Artisan and farmers market opens for business May 5

Beginning May 5, Goose Lake Farm and Winery will once again be home to an artisan and farmers market.

This is the market’s third season, which Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 27.

Goose Lake Farm and Winery in Nowthen serves as home base for an artisan and farmers market that runs Saturdays, May 5 through Oct. 27. Submitted photo

Goose Lake Farm and Winery in Nowthen serves as home base for an artisan and farmers market that runs Saturdays, May 5 through Oct. 27. Submitted photo

The artisan and farmer’s market gives visitors an opportunity to shop local produce and artisan goods in a unique setting.

Items at the market include local produce from Will Heal Farm, handmade bath and body products, handwoven rag rugs, crocheted items, tea blends, bread dipping oil herb blends, canned goods including jams, jellies, salsas, hot sauce, BBQ sauce, bloody Mary mix, pickles of all kinds and handmade cards of all sorts.

There will also be jewelry; organic, free range, farm fresh eggs from the winery chickens; organic honey produced from bees at the vineyard and farm; a limited number of plants for sale; pottery; crafty treat jars; handmade dog treats; purses; fine art; and blacksmith items.

Vendors will also sell lip balms and healing salves, antiques, wine and much more.

Not every vendor can participate every Saturday, so Koli Fyten-Swap, market manager, encourages someone looking for a certain items to e-mail gooselakemarket@live.com or ask questions on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gooselakeartfarm. The artisan and farmers market is also on Twitter at @gooselakemarket.

Fyten-Swap said that organizers are also looking for someone to sell baked goods, either a local bakery or some home bakers. There is also room for another produce vendor to round out the season’s offerings.

“We want this market to be amazing and offer a wide variety of quality handmade or grown local goods,” Fyten-Swap said.

“We are off of the beaten path. We are an awesome market located on a beautiful working farm and winery. There is so much to do out here either with the family, on a date, even for a bachelorette party.”

In addition to the market, visitors are encouraged to check out the winery, walk around the vineyard, have a glass of wine and visit the animals on the farm, including llamas, donkeys, cows, sheep, peacocks, chicken, ducks and dogs.

Because this is a working farm, the dogs are also working dogs. For this reason, visitors are asked to leave their pets at home. No outside pets are allowed on the property, not even in the car, Fyten-Swap said.

Goose Lake Farm and Winery is located at 6760 213th Ave. N.W., Nowthen. For more information, call 763-753-9632.

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