing the community with premium body oils, handmade incense, lotions, body butters, massage oil, scrubs, soaps and much more. They have been helping people fell and smell good for years.

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Bronze Box

Bronze Box was inspired out of a desire to amplify Black voices and support Black owned businesses in our own community, now more than ever. Bronze Box offers carefully curated gift boxes that include a variety of products from businesses throughout the United States including food, drink, and wellness items. 20% of the proceeds go to the local organization, MKE Black.

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Cassie's Natural Living

The best products come from honest and passion filled places. They are produced with a desire and belief that there is a better, healthier alternative. Cassie’s Natural Living began with an aspiration to care for her growing family, which turned into a passion to fuel the community. Cassie’s makes all things elderberry, syrup, honey, tea, candies, gummies, and more.

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Flower Crowns Etcetera

Flower Crowns Etcetera is a small MKE business that sells beautiful handcrafted  flower crowns, crystal crowns, crystal jewelry, knitted products for kids and adults, Christmas cookies, and more! McKenzie has a knack for all things crafts, and even takes custom orders. Check out her adorable little knit pumpkin hats for kids, or her big knit cowls for adults to stay cozy and warm this winter.

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Gale's Pickles & Jams

Gale has been a staple at the Riverwest Market for several seasons. She makes homemade canned goods including a variety of pickles and flavors, pickled vegetables, relishes, jams and jellies. Crack open a jar and garnish your favorite Bloody Mary, add flavor to a sandwich, make a pickle-lovers charcuterie board, or just munch on some pickled okra for a snack!

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Gilfalo Art Design

Gifalo Art Design specializes in these creatively designed, hand carved and printed linoleum block prints. Chris uses the art of reduction to create art prints, business logos, greeting cards, concert/band prints and more. These works of art are printed in a studio located in Riverwest. He loves to make people smile through art by using playful subjects and composition.

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Griffin's Grain-Free Goods

Griffin's Grain-Free Goods offers grain-free, gluten-free, vegan cookies and cookie dough that are paleo, have no added sugar, and contain only ingredients that you can pronounce. These cookies are not only a healthier alternative to traditional cookies, but are delicious as well! Try out flavors like chocolate chip maple, cinnamon maple pecan, maple lemon and orange blossom.

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Jamaican Fair Trade

Jamaican Fair Trade was established in 2018. The purpose of Jamaican Fair Trade is to work with small Jamaican farmers to get 100% Blue Mountain Coffee to the Midwest. Blue mountain coffee is one of the world's most sought after coffees because of the mild flavor and lack of bitterness. You can buy it in whole-bean form, ground, or even in K-cups. You can also get flavored roasts like French Vanilla or Hazelnut.

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Jimmie's Dog Gone Treats

Jimmie's Dog Gone Treats is committed to quality and taste in treats for your best canine friends. Jimmie's treats are all made in small homemade batches and use all natural, real, human-grade ingredients. With a wide variety of flavors to choose from like Cheddar Bacon or Pepperoni Cheese, you may have to resist taking a nibble for yourself! 

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Makes Dead Scents

Makes Dead Scents offers gift sets that feature holiday themed, homemade candles and gemstone necklaces. Candles, necklaces, and unique votives are also sold individually. With a variety of scents like lavender, cinnamon, vanilla, pine/cedar, lotus blossom, fresh linens, and peppermint, and a range of sizes from tiny tins to big mason jars, there are candles for everyone to enjoy.

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Maya Ophelia's

Maya Ophelia’s features a continuously rotating menu based on available ingredients. They offer take-n-make vegan meals, jams, and hot sauce, and the majority of their menu items are made entirely from scratch. Although not a completely allergen free kitchen, they use best practices to maintain as safe a space as possible, and work to end the stigma of plant based diets. They're a fan favorite throughout the city.

