The Bridge + Main Market hosted a lively Fall Outdoor Market on Oct. 8, attracting dozens of artists, designers, bakers and jewelers. The market is known to artisans across the state for a few reasons — the uniqueness of each booth, the support for small businesses and the kindness of the community.
Many businesses at the market were relatively new, starting in the early days of the pandemic. For example, Lady Wood Goods owner Nicole Rodgers said the lockdown gave her the time and opportunity to learn a new hobby: woodcutting. She sells handmade decor, kitchenware and more. This is her second year at the fall market, having been invited by a friend and fellow artisan. “Yeah, she told me all about it and how amazing it is here. It’s little, but every vendor is so different. And the community itself is so awesome,” said Rodgers.