The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb is once again hosting a winter farmers’ market with arts and crafts at their church located at 158 North Fourth Street, this Saturday, December 8th from 9:30am to 3pm. This market will be great opportunity to support local farmers and artisans while buying healthy foods and craft items, while shopping for holiday gifts.
The Winter Farmers Market will include grass fed beef, free range chickens & eggs from the Hasselmann Farm just over the northern DeKalb county border. There will be locally produced honey and elderberry jelly. There will be several crafters and artists, including home spun yarn from DeKalb. Fresh baked French pastries and other goods will be available as well. Among the great craft choices too numerous to mention are handmade jewelry, knitted items, birdhouses, sun-catchers, goat soap, homespun yarn, weaving tools, wood-carving, and many other handmade items. There will be over twenty five vendors, some joining the market for the first time. There will also be a used book sale with a wide variety of books to choose from.
In addition to the great shopping opportunities there will also be live music all day and hot food all combining to create a festive and fun atmosphere. We will also have many new musicians playing at the market for the first time.
“The market is an enjoyable community event that supports our local farmers and artists.” said Dan Kenney the market organizers. “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.” Added Kenney. A small admission fee of one dollar will be collected at the door. If you would like more information call Dan Kenney 815-793-0950.