November 20, 2020 9:41:16 AM
More than 60 vendors offering homegrown and handcrafted holiday foods and gifts will help the Hitching Lot Holiday Farmers' Market kick off the festive season in Columbus Saturday. From 9 a.m.-noon area growers, artists and craftspeople will be set up at the site located at Second Avenue and Second Street North, according to The Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Advisory Board and Main Street Columbus.
"This is the 13th year for the Holiday Market and is the perfect time to get those last-minute goodies just in time for Thanksgiving and to get a start on holiday shopping," said Main Street Columbus Executive Director Barbara Bigelow.
Market Coordinator Katherine Lucas added, "Our regular market season has ended, and this is a fabulous chance to stock up your favorite vendors' goods. It's also a great time to shop for your Thanksgiving feast."
The same vendor rules that apply to the regular farmers' market season apply for the Holiday Market.
"This will be the last chance to experience the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market until next May," Lucas noted.
To comply with current COVID-19 safety guidelines, all shoppers are asked to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Public restrooms on site will not be available.
To learn more about the Holiday Market or to inquire about being a vendor, contact the Main Street Columbus office at 662-328-6305. Booth spaces are $10. Advance vendor registration is required.
The mission statement of the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market is to support the development of local sustainable farming by cultivating a vibrant farmers' market that serves as a community gathering place celebrating local farmers, food producers and artisans.
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