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Business Spotlight - December 2021 - 53212Marketplace Edition

Business Spotlight - December 2021

53212Marketplace Edition

Greeting Friends and Neighbors:

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!


Check out all of the vendors on our 53212Marketplace website!

A & M Organics - handcrafted fermented hot pepper sauce and seasoning blends Bathe Naturally - natural bath salts, body scrubs, soaps, facial kits, gift sets & more Birdsong's - premium body oils, handmade incense, lotions, body butters, soaps & more Bronze Box - carefully curated gift boxes with products from black-owned businesses Cassie's Natural Living - all things elderberry, syrup, honey, tea, candies, and gummies Flower Crowns Etcetera - flower crowns, crystal crowns & jewelry, and knitted products

Gale's Pickles and Jams - pickles and flavors, pickled vegetables, relishes, jams & jellies

Gilfalo Art Design - creatively designed, hand carved and printed linoleum block prints

Griffin's Grain-Free Goods - grain-free, gulten-free, vegan cookies and cookie dough

Jamaican Fairtrade - 100% Blue Mountain Coffee in whole-bean, ground, or K-cups

Jimmie's Dog Gone Treats - homemade dog treats with real, human-grade ingredients

Makes Dead Scents - homemade holiday-themed candles, necklaces & gift sets

Maya Ophelia's - take-n-make vegan meals with ingredients that are made from scratch

MKE Artist Group - realist oil paintings of panoramas and cityscapes around Milwaukee

My Backyard Jam - homemade jam, pie filling, tomato sauce, pickles, & crocheted items

Natural As Can Be Products - natural skincare products & uniquely designed candles

Nicole's Jewelry and Gem Art - beaded jewelry, handmade art pieces & greeting cards

Riverwest Grown - locally-grown houseplants and creative upcycled planters & pots

Rooted MKE - children's collective hub featuring BIPOC & LGBTQ+ children's books

Sasha's Dressings - all-natural, gluten-free, homemade salad & sandwich dressings

Scales Family Farm - herbal products, pickled items, and goods from their local farm

Seven Sisters Trading Co - fair trade, handmade jewelry, clothing and home décor

The Anderson Quilters - quilts, pillow cases, table runners, knitted hats, slippers & bags

Tres Ojos - handmade and metaphysical goods with crystals, jewelry, candles and more


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