Feb. 28, 2019 By Meghan Sackman
A number of Queens-based vendors will gather to sell handmade and other artisan goods at an Elmhurst venue this weekend.
Elmhurst Marketplace, to be set up inside St. James Episcopal Church at 84-07 Broadway, will open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 2, and is the second marketplace organized by City Mission, a community-based non-profit.
Shoppers can look through and purchase a variety of goods and artisanal wares ranging from freshly roasted and brewed coffee, pastries and other foods to aromatherapy oils, skincare products, clothing, and artwork from a lineup of vendors.
City Mission, according to the market’s website, aims to “empower and foster community among youths, immigrants, and those experiencing homelessness through accessible indoor spaces in the heart of Elmhurst.”
For the public, indoor market, local vendors from up-and-coming businesses, who are only required to pay a refundable $50 deposit on a table, will set up their goods and wares in a 64-square-foot space to sell.
“[The Elmhurst Marketplace] is a free space for up and coming businesses to showcase their products to the community and hopefully grow their businesses,” said Wei Loh, director of City Mission. “We really want to empower those in our community who are trying to start a business.”
Saturday’s marketplace will have 20 vendors at the minimum who have confirmed attendance, including businesses like Ann’s Custom Made Jewelry, Black 6 Coffee Trading Co, Elle Bridal, and Fee Ceramics.
The market will also feature fun activities for children including face painting and games.
City Mission hopes to eventually host four markets annually.
Interested vendors can still sign up to participate in the marketplace by filling out a registration form here.