UUFD Winter Farmers’ Market

About this event :

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

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 North 4th Street will be holding a Winter Farmers’ Market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th. Admission $1

“There will be over 30 vendors. 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, and more, all organically and humanely raised. There will also be locally raised honey.

DeKalb County Community Gardens will be set-up with sign-ups for their Box of Hope CSA program.

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 artwork items. There will also be baked goods, homemade bread, and many other delicious items to choose from. There will be German, French, and Greek baked goods as well as additional baked goods provided by Monika Merryman of Sycamore.

“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.

In addition to all of the vendors, 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.

Hot food will be available. 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.”

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.

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