Forget leftovers, Gobble Up these artisanal goodies Nov. 25

It’s Thanksgiving weekend. Black Friday has come and gone.

But instead of picking at cold turkey leftovers and hiding from shoppers, the makers of Urban Craft Uprising have different Saturday plans.

The organizers of Seattle’s largest indie craft show will host their first-ever artisanal, foodie show on Nov. 25 in Bellevue. And they want the Bellevue community to be there.

Kristen Rask, the president of Urban Craft Uprising, continued to notice an increase in artisanal food vendor applications when they would host their bi-annual craft shows.

Because they couldn’t bring all of them to a craft show, she often turned qualified candidates down.

Although she had toyed around with food ideas for past shows, deciding to plan an entire show around food became reality after a conversation with one of her vendors last spring.

She recalled the vendor told her, “vendors make good living in the summer,” despite having to hustle, but “it’s much harder in the fall and winter to keep business our going.”

Gobble Up will feature 70 food vendors ranging from specialty caramel and vegan truffles to crout, shrubs, and kitchen supply sellers.

“Obviously we want fans to come and people who are interested in food and looking for fun things to do, but we also hope some restaurant owners and chefs come by,” Rask said, noting many restaurants tend to feel proud having locally sourced vendors listed on their menus.

Rask said this is her first time bringing an Urban Craft Uprising event to Bellevue. Some of her vendors have participated in Bellevue’s annual summer arts fairs and spoke highly of the city.

She also said she’s trying to reach a new base.

“I feel like no matter what your economic status or interests are, anyone can get behind food,” she said.

Because Gobble Up coincides with Shop Small Saturday, something Rask planned, she hopes customers will consider shopping locally for holiday gifts or upcoming parties.

“I feel really excited about all the vendors,” she said. “Everyone brings something different to the table.”

Some of those vendors include Capuli Club, And Tonic, Ayako and Family, Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters, Harbor Herbalist, Jonboy Caramels and Old Salt Merchants, among others.

Urban Craft Uprising has been putting on their bi-annual craft shows in Seattle for 13 years, as well as smaller co-hosted shows in the area since 2014.

Gobble Up will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 25 at Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE Sixth St. in Bellevue.

For more information, visit www.urbancraftuprising.com or the Gobble Up Facebook event.

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