UUFD Winter Farmers' Market

UUFD Winter Farmers' Market with

Artisan Crafts, Fresh Baked Goods, and Used Book Sale

December 14, 2019

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Admission is $1.

 

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 North 4th Street, will be hosting a Winter Farmers’ Market with local artisans and book sale, 9am to 3pm on Saturday December 14. Admission is $1. Our markets feature organic, non-GMO, natural food products by local farmers and a seed exchange at the DeKalb County Community Gardens table. There is also a large variety arts and crafts wares including such items such as natural soaps, knitted items, woodwork, fabric art, and jewelry. There are baked goods, homemade breads, and many other delicious items to choose from. The market also includes UUFD's popular used book sale in the UUFD library that offers a variety of children’s and adult titles, with prices ranging from $ .25 to $1. There is a commons area set up for people to gather, have coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or sodas  and hearty soup, bread, and sweetsprovided by UUFD volunteers for lunch or snacks. In addition to all of the vendors and activity there is live music all day on the stage: A variety of local musicians share their talents from piano to steel guitar, and more.

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. 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. “This market has become an annual DeKalb tradition, and we’re really looking forward to the warm and festive atmosphere,” says Dorothy Coleman, who is stepping into Dan Kenney’s former role as Market Coordinator this year. “This is the perfect time to take care of your holiday shopping by buying locally produced arts and crafts, farm products, delicious baked goods, and used books.” 

 Many of the local farmers and artisans who have participated in previous years are returning this year. One of the popular market highlights is the fresh grass fed beef, pork, poultry, eggs, sausage, and cheese from Hasselmann Family Farm – all organically and humanely raised. Other crowd favorites include locally raised honey from Charter Grove Honey Farm, delicious French pastries from the nuns of the Fraternite Notre Dame, and baked goods from the local Greek Orthodox Church. We also have several vendors who are joining us for the first time.

The Farmer's Market program is hosted by the UUFD Social Justice  Ministry. If you would like more information contact the Office Manager at office@uufdekalb.org or the Market  Coordinator, Dorothy Coleman, at socialjustice@uufdekalb.org

There is still room for a few more vendors at our December 14 and February 8 Markets.  Local farmers and artisans who are interested should contact the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb Church Office at 815-756-7089 or office@uufdekalb.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Time: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. 4th Street DeKalb IL
Hosted by: 
Social Justice