After reading an article about shopping local in 2006, I became a devotee of the online, artisan marketplace.
Angel used to work as an artisan in this Mexican village, but he could not support his family making crafts.
But if you're a market fiend, don't miss the still relatively new Union Market with its fun food stands and artisan shops.
1530s, from Italian artesano, from Vulgar Latin artitianus, from Latin artitus, past participle of artire "to instruct in the arts," from ars (genitive artis) "art" (see art (n.)). Barnhart reports Middle French artisan, often listed as the direct source of the English word, is attested too late to be so.
1859, from artisan (n.).