This year’s Green Fest poster and program booklet cover feature the beautiful Monarch butterfly. Some of the following vendors will offer plants that will attract the endangered creatures and literature about starting your own Monarch garden.
Vendor List below updated April 2017 Conservation & Recycling
Boonsboro Free Library (www.washcolibrary.org) – Display of resource material relating to Eco-friendly practices and projects.
Green Fest Committeewww.boonsborogreenfest.com & Boonsboro Environmental Commissionwww.town.boonsboro.md.us/bec – Information about the committees. Sales of Green Fest t-shirts and refillable water bottles. Giving away, while supplies last, seeds to grow the Monarch butterfly friendly milkweed plant.
Green Fest Volunteer Zone www.boonsborogreenfest.com/volunteers – Headquarters for volunteers to sign in and receive assignments will be located next to the Bandstand/Gazebo. Sign up by April 30 to be a volunteer. No volunteers will be accepted day of the festival.
(The) Monarch Alliance & Monarch Watchwww.themonarchalliance.org – Educational display and information handouts illustrating the Monarch butterfly’s life cycle and migration, and how residents can attract the butterflies to their yards.
Sierra Club – Maryland, Catoctin Groupwww.maryland.sierraclub.org – Information about environmental issues and outdoor activities. Products for sale: T-shirts, backpacks, reusable water bottles and hats.
Washington County Division of Environmental Management (Recycling) www.washco-md.net – Information about the county’s recycling and water quality departments. Handouts.
Washington County Soil Conservation District www.conservationplace.com – Learn about the function and the operations of this agency and how it can be of assistance to both agricultural and urban communities. Giveaways.
Milestone Solarwww.milestonesolar.com – Information on products related to solar systems for homes and businesses.
Mountain View Solarwww.mtvsolar.com – Installs solar systems for residential, commercial and municipal customers in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Munro Propertieswww.energysavemd-home.com – Contractor for Potomac Edison’s energy efficiency program which includes free home energy checkups.
SolarCity 847-322-5336 – Residential solar provider.
Western Maryland Solarwww.westernmarylandsolar.com – Learn about residential and commercial photo-voltaic systems, both on-grid and off-grid systems.
Birthing Circlewww.birthingcircle.org – Local organization promotes healthy community and improved birth outcomes for local families.
Blessed with BabyEtsy – Reusable cloth diapers and other baby items.
Enkore Kidswww.enkorekids.com – Shop specializes in new and used cloth diapers, baby carriers, clothing, toys and other baby related equipment. Also offering custom signs made from reclaimed wood.
Girl Scout Troop 40709email – Dime pitch for (recycled) glassware.
Kids Zone – Free activities in Pavilion #3 are for kids only: crafts, Pledge to the Earth and Twister, to name a few. Sponsored by the Green Fest Committee.
Kids Zone Extra – Area elementary school and the Outdoor School will be having special activities and displays.
La Leche League of Hagerstownwww.lllofmd-de-dc.org – Information about breastfeeding and the organization. An area will be available to nurse. Handouts.
Memory Craftsemail – Selling pillows, sandy candy and sand art.
Message Monkeyswww.messagemonkeys.com – Handmade sock monkeys with own names and special pocket for a special message to a special someone. Monkey raffles during the day.
Potomac Valley Audubon Societywww.potomacaudubon.org – Information about environmental programs, including backyard habitats and conservation programs, offered by this active group with members from Washington County and the three eastern-most counties of West Virginia.
Shifrah’s Sisters Holistic Birth Servicewww.shifrahssisters.com – Home birth midwife will be discussing her practice and birth choices with expectant mothers. An area will be available to nurse and to color. Handouts.
Tri-State Astronomerswww.tristateastronomers.org – Solar telescope available so youngsters can safely view sun spots, flares and prominences. Handouts.
Twelve Winds Farmwww.twelvewindsfarm.com –
Information on and sales of reusable cloth diapers and accessories; handmade, upcycled and recycled clothing and toys.
Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening
American Chestnut Foundation, Maryland Chapter www.mdtacf.org – Chapter working to restore the magnificent American chestnut tree in Maryland forests. Giving away chestnut seedlings. Members have planted thousands of trees, which sequester carbon and help fight climate change.
Aquabarrelwww.aquabarrel.com – All items needed for rainwater harvesting, including barrels and the parts needed for any type of rainwater collection system for your home or business.
Arleen’s Succulents email – Home grown succulent plants grown with composted soil and rain water and presented in recycled containers.
Bee Landscaping, LLCwww.beelandscaping.com – Rainwater harvesting and landscaping services, including rainscaping, LED lighting, Eco-system ponds, therapeutic fountains and water features.
BirdGazer.netemail – Webcam birdhouses and feeders, bat houses and walking sticks made from urban-logged material that would have otherwise been discarded. See Bird Gazer.
Bluebell Ridge NurseryEmail – Native perennial ornamental plants, many of which support pollinators, such as milkweed which is essential to Monarch butterflies.
Bushtail Creek Unique GiftsFacebook – Breed-specific bird houses, glycerin soaps, including No-Bug pet soap, and hand-carved walking sticks.
Cat’s Paw Organic FarmEmail – Starter plants, including wide range of both hybrid and heirloom tomato plants, plus herbs, pepper, squash and cucumber plants.
Ecol�giawww.ecologiadesign.com – Learn how to have you yard and eat it too! Author Michael Judd will talk about his book: “Edible landscaping with a Permaculture Twist. Also, handmade jewelry made from recycled wood from sawmills will be for sale.
Farm of Peacewww.farmofpeace.com – Selling CSA (community supported agriculture) produce shares, along with seasonal produce and meats. Farm practices sustainable and environmentally sensitive methods and is the process of receiving USDA Organic Certification. Informational handouts.
Kelly Moore Shedswww.KellyMooreSheds.com – Professional outdoor structures, including outdoor buildings and furniture, chicken coops, tables, tiki bars, bus stops, rabbit hutches, pergolas and potting benches.
Landscape HMO Enterprises email – Landscape plants: perennials, herbs, small fruit and shrubs, with focus on native plants and plants that are pest resistant adapted to Maryland.
Megan Webber Plants & Herbswww.webberflowers.wordpress.com – Locally grown annual and perennial plants and herbs, and plants to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, including milkweeds for Monarch caterpillars.
Milk & Honey FarmsFacebook – A biologically-intensive micro-farm specializing in organically and sustainably grown produce.
NeXGreenwww.nexgreen.com – Lawn care company using Eco-friendly products and methods.
Open Book Farmwww.openbookfarm.com – . Organic (non-certified) area livestock and vegetable farm, selling organic seedlings and promoting Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Farm uses organic growing practices to produce veggies and raises all animals outside on rotationally grazed pasture.
Pineline Poultry & Meats/Shadows of Catoctin Organic Vegetableswww.pinelinepoultry.com – Local, sustainable farm selling grass-finished and pastured meats (frozen). Selling hard-frozen chicken, pork, beef and rabbit, seedlings and dried herbs. Also, market-share CSA information available.
Potomac Micro Greensemail – Local start-up producer of fresh micro greens and other organic horticultural products, offering home micro green growing kits and supplies for sale.
Sacred Rootswww.sacredrootswv.com – Sales of herbs, herbal tinctures and live plants. Offering samples of herbal lemonade.
South Mountain MicroFarmsouthmtnmicrofarm.com – Locally grown Christmas trees and aquaponically grown, chemical-free produce, including fresh lettuce and other produce. Aquaponics is a sustainable method of food production, conserving land/space and water. System also uses energy efficient LED lighting. Seed packet handouts.
Spruce Run Farmwww.sprucerunrd.com – Local farm offers goat milk soaps, raw local honey and fresh produce.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, SharpsburgEmail – Flower, herb and vegetable plants ready for spring planting and landscaping tips.
Valley Co-Op of Washington Countywww.valleycoop.org – Member-owned food cooperative providing local, healthy products. Memberships available.
