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Holiday Fairs of Vermont offer great local gift ideas

As the Holiday season approaches, it's once again time for The Vermont Farmers Market's great holiday fairs. Each year in November and December, the Vermont Farmers Market presents these exquisite events for your shopping needs. Now the largest market fairs in Vermont, they bring you a "touch of home from the Green Mountains," a variety of crafts of all kinds, fall items, Christmas décor and food specialties. Skilled artisans bring their Vermont creativity to you with the best in fabrics, fiber, wooden ware, glassware, art, paintings, yarn clothes, jewelry and body care products.

Country bakers present the taste of Vermont in a variety of baked goods for your Thanksgiving or Christmas meals or for parties or get-togethers in between.

Specialty food folks offer an extensive variety of maple products, over 100 varieties of jams and jellies, sauces, pickles and marinades. There are even prepared foods that you can eat right on the spot.

As Christmas nears, there will be wreaths and green décor, even unusual furniture and Christmas treats for your pet.

Want to send a friend a piece of Vermont art or the flavor of Vermont? Mail order is available; also you may choose from readymade gift boxes or create your own.

These unique, quality events are still admission free to all who wish to come. Free parking is also available. They think that you will like the prices as well. For Christmas gifts that have a real meaning, this is a place that you will want to be.

The next fair, the Poultney Christmas Fair, takes place Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24 at the Poultney High School Gym, East Main Street, Poultney, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days. The final fair, The Christmas Holiday Fair, takes place Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Holiday Inn, Rutland.

For info, call 802-287-9570 or visit vtfarmersmarket.org