Beautiful Land Market opens its pop-up season on Sunday with over 50 vendors.
Featuring makers, vintage collectors, artists, artisans, mobile shops, food trucks and live music, the free, family-friendly event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downtown Fareway store parking lot. city, 619 Burnett Ave.
The May Day baskets will be available from Friendship Ark, whose core members created the holiday items. The organization will be accepting voluntary donations for the baskets to further its mission of providing homes and community services in Ames to adults with developmental disabilities.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Core Members to interact with the community and aligns with our goal of helping members reach their full potential through faith, family and friendship,” said Beth Lucht. , recruiter and planner of Friendship Ark, in a press release.
The directors of Beautiful Land Market are Jody Bergan Bennett and Andrew Kingsbury. Bergan Bennett is an entrepreneur and founder of Lucky Star Market, and Kingsbury is the owner of Decadence and is a senior graphic designer at Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
“The response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive and we also want to express our thanks to the community-minded local businesses who have stepped up to sponsor and support our events,” Kingsbury said in the statement.
Bergan Bennett said he had a great response to the Fareway parking lot pop-up markets last summer and fall.
“We have a very talented supplier lineup of creative small business owners and we look forward to bringing people together again to encourage the community to shop small, local and explore our wonderful downtown and high street businesses. principal,” she said in the statement. the core of our mission is the in-person connection our vendors make with customers, so events like ours help prepare creative entrepreneurs and small businesses to succeed. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.
New partners, Three Smooth Stones and Abby Jane Made, and regular vendors, such as The Red Door Press, Iowa Parklands and The Holton Homestead, show the range of Beautiful Land Market vendors.
Beautiful Land will have food trucks on site, including Nacho Daddy’z Tacos and Jack’s Beef Delight & BBQ. There will also be Heirloom Bakery, Fritz Toffee Company, Jackson’s Baked Goods and Iowa Eats Well will have food vendor booths.
Ames-based singer-songwriter Fred Love returns as a live music talent.
“We had a lot of requests to bring Fred Love back,” Bergan Bennett said.
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Free tote bags will be given out to the first 100 shoppers, thanks to sponsorship from Deery of Ames.
Other sponsors include Nook & Nest, Della Viti Wine Bar, Prints Copy Center, Laaser-Webb Team at Re/Max, Dream Massage, Nebullam and Rippke Design. Studio 7 Salon & Spa is the musical sponsor of the event.
“Main Street businesses have really stepped up to sponsor our market,” Bergan Bennett said. “We encourage people to really enjoy our downtown while they’re here. There are so many businesses, restaurants and shops open on Sundays. It’s a good time to make your way there.
Many Beautiful Land vendors dream of becoming storefronts one day, she said. The pop-up market can function as a sort of business incubator for creative entrepreneurs.
“One of our vendors, Life Distilled, now has a storefront on Main Street,” Bergan Bennet said.
The other dates of the ephemeral markets this season are Sundays May 1, June 5, August 7, September 4 and October 2. All markets are to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downtown Ames parking lot. Farewell store.
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Here is a list of vendors participating in the Beautiful Land Market pop-up on Sunday
- Simply C
- Talliha Designs
- Iowa Parks
- The Red Door Press
- armor house
- Morphew Drawings
- Jackson’s Bakery Products
- Tiny Joy creations
- The Holton Farm
- be wise
- Little fox studios
- Iowa eats well
- Magical Memories Supply Co.
- JK Wood Creations
- Jackie Jene Co.
- Planners Linda Tong
- paper cake creations
- Meadow and Stream Shop
- Artwork by Maddy Fusco
- Collectible Clownfish
- Pickle Creek Herbs
- Barb Thompson Art
- Bottom Designs
- Walden race
- cherry tree thrift
- Kiwi Avenue Store
- Used talent
- Renny’s syrups
- Fritz Caramel Company
- Big Gay Candle Co.
- Three smooth stones
- Bee Creative by Jen
- Ancestral bakery
- Abby Jane does
- wildflower stationery
- Sugar Valley Apothecary
- Prairie River Woodworking
- East of Gladys Lake
- Open the Dohr studio
- Clay Cactus Drawings
- nymph in the woods
- Miss Ivy Vintage Market
- Marissa Kay Apothecary
- Melday Creations