Middleburg Marketplace lives its mission of “curated shopping for a cause”. We recruit high-quality merchants and select products including fine arts, unique apparel, hand-crafted jewelry, and high-quality crafts.
The Marketplace is a multipurpose destination for artisans to sell their exceptional products and drive new revenue streams for charities and good causes. Charities and creative entrepreneurs have suffered throughout the pandemic and Middleburg Marketplace wants to be part of the solution.”
Curated Shopping that Supports
What makes Middleburg Marketplace a one-of-a-kind site is 100% of the profits go to the church and its charity partners such as a local food pantry, a low-cost housing organization, battered women shelter, hospice, people struggling to pay basic bills, and more.
Middleburg Marketplace also expands the distribution channels for artists, artisans, and creative entrepreneurs who were hit hard by the pandemic when events and shows were canceled.
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Middleburg Marketplace opened its virtual doors in 2020, with over 40 high-quality vendors and 800 curated, handcrafted items.
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When the COVID pandemic first hit, The Rev. Gene LeCouteur, the rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church asked volunteers to use their many years of business, tech and charitable work experience to create a nonprofit online marketplace, similar to the in-person Christmas Shop that the parish had sponsored since 1948. The focus is to earn money for the church, charities and good causes by helping artists, artisans, and creative entrepreneurs to generate more sales.
Middleburg Marketplace is continually on the lookout for new merchants and expanding our inventory. Even as life returns to normal, we will continue to supplement in-person shows, and focus on our cause to donate as much as we can to charities and good causes.