Have you been enjoying the Vendor Spotlights that Laura aka Pansy Maiden has been crafting for the blog? We've loved learning what inspires these makers and shakers. These little previews of some of the vendors attending our 4th Annual Holiday Market at The Uniun in Union Square, Somerville are the perfect teaser so you can see what you might find on Saturday, December 20th. Today we feature: The Boston General Store!
April Gabriel, the entrepreneur behind Boston General Store, is motivated by the idea that well-made products really can last a lifetime and become stories in themselves. “Boston General Store has been slowly forming in my mind since I began spending summers with my Nanna in the Berkshires as a child.<PREVIEWEND> Most of my memories revolve around the two of us spending our time out in the garden wading our way through thorny bushes of raspberries. Our gear was old long-sleeved chambrays with mason jars tied around our waists. Every year we used the same jars, ropes, and shirts. Later we would move into the kitchen and make unbelievable raspberry jam. She would use the same equipment every time, and seeing those pots and pans became just as much a part of my memory as the raspberries themselves,” April recounts. Boston General Store’s mission is to provide people with really great products that will last a lifetime and become part of creating happy memories like the memories she has of time spent with her Nanna. April’s operation, currently based in her 300 year old home in Dedham, stocks artisan brands such as Peg & Awl, Brooklyn Slate Co, and MAAK Lab.
We know you are going to wild about Boston General Store and the other 25+ makers that will be attending this year's Handmade Holiday event. With music, food, and a killer craftivity with gather here, we know that this is going to be an event you won't want to miss!