Midtown Harrisburg’s latest: HomeGrown Market

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She just won’t stop. Liz Laribee, she of The MakeSpace, 3rd in the Burg and the common thread that helped Stash open, is at it again.

poster design by Tara ChickeyLaribee has partnered with Tiffany Foster and Megan Stinson to realize another art-based vision in Midtown. This Saturday (tomorrow!), Harrisburg’s first weekly handmade market, HomeGrown Market, will open at 1423 N. Third St.

The market’s premise is to feature handmade artisan products, from art and supplies to clothing, stationary, furniture and more, a complement to the Broad Street Market and neighboring art galleries, restaurants, etc.

“Midtown is the clear forerunner for a growing local arts economy,” Laribee said. “We’re in the district of dozens of beloved Midtown businesses and situated right next to the future Susquehanna Art Museum. We are trying to find a way to bring buyers and sellers under the same roof and feature the wonderful makers in this area and help them thrive in Harrisburg.”

HomeGrown Market, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday, will be home to a rotating city-based roster of vendors, musicians and start-up companies selling art, handcrafted work, specialty items and select art supplies.

This week’s launch coincides with Friends of Midtown’s citywide yard and sidewalk sale. Shine Delphi will play from noon to 2 p.m., and one or two other musicians will play throughout the day. Through October, the HomeGrown Market also will coincide with the Mashup Food Truck Festival.

Regional artists, crafts artisans, collectors and food vendors are encouraged to contact Laribee to apply for space at the HomeGrown Market, available on a first-come, first-serve basis for just $20/day. Vendor applications, driving directions and more can be found at www.homegrown-market.com.

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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