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New Pop-Up Shop Helps You to Buy Locally at Easton This Holiday Season

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It might sound a little early to already be thinking about holiday shopping, but the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) is already hard at work to help connect local retailers with new customers.

Celebrate Local is the name of a new pop-up retail store that will be opening at Easton Town Center on October 1st in the former Harry David location. This shop is a collaborative effort between ECDI, the Easton Community Foundation and Global Gallery. Celebrate Local is curating a collection of your favorite Ohio-produced handmade and artisan products, all under one roof.

“When ECDI was approached by Heidi Maybruck, managing director of Easton Farmer’s Market, with a vision for a retail incubator space, we knew that we had a great partner and advocate,” explained Inna Kinney, ECDI’s Founder and CEO. “The Celebrate Local store was born out of our shared vision to promote local entrepreneurs and provide access to new markets for their businesses. This concept is just an extension of ECDI’s vision to create a vibrant and sustainable local economy.”

Some of the local vendors include Luna Burger, Wholly Craft, Brothers Drake Mead, Sugar Inc, Jeni’s Ice Creams, Purely Simple Raw, Maramor Chocolates, Sher Bliss Wine and Chocolates, The Batch Bakery, Velvet Ice Cream, Silver Bridge Coffee and Zapico Foods. More vendors are still being added to the lineup.

Earlier this year, ECDI launched a new peer-to-peer community investment program called Invest Local Ohio. This program allows advocates of the “buy local” movement to invest their money directly into the launch of new businesses, and provides a small return on investment as well.

For more information, visit www.celebratelocalohio.com.

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5 Responses to New Pop-Up Shop Helps You to Buy Locally at Easton This Holiday Season

  1. jz September 22, 2011 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm

    They should contact local brewers and wineries in the area, those are always good gifts!

  2. Walker Evans
    Walker September 22, 2011 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm

    I believe the plan is to feature some wine, possibly beers, but I think they’re still securing the liquor license to do so. Stay tuned! ;)

  3. Walker Evans
    Walker September 22, 2011 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm

    Here’s a list of all vendors signed up thus far:

    (Aimee’s) Blue Ribbon Spices
    A Bit of a Bite
    Al’s Delicious Popcorn
    Alli O’s All Natural skin Care
    Ann’s Raspberry Farm and Specialty Crops
    Batter and Bowl
    Beecology
    Bessie’s LLC
    Blissful Biscuits
    Brothers Drake
    Colors
    Conrad Hive and Honey
    Cosmic Kettle Corn
    Daveeds Presents Fatty & skinny Brand
    Delicacies by Sheri
    Divine De-lites
    Dolce Pizzelles Cookie Co.
    Eldchrist
    Flavorseal LLC
    Food for Good Thought
    Genoa
    Gold Ribbon Gourmet
    Good Food Bakery
    Grace’s Mercantile
    Heartland Herbs LLc
    Herbal Sage Tea
    Hondel Haus Ltd
    Honeyman Gormet Products
    JC’s Sweet Ice Tea
    Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
    Jessica Roach Soaps
    Joni’s Just Desserts
    Kolache
    Laurel Valley Creamery
    Lee’s Hot Mustard Llc
    Long Meadows farm
    Luna Burger
    Maple Mist Farm
    Maramor
    Meadow Rise Farm
    Mockingbird Meadows Honey and Herb Farm
    Mom’s Gourmet
    Montezuma Brand
    Ohio Bison Farm
    Organic Puritea
    Osage Lane Creamery
    Patter Fam Sauces
    Purely Simple Raw
    Rio Delights
    Robert’s Remedies
    Shagbark Seed & Mill Co
    Sher Bliss Wine and Chocolates
    Shirley’s Sweet Potato Pies
    Signature wines
    Silverbridge Coffee Company
    Simply Good Granola
    Snowville Creamery
    Sparky and Spike’s Pepper Products
    Spring Haven Farms
    Stadium Salsa
    Stevens Family Bakery and Orchard
    Story Book Farms
    Sugar Chalet Maple Products
    Sugar Inc.
    Sweet Mama’s
    Sweet Scetti
    Sweet Thing Gourmet
    Taste by Design
    Terra Escentials
    The Batch Bakery
    The Purple Turtle Caramel Company
    Uncle Jester’s Fine Foods
    Velvet Ice Cream
    Wholly Craft
    Wild Hen Farm
    Zapico Foods

  4. cc
    cc September 23, 2011 7:22 am at 7:22 am

    This sounds great!

  5. Anne Evans
    Anne October 12, 2011 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm

    Like them on facebook for updates: http://www.facebook.com/celebratelocal

    The got their liquor license

    Grand opening party is Thursday, October 14th 4-8pm.

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