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Journeyman Distillery to bring back its spring artisan market

Journeyman Distillery to bring back its spring artisan market

Journeyman Distillery to bring back its spring artisan market

A tasting is part of the Journeyman Distillery tour in Three Oaks, Mich.

Journeyman Distillery just across the state line in Southwest Michigan is bringing back its spring artisan market, which will feature handmade goods from local artisans and signature cocktails showcasing its whiskeys and other spirits.

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The distillery at 109 Generation Drive in Three Oaks, which is known for its organic, kosher and award-winning spirits, will hold the artisan market from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 11 in Southwest Michigan's Harbor Country.

"We’ve curated an amazing group of makers for this year’s Journeyman Distillery’s Spring Artisan Market," owner Bill Welter said. "We’ve been celebrating the art of making since 2012, with a wide variety of, the best of the best, local and handcrafted goods —from the featured art, accessories, and gourmet goods, to the organic grain-to-bottle spirits that go into each cocktail."

More than 70 vendors, including many new ones, will sell handcrafted wares in Journeyman's historic Featherbone corset factory, where buggy whips also were once made. Makers will sell jewelry, ceramics, art, health and beauty items, photography, home decor and gourmet food.

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"We are springing back into action with interesting new makers and tried and true favorites," said Journeyman Event Sales Manager Dan Breen. "We celebrate creativity and are so happy to support and share these artists with our community.”

Food and drink offerings will include house-made doughnuts, small plates and cocktails. Visitors also can dine at Journeyman's Staymaker Restaurant and take a tour of the distillery.

Jourmeyman also will host a putting competition with cash prizes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 10.

For more information, visit or call 269-820-2050.


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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.

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