LIC Flea & Food Holiday Market Vendor Guide

The holiday season is upon us and  LIC Flea has all of your gift-giving needs under one roof. The new holiday market will begin on Saturday, December 7 and will be held every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, December 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., located inside the warehouse attached to the LIC Flea lot at 5-25 46th Avenue.

Here’s a closer look at some of the vendors participating.

1926

John J Fondrisi or as he’s affectionately known, “JJ,” has created an inspired brand by incorporating original fashion drawings by his grandfather Joseph Fondrisi from the roaring 20′s along with old black and white photos of his grandparents’ friends and family enjoying life during simpler times. 1926 is a fashion line offering glamour and nostalgia in the comfort of cotton. These vintage works from that era adorn soft tees, hoodies, totes, scarves and much more. JJ has also carefully curated vintage home decor items, such as vintage barware, glasses, accessories as well as a few select refurbished and re-purposed midcentury antiques. Follow him on Instagram @1926TRG.

2 Fab Chicks

2 Fab Chicks is an Astoria, Queens based company started by two stay at home moms with a passion for all things that sparkle and shine in between juggling their daily mommy duties. Friends for over a decade, they decided not too long ago to finally do something that would benefit their girly girl daughters, fully intending on creating something for their baby boys as well somewhere down the line. With that in mind, 2 Fab Chicks was born. Their necklaces reflect our love of all things joyful, sweet and playful. The mother/daughter necklaces have been really popular and in demand as of late. Like them on Facebook.com/2FabChicks or Follow them on Instagram @2FabChicks for the most up to date creations. They look forward to seeing our designs on your loves!

A Girl of Yesterday

A Girl of Yesterday began as a line of jewelry made from all vintage parts and has evolved to include a variety of handmade statement pieces & delicates for everyday wear. The inspiration for the line draws heavily on simple geometric shapes, precious stones, & trends from the 1930’s. For updates on upcoming trunk shows & local retailers follow them on Facebook or Etsy.

Andrea Bocchio

Andrea Bocchio is a Brooklyn-based Peruvian designer who creates unique and bold accessories using traditional knitting and crochet techniques with a modern twist. Her necklaces and bracelets are sold across the world and have been featured in editorial magazines in Japan and the US. Get special reduced prices when you catch her in person. Find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/andreabocchiojewelry.

Antique Antics, 407 South Avenue West, Westfield, NJ 

Antique Antics deals in antique & vintage furniture, hard to find collectibles, some jewelry and some artwork as well. A fair amount of their furniture, done by their very own Dante Mella and Karen Phillips, is re-purposed and one of a kind. We look forward to serving your Christmas gift needs and so much more. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MyAntiqueAntics.

 

Amaki

Amaki is a small, locally owned business that features handcrafted items for home and body. It’s American born owner with deep family roots in Peru works with artisans abroad to create unique items made of Alpaca fiber and also make items in New York using hand-woven ribbon and vintage South American textiles. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amaki/452775281435275.

Arborio King, Jason@arborioking.com

Inspired by their experiences in Italy, native New Yorker Jason and Italian Brooklyn girl Gianna, decided that the popular Italian street food arancine needed to be brought to more corners of NYC. Arborio King serves up arancine  to order – featuring saffron risotto balls filled with three meat ragu, and seasonal varieties, like butternut squash risotto filled with gorgonzola cheese, that are then breaded and lightly fried until golden and crispy.

Back Thennish Vintage

Desi Scheck’s collection of antique/vintage eyewear and gift ideas is a reflection of who she is and who she sells to. She is an irreverent, eclectic, bohemian soul who’s not afraid of self expression offering one of a kind accessories to a customer who has everything, but not everything. It’s not about need.  It’s about surrounding yourself with things that bring you joy. Find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Back-Thennish-Vintage/74455614006.

 

Baked Apple NY

Working with independent designers, Baked Apple is a women-owned clothing store that caters all-season apparel to women in their 30′s and up, offering an assortment of sizes and styles to accommodate all varying aspects. Each piece is made from high quality of fabric that is very comfortable to wear and stain-free. Carefully designed to provide elegance, sophistication and comfort for every woman from all walks of life. All clothes are locally made and distributed in other cities like L.A. and Miami but not sold anywhere else in New York. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bakedappleny.

Barefoot Charlie’s 

Barefoot Charlie’s is a small batch, New York City-based food company producing  all natural sauces without any preservatives. We craft our sauces with high quality local and domestic ingredients. Each product is unique with a distinct name, personality and story. Barefoot Charlie’s is what you choose when cooking for friends and family.

