The phrase “locally produced” has a lot of cachet right now in the Bay Area, but the local economy movement is more than just a trend. In order to celebrate the important role that local businesses play in creating an alternative, sustainable economy, the David Brower Center (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley) is hosting a Meet Your Maker event at which attendees can fully immerse themselves in maker culture by browsing crafts as well as participating in activities and workshops. For the festival, Treasure Island Flea and the Jack of All Trades Market have combined forces to create a local craft market selling items such as furniture, live art, and jewelry. In addition to the opportunities for shopping, attendees can learn how to scavenge from the folks at Urban Ore, find out about in-home fermentation techniques from the Institute of Urban Homesteading, and discuss time banking (building supportive networks) with organizers from the Bay Area Community Exchange. And those who want a more hands-on experience can swap items with strangers during Kathryn Kenworth’s INSTA-TRADE project and compose a Yelp love letter to their favorite locally owned business.