By the first weekend in November, we already missed our regular routine of grabbing a coffee and a fresh-baked pastry, along with some locally-grown seasonal produce, on our way to open the shop on Saturday mornings. There is something really satisfying about planning the coming week’s menu and meals around the ingredients you buy directly from the grower, baker, vintner, or brewer.
So we are thrilled that this Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, we get to go to the special, indoor Thanksgiving session of the Winter Downtown Farmers’ Market.
With a lineup of more than 130 vendors, the Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market gives us an opportunity to get fresh and local ingredients for next week’s Thanksgiving feast, and get stocked up on goodies for parties and gift giving.
Winter market vendors will be on hand selling all sorts of goodies ranging from locally produced honey, jams, salsa, wine, cheese, noodles, breads, pies and cinnamon rolls. Oh, and there will also be lots of unique non-food treats like scarves and aprons and hand-carved wooden spoons and wreaths and garden decorations, etc, available as well.
The Thanksgiving edition of the Winter Downtown Farmers’ Market will be happening this Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, indoors at Capital Square, 8 am – 2 pm both days. If you happen to head down to the winter farmers’ market on Saturday, be sure to swing by AllSpice and the East Village as well, as we’ll be celebrating a second day of our Holiday Promenade, 10 am – 5pm.
Another winter farmers’ market will be held next month Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15, to give you another market-shopping opportunity before Christmas. More information on the Downtown Farmers’ Market website.