Bibingka-esk

Bibingka is a traditional Filipino treat popular during Christmastime. This rendition of the treat has a different twist, marrying the traditional and new by infusing the flavors of this wonderful Fillipino dessert with modern flavors. To help those affected by the typhoon, Bibingka-esk will be donating a percentage of their proceeds from now until Christmas Eve to the Philippine Red Cross.

Bill’s Balls NYC

As it’s slogan says, “Spaghetti step aside,” Bill’s Balls NYC is an artisan meatball vending company based in Astoria, Queens. They specialize in gourmet meatballs with a twist as they are inspired by all of the flavors of the city. Varieties include the Red Hook, the Flushing and the Lonestar. The meatballs are always fresh, always hand -rolled, always delicious! Let us cater your next get together by visiting their website, following them on Twitter @Billsballsnyc, e-mailing them at Info@billsballsnyc.com or find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bills-Balls-NYC/632390633453403.

Bodha Skin

Bodha is the Sanskrit word for knowledge and understanding and offers a natural line of skin loving creations hand crafted in Westport, CT.Bodha creations are loaded with certified organic exotic oils, butters and essential oils that nurture the long-term health of your skin. Their butters are whipped into a decadent creamy texture that melts as soon as it touches the body and absorbs quickly leaving your skin soft and nourished for hours! All of the ingredients used in Bodha creations are supplied in the US or right from their backyard. The entire family will benefit from Bodha; from their Chamomile and Lavender Baby Body Butter to the fresh Whipped Lemongrass Body Butter.

Broadway Silk Store, 3511 Astoria, Queens

The Broadway Silk Store brings it’s unique blend of curated gift items to Long Island City Flea.  For over 80 years the family owned shop has served as a neighborhood fabric store. It now features a eclectic mix of vintage inspired jewelry, accessories and home goods. “We’re very excited to join the Flea again for the holidays!” said representative Sarah White. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Broadway-Silk-Store/123140227744822.

 

Brookie’s Cookies

Brookie’s Cookies N.Y.C. is a business that specializes in high quality decorative cookie sandwiches.  The concept behind this business is to give people a creative, fun, and interactive experience in buying and enjoying cookies. Customers are not only given an assortment of cookie and icing flavors, but the cookies come in a variety of sizes as well: appetizer, dinner, dessert, and party size. Each size is created to meet every person’s different level of craving: at times we want just a taste and other times we want to indulge! Now, Brookie’s Cookies meal plan caters to any size craving!

Café Caribbeana, 525 46th Avenue, LIC

Café Caribeana serves premium coffee from the Caribbean Sea rim. This time at LIC Flea and Food Holiday market, they are serving 100 percent Puerto Rican coffee along with artisanal chocolate from Puerto Rico. These chocolates are only available in Puerto Rico and this flea is the only place where you can get it in New York. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cafecaribbeana.

Calmer Sutra Tea, 32 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Calmer Sutra Tea is a family run, small batch producer of freshly blended teas, made from the finest local ingredients possible. Born over a decade ago with their signature ‘wet’ chai, they continue to redefine tea-time through our hand crafted blends. With roots in Australia, owner Debra Means-West is bringing some of the best tea to the East Coast. With varieties like Ginger Infused Honey and Peppermyntle Tisane they are focused on one thing – making teas people love to drink. You can find out more about Calmer Sutra Tea or buy products at www.calmersutratea.com and at www.calmersutratea.com.au Follow them on Twitter at @calmersutratea or reach Means-West at debra@calmersutratea.com.

Carib Delights

Carib Delights gourmet cheese spreads are inspired by traditional cheese spread recipes found in Caribbean island nations such as Dominica, Trinidad and neighboring islands. Handcrafted in New York City using gourmet cheese, vegetables, and spices- our creamy and rich cheese spreads bring the bold flavors of the Caribbean right to your home kitchen. Carib Delights is available in two flavors- classic Sharp Cheddar and new Pepperjack. Carib Delights comes in 6 oz. ready to serve bowls and have a suggested retail price of $4.99.Find them on Facebook at Facebook.com/CaribDelights

CarmenAndersonNY

Carmen Anderson is a local, emerging designer from Great Neck, with over 20 years experience in the fashion industry. Anderson said she is “excited” to have launched her own collection for this holiday season. Consisting of a concise line of nine tops and four bottoms, all made with natural jersey knit materials. The line fits in the crossover category, which means it can be dressed up or down and it’s very versatile, staple clothing. The fabric is soft and luxurious, or “comfortable with an edge,” sustainable and all made in New York City. Look out for the line in select retailers across the city beginning next year. Follow her on Facebook at Facebook.com/carmen.anderson.5494.

