For many of us, the perfect Sunday is spent lazily — sleeping in and allowing the poisons of the night before to dissipate into a long and luxurious brunch before deciding on just how we are to spend our precious leisure time. Perhaps, like thousands of Bostonians who venture out to Harrison Avenue every Sunday during the summer months, a trip to SoWA, South Boston’s vintage marketplace/farmer’s market/local artisan fair/food truck court mecca, is in order.
For visitors, SoWA is a playground of things to buy, taste, and see, but for the many vendors who populate the spacious parking lots and warehouse floors, SoWA is equal parts pleasure and hard work. They come from all over the eastern seaboard, from as far as Vermont to as close as Boston’s own South End, bringing their work and their passion in the spirit of entrepreneurship and sharing their gifts. Here, we asked a few of the faces that make SoWA great about their businesses, and to pose with their favorite items in their shops.