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University Place Pop Up Market 2019 – Coming September 14

University Place Pop Up Market 2019 – Coming September 14


The community has been hoping and wishing for University Place to have a farmers market and I’m so happy to report our wishes are coming true. We’ve got a great town and community – perfect for a market! A huge thanks to Rebecca and many other’s for their hard work and dedication.

This year there’ll only be two markets to gauge needs and wants for the start of the Farmers Markets coming Spring 2020!

Please come by stay for the whole evening or just to check it out, let’s support our need for a market. Family-friendly, kid station, food vendors, locally made, solar lights when the sun sets and more. Market will be outside in the back parking lot of Brassfields Salon and Spa – 7326 27th St W, Tacoma. 

Please note the time change for September 14 market 6-9 pm

2019 Market Days and Times

August 24th
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

September 14th
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location is in the back parking lot of Brassfield’s Salon and Spa. (Do Not Enter The Salon, for any reason.)

It is a huge parking lot with lots of lighting. Parking in the market area is limited but plenty of street parking and parking one block away by Willow Tree Nursery is also available.


We had a great time at the last market on August 24; we enjoyed ice cream from Bliss, brought home goodies from Kingson Coffee, BG’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce and salsa from A Small Specialty LLC. Piper loved the kids area that Casita Mia put on.

Vendor Highlights

Brassfields Salon and Spa
7326 27th St W, Tacoma

Graciously lent there parking lot to the market, free of charge.

Kid Station

Little Chestnuts Preschool!!

Chandra Johnson owner and lead teacher of Little Chestnuts Preschool. A mixed age Waldorf inspired program where children learn through play, movement and imagination.
We offer both a 9 month and 12 month program, and parent child classes. Little Chestnuts is enrolling now.

Chandra will be bringing sensory bins to the market! Keep the littles entertained and engaged!

Kid stations are 100% volunteered and provided by the person operating them. Please stop by and say Hi to Chandra as our kids need engagement and she jumped at the chance to provide that.

Honey Bucket with sink for washing
Thank you to our generous sponsor House of Cannabis co-owned by Fircrest resident Kevin Heiderich!! They chose to upgrade us to the one including the hand washing station! We are thankful for their sponsorship of our event!!


Honey’s Healthy Hive
We’re a completely local small batch honey producer. We raise our bees completely sustainable and focus not only on bees but all pollinators.
We will have raw honey, infused honey, elderberry, lip balms and a display with live bees!

Tacoma Sharpening
Need some items sharpened? Local to UP Justin is the man to call.
Customer Focused And Obsessed With Quality.
**Be sure to bring your knives and/or scissors to the market to get them sharpened.

My mission at Tacoma Sharpening is simple: to provide high-quality sharpening services for people in my community. I do this because I find it a pleasure to use correctly maintained and sharp tools, whether that be cooking, crafting, woodworking, or gardening. Knowing that I have restored some pride of ownership and use to my clients is honestly the most rewarding part of this work. At this time I exclusively use guided angle hand sharpening methods. This helps ensure that minimal material is removed while at the same time giving you a precise, strong, and super sharp edge.

We are a small, family farm raising lamb, chickens, ducks and produce, seasonally. We have been working our farm with sheep and chickens since 2016, learning as much as possible and putting into practice advice we receive from seasoned farmers. Among the first group of chicks we raised was our very own Blue Andalusian rooster, Blu (or Blubell). He has since graced our farm name and logo with his proud image. Our lamb is USDA processed and packaged for customers who enjoy 100% pastured and grass-fed lamb raised locally.

As of last year, we have Romney wool and offer pelts to those customers using this textile for hand-made, artisan products. We have 60+ chickens who provide us with plentiful and colorful eggs (and attitudes!) Our chickens and ducks are raised cage-free and pasture around our pond, orchard, and fields. They produce eggs with bright yolks and are sold at a few local corner stores as well as from our farm directly.

Our produce yields a small harvest of apples, pears, quince, seasonal greens and new this year (2019) we are trying our hand at growing several varieties of corn and squash. We strive to use organic practices with our livestock and produce. Overall, our main purpose is to bring glory to God in all our endeavors, as well as bring fresh products to those who appreciate and enjoy farm-raised food.

Alyssa, owner/creative artist of Alyssa 4 Knots, is a local Fibre artist!
You can find her beautiful work for sell both macrame and weavings at our market. She says “I try to hand dye as much of my Fibre to create a modern twist on a bohemian style.”