Cat Jones NYC , CJ@catjonesNYC.com

Cat Jones NYC is a unique line of handmade jewelry, locally crafted in a Queens studio.  Caroline Johns, the company’s creator, said that her inspirations come from the juxtaposition and overlap of the organic and man-made: the natural architecture of insect wings, or the designs cast by the shadows of a setting sun.  She interprets these deep ideas into sleek, statement pieces.  Standout cuff bracelets and layers of necklaces will transform any outfit into a true statement of individuality. For more information, visit catjonesnyc.com.

Ceil Witherspoon

Ceil Witherspoon is an artist born and raised in Long Island City, who has been taking pictures and creating art in her neighborhood for the last 40 years. In March of 1988 she opened a booth in the Q.P.’s Market Place (Boxcar Market) on Jackson Ave and Queens Plaza. She has made her artwork into greeting cards, bookmarks, magnets and coasters, this way people will have her art work at affordable prices. In October, 2007 she started to recycle juice pouches and now she has over 50 design pieces. Come on by and see what Ceil has created this time for her first showing at the LIC Flea.

CelebritAy NY

CeleBritAy is an award-winning, eco-friendly skin care company specializing in handcrafted natural, organic and vegan products. They research each and every ingredient used to ensure that it is not an endangered botanical and that it is in its purest form. Because of this, the products are naturally rich in vitamins and minerals that truly nurture YOU from the outside in.

 

Clean Plate Co.

Clean Plate Co. specializes in seasonal comfort & artisan preparation. The husband and wife team, based in Ridgewood, uses local ingredients and has vast knowledge and experience in various cultural cuisine. They cater cocktail parties, private dinners and intimate affairs. They’ve also partnered with many other unique NYC businesses and venues for fabulous food events. Occasionally, you can find them at LIC Flea & Food vending our locally popular dishes such as Cajun Shrimp & Grits, Smoked Gouda-Gruyere Mac & Cheese, and otheir new item for the holidays, Savory Crab Bread Pudding! Contact them for a free consultation and let’s plan your next affair with flare!

Cognitive Surplus

Cognitive Surplus brings science into everyday life by pairing thoughtful designs with sustainable products. Their designs range from mitosis-themed organic onesies to sand-carved DNA glassware. They strive to use the most environmentally friendly and sustainable materials available on the market. They are the type of people who will proudly nerd out about the properties of water and how they make it kinda magical-and want products that do the same. When they brought home their periodic table shower curtain, they were pretty shocked to see carbon listed as a noble gas (though they did get a chuckle imagining all the carbon-based life and materials suddenly being non-cohesive gases floating away in the breeze). It was with that inspiration that they set out to be a source of beautifully designed home goods that didn’t sacrifice quality of information or material.

Counter Clockwise Antiques 

Counter Clockwise Antiques searches the east coast’s back roads, basements, and attics for bits of class from the Greatest Generation.  They specialize in everything unique, from small accessories to statement pieces.  Fill your pockets or fill your living room.  The collection embraces distinguished elements including pocket watches, bar accessories, books, and lighters.  They tell stories of sophistication and inspire reminiscing in the objects of old New York.

Creative Creations, creative_creations@aol.com

Balloon Illusions & Creative Creations can create and/or personalize a gift for any occasion. Through the holiday season, their items include (but are not limited to) Christmas mugs, wreaths, glittery cider and decorative bottles, gifts in a balloon, custom footwear, and many other items made to order. Stop by their booth to find out more.

 

Drink More Good

Drink More Good was created with one goal in mind – to make this world a better place. Their bitters, soda syrups and tea concentrates are small-batch, handcrafted, and made with locally sourced and organic ingredients. They also donate 10 percent of their net profits to Generosity Water to help fund water wells in Haiti; which means you can you feel good about how the products are made and feel even better knowing you’re helping to drink more good into this world, too. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DrinkMoreGood or on Twitter @MrGoodMaker.

e-Dessert

e-Desserts brings its quality homemade baked goods to your neighborhood. These one of a kind coffee cake, carrot cake, handcrafted scones, and more are made fresh naturally from scratch using local dairy, fruits and vegetables; U.S. grown and/or manufactured ingredients, and whole wheat and unbleached flour. Treat yourself to deliciousness this holiday season and beyond!

 

Elephant’s Factory

Looking for a whimsical gift? Go to Elephant’s Factory where you can find handmade and customized, shrinky dink crafts including pet tags, key chains, ornaments and jewelry. The majority of the designs are cartoon style, “cute and small paintings that make you feel relaxed,” including everything from cats to potato salad and sushi. If you want something really unique, it’s the owner’s pleasure to design something for you. For more information, visit Elephant’s Factory on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elephantsfactory.

