Meet our wonderful collaboration of unique vendors. The Saturday market offers local artists and makers from the region a place to share their creations and knowledge with the public. Enjoy getting to know them here.
A Small Specialty LLC is a Gig Harbor based company specializing in homemade salsas and a variety of sauces.
Rebecca Small uses the freshest local harvest to craft bold taste sensations and she has been enticing palates around the Sound since 2015.
She says her fervor in the kitchen has been a life long-long affair.
A Small Specialty
Alice, known as the Plant Lady, specializes in beautiful high quality perennials at whole sale prices. She grows 360 varieties of succulents that is a feast for your eyes. Also there will be a variety of miniature plants, fairy and gnome miniatures to make your own little gardens. And, as a bonus don’t forget all the rusty and galvanized junk for your gardens.
Local author Albert Bartlett has written four books: Yesterday’s Wind, Maccaulley’s Monster, Systems Twenty and his brand new book just published - German Baker. He also created rustic bird feeders and houses. Need a bird house, bat house, owl house, or squirrel feeder - this is the place to come. How about a bug house? They are a delight to the children. Be sure to stop by and chat with Al, he always has a good story to tell
Al Bartlett and Bartlett’s Birds
Betty loves socks! She says: “I have been sewing lace on socks for over 30 years. Several years ago I began dying lace to match socks in fun colors and found that my customers loved the look. One of my best friends said, “You need to make boot cuffs”. So, I started making boot cuffs. All of my lace is hand dyed on my kitchen stove and treated for color fastness to guard against bleeding and fading with careful washing. I truly enjoy the creative and construction process of and all that is entailed to bring you the finished product.“
Blackwater Metal has the perfect garden art for your yards and gardens. Melanie Delaney designs these incredible pieces and we are so happy they will be at the Peninsula Marketplace again this year. What an exceptional variety of fantastic pieces to enhance your outdoor spaces.
Bonnie Bradley has been painting on silk for more than 15 years. As many silk artists say the first moment the dye began to spread on the fabric she was hooked. Her art has progressed over the years from scarves to designs for the home and paintings.
Recently she has delved into acrylic liquid art paintings and jewelry. The jewelry is made from miniature painting under a resin cabochon.
Bonnie B Designs
Adele Ritchie is an author, poet, artist and fantastic farmer. She will be bringing all kinds of wonderful things to the market place including their Diatomaceous Earth (food grade and 100% OMRI), copies of her book, genuine flour sack dish towels embellished with some of her early paintings, and of course her homegrown seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Bufflehead Pond Farm
Fun, whimsical, adorable all occasion cards made by Carriecards. The inside of all of her cards are blank. Check out her mini scrapbooks made out of lunch bags and the creative Baby Books which have places to store photos, notes and little treasured memories.
C&E Cake Studio LLC specializes in custom cakes and pastries with over 17 years experience. They aim to provide a product that not only looks amazing but tastes great! All of their products are made from scratch with local ingredients when possible.
Fearless Furnishings feature seasonal garden and outdoor items handcrafted by local artists who often incorporate reclaimed materials in their work.
David and Bonnie Jensen are 20 year residents of Gig Harbor and have operated multiple small businesses in town, often with the help of their 8 children.
After managing the non-profit Hope Furnishings store for nearly five years they decided to launch Fearless Furnishings in Tacoma in January of 2017.
GemStone Knobs incorporates new and repurposed components to create unique products for every day uses. Gemstones, wood, metal, stains, inks and found objects fill the playground that is Madelyn’s home studio. She says, "The challenge to find ways of bringing disparate items together to create a distinctive and perhaps one-of-a-kind piece excites and captivates my imagination. Keeping things out of the landfill is another aspect of my work.”
In addition to creating her own pieces Madelyn enjoys working with folks in the community to design knobs, finials and other items to reflect their own unique styles, tastes and needs.
Gem Stone Knobs
Good Works Art Studio will be bringing picture frames constructed of premium woods such as walnut, maple, mahogany, bubinga and cedar. Be sure to ask Joseph and Linda about custom frames.
They also will have handcrafted designs, keynotes (a wall rack for hanging keys and making notes), large wall hangings, plaques and so much more.
Good Works Art Studio
Wildlife Artist, Mary Jane Harman brings handpainted ornaments, suncatchers, rocks, and wildlife and nature scenes painted on wood to the marketplace. She said: “The beauty nature holds is magical and trying to capture it on canvas, paper, glass, wood and rocks is most exciting and humbling. My goal is not only to obtain the best likeness of the subject possible but to portray the personality and character.”
Leema’s flowers are amazing! Beautiful, fragrant, colorful, and affordable.
