A holiday market and chili cook off is set for Saturday, Oct. 28, at the farmers market pavilion in Alma.
This will be the last farmers’ market of the season, said Alma Farmers’ Market organizer Marilyn Sneed. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“The Alma Farmers’ Market is celebrating the end of our first season by hosting a holiday market,” Sneed said.
“We are inviting people to come and get their holiday shopping done early,” Sneed said. “There will be lots of holiday items for sale, including holiday food items.”
All vendors and crafters are welcome to participate, Sneed said. Some vendors already signed up for the event will be selling LuLaRoe clothing, Rustic Cuff jewelry and Scentsy items, she said.
“We’re taking any type of artisan item, any handmade item and even retail items,” Sneed said.
Downtown vendors also will be joining the marker that day, she said.
Booths are $20 to rent and the proceeds go toward promotion of the event, Sneed said.
There will be 15 covered booth spaces available in the pavilion, and “plenty” of uncovered space in the surrounding lot, Sneed said.
“We had a good first season and learned a lot,” Sneed said. “We’re just hoping the community will get used to making the farmers’ market a part of their weekly routine.”
A chili cook off organized by the Alma Area Chamber of Commerce will be held in conjunction with the holiday market, said chamber director Bryan Huff.
Proceeds from the cook off will go toward forming a new city merchants association, he said. More details on the cook off will be provided at a later date.
Applications for vendor booths are available on the Alma Farmers’ Market website.