Hagley Craft Fair
Join us for our 40th annual Hagley Craft Fair! Held in two of Hagley’s historic buildings, the craft fair brings more than 50 talented artisans from the Mid-Atlantic area to display and sell fine arts, crafts, and gourmet items. The show features works in wood, pottery, jewelry, fibers, metal, and other media, and includes a specialty outdoor food market with more than 15 vendors. Painted Sky Alpaca Farm will be bringing some of their alpacas!
Members and children five and under: $5
GPS Address: 298 Buck Road in Wilmington, Delaware, 19807 (Buck Road entrance)
Feather Stiches Bags / Mary Adams
I enjoy the challenge of mixing different types of fabrics, colors, and textures to create bags that are distinctive as well as functional and fun to carry.
The many sizes and styles of bags are all my designs and are individually hand crafted by me. I use mostly decorator fabrics, which are interfaced rather than quilted so they retain their shape and durability while remaining lightweight. All include numerous pockets inside and out to keep everything stylishly organized.
Shoppers have the option to select from the many bags on display, or design their own perfect bag, hand crafted to their specifications, for their very own “designer” bag!
I am a juried member of the Chester County Craft Guild and a member of the American Sewing Guild.
Allen D. Androkites/Shaker Boxes and Ukuleles
Shaker boxes were produced by the Shakers from 1798 to 1950. My objective is to produce original Shaker designs by following their traditional techniques and then to add a personal twist. This process involves steam bending unique and different woods together to create curved wooden boxes. The boxes are held together with small copper tacks and wooden pegs. After careful formation, a hand rubbed oil finish is applied to produce a well-crafted object that is both functional and beautiful.
My current motivation and discovery has been building ukuleles. Many of the techniques used to make Shaker boxes have been carried over to the ukulele building. Using unique woods and luthier techniques an object that looks good and sounds terrific is created.
I create handmade handbags and accessories in modern prints and sophisticated and fun colors. Items include totes, clutches, and aprons from sturdy canvas and upholstery fabrics, headbands from breathable cotton, whimsical flower pins out of hand dyed upcycled wool felt. I love to play with pattern and color in unexpected ways to make modern accessories with a sense of playfulness. I craft all my items in my home studio in Claymont, DE and sell online through etsy. Find me on Instagram: liz_baehr and Facebook: A la Liz Handmade.
I make etched copper and sterling wire jewelry. The copper is acid etched with hand drawn designs and then combined with semi-precious stones to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. I try to repeat the designs from the natural stone when possible. The copper and sterling silver wire art is hand formed, hammered, tumbled, and then assembled into one of a kind jewelry pieces using natural stone or handmade glass. Stones are prong set and components are soldered for durability. Silver settings are hand stamped and worked/formed.
Partnership Crafts/ Joan Betzold
Joan Betzold, a basket weaver and teacher for over 25 years, attends 40+ art, folk art, colonial, fiber and gardening shows a year. Joan designs, dyes the fibers, and weaves her original baskets using centuries old techniques without nails, glue or staples. She is well-known for her award-winning custom designs as well as unusual baskets incorporating vintage tools, kitchen items, antlers, or a treasured piece from a loved one. She teaches weaving at several local museums, a nature center as well as privately. For several years she has been asked to serve as the basket weaving judge at the Maryland State Fair.
Anna Biggs Designs
The desire for versatility in wear ability in my work is one of my top priorities when I make my jewelry. Not only do I want my jewelry to have that luxurious quality that comes from hand carving the unique gold and silver elements, but I also want the esthetic to excite for generation. Timeless yet fun. “Classic with a Twist”
Influenced by the natural world and my endless love of architecture and the amazing carving to be found in old buildings and furniture.
My hope is that my pieces will be passed from mother to daughter for generations, always being modern and classic mixed.
Designing jewelry is my passion and gemstones have been an inspiration to me for as long as I can remember! As a child, I was exposed to beautiful stones by my father who is a California gemstone cutter. My creative process as a designer starts with the journey to buy my gemstones. I travel worldwide to find beautiful gems. I hand pick every stone to ensure its quality. I envision my designs as artistic expressions of wearable art. When beginning a new piece of jewelry, I play with contrasting color schemes at my design table. I will choose a variety of colors that move me on an aesthetic level. Mixing bold colors and top quality gems that are custom cut into unique shapes is what I am best known for. I then begin to handcraft the piece using different techniques such as soldering, hammering, wire-wrapping and beading, depending on the type of design I am working on. My end product must always be different then what I have previously designed which therefore forces me to always be as creative as possible.
