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Farmers Market events set for Saturday

Published 4:21 pm, Thursday, December 20, 2012
  • From left, Debbie Gilbertie Gianelli, owner of Weston Gardens; Laura McDonald, of Weston; Paul McDonald; and Lyn Kimberly, market master, stand with a balsam tree, donated by Weston Gardens and won by McDonald during the market's recent Christmas tree raffle. Photo: Contributed Photo
    From left, Debbie Gilbertie Gianelli, owner of Weston Gardens; Laura McDonald, of Weston; Paul McDonald; and Lyn Kimberly, market master, stand with a balsam tree, donated by Weston Gardens and won by McDonald during the market's recent Christmas tree raffle. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The Winter Farmers Market at Norfield Grange will host several events at this week's market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston.

They will include visits from Santa Claus, as he passes out candy canes, and the grange's cow, as well as brownies, macaroons and other holiday treats made onsite by guest chef Amie Guyette Hall, according to a release.

The market will also conduct a collection for the Sandy Hook Elementary School Parent-Teacher-Student Association. The market donated the vendor fees from its Dec. 15 market and $400 in collected donations to the association. It has also made available candles to light at the market for the Sandy Hook victims.

In addition, Sara Blersch, a floral designer, will present a workshop on making holiday centerpieces. It will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. The fee is $45, including material fee. Those interested must register in advance to attend. Call 203-228-7870 or email sara@daffodilhillgrowers.com.

People who make a purchase from any vendor on Saturday will receive a ticket to enter in a raffle for a basket of market potpourri, comprised of items donated by market vendors. Additional raffle tickets are available for $1 for three tickets. A drawing for the winner will take place at the close of the market at 2 p.m.

Items for sale at the market will include farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, jams and jellies, honey, maple syrup, goats milk cheese and yogurt. There will also be handmade soap and body products, natural beef and pork, wild-caught seafood, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods and live plants, among other items.

There will also be a Crafters' Corner, where local artisans will sell hand-knit hats, hair accessories, boxwood wreaths and trees, fresh-cut flowers, artwork, pottery, jewelry and other items.

The market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through May 4 at the grange.

For information, visit www.wintermarket-ct.com. or call 203-226-8233.