Winter farmers market in full swing

MARQUETTE- The Winter Farmers and Artists Market is in full swing with only five Saturdays left to buy locally made and grown products straight from the source.

The Winter Farmers Market is run by a group of local vendors who have rented the Marquette Commons building to extend the market. The winter market gives local farmers a chance to sell the rest of their 2013 crop. Ever Yielding Acres is one of the farms continuing to produce local products and according to Charles DeVooght, co-owner, he still has plenty of squash, maple syrup and meat to sell.

“We have some products that come every day like eggs,” DeVooght said. “The market has been really good this year in terms of support from people in Marquette and the surrounding areas and we want to sell everything thing we have from the 2013 crop.”

The winter market began the first Saturday of November and will continue through Dec. 21. All of the vendors are local vendors, giving people a chance to know who can get them local products. Everything that Ever Yielding Acres sells is produced in Skandia.

“The winter market is a good time to come out and see which people are really local,” DeVooght said. “In the summer I think a lot of people are confused as to what’s local and what’s not.”

The winter market is held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Commons building. Credit cards and Food Stamps cannot be used during the winter market. DeVooght said he likes doing the winter market because it gives him continuing contact with the customers for a couple of extra months.

“It’s a nice place to go on Saturday and the people are nice,” he said. “It’s the best place to get fresh local produce or meat straight from the source.”

Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 243.