FilthyFarmGirl

Filthyfarmgirl is an organic all natural soap, lotions and lip balm.  All of the products had a little attitude. Choose from over sixty labels and fragrances. Handcrafted in Hawaii, choose from some of the many funny labels and themes. Their other product line is called Dr. Pennskin, an all natural and organic men’s shaving cream and beard balm line that includes produce shave creams, shave soaps, beard oil, beard balm, offer brushes and shaving accessories. Find them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/filthyfarmgirl or on Twitter @FilthyFarmGirl.

Fiza Fashion

Deepti Chhatwal was born and raised in India and has a Master’s Degree in women and child rights and PG diploma in Disaster Management. She worked as production manager for a company giving employment and opportunities to underprivileged women in India. Six years ago, she got married and moved to Brooklyn. Fiza Fashion is a reflection of India – colorful and beautiful – featuring handmade bags, jewelry and silk hand painted and printed carves all done with a smile and lot of hard work. She loves taking any custom orders to fit your style, so if you are looking for a special, one-of-a-kind piece you will find it here or she will make it for you all handmade MADE IN INDIA.

G Designs Ltd, 272 41 Street, Brooklyn

G Designs fabricates industrial style furniture for both home and office using reclaimed or new materials of wood and metal. Their pieces include coffee tables, conference tables, mirror frames, bed frames and much more. Custom work is also available. Most pieces will have a stressed, used appearance, but with a smooth polished finish. Visit their new web site at GDesignsLtd.com.

Glam Mom New York

Jennifer Fitzgerald-DeLuca is a work-at-home mom with her own indie brand. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology, she spent 15 years as a fashion designer and trend director, which she ways was an “exciting and rewarding career” that gave her “major street cred.” The brand was launched in 2008, combining Jennifer’s passion for design, styling and creativity through her premium, handcrafted kiddie clothes and carefully curated accessories for moms.  From fashion and interiors to health and beauty, she is a multi-passionate “design mom” and wants to share her inspirations with my fellow Glam Moms everywhere. The “Glam Guide” will be launching soon and when you sign up, you will receive 15 percent off your first order. Like Glam Mom on Facebook for flash sales, special events and new products at www.facebook.com/GlamMomNewYork.

Granonut

Granonut is an all natural, nut free, good-for-you granola! Granonut was born in 2013 in Bronx, NY, and was created to give nut allergy sufferers tasty granola. Whether or not you hate nuts or they hate you, Granonut is the perfect blend of sweet and salty, crunchy, clustery deliciousness, made with healthy ingredients. Enjoy it as a snack on-the-go, for breakfast – with fresh fruit and milk, or sprinkled over yogurt.

 

Half Dressed 

Started in 2009, Half Dressed is a one woman operation run by Woodside, Queens resident Christine Lynch. Christine has worked as a womenswear designer for eight years and Half Dressed is her solo project. All of the tee shirt graphics are designed by Christine and the printing is done in her home. She is also selling hand knit scarves and hats for the holiday season. Half Dressed has been available on Etsy.com but this is the first time Half Dressed has been sold at a shop or flea in NYC.

Happy David

Accessories designer Happy David moved to New York from Manila to attend the FIT Fashion Institute of Technology. She brings with her the line Get Happy that has been constantly featured in Project Runway, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Town & Country in the Philippines. Art works by Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dali, and even dance are all great inspiration pieces for Happy as she lets the pictures in her mind guide her in putting together a melange of materials, hand painted beads, glass beads, resin, metal, indigenous earthy materials like shells, wood, sea glass, rough-cut semi-precious stones, and Swarovski crystals into masterpieces delightful and distinctly Happy.

Horman’s Best Pickles

Horman’s Best Pickles is a Long Island based purveyor of artisanal pickles. Under the direction of owner, Nicholas Horman, a third generation pickler, Horman’s Best provides a wide range of pickle varieties ranging from classic barrel fermented sour and half sours pickles to unique flavors such as Sweet Cajun and Honey Mustard pickle chips. All Horman’s Best products are sold fresh from the barrel at its various pickle stand locations.

 

Imran Jewels

Imran Jewels imports high-quality gemstones and crystals to make their genuine and original bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings. They take pride in their honesty and producing jewelry made from real gemstones and crystals, such as freshwater pearls, colored sapphires, rubies and emeralds – you won’t find any fake stuff here! They also offer some antique items, such as a menorah. They can also custom make any piece for you.

