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2020 Event Canceled

The most delicious event of the season celebrating 6 years. No, we are—still—not a holiday craft fair. Think of us more as a vibrant marketplace nestled in the rooms of a beautiful historic mansion.

This event is a celebration of food + gifts made by local passionate individuals (we consider them courageous, as well). We’ve procured 50 deliciously talented makers and have brought them together for a day of tasting + shopping.

Who knew there were so many talented entrepreneurs in our midst? Honestly, we feel like this area has some pretty awesome local businesses. Why not create an event to celebrate them + showcase their goods?! Boom . . . the North Shore Food + Gift Emporium is born.

Come taste + shop from 50 local food + fine gift makers! Sweet, savory, salty, spicy, crunchy, chewy, colorful, festive, shiny, fragrant, unique . . . you name it, we’ll have it. This event is designed to bring out the fun lovin’ foodie + savvy shopper in everybody.

Hosted at the gorgeous historic Turner Hill mansion in Ipswich, the North Shore Food + Gift Emporium will be the perfect event to get a head start on your—dare we say—holiday shopping. But don’t be dismayed, you’ll easily find something for everyone on your list . . . including something for yourself!

This community event is created by two friends who share a deep love for the North Shore + for local entrepreneurs:

Lauren Guley
Creator of Now & Zen “Planting Ideas”
Jessica Brand
Cofounder of


★ BONUS No. 1 ★

“At the Cheese Wheel” with Doug Shube

You know those people with whom you could sit down with + talk for hours about food, flavors, recipes, and cooking? Well, Doug Shube, is most definitely one of those people.

If Dionysus is the Greek god of wine, then Dougy is the god of cheese.

At the Food + Gift Emporium, Doug will be presenting ideas + techniques on assembling your own cheese boards.

When hosting a party, the idea of building a well-rounded cheeseboard can be very daunting; especially with trying to please the different palates of your guests. Where do you start? How many options do you offer? What kind of garnishes do you need? So many questions, it’s overwhelming!

Take a moment to visit with Doug “At the Cheese Wheel” to learn cheese board tips + tricks needed to wow everyone (and their taste buds) this holiday season.

★ BONUS No. 2 ★

Emporium Tote Bag

ALL guests will receive a free Emporium tote bag. Seriously, who couldn’t use another canvas bag? Big, beautiful, and strong . . . perfect for placing all your goodies into as you shop the Emporium. Compliments of Shubie’s Marketplace Wines and Spirits!

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Please COME + share this event with all of your local friends! Gather together and make a day of it. We’d suggest carpooling, but you might not have enough space in the car for all the fun stuff you’re going to buy. 😉

★ BONUS No. 3 ★

Warm-up by the fire (or with a glass of Mimosa)

As you enter Turner Hill (and receive your free tote) . . . we highly recommend entering the Library immediately to the right. There you will find a roaring fire to welcome you. Next to the fire will be a cash bar where you can purchase some warm cider, coffee . . . or a delicious adult beverage to sip while you shop. We couldn’t think of a better way to begin your delicious Food & Gift Emporium experience.

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