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Scottsbluff Winter Farmers Market new location

November 4, 2016

When I heard Aulick’s TLC was closing, my first thought was “what about the winter farmers market?” (I’m a big fan of the winter market, and have written about it many times.)

Market manager Jana Richard had the same thought, and she did something about it. She found a new market location – the Village Garden Center building at 1400 E. 20th Street in Scottsbluff (back behind Rack’s liquor store and Backaracks). Yay!!!

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The first market was October 15, and the market will continue on the first and third Saturdays of the month through March – meaning the next market is tomorrow, November 5!

As always, there will be a special fundraiser at the market. This time, the fundraiser will be for market vendor Rob Rutherford, who’s had a really rough spell after a bad case of West Nile Virus.

There will also be community info this week: if you missed the Activate Scottsbluff-Gering Open House last night at the Guadalupe Center, there will be a stripped-down version of all the information at the market. You can give feedback about how to make walking and biking better in our community, spin the “cycling safety wheel” for a chance to win prizes, and learn more about the Activate Scottsbluff-Gering Summit that will take place November 17. (Here’s a link where you can register for the Summit.)

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Spin the “cycling safety wheel,” and you might win a prize!

But the star of the farmers market show is the vendors. Here are a few photos I captured of the vendors who were at the market on opening day. So many delectables! Eggs, cheese, meat, honey, cake pops, pumpkins, onions, cabbages, garlic, radishes, salsa, rutabega, peppers, squashes, carrots, honey, jam, celery root, kale, chard, shallots, fennel bulbs, beets, leeks, rosemary. And handmade goods, too! Soap, doilies, dish towels, aprons, blankets, dolls, candles, lotion. And flint corn decorations. And essential oils. And, as ever, musical entertainment.

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See you there?

Copyright 2016 by Katie Bradshaw

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