Bloom Mobile Boutique

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What is Bloom? It's a truck with stuff for sale, there's that. It's also my vision of shopping bliss; a beautiful little place with some great gifts and ideas for the house.

A summery white and pink GMC workhorse previously used for newspaper and florist deliveries now beautifully showcases an assortment of goodies, from hand-dipped dishes housing sage green succulents to lush patterned throw blankets. And don’t even get us started on the swoon-worthy accessories selection.

With a keen eye for Instagram-worthy product merchandising, owner Jodi Pyle has managed to transform the bright space into a little haven of shopping bliss. New inventory is on regular rotation, ensuring a fresh selection for her growing local fanbase.

Bloom Mobile Boutique came to fruition on December 2, 2016 in honor of her late Mother, Virginia. When Jodi told her Mom about her inspiration to renovate an old truck and turn it into a mobile boutique, "[her Mom] simply said that everyone has to follow their dreams."

 Since then, Jodi has journeyed with her truck all throughout greater Sacramento, parking alongside fellow mobile businesses to bring a bit of style & sweetness to each event. We’re so thrilled to host Bloom at all five River City events this season!

I used to tell my parents that I was going to be a truck driver when I grew up, and I love that in a way, now I am.

Follow Jodi on Instagram to preview what new goodies are in Bloom (cheesy pun, we know) for the weekend and indulge in a few sweet images of Charlie, her adorable golden retriever.

The Kitchenwitch

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With names like Wizard’s Magic Beard Oil and Green Goddess Anointed Ointment, The Kitchenwitch collection of “whimsical oils, lotions and potions” sound just as enchanting as they do effective!

This impressive collection of “bodycare with a purpose” covers the whole spectrum of health needs. The Nerve & Joint Massage Cream is a great answer for those suffering from pain and numbness associated with nerve damage or joint inflammation. There is even a smudge blend of white sage, frankincense, mugwort and cedar that “helps clear the bad vibes and uplift winter blues moods.”

Andie Cunningham, the brainchild behind The Kitchenwitch, created the company with inspiration from her passion of providing her family with a natural, chemical-free, organic lifestyle.

I have an insatiable need to be creating, always, whether that be making healing potions, growing healthy organic veggies and magical herbs in my garden, feeding my family good food, or painting works of art that are inspired by my love of music and dancing.

As a magical mama of three, Andie also offers playful and purposeful treats for the little ones, as well. Sensory Dough is a crowd-favorite, coming in a rainbow of color options, each with a distinct scent! Glitter Rollers and Sensory Balls will keep tiny hands busy, while still being crafted from child-friendly ingredients. Have a new Mama in mind? We swear by the rose quartz Baby Bump Butter! Or pick her up a bottle of the Diaper Spray to make doodie duty a bit more manageable.

Not quite finding what you’re on the hunt for? Andie loves the opportunity to create new products and the reward of helping her loyal customers receive exactly what they need. Some of her most popular products were born in collaboration with customer requests or after success with limited edition batches!

Explore the magic of The Kitchenwitch collection on Saturday, April 1st at Fremont Park -- You'll be able to create your own signature body & room spray that will have everyone under your spell.

Figs and Feathers Farm

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There is magic in soapmaking--it's the perfect balance between art and chemistry. It allows us to make something beautiful (or on occasion, catastrophic). It can reflect our mood, our style, our passions. It tells a story of creativity and joy. It can be an outlet for sadness, grief, or an aide as we trudge through life's hardships. It is not a simple bar of soap you are buying; it is a piece of someone's heart and soul, perhaps even their livelihood. It really is a wonder.

Self-care is a practice that has exponential benefits. Your body, mind, and spirit all deserve attention to help you be your healthiest and happiest self possible. Choosing all natural, sustainable products is the best gift you can give your skin!

Meghan Wright is an mateur herbalist, aspiring aromatherapist, hobby farmer, and owner of Figs and Feathers Farm. She is inspired by nature’s simplicity and is ambitiously aiming to bring comfort and healing back to the rituals of bathing.

With a gorgeous collection of soaps, salves, balms and soaks, her vision has certainly come to fruition! All Figs and Feathers Farm products are crafted from organic vegetables and herbs, harvested responsibly and sustainably. Plus, they contain no artificial colorants, fragrances or preservatives.

It all begins with an inspiring idea, maybe it's a scent wafting through the air on a breezy summer day or perhaps another crafter's amazing work. You decide that today is a soapmaking day.

To achieve end results that are so beautiful and natural, quite a bit of science goes on behind the scenes. Meghan explains that many of her soaps were developed on her own using “tried and true mathematical formulas.” Soapmaking also requires safety equipment, specific pots & pans, molds, scales, oils, and the essential element of time.

