Hey there friends. If you haven’t heard the good news yet the Haymaker Farmers’ Market has secured a pretty sweet indoor location for the winter season – the United Methodist Church of Kent. The church is located at 1435 E. Main Street (aka Rt. 59). It’s a nice, big heated location with plenty of parking and space for vendors.
Last year we didn’t do the indoor market but I was a rather frequent shopper. There was a lot to love about Junction 211 but there were also plenty of cons – space and parking issues to be specific. The church has plenty of both and I’m pretty excited about it. More space for both vendors and customers is a good thing and I’m looking forward to participating this year.
Since our products are seasonal we’ll be slowing down quite a bit. But no fear jam lovers!! If you’ve been following the blog you know we picked lots and lots of local fruits and berries. We jammed a lot of it during the season but we also managed to freeze A LOT of fruit. I’ve also been stocking up on honey and thanks to Kountry Dreamer, Black Dog Acres, and Creekside Gardens I have quite a stash of local honey in the pantry.
My stocked pantry and freezer will allow for jam and spread making all through the winter! We won’t be at the market every Saturday but you will see us throughout the season.
Here is our schedule:
December 14 (special holiday market)
December 21 (special holiday market)
Did you have a favorite jam or spread this summer? If so, let me know and I’ll try to whip up some more.
And remember, the outdoor market continues through the end of October so try to make it down before the end of the season. There is still plenty of great local produce to be had along with other local goodies like our jams and spreads and eggs, cheeses, breads, honey, and loads of apples!