Infanta by Duquesa Verdi

Infanta by Duques Verdi is a children’s footwear/ clothing online retailer that focuses on beauty and feminine aesthetics. Their selected brands resemble the originality of contemporary designers. Founder Diana M. Nunez said it is a blend of passion, love, creativity and dedication. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Fashion Merchandising, she had the vision of bringing her dream alive. Her inner passion for fashion and aesthetics brought her back to her native Colombia in which she selectively contacted her first children’s footwear line. By the end of this trip in August 2013 she decided to create Infanta by Duquesa Verdi where the line of vivid footwear made its first appearance in flea markets around the city. With the same principles of dedication, selection and love for fashion Infanta by Duquesa Verdi will soon come alive in an upcoming website. Exclusive Holiday Brands available at the LIC Flea include Right Bank Babies, Good Seeds, Tattly and Infanta Hair Accessories.

J&L Farms, 42 Old Church Rd, Monroe Twp, NJ

J & L Farms will be selling their locally grown fruits and vegetables with an emphasis on heirloom varieties at the LIC Flea Holiday Market along with fresh cut flowers. They are very excited to expand their markets and provide the residents of the greater LIC community with their high-quality locally grown produce and flowers.

JaMa Jewels, JamaJewels30@gmail.com

JaMa Jewels is a newly formed company that repurposes antique and vintage items to re-create necklaces, bracelets, rings, and flatware in addition to hand crafted items made out of collected shell pieces such as initials, tissue boxes and jewelry boxes. Stay tuned for a JaMa Jewels site.

Jam Jar Bakery

Based in the heart of Brooklyn, Jam Jar Bakery specializes in single serving pie in a jar. These treats can be eaten on the go or customized for any special event. Comes tied with a bow and a spoon, so they are all ready to eat! The bakery itself, located in Harlem, also makes cookies. Flavors are Big Apple Sugar and Fruit Sandies. Delivery is available in all five boroughs and in New Jersey. For more info, find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JamJarBakery and on Twitter @JamJarBakery.

 

Jessy’s Pastries

Jessy strives to offer the finest quality handmade products by making them from scratch, in small batches and by sourcing when possible from local farmers. What started as a Peruvian cookie business has now grown to offer sweet and savory Peruvian foods such as baked and fried empanadas in many different flavors, quinoa salad and of course the signature Peruvian cookie, Alfajores, all with a twist to make the recipes her own. Find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JessysPastries or follow her on Twitter @AlfajoresJessy.

JWHITE Original

JWHITE Original is a Detroit born, Brooklyn based fashion label pushing boundaries in handmade eco screen prints and handmade apparel. Inspiration for their bold prints comes from cultures near and far, patterns within nature and social/eco consciousness. From turban headbands, to unique infinity shawls and artisan pashmina scarves, JWHITE delivers a vibrant, one of a kind perspective. Give the gift of original design and handmade goods this season! Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/design.jwhite.

Kafe con Arte

Kafe Con Arte is a company unlike others. They pride ourselves with being different and developing creative ideas. Pablo, KCA’s founder, believes that stretching past comfort zones into discomfort is how real progress is made. Our goal is to bring a creative unique edge into your life. Supporting KCA is supporting an American artist and being apart of the creative adventure. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KafeConArte or on Twitter @KafeConArte.

Khao Man Gai NY

Khao Man Gai NY specializes in a Thai chicken-and-rice dish – Khao Man Gai, for which it won Best Market Vendor at the 2013 Vendy Awards. Founded by a Thai native and her husband, Khao Man Gai NY emphasizes high-quality ingredients with its authentic preparation of its Thai street food. Each dish comes with well-seasoned, tender organic chicken served over herb-studded jasmine rice, accompanied by a delicious sauce that balances the four main Thai tastes of salty, sweet, sour and spicy, garnished with cucumbers and cilantro, and paired with a clear light soup. Follow them on Twitter @KhaoManGaiNY.

Laila Alexander

Be Bright. One bag at a time. Laila Alexander features vibrant, fun, and functional duffles, handbags, purses from the hilltribes of Southeast Asia. The colorful, embroidered bags are perfect for work or the weekend, and durable (even if you schlep across town with a laptop, your sneakers, and an extra pair of gloves).

Lazy Lynnie

In between daydreaming and naps, Lazy Lynnie enjoys nothing more than creating interesting beaded accessories to suit any fashion sense. Hand made silk scarves can be bought separately or with the matching necklace, bracelet and earrings! Find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LazyLynnie.

Lockhart Wrks

Created by Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Rebecca Lockhart, the LOCKHART WRKS collection fuses an industrial aesthetic with global sensibilities, inspired by her urban surroundings and travels throughout rural Asia and Latin America. Her work is composed of new and vintage materials that merge these organic and geometric forms. Through meticulous attention to design, detail and craftsmanship, she strives to create bold and unique pieces that will be valued for years to come.

