Shop Local, Shop Small at Our Winter Craft Fair

Does holiday shopping these days leave you cold? With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Amazon
lists and packages coming to your door, maybe it’s more convenient, but it’s also lost the
personal touch.

If you’re longing to hand-select something personal and unique for your loved ones, while
enjoying a delicious glass of wine from our family winery, be sure to stop by the Winery at
Seven Springs Farm’s Winter Craft Fair, set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. We’ll have 25
local, top quality vendors and crafters with beautiful holiday merchandise for decorations, gifts
and stocking stuffers, plus the Union County Farmers Market to add a local touch to your
holiday meals.

As a local, family-owned business ourselves, it’s important to us to support small businesses
and farmers and help others fulfill their dreams as we have fulfilled ours. Every dollar you spend
locally is a dollar that stays in the community, and we believe in the power of shopping local.

“We enjoy developing relationships with local businesses, and we buy local as much as possible
to stock our winery,” said winemaker Nikki Riddle. “Hosting a craft fair is another
impactful way of boosting the local economy and bringing our patrons face-to- face with
vendors and products we love.”

Christina Parsons of A Little Valley Creations will be here with her hand-crafted, all-natural
lotions and bath products, and she said her small business gives her the flexibility to be at home
when her kids need her.

“I love the freedom and creativity, and it helps me feel empowered,” she said. “I’m passionate
about what I do. It helps my family. It helps me do what I love doing and put food on the table.”

Anthony and Angela Mowery of Ropes and Wings Ranch will be here with locally-grown,
hormone and steroid-free meats, plus crafts like drinking horns made from the horns of their
longhorn cattle. Anthony said they buy local as much as possible, shopping farmers markets for
their produce. It may cost more than a supermarket, but it’s worth it.

“By shopping local, you may pay more but you’re keeping the dollars in the community. A local
farmer’s going to do more with that money to boost the local economy,” he said. “And it just
tastes better.”

For Larry and Darian Denman of Rolling Meadows Naturals, selling handcrafted goat milk soaps,
lotions and sundries is helping their dream farm become their dream business.

“We’re trying to get more local support to support the small farmer rather than big pharma,”
Larry said. “Most of the big businesses don’t have manufacturing here in the U.S., so you don’t
know where your products are coming from.”

Here’s a complete list of craft fair vendors. We hope you’ll join us for this fun event!

Mowdy’s Fruit Butters
Double O Primitives
Crystal Spenser
A Little Valley Creations LLC
Styles by Andrea TN
Lemongrass Spa
Leaded Rose
Creative Metal 73 by Matt Dosdall
Cotton and Camellias
Rolling Meadows Naturals
Jes’ Crafts
Gisela Dawn Creations
Cindy’s Tupperware
Author JK Ensley
Prissy Picket
Pink Zebra
TG Franklin
Nancy Griffin
Out Of The Fire Designs
Classic designs by Alysha
Appalachian Basketry
Du North Designs by Jessica
Mjm Studios, paintings and art
Zi Olive – Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg
Grace Custom Gifts Boutique 29

Union County Winter Farmer’s Market
Papa’s Happy Hollow
Ropes & Wings Ranch
Seven Springs Farm