Vendor List 2016

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Barb and Mar’s Crafts

Sell hand stitched, embroidered items: kitchen towels, pillowcases, bags, aprons. Hand made all-occasion cards.

BillsBeezBill’s Beez

Selling dwarf trees and raw honey.


Watch a live demonstration. Will be selling hand forged items.

52c22c4d0e7e374a6a20a32e0413f0deBloomberg Gardens
Small local business. Sell organic starter plants for veggie and herbs. Over 20 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and 12 pepper varieties. Herbs. Certified organic seed and potting mix. Sustainable practices.

Bronkberry Farms – Where quality is never outgrown. We are open mid April to Oct 31. Our large greenhouse offers annuals, hanging baskets, vegetable plants, and some perennials. We grow our own farm fresh vegetables including sweet corn. In the fall come on out to pick your own pumpkin, go for a hayrack ride and try on of our own homemade caramel apples. Please visit our general store to see our metal art display, handcrafted bird houses, jams, honey and much more! At Bluestem, we will be selling flowers, vegetable plants, jams, pickles and metal art.

butter duck farmsButterduck Farms
Natural and Organic Skin Care products. Bar soap, lip balm, deodorant, etc.

Cards Designed by Mary Lou, OSF

Selling watercolor cards for all occasions.

Christine’s Creations

Sharing my love of baking and growing plants and herbs. I hold a certificate in horticulture and as Associate Degree in Science. I will be selling her herbs and flowers (organic) as well as bakery and repurposed glass pieces.

Contrary MaryContrary Mary’s Plants and Designs


fair-trade-logoCRS Fair Trade – Diocese of Joliet

Standing in solidarity with artisans around the world and in partnership with Catholic Relief Services and SERRV, the Joliet Diocese Justice & Peace office will host a Fair Trade sale. A variety of high quality, one-of-a-kind handcrafts from around the world will be for sale, including jewelry, scarves, wall decor, textiles, pottery, baskets and more.

down to earth 365Down to Earth 365
Down to Earth is a local business selling organic, vegan, and gluten free skin care products. Handcrafted in small batches; free of fragrances, parabens, preservatives, toxins and dyes. No animal testing.

droversDrover’s Trail Natural Farms
We are a hormone/antibiotic, pesticide, herbicide, chemical free family operated all natural farm. We will be serving smoothies, salads, hamburgers and loaded potatoes from our Drover’s Trail trailer. Also selling eggs, chicken and beef.

equal_exchange_horiz_186_lgEqual Exchange (Table Run by Bluestem)
Sign up for our email list. Grab a delicious bite of our Fair Trade Chocolate.

evolve2earthEvolve 2 Earth
Evolve 2 Earth is Healing and Health Education through Natural and Organic Remedy. All of my products are designed and conjured up in my very own home. Products include organic holistic whole body skin care products such as salves, body butters, washes and oils. Organic holistic and leisure herbal teas. I formulate Tinctures and essential oil blends, as well as, men’s health care products such as formulated beard oil, body butters, washes and deodorants etc.

Features beautiful fair trade handmade baskets from around the world.
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FY logoFruitful Yield
We are a local health food store that specializes in many aspects of natural health, from allergen free foods, natural, organic meat, dairy and grocery. We have an extensive selection of supplements, natural health and beauty products and a wide range of earth friendly cleaning solutions.

GHS_LogoGreen Heart Shop
At Greenheart Shop, we do business a little bit differently. We are proud to be Chicago’s premiere non-profit, fair trade shop. We go out of our way to source products and curate a collection that does as little harm as possible – to people, communities, and the environment. All of the products we sell are fair trade, eco-friendly, or carry a social mission.

