Indoor farmers market beats the chill

The Unitarian Universalist winter farmers market will be held Dec. 8.
The Unitarian Universalist winter farmers market will be held Dec. 8.

DeKALB – The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St. in DeKalb, will host a winter farmers market with arts and crafts from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

More than 25 vendors, some joining the market for the first time, will sell such items as grass-fed beef, free-range chickens and eggs, locally-produced honey and elderberry jelly, homespun yarn, fresh-baked French pastries, handmade jewelry, knitted items, birdhouses, suncatchers, goat-milk soap, weaving tools and wood carvings. There will also be a used book sale with a wide variety of books to choose from.

Contributing to the market’s festive atmosphere will be live music all day and hot food available for purchase.

“The market is an enjoyable community event that supports our local farmers and artists,” organizer Dan Kenney said. “It is part of our goal of building a more sustainable community. Research shows that of every $100 spent at locally-owned businesses, $68 stays in the community, as opposed to only $43 staying in the community when purchases are made at non-locally-owned businesses.

“This has become a very popular event drawing hundreds of people to each market. We hope people who have not been here before give it a try.”

Admission is $1. For more information, call 815-793-0950.

Winter Farmers Market

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb

158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb

Admission $1

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