In the first fall season for the indoor farmers market, many of the outdoor vendors moved indoors with a few new ones joining in. Market organizers decided to extend the shopping opportunity from the end of October into late December to meet the needs of the growing number of customers.

It was on the first weekend of November that the market moved from its outdoor stalls to inside where a coffee shop once was at the front of the site.

“With the weather being cooler and more unpredictable, we wanted to still make it available to the shoppers,” organizer Jim Dockins said. “Since our opening week this month, we have slowly grown with some  new vendors along with the summer ones and visitors to the market.”

Familiar vendors include Dockins with Amish baked goods, Bon Appetreat with all-natural dog treats, meats from the Dineen family’s The Yellow Farmhouse, goat’s milk soaps and pickled vegetables from Cluck and Buck and fresh farm eggs along with handmade kitchen holders by Debbie Jansky, among others.

Dockins said he expects business to pick up with more new vendors the weekend after Thanksgiving. Along with current vendors, the new ones will be adding craft items offering opportunities for Christmas shopping.

The community is invited to stop in and visit the fall indoor farmers market at 410 S. Rogers St. in historic downtown Waxahachie. For more information, call 469-309-4111. Applications and information also are available online at www.waxahachie.com.

The indoor farmers market  is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 21, rain or shine.

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