HealthyAlt-sitelogoHealthy Alternatives
Shaklee cleaning products only. Winner of Cousteau award. Earth Day approved. Reduce waste to the landfill.

inezita-santosInezita Santos Jewelry, Rosie Art & Cha-Meister Designs

What started out as a hobby/past-time between attending Special Olympic training & events with my autistic brother, jewelry quickly became something we both love to make – We enjoy seeing people wear our designs & connecting with them through mutual love of gemstones & bling!

jms8194_logo_tag_largeJoliet Montessori School – Adolescent Class
Joliet Montessori School is a not-for -profit Montessori school that has been serving children since 1966. We offer programs for children ages 18 months to 15 years. Joliet Montessori school inspires students to engage academically and socially everyday, developing independence, a love of work, and a respect for all.

leftpaw creativeLeftpaw Creative
Hand made sun catchers, windsocks, decorations from recycled antique spoons, colanders, etc. All repurposed. (1)Loom Chicago
Loom Chicago sells beautiful, handmade scarves, jewelry, pillow cases and other accessories. All items are created by refugee women living in Chicago as a way to provide a community support group for artisans as well as provide additional income for the women’s families. The products are designed in collaboration with local Chicago designers.

lotus farms chicagoLotus Farms
Handmade, organic natural beauty products. All in recycled or donated glassware and custom decorated metal tins.

malialogo3Malia Designs
We offer fair trade handbags and wallets made from recycled and upcycled materials with a social mission to fight human trafficking. “Designed to Carry A Cause”

Marys-Wholesome-LivingMary’s Wholesome Living
Mary’s Wholesome Living is a small, local, green business that teaches the lost arts of canning, pickling, fermentation and other methods of preserving your harvest. We will be sampling and selling the following items:
– Artisanal jams such as blueberry elderberry, bumbleberry, pumpkin apple spice, apple cranberry orange, lime thyme blueberry
– Dill pickles, hot pickles, pickled peppers, mixed veggie pickle
– Vegetable ferments, such as gingery carrots, kale and kraut, cortidos
– Sauerkraut
– Kimchi
– Black tea and green tea kombucha
Stop by to discuss your canning needs and find out about upcoming classes.

Bluestem36Osun’s Mist

Selling homemade sprays, like rose and Eucalyptus, that freshen air and cleanse areas such as bathrooms, cars, yoga mats, pet areas. All natural ingredients. No chemicals.

Poopy-Doo-FarmPoopy-Doo Farm, Mama’s Magic Manure

We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to bring you the finest fertilizer money can buy!

SafeNow cleaning solutions are non-scented, non-toxic, hypoallergenic and biodegradable formulas designed specifically to be human safe and environmentally sound. (Safer Choice and NSF certified). Locally manufactured by individuals with disabilities and safe for people, pets, planets.

southsurburbanSouth Suburban Food Co-Op

We are a healthy, local, non-for-profit neighborhood grocery store based on cooperation: human beings working together in concert to better themselves and their community without the profit motive. We sell a variety of items including staples such as milk, bread, eggs, and cheese, organic meats and meat substitutes, fresh produce, most of it organic, local, raw and organic honey, organic snacks, organic spices, paper goods, green cleaners, grab-and-go lunches from Soul Vegan, and special order items at your request. We work in cooperation with S.A.F.E. and other local organizations to achieve health for people and the environment. Our education team is constantly looking for ways to support and educate society’s knowledge of health and wellness for personal health empowerment, for our environment, for the health and sustainability of the land and for the small family farm. Our values include concern for truth, honesty and reliability in all of our endeavors.

st rodgerSt. Roger’s Abbey &
Not for profit selling baked goods such as french pastries.

chunky-sconesThe Chunky Scones
Artisan made scones, donuts, cinnamon rolls, pizza rolls, and more. %100 vegan using organic ingredients and products from other local vendors.

artscraftsThree Arrows Art

Three Art Arrows is dedicated to encouraging and educating about creative uses for the waste we produce. Enjoy recycled crafts for kids.


Tom’s Bird Houses

Hand-made, wooden bird houses for all birds.

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