WATCH NOW: Winter Farmers Market is a boon for local vendors | Local

Lydia Gruener-Scott talks about the Winter Farmers Market in this edition of Table Talk. She sat down with journalist Chris Borro to talk about the market which offers a variety of items.



While the concept of a farmers’ market may evoke the warmer seasons, the Scottsbluff area has a market that caters to the needs of people in the winter. The aptly named Scottsbluff Winter Farmers Market has a variety of foods and other items that customers can browse through in the months when they might not be able to find similar homemade products elsewhere.

“We have vendors who come every Saturday and supply beef, local honey, baked goods … we also have sourdough bread and arts and crafts are also available,” said said organizer Lydia Scott. Other products include spices, jams, carpentry products, and micro green plants. As in summer, products are also available.

Scott said people can also find gifts for family and friends at the market. The market is an opportunity for people to help their neighbors by purchasing their items directly, which she says is a big draw. “Personally, I love shopping locally and supporting local businesses. “

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The market is located at the Dirt Stix Nursery at 2648 10th St. in Gering. It lasts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The season started in late October and Scott is hoping it will last until the end of March. The only exceptions were Christmas and New Years, both of which fell on a Saturday this winter. Vendors are housed in the nursery greenhouse, which has a closed roof and is heated for the colder days of the season.

James V. Payne