Brush Factory in Lewes to host holiday open house Nov. 18

November 15, 2023

The Brush Factory will celebrate the start of the holiday season with a complimentary open house tasting event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at 830 Kings Hwy., Lewes.

The event will feature products from Swell Joe Coffee, Soberdough, Mama Maria’s, Big Joe’s Honey, Frank & Louie’s Italian Specialties, Delaware Chocolate Company, and Rays Produce and Flowers.

Rays, the beach area’s year-round indoor fresh produce market, will be sampling its best seasonal products in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Swell Joe Coffee, a locally owned and operated, surf-inspired coffee roastery, will provide samples of Snickerdude, its blend of naturally flavored vanilla and cinnamon available only from November through February.  “It’s the perfect coffee for the holiday season,” said Karen Johnson from Swell Joe Coffee.

The Swell Joe team will also be sampling Shaka•Lit, a coffee chocolate bar handmade exclusively for Swell Joe by Delaware Chocolate Company. Proceeds from every bar purchased benefit the Surfgimp Foundation, which helps individuals with disabilities pursue active lifestyles. 

Customers will also be treated to buttercake samples from Frank & Louie’s Italian Specialties in Rehoboth Beach. Available in four varieties including vanilla bean, chocolate tuxedo, caramel dulce leche and fall-favorite pumpkin pie, buttercakes make great seasonal treats. Other festive Italian specialty products will also be available for purchase, including new items such as Frank & Louie’s Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce, and Mama Maria vinegar, olive oil and balsamic glaze.

For local honey lovers, Big Joe’s Honey, a Kent County bee apiary in Wyoming, offers handcrafted honey and beeswax products. Owners Joe and Theresa Nicolai practice natural, healthy hive management, and keep beekeeping local and all in the family.

No tasting event at the Brush Factory would be complete without warm, fresh-baked bread. Soberdough is an artisan bread with no artificial ingredients that comes in many flavors. Designed to be mixed with craft beer or carbonated drinks, Soberdough is a quick bread that can be prepared easily in five minutes, popped in the oven, and served fresh and hot.

Nearly all of the 60 unique specialty shop vendors offer seasonal home decor as well as one-of-a-kind gifts.

“The holiday season is always a special time at the Brush Factory. We have so many new items, from clothing, furniture, art and more to share. We hope you can join us,” said owner Christine Chura. 

The Brush Factory is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily.

For more information, email or call 302-864-7005.

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