Queen Bee Market April 20-21 supports food bank


Queen Bee Market, the popular urban-style handmade market, has partnered with the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank to host a food and fundraising drive at the bi-annual shopping event held at Del Mar Fairgrounds on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21.

The San Diego Food Bank will have a booth at Queen Bee Market, where representatives from the local non-profit will collect monetary donations and non-perishable goods, such as canned tuna, canned chicken, canned fruit, peanut butter, beans, cereal and more. Queen Bee Market shoppers may also donate through the online virtual food drive, where people may select and pay for food items securely through the San Diego Food Bank’s website at bit.ly/2EBmv6x. Shoppers who donate five items, in-person or online, will receive a Queen Bee shopping card worth 10 percent off their purchase at the expo.

Described as “Etsy comes to life,” the market is feminine and fun, hosting more than 100 vendors who make their products by hand. Co-owners of Queen Bee Market, sisters and San Diego natives Kellie Dooley and Allison Gharst, meticulously selected the artisans who will be showcasing and selling an array of home décor, accessories, clothing, jewelry, vintage items, furniture and more. Attendees can also expect live demonstrations; make-and-take stations; and more.

Tickets to Queen Bee Market are priced at $3 per person and will be available for purchase at the door. Children 12 years old and younger and military with ID receive free entry. More information and the full list of participating vendors is available at TheQueenBeeMarket.com.