Washington County Master Gardeners – University of Maryland Extensionemail – Master Gardeners’ Bay-Wise Conservation Landscaping program teaches smart gardening practices that build healthier backyards and communities.
Whistle Punk Farmwww.whistlepunkfarm.com – Small area farm selling GMO-free, pastured-raised meats, starter organic seedlings and dried herbs. Animals are rotated periodically through fields and forests so they are healthier and don’t require antibiotics or other chemicals.
Art Glass Elementsemail – Bottles and glass slumped and fused into creative, useful and decorative products.
Basil Vintageemail – Handmade storybook buntings made from salvaged used books to create handing banners for parties, classrooms and nurseries, and teacup succulents.
Becky’s Pillow Shopwww.beckyspillowshop.etsy.com – Upcycled aprons made from tea towels, jeans and shirts. Also, pillows, bags, pouches, place mats, table runners, backpacks, and decorative towels.
Canal View Candle & Barrel Co.www.candleandbarrelco.com – Handcrafted furniture, wine racks and home decor made from repurposed wine and whiskey barrels. Also, natural soy candles and soaps made from all renewable resources and recyclable materials.
Glass GardenEmail – Glass flowers, tea cup candles and handmade jewelry, all made from recycled glass.
Happy Pappy Hardwarewww.roosterwire.com – Mobile reclaimed hardware store, selling nails, rope, chain, steel cable, wire, hinges, latches, knobs, brass screws, drill bits and tools, to name a few.
John & LaVern Woodcraftsemail – Turned wooden bowls, pens, bottle stoppers, twisted canes and walking sticks and yard items.
Kyle’s Custom WoodworkingEmail – Handcrafted cutting boards and tables made from reclaimed lumbar.
Lacewing Candle Companywww.lacewingcandleco.etsy.com – Hand-poured soy wax candles and melts, made with phthalate-free fragrances and oils and lead-free braided cotton wicks.
Llewellyn HomesteadEtsy – Hand crocheted dish cloths and Mason jar cozies, in addition to reusable cleaning cloths and gardening items.
Marsh Farm Designsemail – Home decor items made with reclaimed or recycled items, sustainable fibers and eco-friendly materials.
Michelle VanMetre: For the Sake of Christ.comwww.forthesakeofchrist.com – Scripture-inspired cards made with recycled paper and original landscape photography in handcrafted, recycled barn wood frames.
Millhouse Candleswww.millhousecandles.com – Beeswax products, such as tapers, pillars, votives, simmering tarts and lotion bars, plus local honey.
Norwexemail – All natural house cleaning products. Learn how to clean with micro-fiber cloths and water only, no chemicals.
Primitive Recycle Repurpose Reuse email – Items made from recycled materials.
Reels & Wheels 301-799-9161 – Primitives & River Art – Furniture and craft items made from reclaimed wood (fences, barns, flooring) and items collected from nature (tree fungus, sticks and vines). Products include benches, bird houses, fish rod racks and plant stands.
Scents by Sherrywww.scentsbysherry.com – All safe natural ingredients and recycled packaging material used in production of no-wick, no-soot candles.
Sherm’s Designer Woodemail – Hand-crafted wooden bowls and works of art made from reclaimed wood.
Simply Statedemail – Hand-painted signs and designs made from repurposed wood.
Sleepy Hollow Lightsemail – Upcycled tin lanterns and planters made from used household cans.
Sly Fox Farmemail – Use reclaimed barnwood and discarded wood pallets to make heirloom signs.
Suzy’s Treasure Chestwww.email@example.com – Wine bottle gift items are made from recycled wine bottles and corks. Products include wind chimes, lighted bottles, candle holders, planters and jewelry.
Top Dog Turningsemail – Items turned on a lathe and some hand-crafted items.
Wee Folk Hauswww.weefolkhaus.weebly.com – Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind tiny houses using all natural elements from the fields and forests of Pennsylvania.
Whiskey Bottom Candles www.whiskeybottomcandles.com – Scented soy candles in recycled wine and whiskey bottles and reusable whiskey glasses. Candles are made in Maryland, using USA ingredients.