 

Madge & Mabel

Madge & Mabel specializes in classic stationery re-imagined for today. All of their items are hand-made in their studio in New York City. They do custom designs for wedding invitations, baby announcements, birthday parties, corporate events and more. What started as a fun crafting past time and a way to meet new people especially at local fairs has now turned into quite the business adventure. They care about the planet and are committed to sustainability. They print on recycled or tree-free paper and package using recycled materials. If you would like to see what they do, send an email to madgemabeldesigns@gmail.com.

Mee Beauty/HoneyGramz, www.MeeBeauty.com; www.HoneyGramz.com

Queens resident Ruth Harrigan turned her passion for beekeeping and launched HoneyGramz, an “edible greeting” in a 2 oz. honey bear. Each HoneyGramz contains 100 percent raw honey which means it’s chock full of goodness created by honeybees. During off season, Ruth began to blend honey into homemade lip balms , then Mee Beauty was born. “MEE” is “honey” in Chinese. It is a key ingredient in her skincare line. Honey is known to have three essential properties that are beneficial for the skin: As a natural humectant, retains moisture; antibacterial quality inhibits bacterial growth; and an antioxidant, the ability to clean up oxygen free radicals that may damage cells. How sweet!

Musana Jewelry

Musana Jewelry is a nonprofit 501c3 social enterprise that sells beautifully handcrafted jewelry and accessories in the United States produced by Ugandan artisans. One hundred percent of profits from U.S. sales are invested in the growth of Musana artisans through educational and vocational trainings. We are firmly rooted in Uganda and source the majority of our materials locally and collaborate with local artisans and professionals. Shopping with Musana is supporting sustainable change.

Mushpa y Mensa

Brooklyn-based Mushpa y Mensa creates art, not just crafts. They offer jewelry designed from a force beyond their own minds into their capable hands, magic dolls out of recycled plastic bottles, organic cotton tees with fantastical designs and much more. They hope that people see that they love what they are doing, and are inspired to make small changes in their lives. Small moments become large movements. Mushpa y Mensa is a small team with big dreams. Visit their website, or follow them on Twitter @mushpamensa or at their blog at mushpamensa.wordpress.com.

Nomad

TheNomadTruck.com Nomad is NYC’s wandering fashion boutique offering a handpicked selection of ladies’ fashions from the back of a retrofitted delivery truck. Featuring an inventory with affordable designers, Nomad is a fully functioning boutique on wheels, one of the first of its kind here in NYC. To find out where the truck is on any given day, visit their website. Currently, you can find them at a Holiday PopUp Shop at 240 Kent Avenue, Suite 15 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Follow them on Twitter @TheNomadTruck and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thenomadtruck.

Nuts & Bolts

Stop by and taste their exceptionally tasty handcrafted small-batch baked goods that are 100 percent organic, vegan, gluten-free and contain no refine sugars. They are high in protein and omega-3s and packed with essential vitamins and minerals, fundamentally delicious, satisfying and nourishing, produced right here in LIC. Nuts & Bolts Brooklyn is dedicated to using the highest quality ingredients available to create clean dietary products – no compromises. We’d love to see you!

OCONOMI

OCONOMI serves a traditional Japanese street food called “oconomiyak,” a savory vegetable pancake. This is one of the best ways to enjoy a lot of vegetables and it is very healthy. You have a choice of pork or vegetarian oconomiyaki. Their mission is to introduce a creative way to eat and enjoy vegetables, support local farmers and use seasonal vegetables whenever they are available and introduce an affordable, easy-to-make and a healthy home-cooked meal.

Past Paper Future

Past Paper Future is an artisanal wrapping paper line that features unique designs in seasonal collections. Their designs are driven by fashion and cultural trends, fine art, textile prints, architecture, photography, and life’s daily inspirations. Their product is made with 100% post-consumer and chlorine-free fiber, printed with vegetable ink, using renewable energy (like wind power), and is completely recyclable. Beauty and greens. That’s the good stuff.

Pixiwood

Pixiwood.com prints your photos and designs onto wood. Using wood as a canvas allows the grain to show through and give the print a rustic and vintage look, and makes each print as unique as the image itself. Pixiwood.com has developed a knack for printing on wood using eco-friendly and fade-resistant inks. The colors come out crisp and the images sharp. Printing on wood is a cool way to display your most favorite memories and the website makes it simple order.

Queens77

queens77 is an apparel company founded by artist, Christina Prudenti in 2008. After graduating from NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Fine Arts and Queens College with a degree in Art Education she pursued her passion for the arts by teaching it to high school students for a number of years. During that time she also taught young artists independently. In time Christina was in search of a new creative outlet and began to experiment with her paintings, photographs, and linoleum prints. Her work eventually evolved into t-shirt design and queens77 was born. This unique blend of art and clothing reflects where she comes from; a grass roots- clothing label where she screen prints, stencils, and paints all her own designs directly onto each shirt giving each one its own character and identity. Her designs are influenced by her surroundings and experiences that she considers to be full of color, strangeness, and noise. She lives and works out of her studio in L.I.C. As a note, due to an attack from a major corporation, queens77 is in the transition of changing the name to queens88. Same everything, different name!

