Nearly 33 local artisans set up tables in a space provided by From the Source, a custom furnishing company located at 69 West St. in Greenpoint.
There was everything from eco-friendly flower pottery from Blossom Blocks, frozen non-alcoholic craft brewed specialty bars from Brewla, and a variety of artists and jewelers.
Jennifer Galatioto, editor for the Greenpointers blog, runs seasonal-themed markets throughout the year, however this was her first ever fall market.
“It’s really important to us to support local business and local craftsmen and artists,” Galatioto said. “This is one way we like to encourage the community to support local businesses and shop locally.”
Carina Hueber of Greenpoint’s Eastern District food market was also there to showcase Dutch Artisan, her own company with a unique flavor.
When Hueber came to Brooklyn from the Netherlands, she noticed that one of her most loved products from back home, stroop, had been overlooked in the local marketplace.
“It’s not a jam, but it’s delicious with cheeses or melted over a pan and served with some chicken,” Hueber said.
Dutch Artisan is based out of Park Slope and just launched in August. Hueber said setting up at events like the Fall Harvest is the perfect way to introduce her product to the community.
“This is phenomenal, and everyone in Greenpoint has been wonderful,” she said. “I feel like I’m bringing a little bit of Holland back to New Amsterdam.”
Tamara Garvey, an illustrator and artist based in Bushwick, featured her own original drawings, gift cards and prints at the festival.
“I think it’s a beautiful space and I’m very excited,” said Garvey, who also does some illustration for Greenpointers. “I know it’s a very artsy neighborhood, and I think all the items here are amazing. It’s been nice to meet some local artists.”