Holiday Gifting Gets Local With LEAF's Holiday Farmers Market
Tuesday, December 18th marks the second LEAF (Lakewood Earth And Food) Community Holiday Market this holiday season and the final farmer's market put on by LEAF in 2018. Conveniently located right here in Lakewood, at Garfield Middle School (13114 Detroit Ave.), the weekday-evening market runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. From market City Fresh CSA Holiday Shares, to other locally grown and produced foods, to a wide array of gift giving arts and craft options from local makers, the Holiday Market is a locavore's dream.
If you get peckish while you shop, be sure to check out the LEAF Community table with a soup and bread and hot drink bar. Proceeds from LEAF table purchases will go to benefit LEAF Community programming, which is dedicated to the development of a more sustainable, healthful and economically viable community through environmentally responsible actions producing broad access to fresh, local foods, knowledge and culture.
A full list of the confirmed December 18th vendors to date include:
Backattack Snacks: Healthy, pre-packaged snacks: beef jerky, vegan jerky, almonds.
Bee Basic Products: Small batch, handmade skin care products and more!
Breadheads Breadery: Sourdough pretzels breads and more vegan options. Community Greenhouse Partners: Local vinegars, chutneys, honey and possibly microgreens.
Creative Squared: Wooden signs, ornaments, cosmetic bags, etched wine/beer glasses.
Dave the Grainman: Brings local baked goods, nuts, grains, maple syrup and more.
Dizzy Laundry: Handmade wool dryer balls, drawstring bags, large tote bags, unpaper towels & napkins.
DMH Exclusives: Women’s accessories.
Doten Apiary: Local honey, beeswax, and more.
Little Lakewood Pasta: Vegan friendly dried pastas, Jrs Smokehouse Rub gift sets, and Tubular Turtle pasta straws.
Mary Davis: Marila's Magical Shower & Bath Salts, tote bags, and miscelaneous gift items.
Neal’s Yard Remedies with Ynes Arocho: Organic skincare.
Additional vendors are currently being booked. Vendor registration information can be found here: http://www.leafcommunity.org/.
The evening will also serve as a City Fresh pick-up location for Holiday Shares. Shares must be purchased in advance of the market and can be ordered online at www.cityfresh.org until December 11, 2018.