BRYAN, TX – Residents of Brazos Valley were able to stock up on their holiday decor and prepare for July 4 this weekend as a Single Market returned to Bryan.
The event also helps fight food insecurity in our community.
Texas Market Guide, which was in town last fall, with its Main Street Holiday Market, has returned to the BCS area for its 2nd annual “Made in America Market”.
Organizers say everything shown at the show was made in the United States. This event was meant to shine a light on American business and manufacturing and organizers say there was a little something for everyone.
Items for sale included gourmet food, quilts, jewelry, kitchenware, home decor, and more.
Show director Lewanna Campbell said she wanted to encourage buying in the United States to keep demand here while supporting American businesses.
“Especially coming out of the COVID situation and the pandemic shutdowns that we have had. It’s from small businesses to big businesses and it’s people who employ people at all levels of small item manufacturing, from what I would call the traditional core business, where they make things, right down to large manufacturing. We need to consider buying products made in the US when we can to support the jobs here, “Campbell said. , Exhibition Director for Texas Market Guide.
Event organizers say hunger never takes a vacation, and they’ve teamed up with The Bridge Ministries pantry in Bryan.
Event attendees took advantage of a discounted ticket with a donation of non-perishable food.
Campbell says all donations will remain in the Bryan College Station community.