Kristlemas Market

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Here it comes again! Kristlemas 2014 will be held on Sunday, December 14th, from 11:00 am—5:00 pm.

Free entry, free parking, and loads of new vendors! Also offering lovely kids’ crafts for free, and even seated yoga for kids! Watch for a list of updated vendors and experiences.

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Kristlemas 2013

It’s here again, the answer to all of your holiday wishes: The Kristlemas Market—at Stratus Vineyards, no less.

This delovely event will feature food—prepared and jarred and baked and raw; artisans of the soapy, knitty, silver and photographic kind; beautiful, eco, giftable and fun crafts for kids and non-kids alike; coffee, cocoa, hot apple cider, beer, wine and wow!

Live music with Ashley St Pierre (11–2) and Sound Sound (2–5)!

OUTSIDE (gourmet food trucks & more)

Bench on the go: traditional foods with a twist

The Dirty South: Southern-style BBQ with a gourmet twist

The Gelato Spotespresso, hot cocoa, hot apple cider

In Season Nursery: evergreen arrangements and elements

Jonny Blonde: flatbread sandwiches, skewers and sides using locally-sourced meats & produce

Luchador Mexican Fusion: serious gourmet fusion: Korean, Thai and more

Niagara Food Specialties: grilled sausages and more

Nudulz Food Truck: comfort food made with love

The Salted PigSucculent, smoked pulled pork, grilled prosciutto and smoked ham ruben sandwiches, among other delicacies

Warner’s Farm: apples, pears, Concord grape juice, apple cider, preserves

INSIDE

Food, prepared food & gifts

Blossom Bakery: flatbread pizzas, savoury tarts and more

Candy by Katie: sweet arrangements and treats for stockings

de la terre: organic artisan breads and pastries made in-house

Della Terra: extra virgin olive oils, fused and infused oils and balsamics

Foodies Anonymous: gourmet food made with creativity and passion

Magpie Cake Stands: whimsical cake stands and displays

Manning Canning: a modern take on traditional preserves

Martin’s Soups and Pickles: locally-sourced and -made preserves

My Tea Brew: premium quality loose-leaf teas of the world

Niagara Culinary Tours: walking tours of restaurants and food purveyors

Oast House Brewerylocally-brewed small-batch seasonal beers 

Provisions: delicious foodstuffs, sweet and savoury baked goods

Sweetie Pie’s Bakery: farm-to-table baking and preserves

The Yellow Pear: farm-to-table gourmet food

YUM Preserves: Locally grown and sourced, hand-made jams and jellies

Artisans

Bartel Organics: evergreen seasonal decorations and centrepieces

Batavia by Sil: handcrafted and upcycled accessories

Bibelot Design: fresh modern home decor

Clavaux Designs: traditionally crafted hats and fascinators

DejaVu Designs: funky fashion using recycled/upcycled textiles  

Electropura: an eco-friendly, alternative approach to children’s clothing

Embroider Wee:  cute & quirky wee works of embroidered art

Fire & Flux Studios: alternative functional ceramic pieces for everyday use

Garden City Essentials: handcrafted soap and body care

Hannelore’s Story Works: handbound books and paper artistry  

Harlow’s Bowtique: hand made hair-wear and accessories

honeybea design hive: original, thoughtful, beautiful upcycled knit fashions 

Kaunis Jewellery: fresh and unexpected wirework

Letters From Niagara: captures the essence of local, everyday scenes in alphabetic form

L’il Lids: handmade hats & accessories for all ages

Marion Griese Design: elegant and imaginative silver pieces

Suite 906: vintage inspired accessories with a modern touch

SEMINARS—on the hour, every hour, and FREE! (between 35 and 45 minutes per)

11:15 — Seeing What’s Special: Contemplative Photography with Kim Manley-Ort

Suggestions for capturing the magic of the holidays: special and simple things that might be missed; being in the moment.

Kim is a Niagara-on-the-lake-based contemplative photographer who gets great pleasure in seeing things differently and helping others to do the same. Her workshops on seeing are both online and in person. You can learn more about her on her blog, 365 Days of Inspiration.

12:00 — Using Preserves for Holiday Cooking with Dorian Anderson and Kristen Eppich

Learn ideas, tip and tricks to share with your family and friends over the holidays—and beyond!

Dorian Anderson owns and runs YUM Jellies and Jams; Kristin Eppich is Assistant Chef to Lucy Waverman, part of the Chatelaine test-kitchen and a respected food blogger.

1:00 — Your Kitchen Pharmacy: Common Spices for Common Ailments with Heather Baker

Surviving the holidays naturally: Heather will teach you all about different herbs and natural remedies for stress, calm, sleep, hangovers, overeating, avoiding sickness and more, using spices and herbs that are probably already in your own kitchen.

Among other things, Heather is a Chartered Herbalist, a Professional Herbalist and a  forager, and has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda and Western herbalism.

2:00 — The Brunch Bunch: Entertaining Recipes with Chef Patrick Louch

Recipes and demos of fun entertaining ideas—sure to be entertaining indeed, with the Foodies Anonymous boys! If you attended our foraging workshop at Plenty, you’ll certainly concur and want to join us again!

Chef Patrick Louch, also known as the ‘Simply Sexy Food Guru,’  has worked in and around the food industry for more than 25 years, and is a passionate forager. His catering company, Foodies Anonymous, is a vendor at the Kristlemas market.

3:00 — The Gift of Tea with Donna Sikora

Tips on how to give tea—a very hot (tee hee) new trend—as a gift for the person who has everything.

Donna Sikora is the proprietor of My Tea Brew, a collection of premium quality loose leaf tea/tea blends, and is a vendor at the Kristlemas market.

4:00 — Sips & Tips for the Holidays with Stratus Vineyards

Join Ben from Stratus for a seminar and tasting of how to celebrate with wines of Red, White and Green this holiday season.

Seminars are free; pre-registration isn’t required, but it is suggested, to guarantee a spot in any (or all!) of these seminars. Each is limited to a maximum of 20 people. To register, please submit the following form. Thanks!