Features products from local artisans
The Valley Goods store on the TwispWorks campus is now open, featuring products from local producers and artisans. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The official grand opening is scheduled for Dec. 3, featuring art and goods made by local producers. Valley Goods will follow CDC guidelines and the directions of health experts to protect the business, the staff and the community.
Valley Goods is open daily for holiday shoppers through Dec. 24. The store is closed on Christmas Day and that weekend, but will be open after Christmas starting Dec. 28 through New Year’s Day, closed on the holiday weekend of Jan. 2-3, and will resume regular store hours on Jan. 4. Online shopping options are in progress.
Located in the former Old Schoolhouse Brewery Taproom, the Valley Goods store was created to support and showcase Methow and Okanogan artists and producers in a retail space dedicated to locally made art and products. The store is supported by the TwispWorks Methow Made program, a marketing program that supports local producers with brand recognition and promotion. Vendors who supply the Valley Goods Store do not need to be members of Methow Made.
Products from over 50 local vendors are available for purchase. Valley Goods showcases a few young entrepreneurs this year. Ila Newman’s soaps are little works of art in five different varieties including holiday spice and vanilla latte. Neela Mitchell’s beautiful calendars, “Luminous Intention,” feature her artful photography.
Valley Goods is in the application process to have a specialty beer and wine shop license. “We look forward to selling Lost River wine, Sixknot Cider, OSB and Pixie Mead,” said Sarah Prochnau, director of partnerships and marketing programs for TwispWorks.
The Valley Goods store creates jobs while supporting local producers and artisans. Prochnau said she is excited to expose more people to the Methow Made brand and establish relationships that connect people and businesses. Her work with TwispWorks connects town chambers of commerce and nonprofits to create a strong and vibrant local business community.
For more information about the Methow Made program or on how to become a Valley Goods vendor, email Prochnau at SProchnau@TwispWorks.org, or call 509-997-3300.