Perks Café is opening another location at Horsefeathers Market and Residences, 446 Connecticut Street on Saturday, October 27th, the opening day of the Artisan Winter Market. The Café will offer Perks staples along with french toast, pancakes and other breakfast/brunch items. A variety of beverages from the current Perks beverage menu will be offered as well as beer and wine in late November. While enjoying a meal and beverage, you can rely on Wifi service in the café.
The menu items that you might already know from the Elmwood or Main Street Perks locations have been developed with customer input. Perks offers a wide variety of items, including gluten free baked goods and milk alternatives. Besides welcoming customer comments, one of the hallmarks of the café is their use of locally sourced foods and art.
When Perks Café opens in the Horsefeathers Market and Residences building, they will join current tenants: the Mane Room, Blueprint Design Studio, Buffalo Cake Pops, Good Neighbors Credit Union and Dharna Bucha. On the ten Saturdays of the winter market from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., October 27th through December 29th, there will be a variety of vendors selling cookies, produce, meat, dairy, soaps, candles, pickles, jewelry, vegan products, homemade holiday gifts, and winter apparel. It’s a great way to have a Saturday morning meal, do household or holiday gift shopping, and see people in a warm and friendly indoor environment.
On opening day, October 27th, Buffalo Cake pops is offering a class for kids to learn to decorate Halloween Cake Pops. See website www.BuffaloCakePops.com for more information. On the November 24th Small Business Saturday, the vendors will have a vendor raffle giveaway among other specials.
One of the popular market vendors, Green Heron Growers is well known for their quality meats, mushrooms and produce. I can attest to the quality products they offer; I swear by the shitake mushroom tincture for boosting the immune system during flu season. A winter roast with all the fixings can be purchased from Green Heron, it comes with cooking directions. The mushroom pate is unique and delicious, a great snack on a cracker or piece of bread.
It’s always a bonus to meet the producers of the items I buy at the market, knowing where my food and other products come from is important. Who said holiday or food shopping can’t be fun? The community aspect enhances the shopping experience. According to Julie Leone, from Perks, “We are excited to be in a shared community space with other makers and artists. We hope to expand within the artistic community this way and hold art events in the building.”
Stay tuned for pop up events throughout the winter and new vendors each week.