The Downtown Jamestown Development Corp. will host its inaugural Downtown Jamestown Winter Market Thursday.
The winter market will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Jan. 31 in the Dr. Lillian Vitanza Ney Renaissance Center. The market features 12 vendors including two local farms who participate in the summer market.
The goal of the market is to support local farmers, artists and artisans while offering a place for customers looking to buy fresh, locally grown produce, breads, sweets, meats and specialty foods for the week.
B&B Caterers: Located at 207 E. Third St. in Jamestown serving soups, desserts and other menu items;
Busti Cider Mill & Farm Market: Fresh grown vegetables, apples, jams & jellies, maple products, local honey, fresh ground flours (whole wheat, rye, buckwheat, corn meal), bakery items and apple cider when available;
Dun Roving Farm Alpaca Store: Handmade and commercial alpaca & alpaca blend products including socks, hats, mittens, scarves, gloves, vest, shawls, blankets, yarn & knitting needles, felted soap, roving to spin, and raw fleece;
GG My Love: Located at 211 N. Main St. in Jamestown featuring women's fashions, apparel, and accessories;
Gretchen's Happy Handbags: Handmade, over-the-shoulder and reversible purses and jewelry;
Infusions, LLC: Gourmet extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars infused with flavorings. Mistos for spraying olive oils and pour spouts for bottles. Gift baskets with variety packs will be available. Twenty-five flavors available with spices, herbs, fruits both organic and traditional. Online store with shopping cart can ship across the United States;
Wallflowers Design Studio: Floral arrangements and wreaths;
Pearled Reflections: Artist acrylic on canvas crafts created by hand featuring a unique empesto style;
Recycle Pieces Tie-Dye: Handmade tie-dye apparel and accessories; exclusive handmade pink ribbon products;
Scandinavian Resources: Locally crafted and imported Swedish items including wooden trays, figures and utensils, linens and Christmas items, books, hats, T-shirts, flags, ornaments and Dala horse items;
Small Meadows Farm: Locally grown produce, eggs, organic homemade goat milk soap, frozen meats, and cheese;
Market organizers are looking to expand with additional vendors for those interested. For more information, call the DJDC at 664-2477.
"We are very excited to announce the start of the first winter market in downtown," said Tiffani Conti, DJDC special projects manager. "We are continuing to feed off such a successful summer market season and anticipate a steady winter market. The community is really embracing eating fresh and buying local and this is one small step to continue providing the public with fresh, locally grown produce while also supporting our own local artisans."
Supplemental activities have been planned during the market season and include a canning demonstration using local produce on Nov. 15, a cooking demonstration using local produce on Dec. 13, and a wellness day on Jan. 17.
Zumba will be offered each week through DJDC and Jamestown Community College. Classes will be held Nov. 29 through Jan. 31, excluding Dec. 27, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Center. Participation is $36 a person and registration forms are available on DJDC's website. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 19.
Metered parking is available along Foundry Alley and in the parking lot behind the Renaissance Center. Free parking is available in front of the Renaissance Center.
For more information, visit the DJDC?website at discoverjamestown.com.