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Storied Goods' Sugar Cubes are
equally at home in a coupe or
coffee mug. Upgrade your bar
cart and try the rose petal sugar
cubes in a floral champagne
cocktail.
Stock your pantry with LilyHemp products. Try scattering hemp hearts and seeds on
oatmeal and salads, whiz hemp
protein into smoothies and add a
CBD honey stick to tea or enjoy
it straight up from its biodegradable straw.
Make at-home sundaes twice
as nice with one of Maples Wood
Shop's striking ice cream scoops.
Owner Tom Maples also crafts
beautiful, durable wooden cutting
boards that double as cheese and
charcuterie boards.

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A fateful trip to Barcelona
inspired Pamela Serota to start
making mosaics. Her intricate
work is on display with Dragonfly
Mosaics; look for upcycled, chic
entertaining serve ware like trays
and coasters.
Bring a dose of design to your
morning cuppa or tea service.
Potter Davis Lee's range is incredible, from a quirky Dali-esque
mug with noses to Japaneseinspired teapots.
Bright Life Skincare's products
feature culinary-worthy scents
such as a citrus bath soak; a
eucalyptus and rosemary muscle
rub; and an almost-good-enoughto-eat chocolate peppermint
body butter. -LKH

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Our picks for Crafteria's locally made food crafts.

Revivalist: Word from the Appalachian South. "
The products range in style from traditional to
contemporary, but each item tells a story. Stick
Candles' beeswax candles are made in Highlands,
North Carolina using molds fashioned from twigs.
A Mason jar filled with handmade wooden utensils
are from a company called Allegheny Treenware,
which was founded by a West Virginia couple
who met in the coal mines. A whimsical tea towel
depicting an apple stack cake reads " Mamaw's got
stacks, on stacks, on stacks. "
" It's a layered cake that has to set for at least 24
hours, so the layers get moist, " Ferguson explains. " It's
an old Appalachian recipe that's finding a new life. "
The movement toward celebrating Appalachian
foodways is underscored in the booth's array of
cookbooks, including titles such as Smokehouse
Ham, Spoon Bread & Scuppernong and Smoke,
Roots, Mountain, Harvest.
Just past the Appalachian Revival booth is 'The
Pantry,' with displays of small-batch Southern
goods. From Asheville, you'll find bags of Poppy
Hand-Crafted Popcorn (beware: the pimento cheese
flavor is habit-forming), bean-to-bar chocolate from
French Broad Chocolate and tins of Spicewalla's
freshly ground spices, which flew off Crafteria's
shelves when it was named to Oprah's 2019 Favorite
Things List.
Stock up on nut butters from Big Spoon
Roasters in Durham, North Carolina; cocktail
bitters from Raleigh's Crude Bitters; ramp vinegar
from Lindera Farms in Marshall, Virginia; and
AR's Hot Southern Honey from Richmond. From
Roanoke food artisans, look for Storied Goods'
flavored sugar cubes and LilyHemp's hemp and
CBD products, all of which are made in Crafteria's
commercial kitchen in the back of the space.
" I've lived here my whole life, but I just
discovered [Crafteria] at Christmas, " one shopper
says. " [It's] my new Saturday-afternoon-go-get
some-cool-stuff-store. "
Crafteria is creating a hub for local craftspeople
and food artisans, but Ferguson and Dykes' vision
is also centered on building community.
Crafteria hosts quarterly " Meet the Makers "
events and taps makers to host workshops. Susan
Cromer of LilyHemp plans to offer cooking-withhemp classes featuring local chefs, and Martha
Bourlakas of Storied Goods hosted a Champagne
cocktail tasting with her sugar cubes.
" Shoppers could taste and then shop in the
market. Everybody wins with those kinds of
events, " Bourlakas says.
A sunny area upstairs is outfitted with coffee
tables and chairs and local artwork (for sale,
naturally) hanging on picture rails.


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