Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gifts with a Local Flair, Holiday Shopping Locally at the Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market

Holiday shoppers in search of unique, locally grown food or hand-crafted items for entertaining or gifts will find many items on their list at the Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market – Winter. Located downtown inside City Center (Jackson Street entrance) at the beautiful and spacious Becket’s Atrium, the market is open on December 1 and on its newly changed date December 8 (no market on December 15), from 9am to 1pm. 

Here are some items available from nearly 40 vendors for holiday gatherings, cooking, baking, and gifts…all locally grown, raised, or handmade.

Home decorating - fresh wreaths, boughs, fresh and dried flower arrangements, placemats, table runners, blankets, pot holders, napkins, candles, lighted glass bottles, wooden bowls and cutting boards, and more.

Appetizer, meal, and dessert fixin's - chickens, turkeys, assorted meats, cheeses, eggs, squash, garlic, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, leafy veggies, honey, and nuts. For folks with little time to cook, there is an assortment of delicious canned vegetables and fruits, breads, cookies, pastries, cake pops and balls, salsas, chocolate dipped nuts, soup and dip mixes. They also make great gifts–deliciously appreciated by those who receive them.

Handmade gifts - soaps and candles, bibs, hats, gloves, cooking aprons, whimsical garden accessories, bird houses, clocks, one-of-a-kind clothing made out repurposed sweaters and jackets, blown glass jewelry, alpaca wool yarn, wood carvings, framed photos, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and hair accessories for all ages.

The Market is a great place for ideas. Tap into the vast knowledge each vendor possesses about his or her product. And many vendors will gladly customize and deliver it in time Christmas.

On both December 1 and December 8, face painting is available for the kids and on December 8 Oshkosh North High School’s Madrigals will sing holiday music (sponsored by UW Oshkosh Credit Union) and kids can decorate cookies.

Keeping it local at the Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market – Winter, 2 Jackson Street, City Center, in downtown Oshkosh.  For more information about the Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market Inc., contact Kathleen Witman at  920-379-3741  or witmank@gmail.com.


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