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Winter Farmers Market offers Holiday Extravaganza

While “Buy Local” campaigns seem to be gaining momentum around the country this year, Mainers have long valued locally made products. The Lewiston-Auburn area has a wealth of small owner/operated businesses for holiday shoppers to choose from.

The Lewiston Winter Farmers Market brings 25 vendors together in one location on Thursday, December 15, making it easy for residents to shop for a home-grown Christmas.

The December Winter Market will be transformed into a Holiday Extravaganza where shoppers can find hand-crafted unique foods, gifts and even gift certificates. Stock up on Maine-grown and Maine-made products, including fresh fruits and veggies, pasture-raised meats, eggs, seafood, fresh milk and artisan cheeses.

Buy bread and baked goods to freeze for the holidays, maple products, and one-of-a-kind sweets. Find unique gifts like hand-crafted soaps, pottery, fiber arts, cards, holiday wreaths, herbs and herbal products.

The Lewiston Farmers Market has become more than a simple shopping destination. The market is a great, family friendly event. Bring your appetite and have dinner at the Winter Market Cafe, serving hot soup, bread and salad combos at affordable prices. Enjoy live music from local favorite Jan Kendall Mayes.

The December Holiday Extravaganza will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 15 at the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St., Lewiston. Additional parking is available in the parking lot to the right of St. Patrick’s church.

For questions or directions, please call 513-3848.

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