Weston Handmade Holiday Market 2023

Weston Handmade Holiday Market

My sister Maggie Manion and my brother-in-law Amir Nankali stopped by to shop local.

The Weston Handmade Holiday Market took place on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at the Weston Art and Innovation Center. More than twenty local businesses were featured from 10 am to 4 pm, including Manion’s Vanilla. The event featured a curated selection of exhibitors selling handmade and hand-designed items.

Shopping Local Matters

The event was a great opportunity to celebrate the season, purchase artisan-crafted goods, and pick up something for everyone on your holiday list. From 10 am to 4 pm, Manion’s Vanilla customers stopped by the lower level of the Innovation Center to shop. Thank you to everyone who came by to support my local business!

The Weston Art & Innovation Center was a beautiful and centrally located venue for this holiday shopping event.

Manion’s Vanilla Bean Sugar

In addition to Manion’s Vanilla Extract in 2 and 4-ounce bottles, we featured Manion’s Vanilla Bean Sugar. Shoppers loved the product line extension and a chance to create gift sets of extract and sugar for their holiday gift-giving.

Weston Handmade Holiday Market

Manion’s Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

Manion’s Vanilla Bean Sugar is an old-fashioned way to enjoy pure vanilla essence as a finishing sugar on your baked goods. The possibilities are endless for showcasing the tiny chocolate brown flecked vanilla bean infused sugar to elevate one’s baking. Also for sale were Manion’s Vanilla Sugar Cookies. In addition to the Vanilla Tasting I feature at every event, guests enjoyed the chance to try a fresh baked good featuring both Manion’s Vanilla and Manion’s Vanilla Bean Sugar. I love sharing recipes with others (the one for these cookies can be found on this website). A gentleman who was thoroughly enjoying the cookies remarked, “why are you giving away your recipes, shouldn’t that be a secret?”, to which I responded, “the Vanilla Extract is the secret ingredient!


In case you missed it, you can still shop Manion’s Vanilla this holiday season on this website.

Meet the Makers

And lastly, shopping local is so important and I wanted to share the list of all the local businesses that were featured at the Weston Handmade Holiday Market on Saturday. Most have online stores or Instagram accounts, and I’ve provided the links below.

Allison in Wonderland Designs
AP Visual Design
Beech Street Pottery
Carolyn Mackin Art
Carson Eddy
Deborah MacFail Designs
The Elchemist
Elizabeth Cohen Art
Elizabeth Stubbs
Elizabeth Young
Goodness Remedies
Kitr Knits
Madden Lane Studios
Maker Jake
Manion’s Vanilla
Oxbow Decor
Sewing Seeds for Hope
Shane’s Goods
Sri Thumati
Sweet Bauer Knits
Turning Point Studios
Yeiou Paper Objects

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