Elisabeth Jönsson Brown
When designing my handwoven fabrics, I am very much influenced by my Swedish heritage. Selecting the finest of yarns, I create distinctive texture and color combinations. Weaving patterns that I mostly use are tabby, herringbone and different twill variations. I have a wide selection of fabrics made from blends of silk, rayon, cotton, chenille; others are made with wool and mohair yarns.
My fashions are meticulously tailored and styled along timeless classical lines, making them sensible choices for almost any occasion.
I describe my work in metal as contemporary with texture. By using raw materials, tools and a torch I combine these elements with unique gems and minerals. Reticulation is a great texture done with a torch, and when I oxidize the metal, it settles into the textures to give the piece a rustic nature.
I hand build each piece, adding elements to the metal , and using hand built bezel settings and prong set stones.
My work includes multi-layered fused glass panels designed to be hung in windows or displayed on mantels, tabletops or in cabinet doors. Many of my pieces have inclusions of natural elements and copper. I enjoy using found materials and repurposed frames. My panels are best viewed in natural light. I also make flame worked glass pendants and holiday ornaments along with fused plates, platters and bowls that have been draped, raked or slumped.
VIELÄ is a sterling silver jewelry company celebrating the many facets of life. All of our designs are fresh pressed from a palette of living objects including wildflowers, grasses, leaves, shells and sea life. Angela begins by sampling textures directly from nature, capturing the detail, beauty and complexity of our surroundings. Through a multi-step process, she transposes these natural textures into interpretive sterling silver and bronze jewelry, with some accented in gold, pearls, precious and semi-precious gemstones. VIELÄ Jewelry was founded in 2014, and is located in bucolic Chester County. The two signature collections are the Walking Trail Collection and the Endless Ocean Collection.
Cooley Ceramics/ John Cooley
I make a variety of home and garden décor and serving pieces that feature whimsical creatures, each individually modeled and painted.
The Fairy Potter/ Sue Ann Cox
Fairy lore dates back hundreds of years. The tradition continues with the resurgence of fairy garden enthusiasts. Every fairy garden needs a home and every fairy house is all weather and can be displayed indoor or outdoor.
The Fairy Potter fairy homes are hand built with natural white clay and glazes and fired twice to cone 6 temperatures. Each design is original, hand built, and one of a kind, conceived and sculpted by artist, Sue Ann Cox. Designs are based on the language of the flora and fauna of the world which adds to the unique appeal of the designs.
Starland By Hand/ Joan Danoff
I hand forge modern and affordable, sterling silver and copper jewelry integrating various metalsmithing techniques including patinas, keum boo, riveting, sandblasting, etching, enameling and forming. I love to combine metals and many of my pieces mix red brass, copper and sterling silver.
I create unique one of a kind and limited-edition sterling silver jewelry. Each piece is done by hand and signed and dated. My inspirations come from within or my surroundings. Many of my designs are enhanced with unusual stones and other metals such as copper, gold filled, or brass.
Many of my pieces are in collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. I am self-taught and have been designing and making my jewelry for over 28 years.....and counting. I am lucky to be doing what I love!
Painted Sky Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill/ Linda Dickinson
We own Painted Sky Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill located in Cecil County MD. We raise Huacaya Alpacas which are bred for their fantastic fiber. It is a rare specialty fiber since it is one of the softest fibers in the world, it is hypoallergenic and it is a hollow core fiber which offers a very high insulation value. It is 4-5 times warmer than wool. We have 35 alpacas on our farm which are sheared annually.
We have our own fiber mill on the farm (there are only 100 fiber mills in the US) where we process our raw fleeces into beautiful natural color blends, multi-fiber blends and hand painted yarns and rovings which are used to create our finished goods. We offer a variety of hand knit, hand crochet, and hand woven US Made Finished Goods such as shawls, hats, scarves, gloves, wraps, alpaca dryer balls, felted soaps and more. Each finished good includes a photo of the alpaca who lovingly donated their fiber to make these gorgeous pieces. We sell our products at festivals and in our gift shop.
DingsBling Jewelry/ Cindy Wright
A handmade patented dichroic glass bead is placed onto a quality Italian leather strap, and finished with a strong magnetic clasp. The bracelets can be purchased fully assembled, or bracelets can be made onsite, allowing the customer to create their own look. The custom bracelets are also custom fit.
