Need a Last-Minute Gift? Holiday Market Is Coming December 23

Carolynne Keenan
Employees browsing vendor tables at Holiday Market

By Carolynne Keenan, Contributing Writer

If you are still looking for the “perfect” gift, mark your calendar for the Holiday Market.

The December Holiday Market is set for Tuesday, Dec. 23, in Building 549, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until vendors sell out).

The last of the markets for 2014, this special market will feature some of the regular Farmers’ Market vendors, plus some new, local vendors and crafters, giving you a chance to shop for last-minute gifts or goodies. New to the Holiday Market this year are vendors of handmade jewelry; purses and bags; knitted items; ribbon wreaths and ornaments; T-shirts; scarves; homemade pickles; baked goods; local beef and pork; and more.

Laurie Waltz, co-owner of Waltz Family Farm, has been a regular at the market for the past few years. “I enjoy seeing market customers,” Waltz said. “Many have become friends.”

She said Waltz Family Farm will return to the December market with its fresh meats, as well as to future markets during both the regular and holiday seasons.Vendor with a customer at Holiday Market.

Sherry Shaner, owner of SLS Creations, and secretary, Environment, Health, and Safety Program, has attended the holiday markets as a vendor for the past three years and said she plans on returning in 2015. She sells a variety of handmade wire-wrapped, chainmail, and beaded jewelry.

From chocolates and fudge to local honey products and alpaca wool items, candles and crafts, plants and locally grown produce, and everything in between, you should be able to complete your holiday shopping in one stop. 


Images from the November 2014 Holiday Market, where vendors displayed their goods both inside and outside of Building 549.