UUFD Winter Farmers’ Market an Opportunity to Support Local Farmers and Artists

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Celebrate spring at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 North 4th Street will be holding a Spring Farmers’ Market with local artisans, from 9am to 3pm this Saturday March 18th. Admission is $1 per person.

“Many of the vendors are with the market for the first time.” Said Dan Kenney the market organizer.

There will also be fresh grass fed beef, pork, and poultry from Hassellman Farms. In addition Scott Hasselman will also have farm fresh eggs, pork, sausage, locally sourced cheese, and more, all organically and humanely raised. There will also be locally raised honey.

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, photography, ceramics, 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 French, German, and Greek baked goods available. The market also offers one of the best used book sales in the County. 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. The DeKalb County Community Gardens will also be offering gardening tips, and fresh greens.

“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.”

Studies show that when you spend money with a locally owned and operated business, 60% of the money stays and is circulated in the community; and when you spend money at a chain store, only 40% or less stays in the area.

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