Handmade dichroic glass earrings with sterling silver hooks are for sale as well as dichroic pendants.
Quality gemstones are wired onto a thin Italian leather strap, and finished with a magnetic clasp for a lovely minimalist look. Chokers are also made in the same fashion, and finished with an extender clasp. These gemstone bracelets and chokers can be made on site as well, to give the customer the opportunity to create their own look, and custom fit their handmade piece.
Monocacy Forge/Steve Dill
A Blacksmith and metal work studio crafting custom, ornamental ironwork for home or business or public spaces.
Silver Fox Pottery/ Carole Fox
I make unique porcelain and stoneware pottery for function and beauty. My porcelain pottery is sometimes hand-carved and the stoneware is for use on the table and in the oven. All of my work is glazed using glazes that I mix in my studio. Most of my work is made on the potter’s wheel, though I sometimes roll out sheets of clay and work with them as well.
Magpie Designs/Peggy Gielis
I work in the medium of paper Mache. Each figure is made individually by hand. The pieces are embellished with an assortment of materials, including wire, paper, felt and ribbon. The figures are hand painted with acrylic paint and then varnished. Designs include the themes of spring, Halloween and Christmas. I hope you enjoy these whimsical folk art figures as much as I enjoy creating them!
Her work, including articles she has written on jewelry making, appears in numerous publications and is exhibited nationally in galleries and art shows. The ancient art of enameling dates back to the Hellenistic Era. Lara uses this historic medium to create unique pieces. Her jewelry is a reflection of her inner vision inspired by her love of life, nature, the ancient world, and her travels to places near and far. Handcrafted in sterling silver and high carat gold, her heirloom quality jewelry is unique, affordable and comfortable to wear. Her jewelry continuously interacts with its wearer, expressing its owner’s sense of beauty.
She is very passionate about all form of enameling. Enameling considered the most intricate and difficult of all jewelry techniques, the process of fusing glass to metal can be dated as far back as the Hellenistic Period (323 B.C. to 31 B.C.). Vitreous enamels start as powder made of finely ground glass mixed with mineral pigments. To reach the desired depth and clarity of color the piece needs to be fired in a kiln several times between 1,380F and 1,560F. Enamels come in many forms including powder, lump, pigment, pencil, and watercolor - all of which can be seen in my pieces. She enjoy experimenting with many enameling techniques such as Basse Taille, Champleve, Cloisonne, Limoges, painting and drawing to name a few.
Happyrock Pottery/ Susan Gladstone
My work consists of functional and non-functional pottery. Pieces are fired in an electric kiln or a raku kiln.
Scott S. Gold II
I hand carve (hew) wooden bowls and other treenware items from trees that are damaged and headed to the fireplace, or mulch yard. Some are traditional, some are more modern in their design.
Reclaimed Creations/Heidi Hammel
Starting with fulled, reclaimed wool sweaters, I construct hats, mittens and scarves. Using my own patterns, I cut out the wool pieces & the fleece lining and then serge, top stitch and hand sew each piece. By repurposing something as familiar as a sweater into an unexpected piece of wearable art, my work provokes puzzled grins, the urge to reach out and touch and then chuckles of recognition.
Harmony Weavers Guild
Harmony Weavers Guild has been in existence for nearly 50 years and fosters the love of textile arts. We are a group of creative textile and fiber enthusiasts who get together monthly for inspiration, education and fun. Our booth will sell items that are all handmade by our members and will include handwoven, basketry, knitting and crocheting and possibly other fiber arts. In the past, members have also submitted polymer clay jewelry and shawl pins that can be used to accent the many shawls and wraps. The selections in our booth will cover a variety of price points (i.e., we can offer something for everyone).
Philip Hauser Woodturnings
Philip Hauser has been a wood turner since 1987. He emphasizes the natural beauty and the imperfections of whole pieces of wood. Mother Nature produces an infinite variety of interesting shapes and contortions, and Philip’s goal is to work with the natural flow to create pleasing pieces of turned wood. He is committed to creating traditionally shaped pieces for everyday use as well as for decoration.
He likes to turn local woods including cherry, maple, box elder, mulberry, black walnut, black locust, and others. In addition, some of his pieces use more exotic imports such as coolibah, red gum, red mallee, pink myrtle, eucalyptus to name a few.
