Holland Farmers Market to Host Outdoor Winter Market Beginning This Saturday, January 2

The Holland Farmers Market will host its annual Winter Market beginning this Saturday, January 2 at the Eighth Street Market Place. Though held inside the Holland Civic Center Place last year, this year’s Winter Market will be held exclusively outdoors to provide a safer shopping experience and to allow for greater social distancing in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Outdoor Winter Market will be held the first and third Saturdays from January through April from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

“The Outdoor Winter Market is an extension of the Holland Farmers Market’s mission to provide fresh, healthy and locally grown food to the community year-round, while at the same time supporting our regional economy and the livelihoods of our farmers and vendors,” said Holland Farmers Market Marketing Coordinator Kara de Alvare. “We invite everyone to bundle up, mask up and join us the first and third Saturdays of the month all winter long!

Over 10 regular Holland Farmers Market vendors will participate in the Outdoor Winter Market between now and April, including Crane Dance Farm, Flagel’s Sugar House, Good Life Naturals, Mud Lake Farm Mycophile’s Garden, Oh So Cheesy, Skinner Homestead Acres, The Great Bread Company Thornburg and Co, and Visser Farms. Two new vendors will also be joining for the Market for the first time, including Just Enjoy Bakery and Pups Barkery. (Please note that vendors are subject to change and not every vendor will be available every date.)

Customers will find a wide variety of fresh produce at the Outdoor Winter Market, including apples, beets, greens, mushrooms, onions, potatoes and more, along with cheese spreads, baked goods, granola, honey, jam, maple syrup, meat…and even dog treats! (Though please keep Fido safe and warm at home, as dogs are not allowed at the Market.) Bridge Cards and Double Up Food Bucks will be accepted at the Outdoor Winter Market, along with Market Bucks gift certificates. Masks are required at all times.

About the Holland Farmers Market:
The Holland Farmers Market is located at 150 West 8th Street at the Eighth Street Market Place in Downtown Holland. During the regular Market season, the Market is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm from mid-May through December, rain or shine. Each season, the Holland Farmers Market brings together over 100 local farmers and vendors, food trucks, street performers and special events. Be sure to shop early for the best product assortment! The Market offers free parking and an onsite ATM. Visit Market staff inside the Holland Civic Center Place for information on food assistance programs, including Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Senior FRESH and Project FRESH. Animals are prohibited at the Market, so please leave Fido safe at home!