Archive for September, 2017

Vendor Profile: Stoked

Stoked luxury soy wax candles was started last year in August when founder Elizabeth Archambeau was prompted by friends and family to turn her unique hobby into a small business. She first started handing out her homemade candles as gifts on special occasions and kept experimenting with more scents for fun. Finding a way to incorporate her love for old-time Hollywood cinema into rare aromas makes Stoked a fun and different choice. Archambeau focuses on the idea of sense and memory which makes her film idea hit close to home. While watching old films, she captures the personality of classic characters and encapsulates what they would be as a candle. For example, one scent is titled “I washed my face and hands” from the classic film ‘My Fair Lady’ which pairs clean linen with pear and floral aromas for a pretty and light feel.

Archambeau makes her candles out of organic soy wax and fragrance oils used for perfumes for a stronger lasting smell. All candles are placed in glass containers with cotton wicks and are named after a certain quote from a character in one of the many films she loves. There are currently nine scents and she’s working on Fall and Winter ones as the season changes.

Looking to expand into the wedding market, Stoked would be a great addition to your day with Archambeau’s special vision. To encapsulate the bride and groom into their own one-of-a-kind essence would be such a fun adventure and keepsake. Stoked also does online sales through her Instagram and Facebook both at “stokedpnw”, and her website http://stokedpnw.bigcartel.com/. She does custom work which you can get in touch with her about through her social medias above. Her main revenue comes from the Downtown Hillsboro Markets on Saturday. Come check out all the fun aromas at our remaining markets through the end of October and support local artists, farmers, and vendors like Stoked. 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Profile: Hubrich Farms

Hubrich Farms was founded by Grant and Sandy Hubrich in 1983 and remains a family run business after 30+ years. After working in the high-tech industry at Intel, they decided to try to make a living selling fruits and veggies. With Grant’s previous knowledge from working on a bulb farm to put himself through college, they’ve been successful and able to make a substantial living.

 

Over the years, they’ve added flowers that have become a main focus on the farm. They sell a variety of flowers from potted tulips and daffodils to hyacinths which run from January to April every year. Their annual plants, baskets, and planters are available April through June. The rest of the year from June into October they offer self-serve produce including zucchini.


They are located at 775 SE Brookwood Ave. in Hillsboro, OR, 97123. You can find them at the Downtown Hillsboro Market on Saturdays, in which they have been involved since the beginning. You can also reach them at (503)-640-3882.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Profile: Essance Skincare

Essance Skincare began in 2005 when owner and founder Jasmine Tran had the idea of matching her passion for research and development with her extensive knowledge of herbal remedies. After working extensively helping others to get their start-ups off the ground, Tran decided to start her own brand. Her goal was to create products to benefit skin by giving it more of a boost and chance for recovery. All the formulas are handmade by Tran and she says she’s become her own doctor. She hopes to benefit others by selling everything from deodorants, essential oils, moisturizer, facial care, body care, and beyond.

Most major skin care brands mimic each other and one up another by paying attention to the trends, while Essance brings skin care back to its core. Essance focuses on the natural healing elements of nature instead of chemically processed formulas from a lab. Using Chaga mushrooms in the formulas has been a unique twist that is uncommon in general ingredient lists. These mushrooms grow on birch trees and are black masses that help keep the tree healthy. Consuming them in tea is a great way to absorb the massive amount of antioxidants it has to offer and boost your immune system (22x higher than the blueberry and 14x higher than the reishimushroom.) 

Essance Skincare became a vendor at the Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets and Beaverton Markets just this year. Tran runs booths at both markets and operates the business on her own. Her goal for Essance Skincare is for it to double in size as each year before it. This year they are at two farmers markets, selling at New Seasons, and have their own storefront in Portland. Next year she wants to add two more markets, sell to Market Of Choice, and hire more employees to be able to do so. Tran’s vision of her brand is to be able to help skin from the source of the problem and loves to hear feedback from her many happy customers. She’s always thinking 5 steps ahead which makes Essance Skincare a great choice for anyone wanting to nourish their skin healthily and naturally.

You can find Essance Skincare on their website essanceskincare.com, on Instagram, Facebook, and Google+ as EssanceSkincare, or by email at hello@essanceskincare.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Profile: These Dreams Are Clay

 Randy Goossen began These Dreams Are Clay to incorporate her creativity into her knowledge as a Geologist by forming clay into ceramic tiles, pendants, and pottery. Collecting local native leaves, cool found rocks, and burning horse hair for charring imprints, nature is always a part of Goossen’s designs. Every piece is unique and involves a bit of her personality. There are dragons, video game references, and other “artistic geek” pieces as she likes to call them. She got involved with the Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets two and a half years ago after being referred by her friend who is also a vendor.

Using six different clay bodies, each piece is able to take on a life of its own via its environment. The two types of kilns Goossen uses are an indoor electric for everyday use and an outdoor Raku tank for specific and intricate works. The Raku tank has a metal container you can fill with various burnable materials to change the oxygen levels which will affect the color of each piece. This process is very dependent on what kind of materials are used, the amount, how each fragment lands, and how much oxygen is consumed. The fire then puts itself out and a creation is made.

Based in her home in Beaverton, she offers beginning ceramics classes to introduce people to the craft and get their hands on some clay. She took ceramics in school and grew up with a fondness for clay, nature, and creation. She’s always open to doing custom work to cater to your specific artistic needs. You can email her at thesedreamsareclay@gmail.com or message her online on either Facebook or Etsy, at the username These Dreams Are Clay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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