Artists of the Holiday Guild Market at Old City Farm & Guild!

Fragrant Christmas trees… unique gifts to keep for yourself, or give to those you love… and warm food and drink to keep you toasty and merry... it's almost time for the Holiday Guild Market!


925 Rhode Island Avenue NW (near the corner of 9th & Rhode Island Ave NW)

Outdoor market on Saturdays -- November 28, December 5, 12, 19, 2015

You want to be part of this.  Every Saturday at Old City Farm and Guild, starting Thanksgiving weekend. Bring the family, bring the dog, bring a warm coat... Come get your tree and enjoy the season with us!

Christmas tree sales -- 10am - 8pm

Vendor sales -- 10am - 5pm

Evening performances -- start at 6pm 

Here are some of the Holiday Guild Market's participating companies -- we'll post more participants soon!

Michele Banks, Artologica

Twitter: (@artologica)

Instagram:; (artologica)
Etsy: Michele Banks is a painter and collage artist inspired by science. She'll be selling original paintings based on biological themes, as well as petri dish ornaments and silk scarves printed with her designs, which make great holiday gifts for all your geeky friends. You can find her work online at


Relay Foods

Twitter: (@RelayfoodsDC)

Instagram: (RelayFoods)

Facebook: ; RelayFoods



Relay Foods is the healthy online grocery store, specializing in helping you and your family eat well and shop locally. With nearly 200 farmer's and food producers in the DC region to choose from you're able to get fresh pasture raised meats, farm fresh produce, locally roasted coffee, and so much more with the click of a button. And, our meal planning service integrates customization with healthy, quick to make meals that satisfy all pallets and dietary restrictions. Get your groceries delivered to your door six days per week or at one of our free neighborhood pickup locations around town. Start shopping at 


Nia-col Lee, Winthrop Clothing Co.

Twitter: (@Winthrop_CC)

Instagram: (Winthrop_Clothing_Co)

Facebook: (Winthrop Clothing Co)





Winthrop Clothing Co. caters to dog lovers by creating quality handmade clothing and accessories for their furry pets. The designer Nia-col Lee makes everything from hoodies, sweaters, t-shirts, bow ties, ties, and bandanas for dogs. She's involved in the whole process start to finish from sourcing materials, designing, creating, and photographing all of the items. Every item is handmade locally in the DC area.


Paola Bernacchi, Palo Borracho

Twitter: (@PaloBorrachoDC)

Instagram: (PaloBorrachoDC)

Facebook: (Palo Borracho)


Palo Borracho is a small family business based in Washington, DC. Inspired by our passion for art and beauty, we have merged the two to create some truly unique gifts that can’t be found anywhere else. Our hand-crafted pieces and original designs are beautiful, functional, and accessibly priced.



Liz Hutcheson, Fast Snail Design

Twitter: (@fastsnailllc)

Instagram: (fastsnailllc)

Facebook: (Fast Snail)


Owner and designer, Fast Snail LLC, an independent greeting card and design company. Fine artist, illustrator, and designer based in Arlington, Virginia, Liz studied French and Fine Arts at the College of William & Mary and also took courses in watercolor, oil painting, digital media, Corcoran School of Art. Prior to launching Fast Snail®, Liz worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. for nearly twenty years.

The daughter of an artist, Liz has been creating – drawing, painting, sewing, and more – since childhood. She uses pen, pencil, pastel, watercolor and digital media in different combinations to make images featuring lots of inky lines, pattern, and color. Specialties include thoughtful, witty, original, and fun images of Washington, D.C., French motifs, snails, and imagined creatures and places. She prints her cards and prints with archival inks on environmentally friendly papers.



Laura Pickard, Independent Grounds

Twitter: (@IG_Coffee_House)

Instagram: (independentgrounds)

Facebook: (Independent Grounds)


In the United States 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. As of June 2014, only 16.8% of adult individuals with disabilities were gainfully employed. Laura created Independent Grounds Coffee House to help improve those odds. Independent Grounds Coffee House serves to provide students with the proper skills to seek and maintain employment once they graduate from high school. Students have an opportunity to come in for an hour and a half work shift several days a week as a part of their high school vocational training, with work training programs developed based on the needs of each student.


The Strut Truck (Mobile Fashion Boutique)

Twitter: (@TheStrutTruck)

Instagram: (the_strut_truck)



theStrutTruck (aka "Strut") A mobile fashion boutique on wheels that's becoming extremely popular all around the DMV. Recognized for our unique business idea has gained us a lot of support and cheerleaders! Our official debut was in May 2014 on FOX5 news with Annie Yu, from where we gained more valued shoppers. Our concept is small but makes a huge impact to customers that are passing by. Strut has helped with introducing this new and innovative way to go shopping for trendy and affordable items without having to tackle the mall traffic. The boutique is designed and operated out of a big, green truck with an over-sized feather detailed on either sides, so it's safe to say that we do stand out! Other than catering to our customers and their fashion needs, our focus remains the quality of our merchandise particularly USA made products. We curate our items from various showrooms out of New York, Los Angeles and some local vendors here in the District as well. You can locate one of our pop-up locations anytime on our website or social media by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Beverly Jones, Paper Traveler

Twitter: (@papertraveler)

Instagram: (papertraveler)



Beverly designs greeting cards which fall into three collections: a collage collection; a vintage envelope collection; and a photograph collection. She creates art prints and original collage art, too.  She loves arranging handmade papers and vintage envelopes, and has fun snapping photos, whether she's out for a neighborhood morning walk, or a trip around the world.