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2020 Update
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In 2020, all our vendors will be virtual to support the safety of our community. MarketPlatz is a virtual market where you will find handcrafted wares, German goods, holiday decorations, European delicacies, artwork and other indulgences. Through this website and our social media outlets, featuring special promotions from many of the MarketPlatz vendors. Vendors will be added to the site as they are on-boarded (so please check back frequently), providing you with more time to shop before the holiday rush. If you are interested in applying to be a vendor, please submit an application.
Coburger Bistro
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Coburger Bistro specializes in German Cuisine that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home! Our select ingredients and made from scratch cooking is the best in town. From Schnitzel to Spätzle, and potato pancakes to homemade Marmalade, Coburger Bistro is sticking to its German roots and bringing you the best of the old country. For more information and to place orders, please visit our Coburger Bistro Facebook Page. Happy Eating!
Weird Brothers Coffee
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We are a disabled-veteran owned, community-based, and family-run, small batch coffee roaster. The Weird Brothers and Strange Sisters team is dedicated to coffee and espresso that stands apart from everything else. Our coffee is craft roasted with care and is brewed to deliver an experience that will help you fall in love with coffee all over again. Shop our selection at
Rogue Soap Company
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Everybody needs good soap; this is the philosophy at the core of Rogue Soap Company. We provide handmade, organic, unisex soap that fits everybody’s budget. Our premiere line of soaps are hand-crafted in DC with our proprietary blend of Olive oil for moisture, coconut oil for cleansing, and avocado oil for Vitamin E. Each bar has a unique blend of aromatics that provide an array of other healing properties that boast mild scents that won’t irritate your skin. Our line-up features a range of exfoliating properties, so you can have a nice scrub or a soft lather. Enjoy our unique limited soaps at
Stitch and Rivet
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At Stitch & Rivet, we proudly make our products by hand in the United States. We source our leathers from American tanneries whenever possible, and we buy our mask making supplies from local and independent sewing studios. Our team is made up of six skilled artisans working from their home studios throughout the United States. Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for supporting this independent, American made, woman-owned small business.
FeltUp Girl
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I am a Maryland based Fiber Artist, who specializes in needle felting. Although I have a degree in Fiber Arts, I am self taught in needle felting. I enjoy creating woodland creatures and natural elements, as my inspiration comes from nature. Custom orders are welcome. Visit me at
Maggies Baggies
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I’m Maggie and I love to sew bags for all your needs. I create totes, handbags, market bags and so much more. I use repurposed fabrics making each bag unique. Bags are crafted from clothing, tablecloths, curtains, and various other fabrics found locally. The Closet, The Bargain Loft, and Goodwill are some of my favorite shops. Maggie’s Baggies has a commitment to our local community and keeping our landfills less filled by creating beautiful, functional art. Visit my online shop:
Herndon Historical Society
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The Herndon Historical Society was founded in 1971 with the purpose of bringing together people interested in history, and especially in the history of Herndon, Virginia. A museum was established in the historic train depot, adjacent to the W&OD Trail in the heart of downtown in 1981. Through special events, guest speakers, tours of the caboose and the Historic area and more the Historical Society which is a Non-Profit organization works to share with the community Herndon’s rich history. Why not give that history buff in your family or friends circle a little piece of history and local culture. We sell replica depot signs in various sizes, several history books about Herndon written by local personalities, and even Children’s and fictional books sets or written by Herndon’s finest authors. You can purchase these from our Facebook event page.
Monroe Street Studio
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Monroe Street Studio is a unique professional and educational Art Center serving the vibrant multicultural community of Northern Virginia. We offer a warm, friendly, and creative small group atmosphere for our Art classes, and workshops. Children, Young Students and Adults have come to appreciate the community in which we Learn, Create, and Celebrate Art with professional, educated, experienced teachers. We offer classes in Acrylic Painting, Academic Drawing, Hand-Built Pottery & Clay Art, Printmaking, Sewing, and much more. Additionally, we support the only fully-equipped Glass space in the area, allowing us to make mesmerizing Mosaics and stunning Stained Glass. Check out our offerings at
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Nativo offers a variety of seasonings to help you create chef quality food in your very own kitchen. Our blends are handcrafted locally by Chef Katriel and made with all natural ingredients. Taste the flavor of Argentina in our hand mixed seasoning blends, all inspired by a passion for flavor. Get yours today at
Nordic Knot
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At Nordic-Knot, our pretzels are always hand-made from all natural and organic ingredients and hand-milled grains, then baked to order at our bakery in Reston, VA. You won’t find a better pretzel anywhere. We offer fresh-baked soft pretzels, pretzel braids, pretzel croissants and pretzel dogs, plus pretzel charcuterie trays, party boxes and a variety of dips. Order online at or email us at Nordic-Knot was born from a love of pretzels, and as a way of twisting together family, friends, and community.