Rebecca Dolber Collections

Rebecca Dolber Collections specializes in handmade jewelry including customizable ID tags made from recycled silver, personalized charm necklaces, versatile wrap bracelets, and necklaces featuring “found objects” such as antique pocket knives, compasses, feathers and other one-of-a-kind pieces. Rebecca takes pride knowing she’s creating something unique for all who visit her shop and hopes others will be inspired by the conscious resourcefulness and sentimentality that embodies every piece in her collection. Visit her website or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-Dolber-Collections/534366099941174.

Recipiada

As the tagline says “Gastronomical Excellence,” Recipiada’s goal is to find, gather and offer Mediterranean products which have an “excellent” quality. In many cases, they will also feature recipes that their readers and clients can prepare with these products. Throughout the year, they will add new products that they discover, aiming to become the biggest source of gourmet Mediterranean food in the U.S.

Solas Rei Candles (Spiritually Influenced Candles)

Home crafted soy wax candles infused with Reiki energy. These lightly scented candles to bring balance and harmony to your home. A big hit this year is our Intention / Wish candles with crystal and Reiki energy to help you bring about your intention or wish. Very powerful!

Spread Love NYC

Spread Love NYC is a small local business based in Brooklyn, NY specializing in gourmet compound butters. Chef Lee Knoeppel, the owner of Spread Love NYC and executive chef of Barcade Manhattan, sources all ingredients from local vendors with an eye for quality. They feel that they’ve created a product that is inventive, delicious and extremely hard to find anywhere else. Check out Spreadlovenyc.com today to order online. Peace and Spread Love NYC.

 

Spoil My Bitch

Spoil My Bitch is a tongue-in-cheek brand of dog clothing and accessories created for those of us who love spoiling dogs! The “Spoiler” is our mobile pop-up boutique-on-wheels which owner, Roger Quesada, has been trekking around the NYC/NJ area since summer of 2013. What started as a flea market table has blossomed into a full pop-up shop and e-commerce boutique. Dog sweaters, coats, collars, harnesses, booties and toys are some of the things you’ll find. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/spoilmybetch or follow them on Twitter @SpoilMyBitch.

Stella & Sparkle Jewelry

Stella & Sparkle Jewelry specializes in natural gemstone and high quality metal pieces. Their goal is to incorporate the ever changing fashion trends in their jewelry and bring a modern luxury piece, at an affordable price, to people around the world. Everything at Stella & Sparkle Jewelry is handmade by Julie and Anthony to ensure the highest quality and individuality in each piece. Their most popular pieces are their druzy and natural stone collection. Every stone in the collection is hand selected by Julie and Anthony and each piece is truly one of a kind. Additionally, Stella & Sparkle Jewelry creates custom pieces to cater to each customer’s wants and style.

Strung Out Jewelry

Based in Astoria, Strung Out Jewelry is handmade jewelry company whose products provide the wearer with additional benefits; or as those behind it say “wellness you wear.” Pairing years of research and century old belief, they create jewelry for every need. Looking for love? Try the Love Me line. Want to ditch the pill case? Go for the Anti-Anxiety line or even roll the dice with our Lotto Ticket line. You name it, they have it! For more information, visit their website or follow them on Twitter @ILoveStrungOut or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/strung.out.jewelry.astoria.

Sweet Drift

Sweet Drift is an online vintage boutique that specializes in unique clothing and accessories. Their collections are hand picked to ensure that everything featured is fashionable, classic and cool. What started as a love affair with travel and treasure hunting, is now a curated collection of one of a kind pieces for you to cherish forever. Come visit their shop, something sweet may drift your way. For more information, send an e-mail to valentina@sweetdrift.com.

Tea n’ Milk

The team at Tea n’ Milk is committed to serving you the best artisanal quality bubble tea. Their revolutionary tea brewing method enables them to freshly brew each cup on demand and maximize the flavor and health benefits. The unique tea blends harvested from camellia sinensis plants around the world are innovative and balanced to perfection. To satisfy all their customers’ unique taste, they can customize every aspect of your drink. For more information, call 917-498-0618 or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teanmilkny.

