Clover Market has been a beloved and continued event in the City of Brotherly Love and around the region for years. With the spread of COVID-19 however, the first three spring-time markets of the year in Chestnut Hill, Bryn Mawr and Collingswood had to be canceled. Clover has tentatively scheduled two more dates in May (5/17 in Bryn Mawr and 6/7 in Kennett Square), but with the future of social events still indefinitely undecided, there is still a very strong chance that these will also be dropped.
To help keep their assortment of “lucky finds” available, Clover Market has ramped up their online offerings. CM’s online market features unique vendors selling one-of-a-kind items, and each vendor was hand-picked by the Market to be featured for this season. Philadelphians can still purchase items while safely self isolating to help support the Market and the small businesses involved.
The virtual experience offers a fresh way to find some of your new favorite retailers, or peruse through some of your favorites. Vendors range all over the map in terms of products, even the pickiest of shoppers will be able to find something that sparks their purchase curiosity—from candles to clothes, to jewelry, to pottery and everything in between.
Clover Market has always been a strong supporter of small business featuring a variety of vendors every season and posting up popular food trucks at each of their events, and now Clover has shifted its focus during this unprecedented time to help small businesses even more so. According to their website, they have a few simple ways that others can do the same. Ways such as shopping online, buying a gift certificate, following their social media, booking food trucks for your future events, recommending them to friends and connecting with the business directly.
Clover Market is currently featuring 250 vendors on its website, which also links consumers directly to their own sites making shopping easier than ever—especially during this time when most Philadelphians aren’t leaving their homes.
Some vendors through Clover Market also make masks to help front-line health workers (and you as well), which are essential right now for obvious reasons. The masks are not N95, but they are re-usable cloth masks, some with insert options, that can add an extra layer of protection to those who are keeping us safe. Those vendors, according to a release, include A La Liz (message her Facebook page to order), Christine Shirley Designs (order from her website), Elle Sea Shop (order from her Etsy page), Jennifer Hoertz Millinery (message her Facebook page to order), Nelle Bush Bags (message her Facebook page to order), Sardine Clothing Company (order from her Etsy page), Sew Much Cooler (order from her website), Three Parts Charm (message her Facebook page to order) and The Stitching Horse (message his Facebook page to order.)
To learn more about Clover Market and other ways to support small businesses, visit theclovermarket.com