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Last week Makers Hosts School of Vintage & Volatile Media Management took a stroll through Beach View with Farmer Extraordinaire Chris Adams.  There have been so many changes to the space since our last visit (including clearing a field for weddings!), and we are extremely fortunate to have this beautiful landscape as our canvas.  

Thank you to Tony Coon of Darn Swell Media for working his magic!

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Food Vendor - The Schwee Tea Co.

We are super excited to announce that the Schwee Tea Co. has officially joined the Maker’s Festival lineup as a food vendor!

Schwee Tea started as a twinkle in founder Robyn Pallotta’s eye many moons ago and became a successful reality with its grand opening at the Manahawkin Mart in 2013. If you’re from the area, chances are you’re familiar with the all-organic and made-to-order Schwee Tea menu which offers juice, smoothies, food and the famous Schwee (sweetened) and Un-Schwee (unsweetened) teas that are brewed and bottled right on site.

There are countless regulars that call the small and cozy Schwee Tea atmosphere home every day who religiously order their usual but will also argue that they love other items on the menu just the same. And if you happen to be extra friendly to the staff (in a non-creepy kind of way, except for Adele who likes it extra creepy) and maybe throw in an extra buck or two for the tip, they might make you privy to some variations on the menu not known to everyone. This secret menu isn’t necessary since everything is delicious as-is, but just think how fun and exciting it is to order a J9 Special or even a Princess Burger. Mmmmmmm…..my mouth’s watering just thinking about all the possibilities!

For the Maker’s Festival, Schwee Tea will be gracing the event with some fan favorites:  Schweet Potato Wraps, Quinoa Phoenix Salad (gluten free) and their famous Schwee Tea. All of which are a perfect complement to the festival location at Beach View Farms where a lot of their locally sourced ingredients are harvested!

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Pinelands Brewing Co

As if the latest news about the Rustic Drift Biergarten wasn’t exciting enough, Pinelands Brewing Company has signed on as our first beer vendor!  A few of us have made frequenting the brewery a hobby of sorts, and we can’t wait to have their deliciously unique brews at The Makers Festival!  If you haven't been there already, you really should add it to the top of the weekend event list.  Bring some snacks, enjoy a few pours, and await the celebration at Beach View Farms

Rustic Drift Biergarten

We officially announced the Rustic Drift Biergarten on January 2nd with an extremely awkward yet simultaneously amazing video that features the girls of School of Vintage debating about wienerschnitzel & hot dogs.  This blog acts as the adult version of that post, however is in no way a retraction of the previously stated amazingness.

So, without further adieu...

The Original, Unlike Any Other Rustic Drift Biergarten will be revealed during The Makers Festival at Beach View Farms

If you aren’t familiar with Rustic Drift, it is the creative brainchild of husband/wife team Joel & Megan Dramis.  As a boutique rental company that boasts upcycled, vintage & custom pieces for big events, Rustic Drift was the perfect fit for The Makers Festival. After discussion over snacks & craft beer, it was decided unanimously that their authentic German Biergarten tables would be showcased with a custom made tap wall during our inaugural event.

And if you absolutely can't wait until Makers Fest to get in on the Rustic Drift loving, visit their Instagram page for beautiful imagery.  Better yet, if you're getting married & need that special touch, the Dramis' have it.  Hint, hint.

 

   

12 Days of Handmade - Day 12 - Adriatic Jewelry

Rebecca Fragola of Adriatic Jewelry is inspired by the architecture of #NYC and her summers spent on a small island on the #AdriaticSea. Her line mixes city silhouettes with nature's patterns, and ranges from minimalist designs to statement pieces. Visit Adriatic on Etsy for the latest additions to the collection. Happy holidays!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days of Handmade - Day 11 - Kelly Killagain

Kelly Killagain's work is a sincere attempt to explore her fascination with the varying relationships that exist between humans & animals. She most often focuses on fine art with a 3D emphasis, which is evident in her recent collection entitled "The Human-Animal." Visit Kelly Colligan Artist on Tumblr to see her sculptures in progress. Happy shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days of Handmade - Day 10 - Lit & Co. Candles

