Holiday Shopping with a Purpose
Holiday Shopping with a Purpose

The snow has come and the holidays are right around the corner! Hopefully you got a jump start on your holiday shopping at the Edible Jersey Holiday Market, held right here at PDS in late November. The Campus Center was filled with incredible wares, including food, drinks and artisanal crafts made from over 30 local vendors. These small businesses offered everything from baked goods, to wood furniture and decor, to clothing, and even extravagant gingerbread houses!

This is the first year that the Holiday Market was held at Princeton Day School and the fit could not have been better. Edible Jersey publisher and founder Nancy Painter shared her thoughts on the partnership. "We've been fans of the school since they won our School Garden of the Year Award in 2014. Their dedication to sustainability infuses every aspect of their operation, from their garden, to their cafeteria and their entire curriculum. Their location is icing on the cake."

Sustainability Coordinator Liz Cutler emphasized this shared focus. "The Edible Jersey Holiday Market, a collection of 30 vendors of locally produced food and craft items was not only a great success, but also a perfect fit under our sustainability umbrella. Supporting the local economy through small businesses helps our economy, society, and environment--the three pillars of sustainability--thrive."

Upper School photography student Joe Hudicka '20 captured the festive feelings of the festival. To see additional photo highlights visit our Flickr album!