Come and see her fabulous fresh cut Flowers. Sweet Bouquets from a very sweet lady.
Love Lurra products are made with certified organic and premium oils, butters and botanicals. They will bring their bath and body products, scarves, candles and sachets to the marketplace.
Knitting to help provide scholarships - all proceeds go directly to the Minerva Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to adult women from Gig Harbor and the Key Peninsula area who are returning to school.
You’ll find everything from scarves, sweaters, hats, to baby clothes and baby blankets. Perfect for those special gifts - these are soft, warm and beautiful.
My name is Beth Neff, I am the Mossy Maven.
I Cultivate Concrete into fun and whimsical statuary. I create fun one of a kind garden accents using repurposed wood. I even weld funky garden trellises from old tools. I am always finding fun garden oddities and my prices are the best around.
Mystery Bay Coastal Cuisine will be operating our Marketplace cafe. They will be offering breakfast and lunch menus which may include seafood chowders, Caribbean stew, salmon, prawns and cod.
For the non-seafood lovers, they will be offering menu choices such as roast beef, gourmet hamburgers, poultry and salads. Menu items will be offered on a rotational basis - each week with something delicious and satisfying.
Mystery Bay Coastal Cuisine
PG Woodworks makes unique wooden kitchen projects, furniture and turned bowls. Most of the wood is recycled or reclaimed locally.
All products are designed and made by a disabled military veteran. 10% of the profit is donated to Christian Ministries.
Jewelry designs range from delicate to bold, from elegant, refined and professional to sassy, colorful and funky. Felicia loves color, texture, sparkle, elegance, fantasy and creative, artistic self-expression.
She discovered the subtle and magical elements of pearls, semi-precious stones, crystals, glass, sterling, metals, fabric and “costume” components and started to create new and “repurposed” pieces of jewelry.
"I look forward to sharing my passion and designs with you as you look for that special piece of jewelry that speaks to you and shows your unique personality.”
Pure Timber produces bendable hardwood and bentwood products and fabrications using a proprietary Extreme Wood Bending™ process that produces the worlds most dramatic and ambitions bentwood fabrications from thick, solid hardwoods.
Pure Timber is owned and managed by Chris Mroz (BS, MS, MBA) in Gig Harbor, WA
Rocky bay garden creations is a small business, owned and operated by Patricia Ruff and was launched in early 2016.
Her primary focus started with designing and making unique hypertufa plant containers at my home studio.
This gradually evolved into the addition of creating a variety planted vessels, kokedama and preserved moss-art.
Rocky Bay Garden Creations
Fresh Frozen and Smoked Salmon! Rolf has his own fishing boat and goes to Alaska each summer to catch the best ever salmon, which he aptly names Rolf’s Choice.
Raw Local Honey and Bee Pollen brought to us by Royal Sweets. Ben Turner explains that Raw Local Honey means no additives whatsoever - not homogenized or pasteurized, it is pure honey and is from Pierce County.
He will also have Bee Pollen and explains that Bee Pollen super charges your immune system and is great in salads, cottage cheese and a variety of tasty recipes.
Since 1992, System Pavers has become the leading design and installation company in the outdoor remodel industry. Homeowners can find peace of mind in knowing that they provide the latest state-of-the-art outdoor hardscape products and full-service Design Centers for their convenience. Comprehensive design services from start to finish to ensure their project is seamless, and a stellar customer experience as showcased through their 95% satisfaction rating.
System Pavers are sponsoring the Peninsula Marketplace live entertainment, thank you very much from all of us at the Marketplace.
Tallydoodle, Handmade Stuffed Toys and Dolls. Soft, cuddly, and made in Gig Harbor. Elizabeth Purvis says, "My mother taught me to sew when I was six or seven years old. I started designing patterns on paper grocery bags and cut the pieces from scraps of fabric and old tablecloths. That childhood pastime has become a life-long passion."
The Hammering Man, Isidro Nilsson, is a self-taught jeweler and multiple patent holding inventor. Born in Argentina his family immigrated to the US at age of 9, where he became a citizen. Gold, silver, pure copper and niobium are Isidro’s favorite materials. Each work of art is authenticated with Isidro’s hand stamped signature.
The Hammering Man
Vashon Island Seafoods will be bringing a selection of quality seafood to our market including fresh halibut fillets, canned tuna, Nelson crab, Merinos, pickled herring, jarred oysters, smoked oysters, crab cakes and salmon, as available.
Tim Jovanovic and his wife operated a small fish market on Vashon Island for about 5 years in the late 1990s. They will also be displaying some of his son’s art work that is unique to our Northwest history and culture.