The Bruffin

The Bruffin is an exclusive, all natural “meal in a muffin”; a light and flaky pastry chock full of thoughtfully selected sweet and savory ingredients. The international collection offers over a dozen mouthwatering options, each named to reflect the origin of its inspiration and all designed to tease the senses with its unique flavor and character. New to The Bruffin family is the vegetarian version soon to be followed by one without gluten. Additional new flavors are offered weekly. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheBruffin or read their blog at http://thebruffin.wordpress.com/

The Kolache Co., Food Box 31-00 47th ave, LIC

The Kolache Co. was founded by a Texan girl who grew up in an environment of rich culinary fusion. Raised in a Korean household in East Texas, then trained in the kitchens of Chefs Jean-Georges and Daniel Boulud, she founded The Kolache Co. to bring a beloved Texas delicacy to the streets of New York. The kolache is a small pastry topped or filled with sweet or savory fillings brought by Czech immigrants to the small towns of Central Texas in the mid-1800s.

The Poseidon Group

The Poseidon Group currently produces and imports a variety of award-winning premium raw Greek honeys and two organic extra virgin olive oils under the brand Eulogia.Their mission is to create premium all-natural and organic Greek products for North American markets by working with independent farmers and sustainable small businesses in Greece.
Most recently their organic Greek Fir honey was selected by Oprah Winfrey as one of her “Favorite Things” in addition to taking home a silver sofi™ Award for outstanding Honey by the Specialty Food Association this past summer. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ThePoseidonGroup or follow them on Twitter @theposeidongrp.

Tom and Jenny’s

Tom & Jenny’s creates delicious, cavity-fighting candies. Their chocolates and caramels are hand-made in small batches from all-natural ingredients. They were designed by Jenny, a dentist, to be tooth friendly. The team replaced all the yucky sugar and corn syrup with non-GMO, plant-derived Xylitol. This means that these candies don’t feed cavities, they actually reduce them. And because they’re sugar-free, they’re diabetic friendly. Come try a sample and send a free gift to your loved ones by visiting their website.

Townpeddlers

Townpeddlers buys and sells estate goods. Consisting of a husband and wife team, Joellen Finnie deals with vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry. Al Finnie deals with smalls, glassware, furniture and collectibles. They have been doing this together for about 15 years, based in New Rochelle.

Tropisec

Tropisec offers handmade, beautiful flowers with healthy and delicious dehydrated organic fruit. The Christmas collection features gifts such as individual flowers, centerpieces, wreaths, arrangements and baskets. Snacks include Golden Berries, covered in cocoa, bananas, plain of covered with cocoa, pure fruit lollipops in golden berry, mango or papaya and Little Bites, or banana bars topped with bits of pineapple.

 

Woody’s Cabin

From the far reaches of the Adirondacks Mountains to the lighthouse at Montauk Point in their 1955 Camper, Woody’s Cabin brings it’s eclectic collection of vintage goods to the LIC Flea Market. Offerings range from Barkcloth textile fabrics to ephemera prized pin-up centerfolds from 1940′s Esquire Magazines to authentic Bertoia Knoll wire chairs to men’s and women’s 1950′s fashion. Please stop by the booth and shop for that special unique holiday gift for that special someone! Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woodys-Cabin/326117194005.

World of Hoz
The Wonderful World of Hoz creates a variety of magnets, photos, stationery, and other creative hand-crafted goods. Apart from the many items in the shop, they are also always available for custom-made orders. The creative duo behind the company (led by Katie Hosmer) is based locally in Long Island City and enjoys making one-of-a-kind pieces so exceptional that you’ll want to hug the artists!

Vint and York Eyewear, 99 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
Founded by Dmitriy Israel and Larisa Ginzburg in late March, Vint and York Eyewear sells quality eyeglasses for a fraction of their retail price. Its current stock is prescription lenses, with a new line of sunglasses. Vint and York Eyewear is available at their Brooklyn location or on their website www.vintandyork.com. The website also features a frame trial, which allows customers to order up to five frames to be sent to their homes so they can try frames before they buy them. You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vintandyork and on Twitter @VIntandYork.

Vivian Jewelry

Affordably priced, Vivian Jewelry features a delicate line of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings for women and bold bracelets for men. Founded in 2008 by Vivian Park, the line emphasizes unique hand-craftmanship that makes each piece seem like a natural piece of art. Originally a painter, Vivian custom makes each piece of jewelry step by step, incorporating themes of nature.

 

Zachary Alexander

Zachary Alexander is a young designer based in Forest Hills, Queens. His clothing has a style and feeling of femininity, classic beauty and Americana. Zachary has been designing for six years and has shown his work at various venues such as Webster Hall. Zachary has also designed and recreated costumes for many dance companies such as Martha Graham Dance Company and H.T. Chen Dance Company. All the clothing is handmade by the designer himself in his studio in Forest Hills. For more info, send an email to zacharyalexanderfashion@yahoo.com or find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/zacharyalexanderfashion.