Read more about each vendor below and come to the December HaHo to see all that they have to offer!
December HaHo Vendors
Earthlinks - EarthLinks provides a work program for people who are homeless and low-income to learn skills and create products that sustain people and the planet. EarthLinks Workshop products include Mason Bee Boxes, Bat Boxes, Rain Barrels, "Bee Works" Soaps & Lotions, Vases, Cards, Bookmarks, and more.
Iron Cupcake Press - Hand-set letterpress cards made from hand-drawn patterns and images, printed announcements, invitations, and ephemera.
The POMM - The POMM chocolatier is the only "bean to bar" company in Denver, making Mexican style drinking chocolate, chocolate bars, and truffles. They use the highest quality fair trade organic cacao beans from Central America. Their current selection of beans include Dominican Republic "La Red '11" and Costa Rica "Upala '10". The POMM roasts and grinds their own beans to bring out the unique characteristics of their chocolate. They strive to use only organic and all natural ingredients in their products and are excited to share their new product with the HaHo community!
Bill Reese – Bill is a local wood-worker who designs and creates functional art and furniture out of his home wood-shop. At the HaHo, Bill will have coat trees, spoon racks, chairs, fireplace mantles, picture frames, and other items.
The Two Tarts Bakery – Two Tarts is made up of three avid home bakers that love to recreate classic recipes and make simple baked goods with big flavor. Two Tarts will provide home made baked treats, using the most local ingredients as possible. Two Tarts specializes in cupcakes, pies, bundt cakes, specialty dessert breads like pumpkin and zucchini, cookies, brownies, and other baked goods. Two Tarts will also have a selection of gluten-free and sugar-free items available.
Craftbag Designs – Lindsay makes beautiful and functional crafts made from re-purposed found materials: succulent pots, craft bags, button pouches, jewelry, stuffed animals and more.
Sprokit Brewing – Joel, the visionary of Sprokit Brewing, will be selling home-brewed beer, made with local Colorado grown grains. Sprokit Brewing is one of a three part social enterprise that includes a bakery and bike repair shop. This larger entity, tentatively entitled the Hub, will be focused on community and neighborhood involvement. Sprokit Brewing is designed to be a part of a larger gathering space that can serve multiple purposes within the area and is just getting its feet under it at the HaHo!
Pony Treats - Vegan*Organic*Local Ingredients*Awesome – Pony Treats provides prepared foods for patrons to consume at the market or takeout (bring your own tupperware). All foods are vegan and prepared with organic ingredients with an emphasis on local and seasonal foods. Gluten-free options also available. Lunch, dinner, desserts!
No Coincidence Pottery – Kylle and Gita are potters at Stone Leaf Guild, who hand-make a wide variety of beautiful and functional bowls, mugs, and plates. Everything they make is water tight and food safe, handmade and hand painted, making it one of a kind art you can use.
Rumplestiltskein's Fine Handspun Yarns – Schelli is a professional hand-spinner and she'll be bringing hand-spun and hand-died yarn to the HaHo, along with scarves, shawls, and hats made with her own spun yarn.
Bare Root Studio - A husband & wife team, John & Angie make signs & home decor from recycled wood, recycled paint, recycled wood stain & lettering enamel. They are entirely hand-painted, without the use of stencils by John, who has been a professional sign painter for 30 years.
Duende Forge – Brice hand-forges ironwork for the home, field and kitchen. He makes knives, trivets, bathroom hangers, hooks, towel racks, and more knives, including his own damascus steel and pattern welded knives.
Upcycled Journals – Erica makes coptic-bound upcycled sketchbook and journals. They each have 120 pages of 50 lb recycled Canson sketch paper and their outer covers are made from used hardback book covers found at thrift stores, beer and wine bottle boxes, and other discarded materials. Modeled after the classic Moleskine design, these notebooks come with a ribbon bookmark, an elastic fastener that keeps them securely closed so that the pages wont get bent or dirty, and an expandable inner pocket to store loose papers, ticket stubs, postcards, maps, photos, and letters.