Figs and Feathers Farm offers an array of products that make the perfect gift to yourself and others. Want to pamper your bestie for her upcoming wedding? We like the Rose & Clay Bath Soak and perhaps some Tub Tea.  Need a birthday goodie for your husband, but the last thing he needs is another t-shirt? Try The Charcoal Bar or The Oatmeal Bar. Is it time for some personal TLC? Pick up Wildcrafted Self-Heal Salve and Mood Elevator Roll-On Oil, then book a few hours to yourself to just unwind.

These products and more will be available during the first 2017 River City Marketplace event on April 1st at Fremont Park! Compile your shopping list in advance by visiting figsandfeathersfarm.com or connecting with Meghan on Instagram!

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op

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Locally owned by thousands of members of the greater Sacramento community since 1973, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op works for the benefit of the communities it serves, providing a wide selection of quality products and a connection to the people who grow and produce them.

What makes this store so special? The Co-Op’s vibrant produce department has been 100% organic since 2000 and it boasts arguably the best bulk section in town. It doesn’t stop there: They have a full bakery, meat counter and deli, and their Health & Beauty department offers hundreds of products for a variety of skin types and health issues.

While you don’t have to be an owner to shop at the Co-Op, it’s easy and fun to join. Best of all, you’ll feel good sharing in the bounty of a business that will be locally owned forever, a business with integrity that supports the local community and at the same time builds connections with our local growers.

They even host an educational series offering something for everyone - from cooking classes and wellness seminars to gardening workshops and farm to work events - to make connections about important food, health and environmental issues. They even have regular classes for kids and teens!

To show their commitment to community, the Co-Op outreach team participates in dozens of events like farmers markets and health fairs each year and welcomes local school children and groups from around the world.

We can’t wait to visit their brand new 42,000 sq ft location at 28th and R Streets, celebrating its Grand Opening from October 28-30. Follow their progress on the Sac Co-Op website and absolutely gorgeous Instagram feed!

Figs and Feathers Farm

River City Marketplace is made possible with the generous contributions from our brand and community sponsors. Read more about each sponsor's business and pay them a visit at our next event!

Figs and Feathers Farm offers handcrafted, small batch, all natural, and preservative-free bath and body products. Their creations include soaps, balms, and salves contain organic, and high quality ingredients whenever possible. They are especially proud of the wildcrafted products that include locally sourced, wild-harvested botanicals.

Owner Meghan Wright is an mateur herbalist, aspiring aromatherapist and hobby farmer. Her work is inspired by nature’s simplicity and she is ambitiously aiming to bring comfort and healing back to the rituals of bathing. Meghan never uses synthetic ingredients in any of her products; they are artificial colorant, fragrance, and preservative-free! 

One product we can’t wait to give a try is her Mood Elevator Roll-On Oil. This lovely essential oil blend helps elevate your mood and ease stress, with St. John's Wort oil, frankincense, lavender and helichrysum.

Meghan feels there is magic in soapmaking: “It's the perfect balance between art and chemistry. It allows us to make something beautiful (or on occasion, catastrophic). It can reflect our mood, our style, our passions. It tells a story of creativity and joy. It can be an outlet for sadness, grief, or an aide as we trudge through life's hardships. Please know, it is not a simple bar of soap you are buying; it is a piece of someone's heart and soul, perhaps even their livelihood. It really is a wonder.”

Visit Figs and Feathers Farm at the upcoming River City Marketplace to select an all-natural gift for yourself or for a loved one! Until then, connect with Meghan on Facebook and Instagram.

Make/Do Sacramento

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Make/Do Sacramento is a way to be part of Sacramento's rediscovery of the value of the arts and handmade work.  

The owner, former librarian Lori Easterwood, runs Make/Do Sacramento, a vintage, fabric and handmade goods shop in Oak Park. The cozy boutique features rare and vintage fabrics, antiques, craft materials and locally handmade products including jewelry, ceramics and bags.

The shop highlights the talent of local artisans and help makers find inspiration in beautiful fabric and crafting kits. In addition to hard-to-find fabrics, Make/Do sells embroidery craft kits with retro patterns and fabric yo-yo kits (round quilt toppers made of gathered scraps of leftover fabric) that Easterwood constructed.

Visit Make/Do Sacramento at River City Marketplace on October 8th for a sampling of the amazing shop! Connect with them on Facebook or Instagram, or stop by Oak Park on the weekends.

2907 35th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817.
Open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am - 4pm and by appointment.