Gently-Used Clothing & Sports Equipment Swap & Sale (Pavilion #1) – The Swaps have become a truly community endeavor as several Boonsboro area churches and organizations are contributing time and articles. More than 10,000 items were swapped or sold last year. Proceeds from sale items go to Micah’s Backpack, while leftover items are donated to Children in Need of Washington County. Items will be collected and sorted at the Community Center in Shafer Park during the week prior to the festival: Tuesday-Friday (May 9-12) from 4:30-8 p.m. and Wednesday (May 10) 9 a.m.-noon. Click on the Volunteer tab at the top of this page for more information about volunteering. (Volunteers must register by April 30, 2017.)
Artpoptartwww.artpoptart.com – Handmade collage art upcycled from magazines in addition to original art, prints and greeting cards.
Authentic Sea Glass Jewelryemail – Glass gathered along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay is used in making handcrafted jewelry. Also offer wood creations from driftwood and photos.
Blacksmith Guild of Western Marylandemail & Facebook – Demonstration of blacksmithing techniques and pictorial display. The Guild is building a traditional skills workshop and camp to train future crafts men and women, which will include lessons in blacksmithing, bladesmithing, stone masonry, pottery and timberframing.
Common Marketwww.commonmarket.coop – Local food co-op emphasizing health and wellness; conducting sustainable practices, sources products from businesses that are Fair Trade, local, and organic; and working with local farmers.
Fresh Relic Designsemail & Facebook – Handcrafted vintage dictionary pendants for jewelry and dictionary quote art fashioned from salvaged old dictionaries and books, and recycled leather bracelets and key chains.
Fresh Startsemail – Sellling seedlings, baked goods and crafty stuff.
Frog Hall Designsemail – Refashion thrift store staples, such as flannel shirts and wood sweaters, into funky, campfire chic clothing and fun-fashion accessories.
GmajanisewEtsy – Selling recycled and up-cycled items, including book purses, scrabble tile jewelry, board game coasters, and paper flowers.
Gourds by DaphneEtsy – Hand-painted dried gourds and decorative gourde birdhouses.
Gray Wolf Walking Sticksemail – Natural wood gathered from the forests is fashioned into walking sticks, including walking sticks made to order.
GreenGingerGoods & Sarah’s Stitches www.GreenGingerGood.etsy.com – Handmade “unpaper towels” — cloth towels that snap together to fit on standard paper towel holders — and cloth napkins, along with snack sacks, sandwich bags, and “wetbags” for laundry and cloth diapers.
Gypsyetta Up-cycled Art to WearEtsy – Women’s clothing made entirely from previously loved garments and vintage linens, including wearable works of art.
Janet’s Going Green Bagsemail – Shopping bags crocheted with “plarn,” a plastic yarn made from plastic shopping bags.
Major Creationsemail – Haitian women’s crafts including domino necklaces, tee-shirt necklaces and rugs. Also, handbags, quilts and quited items.
MF Hennawww.mfhenna.com – Natural henna tattoos (temporary body art) created with organic henna paste, powder and essential oils.
MOMS Organic Market www.momsorganicmarket.com – Promoting Frederick food store which leads by example by using 100 percent wind power and LED lighting, recycling CFL bulbs and plastic bags, banning the sale of bottled water, and composting produce clippings and non-recyclable paper products. Giveaways.
Moonshine ForgeEmail – Recycled and repurposed steel used in blacksmithing to create decorative and functional metalwork products.
NatureJemsemail – Handmade beaded jewelry with designs based on concepts of science, including necklaces displaying scientific concepts such as DNA, and earrings featuring planets, flowers and trees.
Rogue Owl Designsemail – A variety of repurposed and upcycled items, such as coat racks, home decor, leather bracelet cuffs, furniture and key chains, made from pallets, old furniture, belts and clothes.
Spoon Mewww.spoonmejewelry.com – Repurpose vintage silverware, creating pendant necklaces, bracelets, hand-stamped leather cuffs and key chains. Drawing for leather cuff.