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MKE Artist Group

Mike Fredrickson is a gifted oil painter, creating large realist oil-on-canvas works depicting the soul of his adopted hometown – from East Side bungalows to local landmarks like the Oriental Theater. With a unique style and eye for detail, his panoramas and cityscapes convey an unforgettable sense of place, at once comforting and captivating to anyone who has spent time in the Brew City.

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My Backyard Jam

My Backyard Jam makes a variety of products including homemade jam, pie filling, tomato sauces, and pickles, along with crocheted kitchen items and blankets. Do you have a an affinity for cooking or baking? Have a home chef on your holiday shopping list? Look no further! My Backyard Jam has you covered this holiday season with special homemade gift options.

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Natural As Can Be Products

Natural As Can Be offers skincare products that are perfect for sensitive skin such as brown sugar turmeric scrub, coconut oil body wash, whipped body butter, glycerin soap bars, and hand sanitizer, as well as a whole array of beautifully designed and scented candles that are each a unique work of art. They aim to prove to you that feeling good and free of harsh chemicals on your body is possible!

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Nicole's Jewelry & Gem Art

Nicole designs an assortment of beaded jewelry, handcrafted gem art pieces and gem art greeting cards. Her creations include imagery of flowers, natural landscapes, animals, butterflies, and holiday-themed scenes and characters. She uses bright colors to bring her art to life and spark joy to all who see it Give the gift of bling this holiday season!

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Riverwest Grown

Riverwest Grown is a new garden and houseplant business that offers locally grown plants including aloe, jade, snake plants, orchids, air plants, ginko trees and much more. Nick uses creative, upcycled objects and materials to create displays and homes for your plants. You'll be sure to wow the green thumb in your family with these wonderful, living, gifts!

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Rooted MKE

Rooted MKE is a BIPOC-centered children's collective hub. They are currently working on getting into a brick and mortar location on West Vliet Street, which will feature a BIPOC and LGBTQ+ children's bookstore, maker space, and tutoring center. Ashley has a dream of Rooted being a child-centered business that connects families through shared experiences. Check out the books she has for the little ones in your life.

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Sasha's Dressings

Sasha's Dressings offer all-natural, gluten free, homemade salad and sandwich dressings. You can't go wrong with flavors like the top-selling Sweet & Savory, Sweet & Sultry, Sweet & Lean, Sweet & Dill-icious, Sweet Aloha, Sweet Ole, and Sweet Amore. They developed their products with a unique blend of "heart healthy" natural ingredients, and are now in several dozen stores in Wisconsin!

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Scales Family Farm

At Scales Family Farm, they are a family on a mission to live as fully and as naturally as possible by getting back to nature and farming. They sell pickled items, microgreens, jams, elderberry syrup, fire cider, herbal sea salts, and teas, as well as apothecary items including: lotion bars, candles, lip balm, hand sanitizer, bath soaks & salts, diaper rash cream, chest rub, and rollerball blends. 

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Seven Sisters Trading Co

For over 10 years Seven Sisters Trading Co. has formed partnerships with Tribal artists around the world. From Afghan refugees living in Pakistan, Tibetan refugees living in Nepal, Tuareg artists from Nigeria, Massai women beaders from Kenya, woven textile artists from the Andes Mountains in Ecuador, and much more. Seven Sisters offer fair trade, handmade jewelry, clothing and home decor, at below-retail prices.

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The Anderson Quilters

The Anderson Quilters is a mother-daughter team in Riverwest that creates beautiful quilts from fabric scraps. The quilt proceeds are then donated to Meta House & Casa Maria. They also sell specialty pillow cases, table runners, knitted hats & slippers, and handmade bags of varying styles. By purchasing one of these one-of-a-kind pieces, you also support two important community organizations. 

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Tres Ojos

Tres Ojos feature handmade and metaphysical goods with a wide variety of crystals, jewelry, candles, and more! Brenda and Desiree are environmental enthusiasts with a passion for creating magick. They get most of their materials from nature, second hand shops, and antique stores. Come check out the diverse selection for all of your gift giving needs. 

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