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How To Promote Local Business From Your Couch

With the current pandemic, many are left worried about what their future holds. More specifically, local businesses are taking a big hit from social distancing—a policy of avoiding gatherings as a way of containing the spread of the virus. To promote social distancing, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that all restaurants and bars will be limited to […]


‘How do we build community through this?’: Local Businesses React To Coronavirus

Small businesses, nonprofits, and arts establishments in Somerville have been seeing the effects of the coronavirus firsthand. As the city shuts down, it seems that no industry is exempt from the impact of the pandemic.  While some storefronts and organizations have temporarily closed their doors, others have chosen to take steps to reinforce their support […]


E-Som Market: Women’s History Month!

Our next E-Som Market is happening on Tuesday, March 10! In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, our lineup features some incredible local womxn makers! We’re also excited to bring back one of our favorites, Kitty Amann, to serve up some Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey cocktails, and talk about her book Drinking […]


E-Som Market: Love Big! Shop Small!

We’re kicking off the 2020 market season with some big love for shopping small! Check out our lineup for our E-Som Market on February 11, then come show our local makers some love! All She Wrote Books www.allshewrotebooks.com www.instagram.com/allshewrotebooks Chiba & Brabo www.instagram.com/chiba.and.brabo Cln&Drty Natural Skincare http://CLNandDRTY.com www.instagram.com/CLNandDRTY Kongmountaintea www.kongmountaintea.com/ www.instagram.com/kongmountaintea LinoCave Prints https://linocave.com/ www.instagram.com/linocaveprints […]


Wrap it Up Winter Market

Shop Small MA has teamed up with Tiny Turns Paperie and Courtney O’Keefe to present holiday markets spread across Somerville this season. Vendors will be setting up shop in Warehouse XI (11 Sanborn Court), La Brasa (124 Broadway) and the main hall of the historic Armory (191 Highland Avenue) with crafted goods perfect to conquer […]


E-Som Market at Night – September

E-Som Market at Night is back on Tuesday, September 17! Joe Cammarata of highly anticipated cocktail bar Daiquiris & Daisies will be on the bar serving up the Privateer Rum cocktails, and it’ll be a fun time in East Somerville with the East Somerville Main Streets 2019 Foodie Crawl happening that night, too, so come […]


Ignite Festival

To celebrate Union Square’s sizzling food landscape we bring you: Ignite, an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment, and a raucous celebration of global culture! In addition to many local food vendors, there will be: food demos, including a presentation from the Nibble Kitchen; food-themed activities, featuring a flaming curry eating contest (ongoing, […]


E-Som Market: May

Our May E-Som Market is happening on Saturday, May 11! Just in time to get that last-minute Mother’s Day gift or the perfect locally made gift for your favorite graduate. Guest bartender Mellie Wiersma will be shaking up the cocktails for you to sip on while you shop. So come by and #eatbrunchbuystuff! Sponsored by […]


E-Som Market: April

Our April E-Som Market is happening on Saturday, April 6! Our friends from Thirst Boston will be joining us to take care of your brunch cocktails needs and to tell you all about their Boston cocktail festival happening April 26-28! Check out our lineup of makers and vendors then save the date to come #eatbrunchbuystuff! […]


E-Som Holiday Market Series: Market #4!

It’s that time of year again! With the holidays right around the corner, we have four E-Som Markets lined up for you in November and December, full of talented local makers, merchants, and small businesses. Pair that with some brunch and guest bartenders serving up cocktails for you to sip on while you shop, it’s […]


E-Som Holiday Market Series: Market #3!

It’s go time! Our next holiday #ESomMarket is happening Saturday, 12/1, and our favorite elf on the shelf, Jason Cool from Yotel Boston, will be back and on the bar getting into trouble with some Ilegal Mezcal! So grab your friends and family, and come #shoplocal, #shopsmall, and #eatbrunchbuystuff! Check out our lineup for December […]


E-Som Holiday Market Series: Market #2!

It’s that time of year again! With the holidays right around the corner, we have four E-Som Markets lined up for you in November and December, full of talented local makers, merchants, and small businesses. Pair that with some brunch and guest bartenders serving up cocktails for you to sip on while you shop, it’s […]