One of the best parts of the slower months is being able to do the things you didn’t have time for during the busy season. Unfortunately, some of those things, such as visiting farmers markets, are seasonal and therefore long gone by the time your schedule frees up.
Luckily, a group of small businesses is starting a winter market at Heirloom Cafe and Provisions, 2434 Cty F in Baileys Harbor, on Nov. 18, and the market will return Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 4-8 pm.
When Mattea Fischer of Cultured Door County approached Heirloom’s owner, Katie Gill, about getting everyone back together during the winter, Gill thought it was a great idea.
Coming together for the Heirloom market will be Galecktables, Pat’s Patch, Clario Farmstead Pasta, Maps by Sophie, Farmhouse Leather, Folklore Flowers, Trillium Herbal Company, Bored Recluse Printing Co. and Door County Chocolate Design. That means visitors will be able to shop for cookies, bread, soup, pie, chocolate, fresh pasta, canned goods, jewelry, hand-drawn maps and body-care products.
Shopping at the market will benefit local nonprofits, too.
“Normally at a farmers market, we’d give a vendor fee to the host,” Fischer said. “Instead, we’ll donate it every week.”
The first recipient will be HELP of Door County.
Abuzz in Baileys Harbor
Want even more opportunities to get fresh produce and artisan goods? You’re in luck because the Baileys Harbor Community Association (baileysharbor.com) is hosting a winter market starting Nov. 13, 10 am – 2 pm.
Door County Kraut Co., About Thyme Farm, Backyard Acres, Walking Mountain Artisan, Kitchen Art by Diane, and Denim Quilts & More are some of the vendors set to gather at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall Auditorium, 2392 Cty F, all winter long on these Saturdays: Nov. 13, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Jan. 8, Feb. 12 and March 12.