Update: On March 30, 2018, The Omaha Market announced a disassociation with Fairmont Mercantile. Omaha Market no longer exists at Fairmont Mercantile.
The Fairmont Mercantile (AKA Hollywood Candy to most of us, thought it’s really connected to the candy shop) is full of many, many odds and ends. In March 2018, the owners opened another space within the mercantile for another assortment of goods: The Omaha Market.
The Omaha Market is a collection of handmade items, almost all exclusively made by local artisans. There are some beautiful things, practical things, and more than a few giftable things. Everything is for sale in The Omaha Market.
This is likely going to be my go-spot for gifts now.
I attended a sneak preview, and had the chance to meet a few of the creatives with products sold at The Omaha Market:
Big Dob’s Beard Balm – Alan started making his own beard balm and got so many requests for it, he now makes small batches as Big Dob’s to sell to other bearded fellows. He had me smell one, and I can vouch for the stuff smelling pretty good.
The Gourmet Granola – Nicole is the woman behind The Gourmet Granola, handcrafted granola made here in Omaha. Be on the lookout for the granola with BACON in it.
Deepfried Woodworks – Jason is a chef at one of my favorite Omaha restaurants, La Casa, but let’s not talk about that. He carves spoons and other items out of wood, and their quite pretty. Check out his work on Instagram.
Wander Rock Photography – I didn’t technically meet Chelsea at the preview, but she was there, and is a Twitter friend, so it counts. Chelsea takes awesome photos and sells them.
Other artisans at The Omaha Market
Benson Soap Mill (soaps)
Wick & Oil (candles)
Artemis Teas (teas)
The Green House (home and garden)
The Anastasia Co. (stationary)
Reboot Roasting (coffee)
The Barnwood Store (wooden products)
Omaha Screen Co. (Tshirts)
Biologic Pottery Studio (pottery)
Sweet Harvest Popcorn (popcorn)
War and Pieces (signs – many are really funny)
Creative Clay Cafe (pottery/jewelry)
Amazen Popcorn (popcorn)
Chalking With Love (signs)
Love Yo Pup (dog treats)
It looks like there’s a possibility to add more soon, so this list is probably going to change. Check Artisan List here to see if anyone knew has been added.
To keep tabs on events at The Omaha Market, follow Fairmont Mercantile on Facebook.
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