Leatherworks – Dana creates beautiful and durable hand-sewn leather goods made from re-purposed leather scraps. She designs and constructs handbags, journal covers, bracelets, wallets, and jewelry. She is very open to custom requests and collaboration opportunities too!
Creations by Marcia – Marica will be vending handknit sweaters for children, scarves, hats and scarf/hat sets for children and adults, dishcloth/washcloth sets of three, and hand-knit afghans. She buys her yarn at local Denver stores and maintains the highest quality knit craft.
Assorted Andies - Andria hand-makes jewelry from found or re-used items. She spends a lot of time sifting through discarded materials at garage sales and thrift stores to find unique materials to make her work as original as possible. Lately she's been using game pieces (mostly domino and backgammon for their unique material) to make pendants. Her work is unique and looks professional, clean, and solid after she's re-purposed her found items, hand-poured resin, and strung her pendants.
Jessica's Dress-up Clothes – A mom and a long time crafter, Jessica now makes children's dress-up clothing out of recycled fabrics and wooden, wool, and fabric toys that are Wa ldorf inspired.
The Metamorphosis –The Metamorphosis is all things transformative and transitionary. Katey Rissi is an artist and craftsperson specializing in handmade papergoods, home items, and artist prints. She is interested in pattern, ornament, metaphysics, kitsch, history, and nature/chance. Many of her pieces are made from recycled/found materials. At the HaHo, Katey will have handmade books using several binding techniques including saddle stitching, Japanese binding, Belgian binding, and folding methods; and handmade prints, photographic and illustration.
Healing Homeopath – Darlene makes jams, jellies and syrups made from home grown muscadine grapes, wild plum, and blackberries with organic sugar; peach preserves made from Western Slope organic peaches and clover honey; dehydrated homegrown prune plums soaked in clover honey; homegrown basil and garlic pesto made with walnuts, cheese and organic olive oil; and dried dill seed. She is a Classical Homeopathic Practitioner and uses her knowledge of growing and preserving food in her holistic practice.
Silverblood Trading Co. - Rebecca's craft is based on folk art from European mountain peoples and the American wild west. She makes jewelry and leather craft, along with healing salves and tinctures for the urban enthusiast from her garden in NW Denver.
SillyLittleLady - Holly Priestley Originals – Holly creates a wide variety of hand-knit accessories, apparel and the occasional toy, as well as knitting patterns. Her work is colorful and unique and many of the creations are one of kind. She only uses high quality materials and holds her craftsmanship to the highest standard. All of her creations are handmade with love, care and attention to detail.
Marshelle Capile – Marshelle makes cowls and infinity scarves, perfect for winter! For the last year she has been selling her cowls and scarves with Sepal Chics at local Denver stores and they've been a huge hit – you can see many a Denverite sporting their cowls all winter long.
Hardpan Horticulture – A husband and wife, do-it-yourself team, Jennifer and CJ love to garden and to share the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor. This HaHo they will have jams, pickles, relishes, chutneys, and other garden-grown sugarplum visons. Everything they produce is made from their organic urban garden, with explorations into delicious historic recipes and savoury new creations.
Tricks and Ginger – Tricks and Ginger is a Denver-based jewelry and accessory line started just this year! Their craft includes bracelets, rings, necklaces, re-usable coffee holders, and chain wallets. All of their items are crafted from scrap material purchased from local suppliers, ensuring not only that each piece is totally unique but also created in a socially responsible manner. Tricks and Ginger takes pride in the fact that their pieces are obviously made with two hands and not a machine. It is a labor of love.
Mbed Designs –Mbed Designs offers locally made raised garden bed kits and "Mini" indoor/outdoor planters that are designed to be simple, sturdy, and sustainable. Harvested from the Colorado forest floor, they use beetle kill pine and locally crafted steel corner braces to support their belief in utilizing local and up-cycled materials. And just because cooler weather is here, doesn't mean you have to stop growing! Mbed's mini beds bring the garden inside, so they are perfect for herbs, succulents, cacti, holiday arrangements, and anything else edible or beautiful you like to fill your home with.
