WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) – Sellers and buyers are flocking to Charm at the Farm in Lebanon again.
The second of three outdoor markets took place over the weekend with shopping, live music and food trucks.
The setting for the vintage market is a 56-acre former horse farm.
“You will always find new suppliers and even returning suppliers always have new things. They have handmade or repurposed stuff that will make your home feel like fall, ”said Amy Doyle, Co-Owner of Charm at the Farm.
One of the vendors that has been around since Charm at the Farm launched five years ago is the American Pie Store in Waynesville.
“They bring in an incredible number of people and work so hard on social media, and it’s a great crowd,” said Lee Mershad-Thomas, co-owner of American Pie Store.
There were approximately 115 local and regional vendors at Charm at the Farm. 25 are new to the event.
“It’s so much fun to celebrate five years. Charm buyers are really the best. When they say they’re charming shoppers, they’re not kidding. Everyone arrives happy and it’s just a really good time, ”said Deb Campbell, owner of Fleurish Home.
Kristen Jones of White Oak Farm in Morrow and Laurin Robinson of Hive Co. are both first-time sellers at Charm at the Farm.
“Driving here on installation day put butterflies in my stomach. It’s very well run and it’s great what Charm does for the community, ”said Robinson.
“I’m so happy for the ladies behind Charm at the Farm. They are doing so much to try to help facilitate that and try to do whatever it is, so we’re so grateful, ”Jones added.
Another supplier is Rustic Grains Wood Company. The owners lost everything when a fire destroyed their house two years ago.
The frame of their booth at Charm at the Farm shows how they reacted.
“The frame of our stand is what our house that we were rebuilding looks like. So, from the doors to the windows, everything imitates the house. It really puts you in the bones of our business, the bones of our lives and how we’ve rebuilt, ”said Sarah Cox, co-owner of Rustic Grains.
Charm at the Farm also features two non-profit organizations. Eve Center in Cincinnati offers free counseling and peer training, and Sifa Collective is a faith-based, non-profit organization.
Sifa Collective started with an idea from Cincinnati natives who now live in Tanzania, helping women develop the skills to run small businesses.
“Not only were people able to buy our products, but they also made donations. A lot of people took our cards because they would like us to come and talk as well, so it was a great opportunity not only to sell our products but also to get our word out, ”Martha, Sifa Group Events Coordinator. Blodgett said.
Charm at the Farm has another event scheduled for October 15-17.
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