Ten Thousand Villageswww.tenthousandvillages.com/hagerstown – Fair trade repurposed and recycled merchandise. Artisan partners from across the globe use environmentally friendly processes, sustainable natural resources and recycled materials. Items for sale include home decor, gifts, coffee, tea and chocolate.
Time ReStrungemail & Facebook – Jewelry with a steampunk elegance created from components of vintage pocket watches and other time pieces.
Tiny House Veganwww.thetinyhousevegan.com – A tiny house display including pictures, plans, banner and video, along with prepared food items and materials supporting reduction of carbon footprint. Handouts.
Todd Geiman Vegan Potteryemail – Pottery made with no bone ash, plus glassware fashioned from reclaimed wine bottles, paper crafts and a book.
Workshop Earthwww.workshopearth.com – Art pieces made from salvaged items. A portion of all proceeds goes to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
MD EV (electric vehicle) email & www.marylandev.org – Learn about installing electric vehicle charging at home or work and about incentives available from the State of Maryland when buying an electric vehicle or charger.
Sharrett Inc. www.sharrett.com – Subaru display. All Subarus are built in zero-landfill facilities where all of the waste is recycled or used as fuel to produce electricity. The plants are certified as a national habitat. Handouts.
Tesla Exhibit by Sheldon Cheneyemail – Tesla automobile owner, Sheldon Cheney, displays his own vehicle to promote electric cars and explains why people should drive them. Tesla automobile and environmental literature available.
Younger Toyotawww.youngertoyota.com – Displaying the 2017 Prius and the Prius Prime, a hybrid you can charge. Handouts.
BoonsboroBuckets email – Upcycled and repurposed home and fashion accessories.
Boonsboro Titansemail – Promoting eco-initiatives of youth sports program. Handouts.
Boonsboro Trunksemail – Sales, restoration and repairs of antique trunks, including flat top, dome top and round top trunks, blanket chests and wooden tool boxes.
Blue Ridge CreationsFacebook – Several flavors of homemade fudge and hand-made paper gift bags.
Castiel Piggyetsy – Washable and reusable pet products including cage liners and pet food mats, and dog toys handmade from remnants and leftover materials. Drawing.
Clustered Spires Quilt Guildwww.clusteredspiresquiltguild.org – Raffle held for batik fabric quilt in a braided stylized cityscape theme. Other small hand-crafted items for sale.
DM Designswww.dmwps.com – Local fine artist and graphic designer, Daniel Murphy, displays his works.
Fahrney-Keedy Home & Villagewww.fkhv.org – Promoting living in an eco-friendly senior living community near Boonsboro. Handouts.
For the Birdsemail – Hand-made treats for birds, some packaged in recycled egg cartons.
Josie’s on Mainwww.josiesonmain.com – Selling vintage/upcycled furniture and original home decor items.
Lovebug Creationsemail – Home decorative items made from repurposed wood and old cabinet doors.
Miller’s Music Instructionwww.millersmusicinstruction.com – Lessons offered: voice, piano, guitar, strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, recorder and composition.
River & Trail Outfitterswww.rivertrail.com – Full-service outfitter promoting River Quest Field Trips for groups of all ages who will learn about the health of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers, major tributaries in the Chesapeake Bay watershed system. Give-aways.
Talon Studiowww.talonstudiotattoo.com – Artwork and jewelry created with upcycled materials. Also promoting local tattoo business.
Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ of Boonsboroemail – Rada Cutlery and cookbooks featuring a section about “Go Green” cleaning solutions.
Weis Market of Boonsborowww.weismarkets.com – Promoting healthy food choices in the supermarket. Store recycles plastic bags, cardboard and paper. Handouts.
Health & Wellness
1treeyoga 1treeyoga.etsy.com – Yoga accessories, yoga mat bags, tote bags, snack bags, meditation cushions filled with buckwheat hulls, eye pillows, and mala necklaces and bracelets.
Act Naturallywww.actnaturally.storenvy.com – Bath and body care products made with organic ingredients with no synthetic fragrances or dyes. Also selling succulents in various quirky planters. Handouts.