Bliss Small Batch Creamery

Back in high school sisters Theresa and Stacie, former Snohomish County Dairy Princess and 4H dairy cow enthusiast, worked together at the local Baskin Robbins in their home town. As a first job experience outside of the family’s business, the sisters consider the ice cream shop to be the most fun job a teen could get. It was a community gathering place where their friends worked and frequented. Nearly everyone who walked into the shop was in a good mood. And why wouldn’t they be? It’s ice cream! After pursuing other careers, the sisters decided to follow their dream to own and operate their own local ice cream company together: Bliss Small Batch Creamery.

Because they are making their own ice cream locally in small batches, the flavor creation possibilities are endless. As moms with kids with food allergies and chemical reactions, they are committed to only using the very best natural ingredients that are free from any artificial dies, flavors and preservatives. They also offer a variety of options that are dairy free, egg free, gluten free and nut free.

Gigo’s Jamaican Grill 

We are happy to welcome Gigo’s Jamaican Grill!!
Full of flavor and personality, we are really excited to have them feed us dinner for the market!!
They will be offering Oxtail, Curry Chicken and Goat, Jerk Chicken, Beef Patty, Rice & Peas and Plantain!!
Plan to eat dinner while shopping! Gigo’s is fairly new to the scene so make sure to show them support!!

Jade & Co. Succulent Boutique LLC

Jade and Co Succulent Boutique will be joining is for our final market!. Their storefront is in University Place and the owners are so knowledgeable and friendly. They have tips, tricks and beautiful house plants.
Find them at the market and support this local business!

Tucker’s Oils

I use Doterra brand Certified Theraputic Grade oils. Blending into 7 different blends for different thing ie. Stress headaches,pain etc. Available in roller bottle or Shae butter balms.
My beard line is made with Argan and Jojoba to help with growth and thickness. It comes in 3 different scent groups. Also available in balms.

Transcending Stone

Welcome UP native Katie McLeod, owner of Transcending Stone. Katie makes healing stone jewelry and malas for meditation. 
After finding it tough to locate a quality and affordable mala she decided to make them. The process was powerful and rewarding so she wanted to offer them to others.
She’s very knowledgeable and is very caring in helping others find the stone they need for spiritual healing.


BeanWater is a small family owned business, we just opened in August 2018. We started out selling our beans, bottles of cold brew, and whiskey barrel coffee, we expanded in February to pulling a trailer that is an almost fully equipped espresso stand that we take to events. We are excited to now have a second vehicle, a fully equipped espresso truck that we will be using on a daily basis to serve up our customers great drinks, ice cream, and root beer floats. We are based in Graham but will travel anywhere in Washington to meet our customers needs. We are excited to grow and expand and meet new friends all over the state!

One to Three Customs

“I make personalized gifts, decor, decals, signs, etc. I will have signs, holiday decor, and vinyl stickers with me. My turnaround for custom orders is usually under a week, and I live locally in University Place!”

Issa and Cole

Nicole will be offering her art with a vintage flair and antiques at the same booth as One to Three Customs.
Be sure to stop by and check her one of a kind work out!
(Will be sharing a booth with One to Three Customs)

Luna Fin Designs

At this booth you’ll find custom and beautiful handmade tumblers, various shape and sized keychains, Resin art and Vinyl decals.
Make sure to stop by and see the creative talent Samantha has to share!!

Belleza Laboratory

The Belleza Laboratory is a creative studio where art is an experiment. Owner and artist Meredith Russell creates paintings, functional art like coasters and trinket trays, and jewelry out of paint, resin, and alcohol inks. Stop by to experience the colors and pick up your own piece of art.

Calista Renee

University Place local Cally Uriarte is bringing her beautiful nature/realistic styled art to the market. She will be offering her art as well as reusable totes! Her art is original and a fave of those that know and follow her. Make sure to visit her and see what she has to offer!!

Kingson Coffee Roasters

Offering artisanal style fresh and organic roasted coffee beans. Beans are single origin from CoOp farms around the world. Body scrubs made from organic coffee, mixed with coconut oil, sugars, salts and essential oils.

Sassy Lass Sweets

What began as a fun family tradition has turned into a fun home based business. Every cookie I make is made from scratch and hand decorated. Sassy Lass Sweets LLC makes cookies for all occasions. You can bring the idea and I can bring it to life on a cookie. Sassy Lass Sweets LLC is a licensed and inspected home bakery in the State of Washington.

Welcome this new vendor to our market.

University Place Massage

They will be offer on the site services at the market!

