WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Farmers will host their Winter Market this Saturday at the Extension Office in Goldbug featuring a Pancake Breakfast to benefit the market.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. and last until noon.
The winter market is always a good time for shoppers to come and stock up on produce for their Thanksgiving meal, and new this year guests can enjoy pancakes before or after they shop.
The pancake breakfast is a fundraising effort for the Whitley County Farmers Market, according to market manager Andrew Modica.
“We’re just trying something new,” Modica said, adding that there will be other fundraisers to look forward to this winter.
Shoppers will be able to find plenty of produce including tomatoes, kale, lettuce and honey to name a few. Farmers will also have a wide variety of jams and jellies on hand as well.
With crafters set up at the market, guests may also want to get some Christmas shopping done.
Modica said one crafter will be set up creating things as they spin wool.
Fraley Farm and Bene’ Homestead are just two of the farms that are advertising the event via social media.
Fraley’s will be at the market with both items that you could give as gifts or use in your Thanksgiving dinner. They will have fresh locally grown garlic, ginger, herbal salve, lip care and end of the season peppers.
Bene’ Homestead will be bringing Sugar Blueberry Jam, Apple Preserves, Carrot Cake Jam and Cranberry Apple Preserves as well as some craft items.
The event will be inside and will run until noon. The pancake breakfast is $7 and includes a beverage.
Proceeds from the breakfast will go towards promoting the Whitley County Farmers Market. Modica reminds everyone that T-shirts are still available for purchase.
As for the 2019 market, Modica is pleased with the season.
“It went better than last year,” he said. “We doubled our vendors.”
Revenue increased as well.
Moving the Williamsburg market back to Bill Woods Park helped, added Modica. The plan is to keep the market in Bill Woods Park for the 2020 season, and Modica encourages everyones to stay tuned as more opportunities for vendors are being sought.