Philip Hauser is a long time member of the American Association of Woodturners. He is a member the Bucks Turners in PA, the First State Turners in New Castle Del., and he is the former President of the DelVal Turners in NJ. Since 2004 he is a State juried member of the Pennsylvania Craft Guild.
He exhibits his work at the Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia, at the Creek Mercantile in Mt. Laurel, NJ and at the Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield, CT. Over the last few years he has been an exhibitor at a number of juried craft shows in the region, such as: the Perkins Center and New Hope Arts; the Princeton Craft show; the Lincoln Center Craft Show in New York City, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Hagley Museum craft shows in Wilmington, DE, as well as others.
Cutting Board Man/ Ed and Colleen Herman
Ed began making Corian® cutting boards in 1999 when he sold his kitchen and bath business and had some leftover scrap Corian. He now has over 100 designs and introduces new ones every year. Corian products include cutting boards, cheeseboards, serving trays decorated with solid pewter, and lazy susans. Colleen retired in 2007 to become a CBA (Cutting Board Assistant).
Little Egg Harbor Soap Company/ Jeannine Holland
A family run business making small batch handmade vegan soaps.
Since 1980 I have been designing, creating, and marketing wearable art that consists of scarfs, hats, vests, coats, and jackets. I incorporate warp painting, weaving, knitting, felting, and creative stitching to create unique one of a kind garments and accessories. My work is constantly evolving as I continue to explore the use of color, different materials, and a variety of textile design techniques.
I am a local artist in the area and paint with alcohol ink: on ceramic for decorative art, trivets and coasters; and I make collages which I mount on Birchwood panels and seal with resin. Colors are really rich and vibrant!
Irina’s Original/ Irina Iakomi
My passion for fiber extends from Nuno Felting, knitting and free form crochet into wearable work of art. I am a member of the PA Guild of Craftsmen and participated in Fine Craft and Art Shows at various locations including Hagley Museum and Library ( DE ), DE Art Museum, Delaware Contemporary Art Museum, Chase Center on the Riverfront, Annapolis Artizans boutique shows (MD) and Rehoboth Art League (since 1996).
My love for nature and respect for wildlife truly shows in my art. My goal is to capture the birds and animals in their natural habitat and share this beauty with others. My images accurately reflect what I see and are displayed without digital manipulation.
Beautiful, fine quality fabrics, mostly woolens, combined with precise and detailed craftsmanship, result in top notch, functional handbags, quilts and pillows. Each handbag has numerous zippered pockets, making organization easy. Inside pockets hold keys and cell phone. All quilts are 100% cotton flannel innerlined and "tied" with various types of buttons. Pillows are all backed with soft and durable ultrasuede with a hidden Velcro opening to allow for easy removal of a down/feather inner form. This makes for ease in dry cleaning.
Celeste Kelly Mosaics
"My mosaics are made from stained glass, tile, mirror, bottles & other found objects. I make all my own ceramic tiles and grind each piece of stained glass. I use a cement adhesive to attach each piece then grout the entire mosaic to a base that is a combination of cement, ceramics and fiberglass.
Lisa Ferraro Klinge / Taste Artisanal Market
Taste was born out of a love of food and people in 2010 by Lisa Ferraro Klinge and her husband, Steve Klinge. We started out as a small specialty cheese shop in Newark, DE. Our customers loved our spreads and cheese accompaniments that Lisa created which gave us the confidence to jump into that full time in 2013. Now our spreads, honeys, and chutneys are in specialty stores, restaurants, and homes throughout the area and the east coast. We continue to be inspired by cultures from around the world and create new, delicious, and imaginative products for you to enjoy.
The daughter of a military officer and NASA engineer, Janet Kofoed's work is influenced by the many countries where she has lived. Her love of science and nature is also reflected in her jewelry designs, often casting natural textures and objects in silver. She studied jewelry making at the Smithsonian Institution, and has been creating unique pieces in silver, brass, copper and semiprecious stones in her Drexel Hill studio for more than thirty years.
Pure Scents Candle Company/Margaret Mace
Pure Scents Candle Company makes 100% Soy Wax Candles that burn clean, without the carbon emitted from burning paraffin candles. Our unique fragrances are created from blends of natural and essential oils to scent your space beautifully. Our candles are hand poured in micro batches to ensure that each candle is expertly crafted. We source our ingredients from the finest US suppliers. Pure Scents is located in West Chester, PA.