Clients come in with unique pain so we treat you with a unique treatment plan. We aim to bring back your quality of life by you being able to do whatever your body has been holding you back from doing. Whether that is running a marathon or lifting up your grandbabies. We will do everything we can to get you to optimal health

Sarah Sew Lucky

Welcome to a new vendor for our market.
Handbags, purses, wallets, utensil pouches, shopping bags and key fobs type items all handmade by me.
Using recycled and repurposed textiles whenever possible is what you can expect from Sarah at her booth.

Tacoma Soap Refillery‘s mission is to serve the Greater Tacoma community and our planet by making reducing single use plastics and using safe natural home and body care products convenient and affordable. Come by our market booth with your own clean containers to fill with dish soap, laundry soap, castile soap, all purpose cleaner, shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste and more. Don’t worry, we’ll have jars available if you forget yours.

Wondering where you can get your refills other than the market? Tacoma Soap Refillery is launching a milkman style delivery service in late August and providing refills year round. Just leave your empties out on your doorstep and they’ll leave you a refill. To stay in the loop about market happenings and delivery service launch, Follow them on Instagram @thesoaprefillery, on Facebook or join their email list at website

Beyond the Beach by Barry Crust

A University Place local.

Barry creates beautiful works of art using natural and nature created drift wood and/or downed trees.
You’ll find birdhouses, walking staffs/canes & natural sculptures in his collections.
He’s a really friendly and welcoming man so stop by and say “Hi” to Barry at the market!

A Drop In The Ocean

Krystina Jarvis is owner and founder of this great zero waste company. She has some very great starting points so even someone just looking to reduce, even a little, can benefit from talking to her. She offers multiple products to help reduce the footprint we leave behind us. And she truly cares about the conversations she engages in. Don’t be shy about where you are at in reducing! You’ll feel welcomed and excited to chat with her about her company and what you can do moving forward!

A Small Specialty, LLC

A small batch fresh made salsa and sauce producer passionate for great quality well balanced blends of fine ingredients. We have strived to make a community presence bringing our Specialty products for everyone to enjoy. Our salsa and sauces are so fresh made all natural with no sugars or artificial flavors!

Head Hood

Head hood was created for those who appreciate where they come from, where they’ve been, and where they call home.

We are Inspired by community, by hometown pride, and by people who believe that community spirit can be a difference maker.

Whether you’re in line at the coffee shop, walking the dog, playing with your kids, or traveling abroad, you’re always headed for home

Coming into cold season you will definitely want to stop by this booth too see the customized and awesome detailed beanie/headwear they offer. There is nothing like these beanie elsewhere. Just another thing that makes them so neat.

Apparel by Bee

University Place local Bridget Findley is bringing her personalized Viks blankets to the market. She also creates a magnitude of items personalized for our local schools. Make sure to stop by and check her out!

Gabster’s Homemade

“We wanted dessert without the chemicals!”
We stumbled upon the recipe for Gabster’s Homemade almost by accident…
I bought a small ice cream maker so my daughter and I could make a dessert together. It was really important to me that she eats as many healthy and natural foods as possible and in too many store-bought desserts, there’s a plethora of preservatives and chemicals.

So, I prepared a recipe for a sugar-free and dairy-free frozen custard. I thought it was good and so did my little one. But I knew that both of us were biased because we made it ourselves. I had a feeling that my husband’s opinion would be a bit less unbiased. His sweet tooth is unlike any other I’ve ever seen! He tried a spoonful and his eyes lit up like two searchlights in the night sky.
“Honey, this is seriously the best thing I’ve ever had in my entire life!”
We knew we had something special.

We know you’ll love it as much as we do.

Pasteles Finos Del Angel

We welcome local baker Angel with his amazing treats. He does cakes, cupcakes, cookies, curros and so much more. He is passionate and enjoys everyone that makes time to visit his store. You will definitely want to stop by and see him! If you’ve never been to his place, you’ll have no excuse after you see what he has going on. He also produces vegan pastries/goodies which are hard to come by. He’ll be at the market on Saturday!!

Surrounded by Others United by Lupus

Sheila will be at our market raising money for a worthy cause. She will be offering dolls, inspiration items and small pouch purses. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects 1.5 Million Americans with 200,000 diagnosis a year.
Stop by and show love in form of support of those suffering from this disease.

We welcome Talia and KombuchaLuv bring delicious and good for you kombucha to our market!
They will have 5 flavors available in 16oz bottles! The flavors are super yum and with kombuchas naturally occurring fermented beneficial bacteria’s you can benefit from drinking this yummy drink while enjoying it. Make sure to welcome them to our community!

Herb & Myth Organic Skincare
Owner/Creater Sarita offers her handmade, right in Tacoma, skincare!! Please welcome her to our market Saturday!!

