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February 4, 2005

Williamsburg Farmers' Market sets dates for winter months

Got the winter blues? See a full spectrum of colors for winter at the Williamsburg Farmers’ Market in Merchants Square where you will find green produce, golden honey, dusty brown mushrooms, silver gray pussy willows and glistening white farm fresh eggs. Winter market dates are Feb. 12, March 12 and April 9. Each market is open 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The first market date arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day. Guests can browse a tasty selection of heart cookies and chocolate lollipops from Betsy’s Baked Goods, truffles, cookies and chocolate caramel apples from Pineapple Lane, apple heart tarts and ginger cookies from Annie Thompson and herbal gift packages from Sassy Springs Herbs. Sassy Springs Farm will be on hand with lean beef that is good for your heart.

This season’s farmers’ market also will feature: winter stews, flax seed and rustic breads from Annie Thompson; hot coffee and cider from Aroma’s; honey jelly, honey spreads, herbal honey, raw honey, honey and herbal soaps, and beeswax candles from Bees ‘N Blossoms; eggs and sausage from Blue Barn Farm; oysters and rockfish from Buster’s Seafood; oysters, scallops and monkfish from Chessie’s Seafood and Aquafarms; Dave and Dee’s Mushrooms; goat’s milk cheeses from Goats R Us; gourds, pussy willows and willow wreaths from Lonesome Gourd; apples, jams, jellies and honey from Lowe’s Arlington Farm; Nature’s Gifts with bonsai and succulents; natural body care products from Sophia’s Solutions; dried flower arrangements from Sugar Hill; peanuts from Vick Farms; and Wild-T Bison. Smithfield Orchids and Nature Co. will attend when temperatures reach 50 degrees.

The regular market schedule begins Saturday, May 7 and continues every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Oct. 29. For more information, contact market manager Libbey Oliver at (757) 259-3768 or visit the website at

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