All of my senses were turned on at the first installment of the GOOD: street food + design market. For weeks prior to last Sunday, we were teased with pictures and video clips of what was to come. The anticipation was evident as I walked up to a quickly moving line at the front door. When I peeked inside, I was blown away at the colors, design and visual appeal. All senses were stimulated. The large warehouse space provided eye candy for a photographer’s heart, at every section of the market.
If there is one word that sums up what I enjoy most, it is – engagement. One of the best parts of the day was meeting the local vendors and hearing their stories. Market-goers were not only stopping to purchase items, they were taking time to get to know the vendors behind the products. Wherever I walked, I noticed a strong sense of positive energy in the air. We were all thrilled for Sacramento to have such a cool hub for good food & design.
There were plenty of places to relax and connect with fellow attendees. Just outside sat shaded tables near various food trucks, including Voodoo Van and the Local Kine Shave Ice truck. Track 7 Brewing was among those providing refreshment. Inside, an art table was set up inside for kids to express their creative side. Broadacre brewed coffee near a number of tables in the back of the warehouse, where I sat with friends for quite a while, enjoying the music spun by a talented DJ. The GOOD market is a perfect spot to spend a Sunday, with something for everyone.
This day also marked the inaugural Instawalk event for Instagramers Sacramento, a group I recently started with a friend. What I loved about the walk is that participants had the opportunity to document the event by taking and uploading photos to Instagram. These photos were tagged with the #gooddesignmarket and #seeninsacramento hashtags. The first tag allowed the feed to consistently refresh on a big screen at the back of the warehouse. Market-goers were able to photo-journal the market from their eyes, and share it with the world. Creativity & Engagement. It’s a beautiful thing.
The GOOD: street food + design market has been called “Northern California’s most dynamic gathering of innovative and artisan food and design.” Events like this make me proud to live in Sacramento and support local business. I leave you with a few more pictures. Take a peek at some of the goodness that was seen in Sacramento on Sunday…
Many thanks to Jacob Swift, of You Know Jake, for making the live feed of our Instawalk a reality. If you are on Instagram, follow @IgersSacramento. My personal IG is @dobrien917 and the hashtag for the event is #gooddesignmarket. Search for it on Instagram or follow this link.
I bought a few things at Shop Just.They have fun jewelry and handbags to match. Craftsmanship from all over the world. Beautiful.
Is it just me, or were the men particularly fashionably dressed at the market on Sunday? So loving the yummy bowtie.
Have you heard of Popcycle Creamery? They provide hand- crafted artisanal ice cream push POPs delivered to your home or business via bicycle. How cool is that?
Feeding Crane Farms … Farm-to-Table Goodness!
I was selfish and took all of these buttons from Phono Select. Shh. Don’t tell anyone. By the way, they have an enormous collection of new and used vinyl. You must go there.
San Francisco Food Truck. You simply must try the food here. You must.
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bows & sparrows I’ve been a big fan of Erin’s blog for some time now. The Closet Case features are my favorite.
Steve Hamm Art + Design Pure creative genius. Modern and beautiful art work from a variety of old and new materials. Check out his paintings in Broadacre cafe during this month of June.
Sacramento365 The year-round source for Sacramento events.
The Green Boheme ”The” place for healthy gluten free raw vegan food in Sacramento.
Track 7 Brewing My current favorite is the Big 4 Strong Ale, at 10%. Stop by the taproom for a tasting from this small-batch microbrewery.
GOOD: street food + design market
1409 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815
First Sundays from June – November
$3 for Adults, Kids 18 and under free
Event Tickets Can Be Purchased on Eventbrite.