We are happy to announce that Manba will be attending the One of a Kind Show (OOAK) in Toronto starting March 28, 2018! As you may already know if you are following us on social media, Manba is slowly starting to enter the Ontario market. We attended the One of a Kind Show in May 2017 for the first time and it was such a great success that we decided to come back for this year’s edition!
What is the OOAK?
The One of a Kind Show is one of the largest and best attended craft show in North America. It features unique, handmade crafts and the talented artisans behind them. The show started in 1975 and has always stayed true to its mission to celebrate craftsmanship, cultivating creativity and connecting the community to deliver a one of a kind shopping experience.
From March 28th to April 1st, Manba along with over 500 artisans, designers and craftspeople will attend the show and showcase their unique creations. The OOAK is a wonderful place to find local handmade and homegrown talent. Product categories include artisanal food, home décor, fashion, art, body care, children’s toys and much more!
Why should you attend the OOAK?
If you are looking for unique, quality products made by artisans with a commitment to handmade excellence and if you have a passion for buying local, then this show is for you!
What we love about this show is that you can walk through the multiple hallways and discover incredible products and talents. We discovered countless amazing products last year including Penny Candy Jam (Booth A49 at this year’s spring event), a Toronto based jam company. Their jams are simply delicious; they’re all natural, low in sugar and contain no additives! They have incredibly unique flavours such as peach, guava & grapefruit and pineapple & jackfruit. A plus: their jams pair beautifully well with Manba – you’ll definitely have to give this combo a try!
Other brands that we love that’ll be at the show this March are:
The Lemon Square (Booth B20) duo of Wally and Dan make some of the best lemon squares we’ve ever tasted!
Where will Manba be?
When you come to the OOAK, you will notice that the floor will be divided into 7 ‘neighborhoods:’ Bonjour Quebec, Craft Drink, Fashion District, Flavours, Green, Marketplace and Rising Star. We’ll be located at booth A52 in the Flavours neighborhood. Throughout the event, we’ll be doing tastings and sharing the story of our brand and our social mission. We’ll also be hosting a giveaway, so make sure to stop by our booth to run the chance to win 3 jars of Manba! We’ll also be sampling something brand new and very exciting but you’ll have to come to find out what.
How do I get there? What are the times and dates?
The event will take place at the Enercare Centre from March 28th to April 1st. Wednesday to Saturday, the show runs from 10am to 9 pm. On Sunday, the show will begin at 10am and end at 6pm. For the late night shoppers out there, on the 29th (Thursday), all the booths will be open until 11pm! To get tickets, enter our contest or contact us to get a $2 discount code. You can also buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/2D6YSSV
We truly hope to see you there!
I cannot make it to OOAK
For all those who cannot attend the OOAK, but live in the Toronto area, you can find Manba products at the Popbox Market and The Lucky Penny General Store. Popbox Market is a café/micro market that sells kombucha, cold press juices, frozen desserts, artisanal chocolates, healthy snacks and much more! On the other hand, The Lucky Penny is a general store and café that specializes in carefully selected and locally sourced quality goods such as artisanal ice cream and meats, spicy mustards and sauces, pickles and delicious pastries.
If you know of any other stores or cafes in Quebec and Ontario, where you believe Manba would fit, don’t hesitate to share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just ask the store manager if they’ve ever heard of Manba 😉