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North Shore Food and Gift Emporium

  • Willowdale Estate 24 Asbury St Topsfield, MA, 01983 United States (map)

This event is simply a celebration of food + gifts made by local passionate individuals (we consider them courageous, as well). We've procured a variety of deliciously talented makers and have brought them together for a day of tasting + shopping—November 23.

Come taste + shop from 40 local food + fine gift makers. Sweet, savory, salty, spicy, crunchy, chewy, colorful, festive, shiny, fragrant, unique . . . you name it. This event is designed to bring out the fun lovin' foodie + savvy shopper in everybody. 

Hosted at the gorgeous historic Willowdale Estate, the North Shore Food + Gift Emporium will be the perfect event to get a head start on your . . . dare we say . . . holiday shopping. Don't be dismayed, you'll easily find something for everyone on your list (including something for yourself)!

This FREE community event was created by: 

Lauren Guley (Creator of Now & Zen "Planting Ideas") 

Jessica Brand (Creator of

Two friends who share a deep love for the North Shore + locally owned businesses.

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★ BONUS No. 1 ★ 

Willowdale Bistro

Take a break from all the shopping, head down the sunlit hallway and enter into the cozy Willdowdale Bistro (still figuring out a name for it). Sit and relax with your friends while enjoying a snack or small bite to eat. The talented in-house catering chef will design a menu of various refreshments for shoppers to purchase from and enjoy while relishing over their Emporium purchases.

★ BONUS No. 2 ★ 

Make a Gift Basket (or two)

With the great variety of foods and gifts available at the Emporium, you'll be able to design the most unique gift baskets. Our friends at Shubie's Marketplace Wines and Spirits of Marblehead will be available to help you assemble and package your one of a kind gift baskets. Small, medium, or large . . . your gift basket with be packaged in Shubies' American-made wooden gift boxes. You can create so many different types of gift baskets! Make a basket for your favorite host or hostess. Heck, even put one together for your boss or your biggest client. Have fun with it! If you're feeling overwhelmed about what to buy for your basket, feel free to ask Lauren or Jessica to help you. (They'll be more than happy to spend your money for you.)

★ BONUS No. 3 ★ 

Emporium Tote Bag 

The first 500 guests will receive a free Emporium tote bag. Seriously, who couldn't use another canvas bag? Big, beautiful, and strong . . . perfect for placing all your goodies into as you shop the Emporium. Brought to you by Shubies, to remind you of how lucky we are to have a gourmet shoppe such as theirs in our neighborhood!

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Please share this FREE event with all of your local friends! Gather together and make a day of it. We'd suggest carpooling, but you might not have enough space in the car for all the goodies you're going to buy. ;-)

Earlier Event: November 22
Handmade in America Expo
Later Event: November 28
Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Crafts Show