Ramona T. Maziarz
I am a pen and ink artist. My technique is a simple one, a metal nib dipped into a bottle of ink and touched to paper to draw one line after another. Standing on soft moss in the woods, listening to nature under the trees, that is my heart's home and church. When I find something along the way that has charmed me, touched my curiosity or challenged me to deeper understanding; I find joy in exploring it further and inking it. Inking helps me to connect to the natural world. Sharing the images helps to connect me with others.
Kickin Chicken Photography/Brian McCaffrey
Digital photography kiln-fired onto ceramic tiles for a lifetime of enjoyment -- single tiles or murals, framed or unframed, trivets, etc... possibilities are endless!
Sweet Bay Fiber and Forge
Begun in 1999, Sweet Bay Fiber and Forge is actually the story of our childhood dreams becoming reality. As children, Barry always wanted to blacksmith and Donna wanted to weave. After careers spent teaching and designing landscapes, it was back to school to learn weaving and forging. Delving deeper into our crafts, Barry found he needed to learn to make brooms to complete fireplace sets and Donna found spinning and dying would add to her weaving. Nineteen years later, finds us surrounded by looms, anvils, broom corn, dye pots and spinning wheels. We love our time spent touching history.
Naturally Yours/Suzi Nonn
I create decorative and functional bowls and birdhouses, as well as whimsical seasonal items. Starting with a dried gourd, I cut or carve designs inspired by nature. For color, I use dyes or inks that not only penetrate the gourd surface, but also enhance the fundamental gourd patterns. Many of my gourds are embellished with natural materials.
Michael Quattrociocchi – Imaginative Fine Woodworking
I make unique wood boxes. My overall design can be described as Arts and Crafts with a Japanese influence. My goal is to design a piece that can bridge between fine craft and fine art. With this as a guiding principle, I focus on the true beauty of natural wood while providing an object with practical functional use. The challenge is making these objects more than their function by making them art worthy of display and inspiring discussion.
"Tesoro Design was built to empower women. Founded by Brit Reed a millennial woman and Fashion Institute of Technology graduate, Tesoro aims to provide products that make women’s lives easier. With a focus on multi-functional products, every Tesoro bag can be worn and styled uniquely by every single fierce female that shops with us.
Tesoro Design is located just outside of Philadelphia in West Chester, PA. At Tesoro’s flagship store you will find Brit carefully crafting every product you see on our website, or in store. We make a small number of bags because we know that women want something unique and special. Only two -five bags are made in each style and color range. With the intention of uplifting other female entrepreneurs, Tesoro’s shop also features artists from the Philadelphia area like jewelers, illustrators, and potters. "
I am a wood worker that specializes in wood turning. These consist of bowls, cutting boards, cheese boards, beer taps, pepper mills, ice cream scoops, keepsake boxes and various ornaments.
It takes anywhere from two weeks to a month to complete a functional work of art. I am always thinking of new ideas to add to my portfolio.
Right now I am working on different intricate patterns for cutting boards.
She Got Glass/Lisa Sabol
I love to use a lot of bright colors in my fused glass. I think that is important when designing a fun piece of artwork. I want it to stand out in the room it’s displayed. I use multiple layers of glass to give it depth. I am always amazed at the end result. It can come out the way you want it to be or the total opposite. I make fused glass plates, bowls, and vases. They make a great gift for all occasions or gift for yourself. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy fusing.
Starting with individually hand rolled slabs of clay, I hand build all of my ceramic pieces. My background in graphic design and children’s art education has been a great asset as I design whimsical, functional and decorative pieces. With a deep love of nature, derived from family time spent in Maine, I am drawn to simple forms that can be enhanced using patterns and textures infused with a little “attitude”.
Scarves, Shawls, Blankets, Hats, Placemats and Table Runners are hand woven with natural fibers and blends including cotton, wool, silk and bamboo on an 8 Harness floor loom. Weaving techniques utilized are plain weave, basket weave, twill, double weave, and overshot patterns. Wool blankets are woven double width. Finishing techniques are applied depending upon fiber content. All hand- woven items are laundered before selling.
Stoneware pottery for floral design and Ikebana and some food ware items also. All work is produced on a potter's wheel and then altered and ornamented. Most pieces contain a pin frog which is permanently attached for holding flowers upright.
