Monday, September 23, 2013

Local Artisan Co-op set to open in Waverly this Saturday

An artisan co-op has been created to encourage, support and promote fine local and regional artisans and their work. The Crooked River Co-Op is set to open its doors on Saturday September 29th from 10am - 6pm at 358 Broad Street, Waverly, NY in the former Village Hall which was purchased last year by Deb Twigg and Susan Fogel, owner’s of TEAOGA Development, LLC.  Over the past year the historic building has been under renovation and has become the home of SRAC’s Research Library, Teoaga Marketing Group and Sweet Heavenly Craft and Antiques; and with more renovation, additional space will be available.

This week, The Crooked River Co-Op has around twenty artisans setting up for the opening that will take place in the former village courthouse on the second floor which has been totally renovated, with its original hard wood floor restored and historic character revived.  Items for sale in the coop will include paintings by local artist Bud Lohman, beautiful hand-made baskets made by Anne Fell of “Walnut Lane Baskets,” goat’s milk products by “The Yukaho River Farm,” candles by “Wicked Women,” soaps and scrubs by Suzanne Stevens Storelli of “Scentric Bath and Body,” and many more.  There is also a whole room of antiques adjacent to the co-op.

Twigg explained, “The co-op is just another way that TEAOGA Development is trying help drive business into downtown Waverly by supporting a wide array of diverse artisans from all backgrounds who want the opportunity to sell their hand-made wares and share their creativity through demonstrations, workshops and special events in one space.  If you are a talented artist or craftsman looking for the support we are offering - contact us today to learn more.”  To learn more about the Crooked River Co-op and opportunities for local artisans, visit or call Deb Twigg at 607-727-3111.