It used to be that this past weekend’s Hutong Fayre was the last of the season. This year, Farm to Neighbors’ (F2N) are extending the season with a two-day Christmas Market at Fat Dragon Cafeteria on the B1 floor of The Grand Summit in Liangmaqiao December 19-20, from 12-6 pm.
Erica Huang started F2N last year, and it’s quickly grown across Beijing recognized by the community as a reliable place to go for safe, fresh ingredients, locally-made, international artisanal foods, and at this weekend’s markets – festive fun!
With more than 50 vendors selling gourmet foods and drinks and last minute gifts handcraft vendors, the festival also includes several workshops where you can craft something special. F2N will even provide an onsite gift wrapping service for purchases made at the market.
Workshops include a DIY Gemstone Necklace workshop from jewelry designer Dujuan on Saturday, December 19 at 12, 2, or 4pm. The workshop costs RMB 100 and crafters can use crystals, agate, coral, pearls, and gold-plated pine cones and antlers. On Sunday at 12pm the Christmas Decorations Kids’ Zone shows little ones how to turn paint and paper plates into Christmas decorations.
Other workshops include bookbinding and Christmas wreathe or bouquet arranging. You can find complete details on the workshops here.
To sign up for a workshop, add Wechat: farmtoneighbors, provide name, workshop name, and the time you want to join, and send payment via wechat wallet. Contact Jolin at 139 1017 7410 for more information.
Photos: Courtesy of Farm to Neighbors