Kristen Fishman has been providing high-quality, small batch soy candles & home fragrances as Lit & Co. Candles since 2012. With over eighty unique, true-to-life options to choose from & the ability to blend a personalized scent in-house, all noses leave her shop happy. Learn more on Facebook at Lit & Co. Candles. Happy shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days 0f Handmade - Day 9 - Boho Luxe Jewelry

Daria Bagheri of Boho Luxe Jewelry has a passion for jewelry making and has been involved in all aspects of the business. She recently endeavored on her own with a stunning line of hand-crafted pieces, including many statement Drusy beauties. Visit Boho Luxe Jewelry on Facebook for more! Happy shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days of Handmade - Day 8 - Beach View Farms

Chris Adams of Beach View Farms is the ultimate maker. He has found a unique niche in the LBI Region as the area's only Certified Naturally Grown farm and has all the bases covered - bountiful harvests, agritainment, educational events, retail distribution, CSAs, rental opportunities and Farm to Table dinners. To stay up to date with the current happenings, follow Beach View Farms on Facebook. Happy shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days of Handmade - Day 7 - 6th St Design

Rick Decker & Julie Mescher see home as where the anchor drops, and for them that is on Long Beach Island. Their work includes burnt wood art & jewelry. See what's next for this growing art studio at 6th St Design on Facebook. Happy shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days of Handmade - Day 6 - Dawn Frances Simon

Dawn Simon has spent more than 15 years gaining extensive artistic understanding and design experience. We are super impressed by her most recent fine art collection which includes pencil prints on cotton archival paper. Visit Dawn Frances Simon on Big Cartel for more of her work. Happy shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days of Handmade - Day 5 - Sara Setzer Feltworks

Sara Setzer creates nuno scarves, baby blankets & other felted goods. The nuno process involves meshing wool & silk together into one fabric through rolling, felting & fulling. You can find examples of her work on Facebook at Sara Setzer Feltworks. Happy shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days of Handmade - Day 4 - The Wandering Gypsea

Typography: Bunkerfish, Photo of Brie: Michael John Murphy

Brie Fagan of The Wandering Gypsea is inspired by the mountains, the sea & all that is in between. Her jewelry collection features handmade pieces designed around the natural beauty of the treasures of the earth. Follow her travels on The Wandering Gypsea Facebook page. Happy shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days of Handmade - Day 3 - Reclaimed

Ben Wurst collects salvageable wood throughout southern & coastal New Jersey, then repurposes it into wood frames, furniture, home decor, sculptures & more. Through Reclaimed, Ben helps keep our waterways clean. Learn more about his work on Reclaimed LLC's Facebook page. Happy shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days of Handmade - Day 2 - Bunkerfish Design

Photo of the Temples: Kyle Gronostajski

 

Jessie & Jared Temple are the brains & hearts behind Bunkerfish.  They focus primarily on illustration, custom furniture & hand-painted signage.  Visit Bunkerfish Design on Facebook for a glimpse into their world.  Happy Shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

12 Days of Handmade - Day 1 - Dana Zeck Weaving

Dana Zeck weaves on a four harness floor loom using a variety of fibers, many of which she has spun herself.  Her collection includes scarves, shawls, ruanas, and home decor items. You can find examples of her work on Facebook. Happy Shopping!

Please be sure to check back often at our handmade lineup as it is expanding daily! For vendor info, click here, for sponsorship info, click here

Graphic design by Swing Graphics

The Surfboard Maker - Strange Flora Surfboards

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Strange Flora Surfboards is a one-man operation headed by surfing enthusiast Chris Errico in Tuckerton, NJ.  He designs, shapes and glasses the boards out of his home-based workshop which includes both a shaping and glassing studio (constructed by hand, of course). The boards are adorned with Chris’ own Strange Flora graphics and have been made in various sizes, shapes, colors and designs throughout the years.  Being a restless sort of soul with an aggressive form of perfectionism, Chris has tirelessly experimented with different shaping methods and various epoxy and resin formulas to continuously improve upon his art.  For fifteen years he has worked as a skilled carpenter and it really shows, not only with the boards themselves, but with his handmade wooden fins as well.  To learn more about the weird and wonderful world of Strange Flora Surfboards, visit Chris’ blog at strangeflora.blogspot.com.

Chris will generously be providing the handmade surfboard that will be given to the Titanium sponsor, complete with the sponsor's logo.