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Rhinelander Winter Farmers Market to Open SaturdaySubmitted: 10/20/2014
RHINELANDER - One local group wants to make sure you can get fresh local produce even during the winter.

The Lean Coalition is partnering with the YMCA of the Northwoods for a new indoor winter farmers market.

The Hodag Farmers market closed on Saturday.

But you won't have to wait long to get your fresh produce. The indoor winter farmers market opens this Saturday.

They are trying to find ways to bring healthy foods to the community throughout the winter months.

"Now it is going to be winter time and the farmer's market outdoors is going to close. So, I thought, wouldn't it be nice if we could extend that season and offer it indoors," said YMCA Active Older Adult Coordinator Marilyn Duschl.

The winter farmer's market will be held in the lobby of the YMCA of the Northwoods.

It will run from 8 a.m. till noon.

You will be able to find most of the same local fresh fruits, vegetables, and jams you can find at the area farmer's markets.

"The stuff that is in the field is still growing and still fresh until it really freezes. We still have a lot of stuff in the field. We do have a short growing season so it is nice to be able to extend it for them and for us too," said Evergood Farm Owner Brendan Tuckey.

Since this is the market's first year, they are not sure how late into the season the market will stay open.

They hope vendors will plan for winter markets when planting next year.

Vendors include:
• Evergood Farm
• Hillbilly Hollow
• J.D. Acres
• Jamberry Acres
• Kathy's Kreations
• Kind Root Organics
• Shaky Acres
• Step Up Soaps


Story By: Jeanine Ilacqua

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