If you haven’t visited Westbury’s Samanea New York (formerly The Mall at the Source), Saturday might be the day. Along with its newest tenant, the sprawling Asian 99 Ranch Market, the mall is home to the second Small Business Market hosted by Facebook group Dine-LI.
The event, located on the second floor, will feature over 100 local food and craft vendors. Advance admission tickets are $10 ($15 at the door) and proceeds will go to Rescuing Families Inc., a Franklin Square-based nonprofit that supports the lives of community members through donations. home improvements needed. The first event, in February, raised $12,000 for Last Hope Animal Rescue.
Food will be available for purchase from over 60 vendors; a combination of brick-and-mortar stores and traveling growers whose wares typically appear at farmers’ markets and festivals. At the last Small Business Market, there was a run on chicken pies from Bohemia-based smoker-catering, The BBQ King, who will be back with more hot pies.
The Cake Don (Huntington) will be on stage with cupcakes, as will Prime Time Butcher (Woodbury), Ice Cream Social (Commack), A Little Brittle Heaven, All American Wontons, Angie’s Empanadas, Halesite Habanero hot sauce, Hella Good Cream Puffs , Macaron 5 Chic, Naela Mediterranean Market and TerraNut snacks. There will be at least four artisan bakers: A Mano Baking Company, NoFo Flour Shoppe, Scott’s Sourdough and Side Hustle Bread.
Also on the program: tastings, caricatures, gift card draws and live music.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Samanea New York, 1504 Old Country Rd., Westbury. For more information, visit facebook.com/events. To purchase tickets, go to eventgroove.com.