Natural beauty: it’s more than skin deep
This local farm-to-face skincare brand will have you swooning over their luscious botanicals, magical aromatics and powerful herbal blends.
Featuring three anti-aging moisturizers that represent different skin types, French Green Clay Facial cleanser, Rose Quartz toners, fragrant & juicy lip balms, and so much more, this healing skincare company covers all the bases.
Organic, Local and Eco-friendly, this green, female-owned skincare will revolutionize the way you approach your skincare ritual.
Because giving your skin a healthy glow begins within.


Vendor Highlights from the August 24 market!
I’ll leave up all the vendors info from both the 8/24 and 9/14 markets, just in case you want to shop them throughout the year.


Kid station – Mia owner/teacher of Casita Mia is volunteering to keep our kids engaged and happy while they visit the kid’s station. Make sure to stop by and say “Hi”

Casita Mia means “my little house”.
I strive to ensure that my students feel welcomed, and at home in my classes.
My hope is that students and caregivers leave my classes feeling excited about Spanish and empowered to engage with Spanish speakers the world over.
Whether Preschool, Elementary, or Parent-Child, Casita Mia classes all have one thing in common – Fun! And Spanish of course.

I base my teaching off of research in language acquisition, mimicking the way children naturally learn a first-language. Think of a toddler learning their first words – how do you teach them? Talk to them, read to them, sing to them, play with them!

Another method you’ll see in my classes is TPR (total physical response). We move our bodies as we sing songs, read stories, and play games. This helps learners create memories – in Spanish!

My experience as an educator and mother guide me in creating emergent curriculum based on student interest, changing seasons, and various themes that keep learning relevant to children’s lives.

Food Truck Ruca

Authentic Mexican food that is fresh and tasty from 28 years of operating a local Mexican restaurant. A fusion of Latin and Hawaiian flavors.

Ness Creations Pottery

“I create handmade pottery including mugs, cups, dishes, bowls, plates, earrings, pitchers, vases, spoon rests, soap dishes, coasters, and magnets. Some of my mugs feature crystals on the handle and/or face of the mug. Few pieces even have 22k Gold on them.”

BG’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce

Great with Beef, Pork, Poultry & Fish
Growing up in Kansas City I knew what Great BBQ tasted like.

There are two things that make Great BBQ.

1. The Meat, has to be tender, juciy with a smokey flavor that melts in your mouth

2. The BBQ sauce has to compliment the meat and your taste buds.

I decided to create a BBQ sauce that would have a sweet taste with a spicy bite. BG’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce was hand-crafted in the kitchen using spices to create a nice flavorable BBQ sauce.

BG’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce is family owned and operated.
BG’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce is located
in the greater Seattle, WA area

We hope you enjoy BG’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce.

Food TruckStarvin Marvin

This is our first year, we just opened this summer actually! We customized the Starvin Marvin trailer from the ground up and are having a blast getting to know people in the community. My wife Devyn and I mostly work the trailer with some help from family on the busy days. We stretch and toss the dough in our little 136 sq ft kitchen.

Squishiebaby Sweets

Custom Cookie Shop for all Occasions!!

We are a bakery specializing in super yummy, eye pleasing treats.

You have to see some of Nicole works and detail to really understand how amazing these are.

Hippie Heart Creations

Creating Unique arts on a CO2 laser. “We use as much reclaimed and natural products as we can. Cast offs, recycle bin, overstock, etc. Mixing fun, funk, and whimsy with a little heart and soul.”

Chai Pyala

Chai Pyala brings you the fresh baked goods and authentic Indian cuisine. We specialize in authentic Indian fresh brewed chai with aromatic flavors like cardamom and ginger. Also our other speciality is fresh baked goods including tea cakes, muffins, baked donuts, cookies which includes gluten free and vegan options too. We try to incorporate local fresh and seasonal produce in our cooking and baking. For more insight you can visit


Hope to see some of you there!

If you have any questions, comments and/or interested in being a vendor, please reach out and I’ll try my best to help you or get you in touch with Rebecca.

If you wish to fill out a comment form to provide feedback for the future markets, please stop by Honey’s Healthy Hive table.

Table fees are $25. $75 for food trucks.
Business license, application, insurance (food vendors only) and fee must be paid by September 5th. Spots limited.


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Danielle Thomas

Thursday 22nd of August 2019

I'd love some more info about the pop up market and farmers markets. I'm a local vendor. I live here in University Place. Check out my stuff at

Friday 23rd of August 2019

Thank you for reaching out. I've forwarded your email to Rebecca who's in charge of the market. Hope to see you at the market!