When I started Eat Boutique four years ago, the original kernel of an idea was to share the stories behind the food. We’ve tried to showcase our favorite handmade food makers, while sharing our personal experiences and recipes inspired by the food. It felt natural and, gosh, so very fun to share these food gems in gift boxes that you could send to your friends, family and colleagues. I’ve been especially delighted to see you send our gift subscriptions to your friends. Wow, thank you!
In turn, it feels very natural to launch our first event where the food makers, the people behind the food, finally get to stand in front of their food. You’ve got to meet this people and hear the stories straight from them. So…
On Saturday, September 24, several New England-based artisans, including an amazing wine boutique and a cookbook author or two, will gather at Twelve Chairs in Boston to offer samples of their sweet and savory treats. They’ll share their inspirations and let you purchase their food, wine and books. You can sign up to attend on our Eventbrite page. But, wait, there’s more!
Each participating artisan inspires me to want to be a better cook… and I’ll begin sharing the list here next week. If you’ve added yourself to our Local Market mailing list, you’ll hear a bit sooner. In addition, I’ll be there selling our gift boxes, along with a lineup of some of Eat Boutique’s contributors and friends. We’ll be raffling off a few treats, including one of our handmade, all natural hemp/cotton aprons. We also have a few surprise guests who you’ll hear more about soon.
Expect this Local Market to be the antithesis of your regular farmers market or a huge food festival. Imagine an intimate afternoon open house, a little bit chic and a little bit rustic. The setting will be the beautiful home furnishings shop and interior design studio Twelve Chairs, where Miggy Mason and Roisin Giese curate a gorgeous collection of sustainable home goods. Both Twelve Chairs and Eat Boutique prioritize thoughtful curation, and we’re so happy that they are hosting us!
We would really love to have you drop in sometime from 1-5pm. While this is a free event and you may drop in anytime, in order to gather an accurate headcount, we ask guests to register on our Eventbrite page.
What else? Oh!
- If you would like to participate in the event in some way, please contact Maggie.
- If you know a food maker who would be a perfect fit for the event, also contact Maggie.
- If you’re a member of the press and would like to get every Local Market update, please add yourself to our mailing list. Email Maggie with any questions.
Basically, contact me for anything, and I can’t wait to meet you next month!
Eat Boutique is an online magazine + market for food enthusiasts to celebrate the best pure, local + comforting handmade foods. We call it: food that hugs you back. Looking for the perfect gift? Eat Boutique sells gift boxes filled with handmade sweet and savory treats. Send food that hugs you back today.
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista–shop girl, writer, author, and creative business coach. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food–as well as coaching women in food to reach life and business goals. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life, will be published by Roost Books on February 5, 2019.