The winter farmers market is well under way at the Conneaut Human Resources Center! For those who aren’t quite sure what a winter farmers market is exactly or wonder what separates it from the summer and autumn markets, a winter market shines a light on preserved foods because there is a lack of produce throughout the winter.
There are twelve vendors total and all bring something a little different to the table. Our produce vendors are CHEWS community garden and BLD farm/Trillium Center. The CHEWS community garden has fresh garlic, leeks, and parsley. BLD farm brought purple mizuna, mustard greens, kale, rosemary, arugula, chickweed, catnip, pie pumpkins, delicata squash, and soothing balms for sore muscles and irritated skin.
We have vendors who bring us preserved foods and other canned items. A few of our vendors have jams, soaps, and homemade candles. You can find baked goods such as cookies, buckeyes, bread, cinnamon rolls, and other pastries.
Finally, the craft vendors bring a lot of fun to the winter farmers market. There’s homemade beach glass jewelry, very creative homemade notepad sets and card stock, picture gems, and homemade bookmarks.
This Sunday, December 3rd, we’re going to have Santa Claus available to take pictures with children, free of charge.
In the coming weeks, there will be a concession stand with hot beverages like coffee, hot cider, and hot chocolate as well as popcorn from our popcorn machine and samples available from our baked good vendors.
We are still looking for more produce vendors if anyone is interested in participating in our December markets and the ones in early Spring when the first veggies are coming up. That’ll be $3 to $5 per day!
We’re looking forward to the rest of this market and hope more join us every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month now through March from 12-3 pm at the Conneaut Human Resources Center, 327 Mill St!