After months of testing, preparation and developing, we finally did our first market this Labor Day weekend at the Phoenicia Flea. If you haven't heard of it, the Flea began in 2014 by James Anthony at Catskills hotel hotspot Graham & Co. and has been traveling around the Catskills, Brooklyn and Jersey in the summer months ever since. He's curated a troop small business owners and artisans throughout the area for a unique mix of antiques, vintage clothes, food, and handmade goods. To say we were in good company was an understatement.
It was a weekend of a lot of firsts. Besides us being flea market virgins, we also officially rolled out our Campfire Syrup™ and Bloody Mary Mixer after much fanfare and demand from friends and family. We were naturally a bit nervous to see how everything was received other than word of mouth, but we were happily humbled by all of the great enthusiasm about our stuff. It's one thing when friends say your things are delicious, but quite another when complete strangers love it.
The vendors we sold with could not have been more talented, nice and welcoming. Magazines from Sweet Paul? Check. Honey infused with items like Earl Grey and Chocolate Bergamot? Check. Handmade Jewelry? Whimsical handmade throws and linens made with plant-based pigments? Incredible handwoven textiles? Check. Check. and Check. You name it, it was there and beautiful.
For those of you that came to the flea and stopped by our table, thank you for tasting our products, petting our dog, and the kind words. For those that didn't get a chance to come up this time around (and even to those that did), Check out our events page to keep posted on the location of our next Phoenicia Flea on Columbus Day Weekend.