Wholesome Makers Market celebrates 5 years

BROOKINGS – One of the first and original pop-up makers markets in South Dakota, the Wholesome Makers Market in Brookings, will celebrate its fifth anniversary from 2-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pheasant Restaurant.

Annually the Makers Market is held on the first Sunday in December, offering the community an opportunity to shop local makers for holiday gifts. The market brings together makers, producers and artists for a one-day pop-up event. Direct sales and mass-produced items aren’t allowed, and priority is given to those who do not have a brick and mortar store, have participated in the past, and offer a product unique compared to the others. 

This year the market is welcoming 14 vendors in a variety of mediums including food, screen printing, graphic design, photography, custom pens, knitted goods, pottery, woodwork and more. The Pheasant Restaurant, which has been a supporter since the first year, will host the market for the fifth year.

The market will be joined by nonprofit The Shepherd’s Gift GM1 for Huntington’s Disease. The non-profit organization was formed by families who have been impacted by Huntington’s Disease (HD). Its mission is to promote ovine (sheep) GM1 for the treatment of Huntington’s Disease (a hereditary terminal disease) and other neurological diseases through education, advocacy and fundraising. The organization, as well as research, are based in Brookings. The Shepherd’s Gift with have an informational/fundraising booth at the event, and it will be joined by Wyatt Niemann, who is 15 years old and living with juvenile HD.

2018 vendors


Coteau des Prairies Olive Oil Co.

CC Bakery

Bella Lucca NY

Dan’s Pensations

Deer Creek Alpacas

Eileen Binkley Art


Joyful Oil Creations

Jorgenson Kraut and Pickles

Little Shire Farms

Wiemer Flags

AC Ellis Photography

Dakota Stoneware


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