MY SANTAS/ Phyllis Stawicki
I sculpt each Santa head and hands individually from clay. It is important to me that each Santa looks expressive and realistic. I also make their bodies and their clothes. They are completely clothed and you will see that even their coats are lined. Their hair and beards are made from mohair. I love making the old-world Santa and the traditional Santa. I also enjoy making Santa’s’ that represent different countries. Elves and Mrs. Santa will also be included. Their sizes are from 16 to 33 inches.
I combine sterling silver, gold and gemstones with shapes found in nature to create interpretive works of wearable art. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques such as soldering, hammering, and stone-setting, I fabricate raw materials into a body of work that strives to create a balance between hard and soft, modern and organic, contemporary and traditional. To emphasize that contrast, I incorporate alternative materials such as rubber and rough-cut gemstones into my work. My body of work endeavors to maintain an organic quality while still feeling modern, and aims to not only mimic nature, but to interpret and celebrate it.
P2 Ware Art Tile/ Patricia Tolton
Carrying on over a century long family tradition, Patricia Tolton is a tile artist. Her family left Stoke-on-Trent England to work in Ohio’s potteries in the 1800’s. Patricia’s story starts with the study of horticulture and owning her own landscaping business. But, a detour led though the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works where she studied tile making. It started as a hobby and exploration of her family heritage and developed into a passion and her life’s work. She combines her love of the natural world and heritage into the carving of her Arts and Crafts inspired tiles. Patricia’s ceramic journey continues today in her Kennett Square PA studio.
LS- Photos/Ellis Underkoffler
My photographs cover the areas of Landscapes, Flowers, Nature, and Old buildings. The majority were taken in the DelMarVa region.
I studied photography under Professor Byron Shurtlef at the University of Delaware, and in workshops “Modern Masters of Photography” with Kevin Fleming, “Capturing Light” with photographer Marc Clery, Allen Rokach’s “Focus on Flowers, and Internationally known, John Shaw. Kevin and Marc have inspired me to go farther with my hobby and with their guidance, instruction, and expertise have provided me the uniqueness of each shot.
I have framed and matted prints which range in size from 20 by 24 down to 5 by 7. I also have a wide selection of note cards.
Yan’s Art Studio/ Yandong Wang
One-of-a-kind copper works, sculptures, ornaments, using recycled industrial metals.
Handcrafted by Abraham Warren/Abe and Bonnie Warren
My work as an artist is a love story. I have been smitten with wood for as long as I can remember. The raw material that I am attracted to is flawed. I choose to work with trees that are that have cracks and scars. My goal is to create beauty by working with and ultimately highlighting insect damage, lightning strikes, and other defects. Once unappreciated specimens become a marriage of asymmetry and harmony; the end result presents itself as a whole. I find that by striving for imperfection my work becomes a metaphor that speaks to our own imperfections and opens people's eyes to the possibility of their own rejuvenation and reinvention. My final goal as an artist is that of matchmaker, introducing my furniture to its owners and their homes. My hope is that my pieces are multi-generational, picking up experiences and scars along the way adding another chapter to their story.
Specialty Food Market Vendors
Backyard Jams and Jellies
Backyard Jams and Jellies has been a vendor at the Hagley Craft Fair for more than 5 years. We bring close to 100 flavors of handmade jams, jellies, chutneys, preserves, and mustards from our hometown of Milton, Delaware. Most of the fruit that we use is grown in the state of Delaware- from our own backyard, local orchards, and farmers' markets. We now have 23 flavors of pepper jelly, and quite a few no sugar added jams. We also have hard to find Beach Plum Jelly and Black Raspberry Jam. Backyard Jams and Jellies are perfect for hostess, teacher, and holiday gifts. We will have Craft Fair specials, in case you want to stock up for the holidays.
Crisp & Co.
Traditionally, fruits and vegetables were pickled so that they could be enjoyed when they were out of season. Today, good quality fruit and vegetables are available year round diminishing the need for their preservation. We believe that pickling is not just a means for extending the shelf life of produce but rather a means to bring to light its potential! To this point, we believe that only exceptional produce warrants preservation! We hope that you will enjoy our pickles with the same zeal in which they are created.
Double Spiral Chocolate
Double Spiral Chocolate is the first handcrafted bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Delaware, located in The Ardens. We balance taste & nutrition using wholesome ingredients minimally processed; select single origin cacao for distinctive flavors and inspiring stories; and make sustainable choices with positive environmental and global development impact. Our dark chocolate bars are crafted from only 2 or 3 organic ingredients sourced by Direct/Fair Trade: cacao beans (70+%), unrefined cane sugar or dates, and sometimes a 3rd whole food ingredient (e.g. mint leaves, coffee beans, raspberries, ginger, etc.)
