Merry and Bright

Can “local” also be “festive”?

In a word, YES!

At the market you’ll find many presents and stocking stuffers; the “ingredients” for customized gift boxes for neighbors, friends and colleagues; and the ingredients to create your own holiday recipes…all in one place! What better way to bring the cheer in this dark year than with delicious new flavors, handcrafted with love?

Here’s a quick rundown of some new, seasonal items you’ll find at the market on December 10 and December 17 from 3-6 p.m. Remember, we’re temporarily located in the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12059 Elm Creek Blvd N, D-6 (formerly Forever 21). This large, open space enables us to host safe and socially distanced markets. If you prefer to minimize your time in public, please make use of our vendors’ pre-order offers. This will enable you to shop from home for quick-and-easy pickup on market day.

Indulge in fine French chocolates from Crepe and Cake. Florence is getting tres creative with chocolate Christmas trees, hot cocoa bombs, and much more.

The Honey Hut has prepared lovely gift boxes featuring a variety of raw honey products.

Cran-Orange and Home for the Holidays kombucha from Shekinah Wellness make festive and healthy non-alcoholic beverages for enjoying every day. They’ll add some sparkle to your spirit and some good health to your gut.

Do not miss rich pan de pascua, or Christmas bread, full of candied fruit and nuts, from Atacama Catering! I was thrilled to discover this bread a couple of years ago as it is very similar to the Scandinavian Christmas bread that is traditional in my own family.

Every single person on your list will benefit from beautiful, skin-friendly soaps from Rapha farms. Lathering up with peppermint soap will bring a little happiness to this very “2020” activity.

This is just a small sample of the delights you’ll find in the market. Please take a moment to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for gift ideas for every eater in your life.

As you plan your shopping trip, we hope you’ll also review our COVID-19 guidelines and procedures. Don’t forget your mask!

Wishing you peace of mind and ease of shopping this December!


Kirsten Bansen Weigle, market manager