I love buying hand-made. It helps support the creative community, products are often better made than their mass-produced counterparts, and I feel more connected to the source of the item. Whenever someone comments on something I bought from a hand-made seller, I always feel compelled to tell them the story behind it. “Oh, I bought this from this amazing lady I met at a craft fair…” Because knowing where the item really came from, and the craftsmanship behind it makes it that much more special. Like I said, close to the source.
That’s why I’m so excited about this new community of handmade sellers, Little Vittles. This is an online site where you can buy and sell handmade food. Yup – FOOD! Delicious brownies, cookies, bread, salsa, candies – yum! It works just like the crafty-handmade sites we’re used to, with sellers uploading pictures of their products, setting a price, and writing up a description. I love that there are no listing fees for sellers. Little Vittles only gets paid when a sale is made.
I could see myself as both a buyer and a seller on this site. I love to bake, and would love to make a little money in the kitchen. But, there are so many things that I love to eat, but haven’t successfully made myself.
Little Vittles will be my new go-to site for thoughtful gifts. Without messing up my kitchen, stressing about packaging, or braving the post office line with a toddler in tow, I can send fudge to a friend on bedrest, celebratory cookies to a family member with a big achievement, or order up some Artisan bread to serve at a dinner party.
The Little Vittles site is super-easy to use, both on the buying and selling end. I love the navigation bar on the left, which inspires me to check out every yummy treat available. And the free sign up only takes a few seconds.
If you still have more questions, you can check out the video that explains how it all works.
The story behind this site is pretty amazing as well. I don’t want to spoil it for you, so just watch this video: