By ROB DUGUAY
Mother’s Day is happening this year on May 8 and sons & daughters all over will be doing something to show their appreciation for the matriarch of their family. This could …
By ROB DUGUAY
Mother’s Day is happening this year on May 8 and sons & daughters all over will be doing something to show their appreciation for the matriarch of their family. This could be taking mom out for a nice meal or a fun event like a concert, stand-up comedy or theater performance. This could also be something as simple as getting her a gift, and if you haven’t gotten one for mom yet then Buttonwoods Brewery on 530 Wellington Avenue in Cranston has the perfect opportunity for you. On the day before the annual celebration, they’ll be putting on their Mother’s Day Mini Market on their patio. Their first event of the year features local artisans setting up shop with plenty of beer to go around and it goes from 1pm to 6pm.
The vision behind the event is to make it a perfect place to get a last minute gift for the ones with a busy schedule and not a lot of free time. In the event that the weather won’t cooperate, which it looks like it will but New England weather is notorious for being unpredictable, the mini market will be moved indoors.
“This year I wanted to create a little event that would make our tasting room an appealing Mother’s Day destination,” says Buttonwoods Brewery’s Tasting Room Manager Jennie Paquin. “It will be a great stop for last minute gifts, including fresh flower bouquets. As long as the weather cooperates, the market will be held outside so we can soak in some of that spring sunshine on the patio. In the event of rain, vendors will be set up inside in our cozy new tasting room. With our diverse tap list ranging from pilsners to saisons, IPAs to fruited farmhouse ales, along with other offerings available from our housemates Origin Beer Project, we are sure to find something mom will approve of.”
The Tiny Acre Farm from Woodstock, Connecticut
will be selling fresh flower bouquets as part of the event. They plan on having a lot of different flowers to offer so be prepared for a wide variety to choose from.
“We’re looking forward to the Mother’s Day Market and excited to be in good company with the other rad artisans,” Tiny Acre Farm co-owner Callah Racine mentions. “We’ll have loads of flowers cut fresh from our farm in Woodstock. Think tulips, ranunculus, anemone, daffodil, hyacinth and pansy, the best of what Spring has to offer. We have a limited number of special arrangements available for pre-order on our website as well.”
Based out of Providence, The Attic Project has homemade jewelry available for purchase. The organization started out of an attic six years ago, hence the name, and some one-of-a-kind pieces are going to be on display.
“I actually haven’t been making jewelry or done a show in a couple years since I have a full time job in finance,” owner Kacey Silva says, “The Buttonwoods folks are my friends and they asked me to come be part of the Mother’s Day Mini Market and I’m also a mother. I’m just going to make some fun, funky earrings for the event. Nothing crazy fancy or expensive, I typically use bright colors and geometric beads, wood and plastic vintage beads, etc. It’ll be a fun event, it’s not my first time selling jewelry for an event there and we always have a blast.”
Other vendors that’ll be present at the event will be Paper Moon Designs selling cards and stationary, stained glass works courtesy of Matty Lin and the Newport Pasta Co. having handmade pasta you can cook at home available for purchase. If you’re hungry, the Broadway Dough Co. will be baking and slicing up neapolitan style pizzas to enjoy right at the brewery. Also the whole event is free admission so just show up and shop. Buttonwoods Brewery’s Mother’s Day Mini Market seems like an ideal way to get that gift for mom while enjoying a Saturday afternoon. For more info about the brewery, log on to buttonwoodsbrewery.com.
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