Black Sparrow Bath Co.email – Handcrafted small-batch soaps, bath and body products, including bath bombs, lotions and bath salts, made with raw materials locally sourced, as available.
BodySense PTwww.bodysensept.com – Advice and consultation for musculoskeletal and neurological problems, such as aches, pains, injuries, dizziness, balance. Learn how physical therapy techniques can often eliminate the need for harmful, addictive pain medications. Selling small health and wellness supplies. Handouts.
Boonsboro Wellness Centerwww.boonsborowellness.com – Information on non-pharmaceutical and not-surgical approaches to health care, including acupuncture. Handouts.
Cedar Ridge Soapswww.cedarridgesoaps.com – Handcrafted soaps and other body care and home products: soaps, shampoo bars, body butters and sprays, lip balms and glosses, lotions, scrubs, and air fresheners.
Cutler Tigh Farmemail – Personal care products made from ingredients produced on local farm: goat milk soap, aluminum-free deodorants, salves, balms, insect repellent, massage oils and face toner.
Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS) www.diagnosticimagingservices.com – Information about the radiology imagaing center’s services, including 3D mammography and laser vein procedures. Handouts.
Hagerstown Vegan Meetupemail – Magazines and other literature advocating veganism, which had been called the most important step a person can take to help the planet. Food samples planned.
Harmony Hollow Farmwww.harmonyhollowfarm.net – Small batch hand-poured pure soy candles and organic bath bombs, salts and scrubs. The clean-burning candles are presented in Mason jars and bath and body products are made with organic essential oils. Also selling fresh herb plants.
Heal With Heartwww.healwithheart.org – An energy healing display explaining hands-on healing of the mind, body and spirit.
Holistic Therapieswww.yourhealthyourchoice.com – Products include holistic, homemade oils, tinctures, lotions and crystals. Samples offered.
Lavender Moonwww.babymoonshine.com – Skin care products for the whole family; using organic ingredients and Eco-friendly packaging. Business certified by Leaping Bunny, a cruelty-free designation.
Mama Bear’s Natural Careemail – Handcrafted natural body and bath products using all natural ingredients.Products include: skin salves, lip balms, bath melts and sprays.
Natural Fusion Hair Studiowww.naturalfusionhairstudio.com – Organic and natural hair care products and hair care services. Frederick studio features unique antique stations.
Peaceful Glen Metaphysical Solutionsemail – Tarot readings and chair Reiki.
Raven Rock Springs Farmemail – Handmade, biodegradable, all natural soaps and body products using the farm’s own honey and beeswax, the sales of which support the farm’s bee yard. Products include lip and body butters.
Regenerate Float Centerwww.feelregenerated.com – Promoting the benefits of flotation therapy to the mind and body. Floating in salted water tank allows a person to be effortlessly, completely removing the pull of gravity from the body. Floating has a wide range of applications, including muscle recovery and joint relief, person growth and development, and a greater overall sense of well-being.
Renaissance Lavender www.etsy.com – Plants and natural products for body and spirit.
Terressentialswww.terressentials.com – Handcrafted, USDA Certified Organic personal care products, and Fair Trade handicrafts from around the world.
Tonic Herb Shopwww.tonicherbshop.com – Hand-made bagged herbal teas, salves, sprays, DIY medicine kits The nearby storefront also carries syrups, bug spray, books, games, and essential oils.
Wild Rose Soap Co.www.mywildrosesoap.com – Handcrafted herbal soaps, using locally sourced ingredients and wrapped in banana leaf paper. Also, lotions and bath bombs.
Young Living Essential Oilsemail – Essential oils and how to use them. Production of oils controlled from planting of the seed to bottling.
Food & Refreshments
3 Barrels 4 YNO (Your Next Occasion) www.ynocatering.com – Healthier-choices food truck serving vegetarian fare, plus chicken and beef sandwiches – on bamboo serving pieces.
St. Catherine Eastern Orthodox Churchwww.saint-catherine-church.net – Variety of Greek food items, including Greek salad, chicken souvlaki pita sandwiches, hummus, dolmades, and baklava, plus hot dogs, baked goods, beverages and cookbooks.