Category Archives: Food

Maker Depot’s 1st Annual MAKERFEST

Maker Depot

First Annual Makerfest

Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 11 am to 5 pm

Vendors

We’re looking for everyone Maker, DIY, and STEM related to show off their wares and talents at this rain or shine, outdoor event including: DIY, woodworking, robotics, 3D print, laser cutting, crafting, fabrication and more.  We have space for up to 84, generous 10+’ booths. Your first booth is free, and includes tickets for four. Email us with questions on purchasing additional booth space.

Sponsorship opportunities for banners and advertising are also available.

Download your exhibitor application today.  Booths are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Attendees

Tickets available soon through Eventbrite! Advance ticket discounts available through August 27.

Click here to purchase tickets today.

Live demonstrations throughout the day!

Partial exhibitor list:

Habitat for HumanityJackie Stier Copper Creations ♦ GirlznDollz ♦ Rusty Old Man Art ♦ Tesla Science Center  ♦ Tech101KidsArtist So Yoon LymIvy Lane Garden Art  ♦ Twisted Creativity ♦ RoByn Thompson Art  ♦ felt.
JP Leathercraft  ♦ Bloxels  ♦  Printed Solid  ♦ Crooked Teeth Keys ♦ JDroids

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Maker Meet Up: June 30th @ 6:30 pm – 9pm

Newark Makers Meetup:
“Munchies at the Museum”
Thursday, June 30th 6:30 PM at the NJIT Campus Eberhadt Hall, 323 Dr. MLK Blvd

Newark Makers 06.30.16 Meetup MeetupHello Newark Makers,
Our next Meetup is all about food and starting a food business.
Maybe you want to bottle that awesome hot sauce, or produce and package your favorite cookies, or even start a restaurant. Our guest speaker, Lou Cooperhouse is just the right person to meet and seek valuable guidance. Lou runs the Rutgers University’s Food Innovation Center, a unique business incubation and economic development accelerator program specifically designed to get a food business off the ground. Lou’s team can help with formulation, packaging, pricing strategies and other challenges you will encounter as you commercialize your product. You can learn more about Lou’s program at the link below, but better yet, come meet him in person:

We are also going to have displays from Newark’s own Food Entrepreneurs. Come meet your local Wine Makers, Sausage Makers, Nuts Distributors, Ice Cream Makers and world-class baked goods such as the classic Joeys Black and White cookie. These are all companies located right here in Newark and are thriving in the food industry. As a special treat, we invited the Taqueria Autentica food tuck to the Museum grounds to serve us awesome refreshments directly from their truck. All food will be free of charge for the first 30 members who sign up.

 

makerhoodsFinally,Makerhoods.org will be describing the new development of affordable live/work community coming to Newark. Find out how to qualify for this unique development which dedicates a portion of its space to local entrepreneurs who need affordable shop space or a store front.

If you didn’t Make it; here’s what you missed!

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Forging Steel

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Adorable Droids and tiny humans.

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Building a 16 foot Canoe

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Toys that are fun, simple, and just a bit dangerous!

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Red hot iron

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Soaring eagles.

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Step-by-Step creation of Action Figures.

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Giant puppets!

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Some really interesting stuff

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And just an amazing day!

Meet the Makers: J. Lexi

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J. Lexi, LLC started as a path to financial freedom; hey that’s the biggest reason people become entrepreneurs!  I wanted to create  something for myself + family that was natural + represented quality + love.  However, J. Lexi is not just about my financial independence + offering you great products to create uncommonly beautiful healthy skin, it is also about giving back, investing in community + finding something bigger than myself that I can contribute to + make a difference in!
Using the bounty of nature we create skin-loving recipes to nourish your hair, face + body! At J. Lexi, LLC we believe ingredients are best as nature created them.   Our holistic natural products are handmade in small batches + contain a combination of fresh, raw fruits, vegetables, , probiotics, fermentation, herbs, botanicals, vitamins, proteins, superfoods, amino acids, milks, creams + more.

Meet the Makers: Greater Newark Conservancy

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Greater Newark Conservancy invites makers to join us in growing a greener Newark. From community gardens to greenhouse hydroponics, community members are taking part in learning about, growing, and making healthy food. At our urban environmental education center green makers of all ages participate in hands-on, inquiry based environmentally themed programs. Two urban farms produce abundant harvests in the heart of the city that Newark Youth Leadership Project (NYLP) teens market through our Youth Farm Stand and Membership.

Learn more about Hydroponic Gardening at the Faire!

Meet the Makers: P3 Organic Exchange

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P3 Organic Exchange is a Newark-based environmental services company that works with local businesses to help divert organics (food scraps) from the waste stream. We use organics as feed stock for our worms, which with the help of smaller decomposers transform waste to a nitrogen-rich soil amendment. The product is called vermicast and it is used alone and in blends to both stimulate better growth and regenerate polluted soils.

Meet the Makers: Burger Walla

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In Indian culture, a WALLA is a salesperson or a vendor – a specialist. Some people spend their entire lives devoted to perfecting a single craft, which they hope to share with the world. One person might sell shrimp, another might sell spices. We are your BURGER WALLA.

Blending pure Americana staples with the strong cultural cues of Indian cuisine, BURGER WALLA is a new twist on the BURGER joint. Besides trying to raise the level of the beef burger and hot dog, we also feature chicken, lamb, vegan, and shrimp burgers that are infused with the spices that have inspired the Kama Sutra. Whimsical. Fun. Sexy. But most of all, TASTY.

BURGER WALLA seeks to be a part of the fabric of the city and the neighborhood we are continuing to build. It is about being a cool spot with fresh and tasty food, where everyone can eat and relax while studying, meeting, watching a game, or just chilling.

Newark has one of the richest traditions of fast casual dining in this country. BURGER WALLA is a continuation of that culture. It is “our spot.” Owned and birthed by Newarkers, respected by some, and hopefully enjoyed by all.

Meet the Makers: Harvest Table

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Newark’s Harvest Table has led the fresh food evolution downtown.

In 2007, Carissa opened Harvest Table downtown on Halsey Street. Harvest Table offers fresh food, just the way you like it. Their “Create Your Own” concept lets you invent any combination of salad or sandwich toppings you like, and their friendly staff will whip it up for you.
Come bright and early for your morning pick-me-up from their coffee and smoothie bar. They also have FREE Wi-Fi, so bring your computer and log on.

Call them and they’ll have your order ready for pick-up. They’ll even run it out to your car so you don’t have to worry about parking. Or, they’ll deliver to your downtown home or office.

They would also love to cater your next event, so keep them in mind!