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The COVID 19 pandemic has put a lot of plans on hold this year, and the Wintry Market is no exception. The in person gathering (which would have been the 10th anniversary!) typically draws between 15 and 30 thousand visitors each year has been cancelled, however, there are still other ways you can support local vendors and makers and participate in the Market’s festivities. We’ll outline some of the things that they are doing this year here. In the meantime, please watch out for news about next year’s Wintry Market and how you can help support local businesses like Better Man Beard! If all goes well, we hope to see you there in person next year!
The Market Has Moved Online This Year
Since the in person venue has been cancelled, the owners have decided to continue with the market in the only way they could, online. They have put links to all of this year’s vendors on their website as well as past vendors in order for you to be able to browse their online stores and still make purchases just as if you were there in person. While it is not as fun or exciting to see all of the cool vendors in person, you can still help out these great businesses by making a purchase or two in cyberspace instead. Here’s a good place to start browsing: https://www.wintrymarket.com/10yearmakers/.
Want To Support Local? Here’s A Great Guide
They have also made an excellent guide for supporting local businesses and craft makers around the Treasure Valley. On their website they have compiled a great list of locally owned shops, seasonal pop-ups, and vendors that sell handmade goodies for you to buy. Why not go local for all of your holiday gift buying this year? Here is a great place to start (after you’ve finished shopping the excellent Better Man Beard store, of course!), check out their guide here: https://www.wintrymarket.com/buylocal/.
Take The Party To Social Media!
The great folks at Wintry Market have also set up a social media version of the Wintry Market which they are calling “10 Days Of Wintry.” Starting November 11th and going to the 21st, they are going to highlight different vendors and their products and different ways in which you can purchase them. You can also use their specially made hashtag which you can follow and use in order to stay up to date with all of their Wintry Market news and updates. That hashtag is #wintry2020. To follow the “10 Days Of Wintry” updates online, simply go to their Facebook page found here. You won’t want to miss any of their updates or any of the spectacular local makers like Better Man Beard, The Swaddle Company, and many more!
There are so many amazing small local businesses in Idaho and we are so proud to be a part of that community. Please do what you can this year to reach out and support local businesses like ours. Every small purchase counts and even a share or a like on their social media platform helps others around the Treasure Valley learn more about their business. Thanks and have a great holiday season of shopping!