Kay Anderson and Stella Shearer helped all summer long at the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market to greet vendors with their assignments in the pavilion and to take care of their every need. There will be a one day, winter Farmers’ Market in conjunction with the Christmas in the Village events, sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) from 11 – 5 p.m. at 120 S. Main Street in Vicksburg. While there won’t be as many fresh vegetables or fruits for sale, there will be some root veggies, maple syrup, honey, apples, hot cider, bake goods, sausage, beefalo, pretzels, hot coffee, handmade soap, pasties, jams and jellies from over 15 vendors that sell at the pavilion each week in the summer.
One of the favorite vendors, pastry chef Erin Hill, will have quiches and brownies for sale, and Grandpa’s Pasty and Pie Company will be on tap with their homemade pasties. Beginnings, the Schoolcraft specialty booth for BBQ meats and sandwiches will set up shop inside of the store on South Main Street that will be the one-time location for the market.
This is a trial run for a winter market to determine if there is enough interest to try it more often, according the Carol LaFrance, the board of directors president.