First holiday farmers’ market comes to Monona Terrace

As winter approaches, the Dane County Farmers’ Market is moving indoors for its holiday market. Saturday was the season’s first holiday market at the Monona Terrace.

Farmers from the summer markets are returning to the indoor one, but new vendors are coming in as well. You can still find vegetables and some fruits, but many vendors are selling in-season winter items like cheese, cranberries and wreaths. For many, the holiday market is a way to keep business going and continue customer-producer relationships from summer.

“It’s all the regulars. I’ve known half the people who have purchased from me today,” vendor Rich Horbaczewski said. “They’re the same people from the outdoor market. People like coming to this market. It’s cool. It’s a great market.”

The market continues through Dec. 21, then moves to the Garver Feed Mill. There is no market on Nov. 30.

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