Turning a charming farm into a shopping mecca, two local ladies are making a dream come true. Learn more about their event coming up this weekend, the unique vendors they’re bringing in from around the region, all the yummy food and fun activities they’ll have there too, plus the good cause it benefits.
Sunshine, fresh air, and shopping. If those are a few of your favorite things then you’ll find just that at Charm at the Farm, an open-air shopping vintage market located in Lebanon.
Held on a 56-acre farm, Charm at the Farm features local artisans and shops from all over the Midwest and brings them together for three weekends a year.
“Our innovative market provides rustic gifts, furniture, and home decor all in a beautiful and serene farm setting,” said Amy Doyle, co-owner and creator of Charm at the Farm. “We also have DIY sessions led by several of our amazing vendors.”
Charm at the Farm was inspired by the owners’ passion to unite treasure seekers with those who restore, repurpose, create, and inspire, and do it all for a meaningful cause.
“We have partnered with Matthew 25 Ministries for all three of our 2017 markets (spring, summer, fall),” said Jayme Kuenkel, co-owner of Charm at the Farm. “During our spring grand opening, we raised $2,800 for Matthew 25, and hope to raise even more for their cause during our summer and fall markets this year.”
Each year, Charm at the Farm will select a different charitable organization to support. They will also continue to give $1 from each general admission ticket to a local organization that aligns with their vision to make a positive, community impact by restoring and repurposing for good.
Not just any vendor can sign up to participate in Charm at the Farm, however. Kuenkel is selective in vendor choices to create an exclusive, unique, and unforgettable experience for shoppers. “This is what drives Charm at the Farm to bring together the best, most unique, most creative, local vendors all in one beautiful place, just three weekends a year,” she adds.
At Charm at the Farm, you’ll find items from vintage and repurposed furniture to handcrafted pieces, jewelry, and clothing vendors in addition to food vendors and food trucks.
“Charm at the Farm is committed to showcasing only the best vintage, antique, handmade vendors who are passionate and incredible at what they do,” says Doyle.
Prices of items at the market vary, but generally start at $5 and go up. “Charm really has something for everyone,” says Kuenkel. “Whether you’re searching for a handmade stuffed animal for a kid’s room or that farmhouse table where your family can enjoy dinners together, we have hundreds of unique, one-of-a-kind pieces, and everything in between.”
The next Charm at the Farm will be held August 25 through August 27 at 4953 Bunnell HIll Road in Lebanon. VIP shopping will take place on Friday from 5-8 pm with general shopping on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
The 2017 presenting sponsor for Charm at the Farm is Blume. Doyle says you can check out a list of other sponsors here.