As part of an ongoing series called Pop-ups in the Plaza, a craft market featuring Black creators will fill the Ferry Building Plaza on Saturday, February 17. The market will feature 10 local designers partnering with Filmore marketplace In The Black. The market starts at 9 am, runs until 2 pm, and entry is free. While you’re at the Ferry Building, you can also stop at one of their many great shops for food or coffee to fuel your shopping.
You can find various handmade creations, including clothing, accessories, and skincare. Visitors can look forward to handcrafted jewelry, beautiful candles, hair and body oils, bath soaks, room sprays, and many other goods perfect for a gift (or just a treat to yourself). Plus, you can attend a Black History Month family crafts event in the Foodwise classroom during the market.
The event is hosted by Foodwise, a nonprofit that operates farmers’ markets in the Bay Area. The organization aims to connect the Bay Area with local farmers to help nourish people and the economy. They operate the weekly farmers markets at the Ferry Building along with the Mission Community Market. The Black Creators Craft Market is part of a program called Pop-ups in the Plaza, which aims to celebrate Black Entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. The program’s next event is on March 30th and is called Celebrating Black Women Makers. Plus, on March 14th, Foodwise is hosting Mission Community Market First Day of the Season, where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, and handmade goods from local vendors.
Vendors at the Black Creators Craft Market