Farmers’ spirit continues with Lincoln Park Winter Market

Photo courtesy of Leslie Lynch-Wilson

A tradition in the making?
Bob Beaudette (left) of Kettle Corn of Michigan offers his wares at the Winter Market.

Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK — Seventy-five shoppers experienced what organizers hope will become a proud Lincoln Park tradition at the first Winter Market held last Sunday at Ikaros Hall, 1677 Fort St.

Designed as a companion to the city’s summer Farmer’s Market, vendors displayed a variety of wares including kettle corn, jewelry, syrups and — a reminder of warmer days — apples and raspberries.

The informal group that started the market, including Christopher Dardzinski and Leslie Lynch-Wilson, said they hope to add vendors and customers as the weeks continue.

The market will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Feb. 12 and 19, and March 4 and 18.

Dardzinski said the idea originated with the popularity of the Farmer’s Market, and similar winter markets have been launched elsewhere. The group invites vendors and customers alike, and information can be found at the Lincoln Park Farmers Market Facebook page.

Participating vendors include farmer Sam Parise, specialty food vendor DHL Herb’s, Winter’s Delight, Magnolia Manor, Kettle Corn of Michigan and jewelry designer Lori Mead.

Interested vendors can contact Dardzinski at 313-294-0579.

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