Fusions Taster’s Choice
Fusions Taster's Choice specializes in gourmet olive oils and vinegars from around the world. Our oils are fresh, seasonal, and Gold Medal award winners. We have Ultra-Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO), flavor infused and fused oils that cannot be found in the big box stores. Our oils come from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and that guarantees freshness because they change every six months as well as we bottle them at our location. Our balsamic vinegars are from Modena, Italy and we carry an 18-year-old barrel aged Traditional Balsamic Dark Vinegar that tantalizes your taste buds and imagination. We also carry White Balsamic Vinegars, which leaves a fresh clean taste and keeps the foods light for the crisp flavor. Also offered is Basil Pesto that is out of this world along with seasonings and much more. Most importantly, just about everything is available for you to taste. “Taste the Experience and Experience the Taste”. It's the best you've never had till you've had it!
Hazel & Ash Organics
Hazel and Ash Organics - Organic, local, creative artisan jarred goods: Hot sauces, salsas, relishes & more. We strive to promote health through chemical free food that nourish the body, soul and environment.
Health & Tea
Health&Tea is committed to offer the best natural, healthy, and delicious loose-leaf teas and Matcha. Our premium teas are pure, fresh and taste great. As we use only high-quality tea leaves, we do not need to add other ingredients. We work directly with organic tea farmers as we care where and how each of our teas grows. Our teas are certified organics or biological.
Some of our products include:
- Matcha Magic
- Matcha On-The-Go
- High Mountain Green Tea
- Honey Black Tea
- Serene GABA Tea
- Honey Dew White Tea
- Formosa Oolong Tea
Our teas are certified organics or biological.
Mo Jo’s Pop Co.
We are a mother-daughter team working together to make gourmet toffee popcorn. Our recipe was in the family for almost 25 years before we decided to open MoJo's Pop Co. in 2013. We make our popcorn using Non-GMO corn from Lancaster County. Our toffee is crafted in small batches with quality natural ingredients and hand-tossed with the popcorn. We pack each piece of popcorn with care in our signature gift bags ensuring you receive a beautiful and most importantly, delicious treat every time.
Our baked goods are made from the finest ingredients. We make spritz cookies, shortbread cookies, drop cookies, assorted whoopee pies such as apple, pumpkin and chocolate. Mini apple pies, petit fours and cut out sugar cookies and assorted bars. Our prices range from $3.00 to $10.00.
Local raw honey-lightly filtered and never processed.
Sweet Salvation Truffles
My chocolates include chocolate bars, truffles, lollipops, salted caramel, hard traditional toffee. All my products are made from as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. There are no artificial flavors or preservatives in any of my products.
I am from Switzerland. Baking runs in the family from generation. Our cake are unique, our apple cake is one of many. We offer a variety of cookies both traditional and European Specialties, linzer, leckerly, almond biscotti and more... We have great, fabulous and luscious dessert such as our chocolate mousse. We make assortment of petit four (mini pastries) such as french macaroon, lemon tarts, mini fruits tarts, pecans... All made fresh and from scratch we delight to use the freshest ingredients and spices. This is an opportunity for you to expand your pallet to different exquisite specialties from Europe…. and have a delightful experience with each bite of our delicious products.
Whiskey Hollow is a local run family business focused on clean eating. We are firm believers in knowing what is in your food and where it came from. Our maple syrup operation is nestled in the hills of Bradford County, in northern Pennsylvania. It is here where we collect the sap and boil it down into golden deliciousness. At the time of bottling, we infuse a portion of the syrup with vanilla and cinnamon using all natural approaches – a simple vanilla bean or cinnamon stick in each bottle. Another portion of the syrup is poured into whiskey barrels from a local distillery where it is left to age and absorb the flavors of oak and whiskey. Stop by our booth for an opportunity to chat with us about our operation and a taste of PA Pure Maple Syrup.
1 other occurrence.October 21, 2018
Cannon firings in the powder yards demonstrate how black powder was made and used.
Learn about pigments and diffusion. Experiment with different tree leaves to discover their hidden colors using chromatography.
Take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard.
Learn about momentum and energy transfer before taking on the challenge of building a catapult to launch a "pumpkin pom pom."
Get a sneak peek at activities for Invention Convention 2018.