4 Reasons We Love Local Artisans in the Marketplace

March 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm Leave a comment

One of the easiest ways we can live a greener life is to use our spending power to support local economy. Our green points go up even higher when we are purchasing something that is both light on the environment and made locally.


Example of the kind of artisan made treasures we are looking for. Red Root Chakra - Vinyl Record Mandala by bbbennyandthejet on Etsy.

We Love Local Artisans! When we buy from them we are:

  • Purchasing products that have not been shipped long distances,  saving fuel and carbon emissions.
  • Getting superior service. When the seller also takes personal responsibility for the product that is customer service at it’s best.
  • Often, we are getting a one of a kind piece.
  • Supporting our local economy. Think about where the sellers of local products will be spending their profits. Chances are pretty good the dollars will go right back into the community.

Ecofest Barrie is a green festival so naturally we are looking for green artisans.
How do you know if you qualify as a green artisan or crafter?

Basically we are looking for individuals who produce something that reduces, reuses or recycles.

If  this sounds like you or someone you know,  you  and your creations belong at our Local Marketplace June 11th and 12th. We will  even give you free space to showcase your talent and sell your homemade treasures.  All you have to do is register with us, pack up a table or display to showcase your goods and you are in the Local Marketplace!


Guitar String Bracelet

We are reserving this specific are of our local marketplace for crafters and artisans who do not have a store or online store. As an example check out the creations by Benny on Etsy. This is  the kind of artisan or crafts person we are looking for.

If you’re not sure if your product qualifies as green or to register for space in our local marketplace email us, producer(at)ecofestbarrie(dot)ca

If you know of a local artisan that would benefit from the exposure, please share this opportunity with them now!


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