Monday, September 12, 2011

Vendor Profile: Barbarian Librarians/Barbarian Cooks










Barbarian Librarians, a small art and craft collective, was officially founded in March 2010 by Narissa Kent, a former librarian at Norman Williams Library in Woodstock, Vermont. At the Barbarian Librarians booth, you will find t-shirts, stationery, art prints, knitted items, jewelry, and other "amusing oddments", mostly centered around a bookish theme.

A portion of the proceeds from all arts and crafts sales (at least 10% and up to 80%) go to Vermont libraries. If you buy something from the BL booth on Fridays at the Hartland Farmers' Market, the money goes to the Hartland Public Library. The selection is different each week so stop by and see what the Barbarian Librarians have to offer! Support our local library and pick up a gift for the book lover in your life.

Starting next week, Narissa will be offering feather hair extensions and feather earrings using feathers from local fowl! What a treat!

Narissa is also the founder and owner of Barbarian Cooks, which was started just this winter as a way to provide local and healthy food that tastes just as good or better than the not-so-healthy food that we all sometimes crave. Each week at the market, Narissa brings an assortment of gluten-free, vegan and raw food. Vegan cupcakes are usually on the menu. Last week she made garlic-roasted tomatoes. Yum! Some examples of raw snacks include sun-dried tomato crackers and fresh zucchini and walnut crackers. Come for dinner, a snack, or dessert. Free samples available each week!

Narissa would like to encourage everyone to stop by her booth to take the Barbarian Brownie Challenge. If you don't like the brownie, she will gladly give you your money back. What a deal!

If you have any other special diet considerations, Narissa will gladly prepare a special order for you. Just email her at BarbarianLibrarians (at) gmail.com. She happily brings special orders to the Hartland Farmers' Market and will make a home delivery for a small fee.

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