September is gone…..the days are becoming shorter, the nights are becoming cooler. Lots of vacationers and done and gone for the year. There are the lucky ones who know about our ‘secret season’ and are available to take advantage of it! So now our thoughts turn to the Fall (yes…we do have a fall here on the Carolina shore!) and all that it brings us. We’re lucky to have fresh vegetables & fruits well into the year here and the Fall harvest is a bountiful one. The Fall also brings with it so many festivals as well to celebrate not only the continuing harvest but also the coming of the holiday season!
In Shallotte, the Summer Farmer’s Markets wind down after Labor Day but they make way for the ever popular Shallotte Specialty Markets which are held one Saturday in each of the remaining months of the year. Join your neighbors, friends and visitors as we kick off Fall with the first of the specialty markets, the Shallotte Farmers Market Fall Market. There will be fall vegetables, artisans, jewelers, and crafts. Spend the morning enjoying Mulberry Park and all the amazing vendors. There will also be live music at each of the markets with “The Grass Needs Mowing” kicking off the series.
We will be participating in the following markets this fall:
- Fall Market September 30th 9am-1pm
- Holiday Market November 18th 9am-1pm
- The Christmas Village December 16th 11am-3pm
One of the most popular ways to enjoy a photo is framed on your wall! We will have photos available in 3 different sizes. Our photos are matted in either white or off white acid free matboard and include an acid free backer making them ready to hang in your favorite frame. They are enclosed in clear bags for their protection from the elements. The 3 sizes available will be:
- 8×10 (5×7 photo in an 8×10 mat) – $6.00
- 11×14 (8×10 photo in an 11×14 mat) – $9.00
- 16×20 (11×14 photo in a 16×20 mat – $14.00
Tell your friends & family about your great vacation! Send them a postcard from the beach. At just $1 a piece, send one to everyone! (Stamps will be available for purchase so you can avoid a trip to the PO)
We will have many of our photos available printed on cotton, stretched canvas. This is a beautiful look and they are ready to be hung as they are or you can mount them in a lovely frame to give them a ‘floating’ look. They will be available in a number of sizes from 8×8 up to 40×60 to fill a wall! Many sizes in between as well. Prices vary depending on size from $10 to $90.
These notecards are just beautiful! These are 5×7 cards with one of your favorite scenes on the front and blank on the inside. They are ideal for sending a hand written note (that’s right…NOT an email!) to that special friend of yours! They also make a great birthday card, get well card….whatever the occasion and because they are 5×7, they are perfect for framing afterward if your recipient would like to remember it forever on his or her wall! Each card is individually wrapped in protective cellophane packaging. You won’t find a Hallmark like this for only $2 each.
Bookmarks! What better way to remind yourself (or your friend!) of the great time you had at the beach. These bookmarks at 2×8 and feature 2 different scenes from the beach, one on each side. At just $1 each, you can get one for each of your books!
Here’s a great way to keep your vacation memories alive! Slap one of these on your frig and every time you reach in there for a cold beverage, your memories of the Carolina shore will be right there with you! These magnets are business card size and will sell for just $1 each!
Coffee or Tea Mugs! What better way to enjoy your morning beverage than by reminding you of the beauty and the great time you had at the beach. These mugs hold 11oz of your favorite beverage and they measures 3.75 inches tall and are white ceramic with a number of choices of your favorite spots at the beach. They are Microwave and dishwasher safe. Please use a mild detergent, no bleach in order to keep your photo(s) bright. These will retail for only $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00.
Our Newest Additions!
We have just added photo tote bags to our assortment products available to you at the OIB Marketplace. We will have 3 styles: A grocery tote bag, a lightweight canvas bag and a beautiful heavyweight carry all beach tote bag. Please view the photos and descriptions below.
Just the right size to carry groceries and run errands, our customizable grocery tote is as fun as it is useful. Makes a great party favor or small business giveaway.
SIZE: 12×13. This tote will retail for just $ 12.00
Our versatile Everyday Canvas Tote is a must for everyday use! This tote is the perfect companion on a trip to the farmers market, game day, or the beach. It also makes a trendy gift bag for any celebration! Size: 15.5 x 15. This tote will retail for just $ 12.00
Tote all your essentials in a custom canvas bag. Just perfect for all your beach supplies. It also makes great gifts for moms, teachers, or coaches!
SIZE: 20.5×15.5×6. This tote bag will retail for only $ 20.00