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Arlington Farmers’ Market presents third annual ‘Handmade Holiday’ Dec. 7

By KIRK BOXLEITNER
Arlington Times Reporter
December 6, 2013 · 4:18 PM
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Christina Corvin displayed her own hand-crocheted items at the Arlington Farmers, Market’s ‘Handmade Holiday’ event last year. / File photo.

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Farmers’ Market will again tie into Arlington’s “Hometown Holidays” on Saturday, Dec. 7, by conducting its third annual “Handmade Holiday” that same day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Co-Op Supply at 101 S. Olympic Ave.

The seasonally themed annual indoor gift market showcases local artisans in fields ranging from pottery to woodworking, in addition to offering body care services, winter veggies, gourmet food and more.

Baskets of locally grown goods will be raffled to support the Arlington Farmers’ Market, while music and carols play throughout the day. Freshly baked treats will be served up by a local bakery, while free crafts for kids are presented by the Arlington High School Honor Society, who will be supervising children in painting Christmas ornaments.

“This year there will be 13 vendors,” said Samantha Schuller, a spokesperson for the event. “It’s about the same number of vendors that we had last year, but this year, there’ll be a lot more walking room. Last year, it was shoulder-to-shoulder during the busy hours.”

Schuller estimated that last year’s event drew between 800-900 attendees, and reported that many vendors sold out of several items near the end of the day.

“Each year, Arlington comes out to support its artisans during the holidays, in a way that shows the community spirit that is so strong in our town,” Schuller said. “The Arlington Farmers’ Market wouldn’t exist without the continued support of the Arlington community, and our vendors appreciate their support that much more during the off-season and the holidays.

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