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Brantford business owner arranges local pop-up market

Local NewsBrantford business owner arranges local pop-up market

Nature’s Naturals is hosting a pop-up market that will be located at 100 Easton Rd. Unit 3 in Brantford on Saturday, February 11, 2023.

The market will feature seven vendors that will be selling their various wares just in time for Valentine’s Day, including: Nature’s Naturals, By Riss Co., Strala Feathers, Faces and Places, Bag it again Creations, and Crystal-lee’s Stained Glass and Art.

From herbal teas to bath and beauty, stained glass art, bags made of recycled material, handcrafted jewellery and more, there will be plenty of items to browse and buy.

The idea of the pop-up market is to celebrate and support local artisans in the Brantford and Brant County area.

“The pop-up market is a way to showcase the new offerings of Nature’s Naturals, as well as a way to kind of connect back a little,” said Tony Pallo, owner of Nature’s Naturals. “It’s also to give others a chance to get more involved with a lot of the smaller companies and a lot of the individuals in Brantford and other areas. They’re kind of stuck in this same boat where everybody is just wanting to catch up from the hard times we’ve been having. Everybody’s wanting to reconnect and everybody’s wanting to do something kind of creative, maybe a little bit different. So, it was a way to showcase not only Nature’s Naturals products, but also get involved with the community and bring others in from the community.

In 2020, Tony Pallo became unsatisfied with commercial products made of synthetic and chemical ingredients that ultimately led to an abundance of plastic waste. He soon began making his own homemade, all-natural soap before establishing Nature’s Naturals in 2022.

Since then, he has been handcrafting several products that appeal to a variety of customer needs such as bath teas, beard oils, moisturizers, herbal teas and even dog paw balm.

Pallo strives to source local ingredients when possible and when using ingredients that aren’t locally available, he sources ethical and sustainable ingredients instead.

Pallo would like to see the market of natural products become more available and accessible to everyone.

“The plan now is to kind of make it more accessible to buy and at more accessible price points because a lot of the luxurious personal wellness and personal hygiene items can get up there in price,” he said. “A lot of it has to do with inflation but a lot of it is kind of at a competitive level where everybody is just competing and they’re still at that high price point with their products. Nobody’s really offering a more available source to nice natural products.

The event will run from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m., parking will be available behind the building and hot apple cider will be available. Some vendors will have a POS machine, while others will be taking cash.

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