 

Foxes and Robbers

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Old world craft meets modern style with jewelry artist Desiree Chow’s collection, Foxes and Robbers. Since 2009, she has been creating finely handcrafted bead embroidery jewelry in her Oakland studio.

Inspired by the vintage, nature, and the needs of today's women, Foxes and Robbers designs reflect an aesthetic of classical decadence fused with modern sensibilities. With much of the collection comprised of one-of-a-kind pieces, you’re sure to find the perfect necklace to suit your personal style.

Despite the appearance of weightiness, all pieces are deceivingly light in weight. They can be worn comfortable all day and into the night to fit the lifestyles of today's busy and on-the-go professionals who still adore breathing their strong and creative personalities into their daily wardrobe.

Pieces from the line range from $65 for the Memento Mori and Little Treasures collections to $120-135 for those crafted from gorgeous natural stone. Desiree even collaborated on a collection of one-of-a-kind necklaces featuring the colorful, abstract watercolor paintings of fellow Oakland artist Jared McGriff.

View the Foxes and Robbers collection on October 8th at Fremont Park! Until then, connect with Desiree on Instagram or Facebook to get a sneak peek of the perfect piece to take home.

 

Rowdy Penguin

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Rowdy Penguin Productions is an impressive collection of handcrafted woodworking items, ranging from coasters, bottle openers and candle holders to keepsake boxes, cutting boards and large furniture.

Products are brought to life from domestic and exotic woods, such as walnut, cherry, maple, purpleheart and Bolivian rosewood. Everything is assembled with expert attention to detail and polished with mineral oil for a sleek, professional finish. Items can be special ordered at any time to create the perfect piece for your space or a gift for a loved one!

Rowdy Penguin is proud to be a veteran owned business. Artist and owner David Plance is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer who has been doing woodworking for over 10 years.

And if David’s woodworking talent wasn’t enough, he is also currently a PhD candidate!

Connect with Rowdy Penguin via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. David also makes behind the scenes and how-to videos of projects.  Check out his YouTube Channel to get inspired!

 

NevMade

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Searching for the perfect housewarming gift or anniversary present? NevMade breathes new life into home basics through a bright palette inspired by the Mid-Century Modern movement and the California Coast.

Sacramento artist Mimi Winters invests her love of mid-century modern design in everything she makes. Beginning with wooden Home Basics that go against the grain, her expanding variety of one-of-a-kind, hand-painted products are certain to spark conversation.

The original offering of bamboo platters has expanded to include planters, picture frames and wooden kitchenware such as chopping boards, with more products on the horizon. Each piece is embellished with acrylic paint in bold colors and geometric designs.

The collection of 12-inch plates provides a great way to display your fruits and veggies for a convenient snack, or use as a conversation starter on the mantle. Products range from $25 for utensil sets, $45 for planters and $50-55 for plates. Have a specific idea in mind for your space or for a gift? Mimi also welcomes custom color requests!

Currently, the line can be found regularly in Northern California stores such as West Elm (Roseville) and The Art Den (Cameron Park), along with Apartment 528 in Chicago, IL.

Visit River City Marketplace on October 8th to find the perfect NevMade original to put your own unique sense of California Cool on display, every day!

Bacon Bibs

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For those with beloved fur babies who like to look their best, look no further than Bacon Bibs, a locally-made collection of fun bandanas and bow ties for pups of all sizes, breeds and personalities.

Founded in November 2015 by graphic designers Tina the “Bacon Enthusiast” and Sara the “Mac n’ Cheese Connoisseur,” Bacon Bibs has built quite the fan base of their products that are cut, sewn, hand-printed and packaged with love. They even contribute a portion of proceeds to charity!

They have a wide array of cotton fabric choices, from bright palm trees and hot pink polka dots to classic plaids and rich, bold solids. Our personal favorites are the Sushi and Rock Lobster patterns! Products range from $14.99 for a standard bib to $28.99 for a custom-designed bib with your pet’s name hand-printed on the front.

Perhaps most importantly, every Bacon Bib made is given the stamp of approval by their trusty team of Production Supervisors: Peanut, Brodeo and Desmo. These hard-working pups model new products, while also tackling the more crucial work of digging, chasing sticks & squirrels and enjoying all-you-can-eat treats.

“We would have never dreamed we would receive such overwhelming support and love for our products. Bacon Bibs allows us to have fun and make awesome stuff.”

We’re thrilled to have the Bacon Bibs team join us at River City Marketplace on October 8th. Until then, visit their website to place a custom order for your favorite furry friend and connect with them on Instagram to share images of your awesome Bacon Bibs in action!