Did your new year’s resolutions include eating healthier? You are not alone!
Most polls show that eating healthier regularly ranks in the top five most popular New Year’s resolutions. Residents of the Lewiston-Auburn area have a ready-made support system in place, The Lewiston Winter Farmers Market, to help them keep that resolution.
The farmers market connects residents to local farmers and growers and provides helpful information and recipes for anyone interested in making healthier choices this year. This month’s Winter Market will be held Thursday, January 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates Street, just in time to help us all continue to keep those New Year’s resolutions.
With between 20 and 25 vendors, the Lewiston Winter Farmers Market offers in season fruits and vegetables, pastured meats, milk and dairy products, baked goods, seafood, prepared meals, chocolates (yes, they say a little chocolate is good for you!), hand crafted soaps, herbs and herbal products, pottery, art and more.
The popular Winter Market Cafe is where market goers can enjoy soup, salad and bread combos at reasonable prices. The Cafe and performances by local musicians help to make the market more of an event than a shopping destination. Local performing artist, and fan favorite, Denise Dill will perform this month at the January 19 market.
The Winter Farmers Market is held every third Thursday, November through April, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center at 208 Bates Street in Lewiston. Market organizers say that they have packed as many vendors into the space as possible so that customers can stock up on items from their favorite farmers, growers and artisans throughout the winter months, adding healthy food choices to their pantry.
The winter market also accepts credit, debit and EBT (foodstamp) cards. For questions or directions, please call 513-3848.