Saturday, November 9, 2013

Farmers' market goes inside for winter

By Ebony Linzy
Bengal News West Reporter
            With winter just weeks away, the Elmwood-Bidwell Market is going inside.
             The producer-only market  set up shop Nov. 2 inside the recently renovated Horsefeathers Market & Residences and will be open until May 3, 2014.
           Located on Connecticut and Normal streets, Horsefeathers will house the winter market, which would extend the season of the weekly outdoor farmer’s market making it year round. It will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. untill  1. p.m. 
           The market  gives people an opportunity to purchase goods directly from the producers themselves. Usually situated inside the park on Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway, the summer market has 38 vendors and runs from May through November. 
          Composed of 14 participating vendors, the winter market will offer a collection of products including fruits and vegetables, homemade doggy treats and soaps. 
           The farmers’ market vendors will be set up among permanent retailers including the Martin Cooks Restaurant, and the Pasta Peddler.
           Marketing manager Joe Kirchmyer  hopes that the overall summer experience will extend into its winter season and that it will see success.
           “The market is a great community gathering place,” Kirchmyer said.