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Winter farmers market returns Saturday

Published: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
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The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St., will hold its second Winter Farmers Market of the season from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St., will hold its second Winter Farmers Market of the 2013-2014 season from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 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,” organizer Dan Kenney said in a news release. “We also have another local farmer from DeKalb County joining us this year. Jeff Wielert of Bountiful Blessings Farm will have value-added items, jellies, salsa and other farm items.” 

Montalbano Farms of Sandwich will promote their CSA boxes of fresh, organically grown produce. There also will be fresh, grass-fed, hormone-free beef from Hassellman Farms. farm-fresh eggs, free-range chicken, pork and sausage, locally sourced cheese, and more, all organically and humanely raised. There also will be locally raised honey. Monika’s Bakery of Sycamore will sell artisan breads, rolls and more. 

In addition to the farmers, there will be a large variety of crafts and artwork.

“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,” Kenney said in the release. “I can’t begin to list all of the items available. It will be a great, fun market to attend.”

In addition to all of the vendors and activity, there will be live music and hot food all day. There also will be a commons area set up for people to gather with 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 in the release. “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.” 

For more information, contact Dan Kenney at 815-793-0950 or dkenney53@hotmail.com.

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