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Farmers market moves indoors

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 5:31 a.m. CDT

DeKALB – The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb will hold its first Winter Farmers Market of the 2013- 2014 season Saturday, Dec. 14. Admission is $1.

“This will be our largest market, as we have over 35 vendors,” organizer Dan Kenney said. “Many of the vendors are with the market for the first time. We also have another local farmer from DeKalb County joining us this year. Jeff Wielert of Bountiful Blessings Farm will have fresh produce, value-added items, as well as fresh evergreen wreaths for sale.”

Montalbano Farms of the Sandwich area will promote its boxes of fresh, organically-grown produce. There will also be grass-fed, hormone-free beef, farm-fresh eggs, free-range chicken, pork and sausage, local cheese, honey, and more from Hasselman Farms.

The market will also offer merchandise from more than 30 local artists and crafters, baked goods and other items. 

“We have vendors offering a great variety of items for sale, from metal jewelry to crocheted items, hooked rugs, goat soap, hats, original paintings, weaving supplies, and much, much more. I can’t begin to list all of the items available. It will be a great, fun market to attend,” Kenney said. 

There will be live music all day. Hot food and beverages will be available. 

“We are often complimented on the fun community atmosphere and what an enjoyable market it is,” Kenney said. “We hope people stop by and join in the fun. ...It is important to shop local. When you buy directly from a local farmer or artist, the money you spend multiplies throughout the community instead of leaving the county. It supports and helps build a strong local DeKalb County economy.”

Winter Farmers Market

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb

158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb

Admission $1

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