Thursday, September 6, 2012

September Mama's Market Is This Saturday

It is Mama's Market time again!!  The Market will take place this Saturday, September 8th, at The Birdhouse in Knoxville, Tn.  The address is 800 N. 4th, Knoxville, Tn.  It is on the corner of 4th and Gill off of Magnolia.  Set-up is at 10:30am, and the Market runs from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Enjoy community space where crafty women sell, trade and build with each other from all over East Tennessee.

Sustainable and locally-focused shoppers will really enjoy the Market. The mama’s will be providing regionally produced crafts, food and everyday-use products.

“Do I have to be an actual Mama?”

Not at all. If you’ve arts and crafts you’d like to sell, show up at The Birdhouse with your wares around 10:30am & set up. Some tables are available, though you may want to bring one, just in case. Food, music & children are welcome!!

What’s this “Mama’s Market”?
Glad you asked!
The Mama’s Market is an open community space for women crafters and artists to exhibit, trade and sell their homemade wares. The primary goal of The Market is to provide venue to area women in which to engage in the development of alternative economy. Organized and operated by both urban and rural crafters, The Mama’s Market is an essential component in the larger network of sustainable, radical homemaking endeavors being built in Eastern Tennessee and Southern Appalachia. A particular focus is given to the work of blurring the sometimes prohibitive boundaries between urban Knoxville and the largely rural communities that surround the city. Ultimately, we hope to foster a permanent network of economically viable home-based producers, rooted in family and Appalachia as a whole.

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