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The tasting room at The Better Man Distilling Co. isn’t open yet, but the gin is ready.

And through the blue door on the street side of the building, which last hosted Blue Point Brewing Co., you’ll find a warehouse-turned-event space.

Not only that, from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, Better Man will be hosting the Local Market Holiday Pop-Up, which is a curated collection of locally handmade goods and the people who made them.

There’s also going to be some craft cocktails.

“The goal of the Local Market is to create a platform for makers to promote their goods in their own neighborhood, and we are excited to partner with The Better Man Distilling Co. to make this event happen because they are doing what we’re doing; they are makers themselves,” said organizer Anna Macukas

The event will provide a micro-local shopping experience supporting artists and artisans from the community.  

Ten vendors with a curated variety of products, as well as offerings of craft cocktails from Better Man and an oyster raw bar by the Tallmuthashucka.

The Better Man Distilling Co. is located at 161 River Avenue in Patchogue

Vendor List:

The Mermaid Mercantile, Anna Macukas, Sayville, also running the event – handmade accessories and home decor using natural and up-cycled materials

Pollyanna Pastry Company, Abby Gruppuso, Bayport, also Head of Operations at Better Man – homemade baked goods

Better Man Distilling Co. – cocktail bar 

Tallmuthashucka – Keenan Boyle, Sayville – freshly shucked local oyster raw bar

NY Beard and Co. – Gary Priore, Holbrook – organic beard care products

Miss Amy’s Preserves – Amy Acierno, Blue Point – handmade small batch jams, mustards, tapenades and local honey

Nettle & Rose – Bay Rose, Blue Point – natural apothecary and sustainably healing products

JEM Creations – Jeannine McKenna – Fabric home decor and hand bags

The Salt & Sea – Gene Rogovitz, Brightwaters- original graphic art and hand-done prints 

What the Soap – Matt and Melissa Peters, Massapequa – handmade soaps, scrubs, lotions, balms

Therapeutic Murals – Tess Parker – original artwork, prints, and portrait commissions 

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