Ted’s Woodworking Shop
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You may remember Ted from 2019 WinterMarkt. Ted has been involved with woodworking most of his life, but really got into it after he retired, making things for his grandchildren in the garage. He sold items at the Eldercrafter shop in Old Town Alexandria, VA, for a time. That evolved into an expanded product line and selling at farmer’s markets. Ted takes pride in producing high quality hand crafted items (still working in his garage) and enjoys selling what he can at local farmer’s markets, as well as at selected special events, in Maryland and Northern Virginia. You can purchase his toys at
Earth Radiance
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Earth Radiance welcomes you to a holistic experience inspired by Ayurveda, to provide wellness spa therapies and skincare products. The ancient and traditional roots tie us to the Vedic formulas using whole-plant medicinal compounds, establishing a relationship between self-care and transdermal nourishment. These organically handcrafted in small batches skincare products deliver phytonutrients, brimming of antioxidants, and soluble vitamins to rejuvenate skin flawlessly through cellular regeneration. Order now at
Eldenwood Designs
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WinterMarkt is please to introduce a new, local artisan who is repurposing wood and other products into new designs for the home. Nothing is off limits for this artist but much of her work to-date focused on bourbon barrel tables/furniture. She entered this new business venture when her lifelong employment was impacted by Covid, but says it has been both a blessing and quite fun to see what designs work and what new pieces she can create. All the barrels have logos of the distiller on them making each one original and unique. You can follow Eldenwood Designs on facebook and purchase from her website at
Ursidae Candle Company
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Covid has taught us the importance of home and hearth and that is why Ursidae Candle Company was started. Candles have the power to transform home or office spaces into a calm and happy place. Scent has the power to trigger memories and places. Ursidae Candle Company offers a wide variety of seasonal soy candles. Each of our candles is hand poured in small batches mixed with clean fragrance oils, all natural essential oils and natural dyes.
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Kidcreate Studio Ashburn is an art studio just for kids (ages 18 months through 12 years old) and we offer classes, camps, and parties! We also have very fun do-at-home art kits, which include an easy-to-follow lesson plan, a link to an instructional video taught by a Kidcreate Studio teacher, the art materials needed to create a fridge-worthy masterpiece and additional online learning opportunities that relate to the art lesson.
Little Austria
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Order deliciously tasting, hand-made STRUDELS for the holidays! Little Austria specializes in authentic Austrian strudels made with hand-stretched strudel dough. Enjoy a select variety by ordering our HOLIDAY SPECIAL, perfect for the upcoming winter days. All strudels are made to order and can be picked up Mon-Sun at the Little Austria Bakery in Sterling, or at various local farmers markets. Don’t want to leave your house? No problem – we can ship our strudels directly to your door step! Visit us at and enjoy!
River-Sea Chocolates
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We named our chocolates “River-Sea” because most of the world’s cacao grows in coastal jungle areas influenced by the daily flow of the tide. The rhythm of a producer’s life synchronizes with the waves and moon. River-Sea offers a host of chocolate products made from single-origin beans originating from small, sustainable farms and worked at their local chocolate factory. You can get everything from bars to hot chocolate bombs, teas to home products. Shop online at
Herndon Flag
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The best thing about living in Herndon VA is the enthusiastic sense of community. Raising a town flag that is instinctively recognized as representing Herndon is the perfect way to celebrate the bond that the community of Herndon shares. Join this grassroots movement in adopting a town flag that Herndonians will be proud to fly at their front door. Sounds like a perfect idea for a stocking stuffer! Please visit or like us at to learn what the design of the flag represents and where you can get yours.