Note: This article was originally published on the Crazy Useful blog about a year ago. I’ve decided to re-post it here, because the market is as awesome as ever.
A couple of weeks ago I was visiting my brother in Eugene, Oregon, and was lucky enough to have the chance to once again visit Eugene’s spectacular Saturday Market. I was a regular at the market when my husband and I lived in Eugene briefly about five years ago, and I was especially happy to see some of the same vendors that I knew and loved from that time.
I went to the market with my seven-year-old son and my standing shopping list of items we need for the house: and, I have to say, I really scored. Here’s me showing off my loot, along with the vendor information (should you want to score some loot of your own).
And just so you know, I’m using each and every one of these items just about every day. They are truly crazy useful things.
Handmade Ceramic Soap Dish
by Bob Haley of Applegate Pottery (Corvallis, OR)
Handmade Wooden Cutting Board
by Bruce Ramsey (Eugene, OR)
Handmade Wooden (Black Walnut) Cooking Spoon
by Eldridge Baucum of El’s Quarter Saw Woodworking (Eugene, OR)
Seam Ripper with Hand-Turned Wooden Handle
by Mark “Rudi” Rudolph of Wooden Apple Woodturning (Eugene, OR)