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We’re celebrating our Shop’s third birthday today, which means we’re also celebrating the people who create all of the products in the Shop—our makers are essential to making Food52 what it is.

Operations Manager Olivia Bloom put it best when she walked through how a product finds its way into our Shop: “Above all, our Shop is built around our relationships with the designers, artists, woodworkers, and ceramicists whose work populate our virtual shelves.” Those relationships are important to us and we work hard to nurture​ them. We know that we care a little bit more about the products we bring into our homes when we know who created them, and we think you do, too.

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That’s why we want to introduce you to the people behind the products we’re all so crazy about. Here are a couple dozen of our (over 600!) makers as well as the stories behind their work:

A few of our makers, from left to right: 1st row: AHeirloom, Al Mather, Bog Berry, Celina Mancurti; 2nd row: Claudia Pearson, Creekside Farms, Dot and Army, Especially Puglia; 3rd row: Frances Palmer, Fred Arndt, Fruitsuper, Hawkins New York; 4th row: Looks Like White, Mary Mary, Mepra, Mosser Gloss 5th row: Park Woodshop, Peg & Awl, Pigeon Toe, Red House 6th row: Sawyer Ceramics, SIN, Vintage Vogue, Windy Chien
A few of our makers, from left to right: 1st row: AHeirloom, Al Mather, Bog Berry, Celina Mancurti; 2nd row: Claudia Pearson, Creekside Farms, Dot and Army, Especially Puglia; 3rd row: Frances Palmer, Fred Arndt, Fruitsuper, Hawkins New York; 4th row: Looks Like White, Mary Mary, Mepra, Mosser Gloss 5th row: Park Woodshop, Peg & Awl, Pigeon Toe, Red House 6th row: Sawyer Ceramics, SIN, Vintage Vogue, Windy Chien
A Modern Glassmaker with a Lot of History: Mosser Glass Takes the Cake (Plate)
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A Modern Glassmaker with a Lot of History: Mosser Glass Takes the Cake (Plate)
Meet Lisa Jones, the Creative Mind Behind Pigeon Toe Ceramics

Meet Lisa Jones, the Creative Mind Behind Pigeon Toe Cera... by Leslie Stephens

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The Groves (& The Family) Behind our Italian Olive Oil CSA

The Groves (& The Family) Behind our Italian Olive Oil CSA by Caroline Lange

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The Accidental Apple Orchard: A Story about Fashion and Jam

The Accidental Apple Orchard: A Story about Fashion and Jam by Leslie Stephens

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Meet the Makers: A Q&A with Peg and Awl's Margaux and Walter Kent

Meet the Makers: A Q&A with Peg and Awl's Margaux and Wal... by Gabi Benedit

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Meet Your Makers: Pie Mavens Adrienne Blumthal & Kacie Potts

Meet Your Makers: Pie Mavens Adrienne Blumthal & Kacie Potts by Posie Harwood

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The Life of a Boxwood Wreath

The Life of a Boxwood Wreath by Ali Slagle

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The Pocket Knife Picasso Used (& Why We Love Its Maker)
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The Pocket Knife Picasso Used (& Why We Love Its Maker)
For the Love of Fabric: Meet Dot and Army

For the Love of Fabric: Meet Dot and Army by Leslie Stephens

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Meet Brad Sherman, Designer of our New Furniture Line (and the Food52 Office)

Meet Brad Sherman, Designer of our New Furniture Line (an... by Amanda Sims

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Meet Hyun Yu, the Artist Behind Hyjewelry

Meet Hyun Yu, the Artist Behind Hyjewelry by Leslie Stephens

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Meet Your Makers: Studiopatró

Meet Your Makers: Studiopatró by Posie Harwood

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How Asya Palatova Makes Pretty Ceramics Built to Last

How Asya Palatova Makes Pretty Ceramics Built to Last by Ali Slagle

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Meet Your Makers: Oaktown Spice Shop

Meet Your Makers: Oaktown Spice Shop by Posie Harwood

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How a Runway Shoe Designer is Bringing Leather to Home Kitchens
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How a Runway Shoe Designer is Bringing Leather to Home Kitchens
How Potlucks Inspired Our Favorite Porcelain Paper Plates

How Potlucks Inspired Our Favorite Porcelain Paper Plates by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

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Meet Kate Coffey, Who Dared to Stick Burnt Toast, Beer & Pretzels in Caramel (with Very Good Results)

Meet Kate Coffey, Who Dared to Stick Burnt Toast, Beer & ... by Ali Slagle

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Meet Brooke Petry, Whose Dryer Balls Make Laundry a Little More Beautiful and Virtuous

Meet Brooke Petry, Whose Dryer Balls Make Laundry a Littl... by Ali Slagle

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Hal Grano and Jill Kaufman-Grano of Utility Canvas

Hal Grano and Jill Kaufman-Grano of Utility Canvas by Gabriella Paiella

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Being a Candy-Maker Has Nothing to Do with Willy Wonka

Being a Candy-Maker Has Nothing to Do with Willy Wonka by Caroline Lange

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Meet Neil Edley, Whose Gourmet Nuts Add Crunch to Any Occasion

Meet Neil Edley, Whose Gourmet Nuts Add Crunch to Any Occ... by Jaime Brockway

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At a Small Factory in Boston, it's Still 1921
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At a Small Factory in Boston, it's Still 1921
How Our First-Ever Food52 Dinnerware Line is Made

How Our First-Ever Food52 Dinnerware Line is Made by Amanda Sims

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Coast to Coast: Cliff Spencer's Woodworking Journey

Coast to Coast: Cliff Spencer's Woodworking Journey by Leslie Stephens

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Meet Celina Mancurti, Maker of Our Favorite Table Linens

Meet Celina Mancurti, Maker of Our Favorite Table Linens by Amanda Sims

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Meet Beth Sweeney and Perk up Your Kitchen with Copper

Meet Beth Sweeney and Perk up Your Kitchen with Copper by Amanda Sims

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How A Mound of Clay Becomes A Pitcher

How A Mound of Clay Becomes A Pitcher by Samantha Weiss Hills

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Meet Al Mather, Make Better Biscuits

Meet Al Mather, Make Better Biscuits by Kenzi Wilbur

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Inside Hedley & Bennett's Factory-Playground, Whimsy Reigns
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Inside Hedley & Bennett's Factory-Playground, Whimsy Reigns
Meet Gregg and Jackie Moore, Makers of our Naturally Nonstick Tart Plate

Meet Gregg and Jackie Moore, Makers of our Naturally Nons... by Amanda Sims

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The Story of our New Dinnerware Line from Hawkins New York

The Story of our New Dinnerware Line from Hawkins New York by Leslie Stephens

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Meet Your Makers: Beehive Handmade

Meet Your Makers: Beehive Handmade by Posie Harwood

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The Making of Our Modern Dinner Bells

The Making of Our Modern Dinner Bells by Caroline Lange

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Meet Your Makers: Mimi Younkins and Mark Furman of R. Murphy Knives

Meet Your Makers: Mimi Younkins and Mark Furman of R. Mur... by MaggieRosenthal

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8 Reasons Why We Love These Ceramic Nesting Bowls

8 Reasons Why We Love These Ceramic Nesting Bowls by Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

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Photo credits for maker photos: Marion Brenner for Frances Palmer, Brittany Ambridge for Hawkins New York, and Molly Decoudreaux Photography for Windy Chien

Photo collage and illustrations by Timothy McSweeney

Tags: the shop, makers, shop birthday, behind the scenes