CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10)– Colonie Center shoppers have 40 more options to choose from, courtesy of the Shop Til You Drop holiday expo this weekend.
“It features local artists, crafters, small businesses, and it really gives them the opportunity to pop up and showcase some of their unique creativity in a large scale venue like Colonie Center,” explains Colonie Center representative Marissa McCarren.
The homegrown, New York vendors say being part of the mall traffic makes all the difference for business, especially with this being the last weekend for holiday shoppers.
“We are selling out of a lot of things. We’ve sold out of sugar candy, maple cream, and we’ve sold out of several products that we offer,” says George Schweigart, owner of Schweigart’s Sugar Shack.
Schweigart’s booth features a variety of maple sugar products, all made from what’s grown on his farm.
“There are a lot of maple producers, but with sets us apart and makes us different is our side products. We do maple 31 ways,” he explains to NEWS10’s Mikhaela Singleton.
The booths feature everything from artful statues chainsaw-carved in Hoosick Falls, to powerful protein peanut butter made across the street in Colonie, and even artisan New York wine. These vendors say they also hope an event like…