Frolic Goods is such a perfect name for Jennifer Kelley’s colorful, creative, whimsical handmade products. Stepping into her Shelburne Farmers Market tent filled with fun and functional take-homes for all ages is like playing a happy game: which one(s) to choose?
Kelley is an artist with a studio in Charlotte where she transforms textiles and recycled materials of every kind into eco-friendly and useful items, from totes and zipper pouches to art kits for children and vinyl record album covered wire bound journals and so much more.
Bee the Change brings an exciting and popular array of bee products to Shelburne Farmers Market: smoked honey and smoked red pepper honey, natural beeswax lotion bars, lip balms, wood conditioners and more. And they also bring an exciting story to tell of their role as “more than beekeepers.”
Tawnya and Mike Kiernan of Weybridge explained.
“While some of our solar sites have honey bee hives, the majority of our work goes beyond just harvesting honey,” they said. “Last summer we became a nonprofit, committing ourselves to repurposing the unused space in solar fields to plant pollinator habitat.”
Bee the Change is dedicated to creating pollinator habitat so that all pollinator species – bees, butterflies, flies and birds – can move pollen from plant to plant, a vital and sustainable reproductive pathway for many of the fruits, vegetables, nuts, and plants we consume. See them at the Farmers Market and they’ll share their story.
Next week: Meet Palmers Sugarhouse and Home Pressed Juice, two more new vendors at Shelburne Farmers Market.