This past weekend was the opening weekend and it did not disappoint! Because it was the opening weekend, there were lots of press there, like Fox News.
Dekalb Market features an experimental "farm" where they have raised beds and a greenhouse growing edibles.
I love the greenhouse! It's currently empty, but by summer's end, I'm sure it's going to be growing lots in there.
The goal of the Dekalb Market is " To provide an economic opportunity for (and connect the community with) independent entrepreneurs and creative people in four broad categories: Makers, Artists, Farmers, Chefs." I absolutely loved how they setup the shops. What an amazing opportunity for local artisans and crafts people to show off their talents!
In a city where real estate is at a premium, these shops gives local artisans an economical way to set up shop. It's such a cool idea.
And doesn't it just look cool? I love that they are totally thinking outside of the box. Literally.
There is also an Etsy Marketplace, which features a rotating list of Etsy artisans. Every 3 months they will feature local Etsy craftspeople.
The work at the Etsy store was amazing and so creative! I loved Jason's lamps made out of recycled plumbing and antique mason jars! I took his business card and will definitely go back to buy a lamp. I just loved how rustic and industrial it looked, and the fact that he's using reclaimed and re-used materials is just awesome. Check out his website. http://merrimackandmonitor.com/
He also does lighting fixtures. One of his pieces was installed into the ceiling to light the Etsy shipping container store.
In the same space was another vendor who was selling Tillandsia air plants in these beautiful glass terrariums. I loved how she hung these on an old window frame.
Dekalb Market, it will be open all year long.