Don’t Miss the Winter Farmers’ Market Saturday

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Shop at the UUFD Winter Farmers’ Market and Support Local Farmers and Artists

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, located at 158 North 4th Street, will be holding their second Winter Farmers’ Market of the 2013- 2014 season. The market will be open 9am to 3pm this Saturday March 22, 2014. Admission is $1.

“This will be a large market, we have over 34 vendors. 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.” Dan Kenney, organizer of the event said in a media release. “Jeff Wielert of Bountiful Blessings Farm will have value added items, jellies, salsa, and other farm items.”

In addition Montalbano Farms of Sandwich area will also be on hand promoting their CSA boxes of fresh organically grown produce. There will also be fresh grass fed hormone free beef from Hassellman Farms. In addition Scott Hasselman will also have farm fresh eggs, free range chicken, pork, sausage, locally sourced cheese, and more, all organically and humanely raised. There will also be locally raised honey. Monika’s Bakery, of Sycamore, will be on hand with great artisan breads, rolls, and more.

In addition to the farmers the market will offer artists and craft-persons from the DeKalb County area. There will be a very large variety of craft and art work items. There will also be baked goods, homemade breads, and many other delicious items to choose from.

“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.

In addition to all of the vendors and activity there will also be live music all day on the stage. Again a variety of local musicians will be sharing their talent from piano to steel guitar, and more.

Also Sunnflower Catering of DeKalb will be providing hot food all day. There will also be a commons area set up for people to gather, have coffee, tea, soup, or hot chocolate and talk.

“We are often complimented on the fun community atmosphere and what an enjoyable market it is. We hope people stop by and join in the fun.” Kenney said. “It is a great way to experience a warm and fun community event while also supporting local artists and growers. 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.”

If you would like more information contact Dan Kenney 815-793-0950 or dkenney53@hotmail.com

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