Farmers, artisans, vintage collectors, and makers of handmade and quality goods will converge at the 2nd annual Basilica Farm & Flea, the large-scale farm-stand and flea market taking place over Thanksgiving Weekend at Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY.
A local, artisan alternative to big box and mall shopping, Basilica Farm & Flea showcases fantastic wares made by regional and very talented people.
The weekend kicks off with the Black Friday Soirée from 5 to 9pm on Friday, Nov 28th - which will offer attendees local food, music, and fun.
Here now to tell us more are Melissa Auf der Maur, creative director of the Basilica Hudson, Farm & Flea’s farmer coordinator Lauren Giambrone (a farmer herself and maker of Good Fight Herb Co.), and Hudson River Exchange organizer Stella Yoon.
Other seasonal shopping alternative events in the region include:
Black Friday Fair Trade Market
Friday, 11/28, 9 am - 3 pm and Saturday, 11/29, 9 am - 2 pm
Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Saratoga Fair Trade Marketplace Expo
Saturday, 12/6, 10 am - 6 pm
Universal Preservation Hall
25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs
Both will feature a wide selection of beautiful hand crafted, fairly traded gifts including jewelry, accessories, home decor, coffee and chocolate.