MycoMagi – Fresh Mushroom Products – Jared will be offering logs, bags of wood chips, and bags of straw inoculated with gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. All the materials (logs, straw, and chips) are from local farmers or arborists, and they are grown without chemicals and pesticides. The strains of mushrooms that Jared offers are most often wild harvested from Colorado, Ohio, or Maine. They are unique and novel strains of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms! He'll also provide fresh mushroom tea of our local Colorado Reishi mushroom. Jared has been experimenting with gourmet mushroom cultivation for four years now, starting out with small little kitchen experiments, and eventually working up to building his own functional laboratory. He has a wealth of knowledge to share with any mushroom lovers out there!
l. c. of acirema – Lori Roop - Loriwill be offering certified organic or ethically wildcrafted, herbally infused body products and teas. She creates all of the Natural, Herbal, Spirit and Skin Mend body products by hand and just about all from scratch, to assure freshness. All body products are made with only natural ingredients, including all natural preservatives. Her products are also paraben-free, lanolin-free, sulfate-free, no synthetic preservatives or chemicals, and never any mineral oil -- only pure essential oils. She does not use fragrance oils, no phthalates, no detergents and no phenoxyethanol. What's left, you ask? Natural ingredients as close to what the earth gave us as she could get.
Yosoy Foods - Nick makes vegan cupcakes featuring spices from Denver's own Savory Spice Shop, as well as other baked goods and vegan food. He has a passion for showing people how delicious vegan food can be and sharing his recipes and food creations with others. After much prodding from his friends, he is slowly starting to form Yosoy as a real business and hopes to have a proper store front someday!
Pie Bird – A social worker by day and an avid cookbook reader and home-baker by night, Jamie will be vending all-natural, handmade aromatherapy play dough, featuring a selection of essential oils to promote calm, focus, energy, and overall mind-body wellness in active children or stressed-out adults. She also makes dough of the edible kind and will be bringing seasonal tarts and pies, sized just right for one or two people (the eat-at-the-market-while-you-stroll variety). She uses as many local and organic ingredients as possible, including local honey, lavender, peaches, apples, and pumpkins.
The Speakeasy – The Speakeasy is a full scale bar featuring organic and locally distilled spirits and liqueurs, and Colorado microbrews and homebrews, mixed with organic agave based sodas, homemade organic infused agave nectars, and other fresh, organic (and all vegan) ingredients. Providing beverages (including non-alcoholic) for patrons to enjoy for suggested donation while at the market.
Trey Rainosek - Trey makes delicious, nutritious, gmo free, organic, plant-based food!! At the HaHo market, he’ll be selling a variety of allergen free tortillas, raw snacks, locally grown prepared soups, other locally grown prepared foods, and hummus.
Momma D's – Dania believes that most "trash" has a second purpose and it is our duty as humans to use our attention and creativity to uncover them. She makes jewelry and tutus with her found and foraged materials and she'll be bringing a wide array of fun tutus to the HaHo.
Mudpies – Deb makes chutneys and compotes in her home kitchen from fruits and vegetables grown on Colorado farms. She'll also be vending her handmade beanbag "draft catcher" gardener dolls and handforged gardening tools, created in collaboration with her Highlands-based welder and sculptor friend.
Johnny's Vegan Wine – Hand-made and home-brewed vegan wine by the bottle. Johnny and Mickey made all kinds of experimental flavors: banana wine, strawberry wine, jalapeno wine, and more!
Hannah's Essentials – Hannah and Helga are a mother/daughter duo producing natural cosmetic products, like lip balms, hand crèmes, hair products, body scrubs and soaps for you and your family and a wood treat for the natural wood furniture in your home. We use only natural ingredients, infused with organic herbs from our garden and essential oils.