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Artisan Alley businesses, farmers unite for blow-out anniversary party in DeLand
Live music, prize giveaways and cooking demonstrations planned
posted Mar 18, 2014 - 9:43:46am
DeLand's Artisan Alley Farmers Market Association, in collaboration with businesses on Artisan Alley, invite the community to an anniversary event 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 4, on Artisan Alley, which runs between West New York and West Georgia avenues, just across New York Avenue from the Volusia County Historic Courthouse.
The Farmers Market, which is open on the alley 6-9 p.m. every Friday, is marking its first anniversary. The weekly market offers a variety of vendors with organically grown vegetables, artisan and cottage foods and baked goods, ready-to-serve food, and plants and home goods.
Shoppers at the market get to meet and converse with the people who grew or produced the goods they buy.
For the anniversary celebration, musical entertainment will be provided by the DeLand-based band Two-Piece Chicken Dinner. There will also be cooking demonstrations using market products every hour, and belly-dancing performances during the evening by a troupe from Suehair's Bellydance Etc., which is also located on Artisan Alley.
Visitors to the event will be able to win prizes and gift certificates every hour simply by registering at no cost. Gift baskets and gift certificates donated by the Artisan Alley businesses, along with certificates for market offerings will be among prizes in the hourly drawings.
Cindy, Ric and Marcia Sperling are also celebrating a year of ownership at The Nest, an eclectic store with home decor, gift items and beer and wine. The Sperlings said they are happy to be part of the historic Artisan Alley, and are looking forward to another fantastic year in business there.
Also celebrating doing business on Artisan Alley are the restaurant Dally In The Alley, an American bistro, the spa Renie’s Retreat, and Roses and Gargoyles, a garden lover’s paradise, which is celebrating its grand opening.
Nize Nylen and Pauline Copello, co-founders of the Artisan Alley Farmer’s Market Association, see the anniversary celebration as an opportunity to make the public aware that the market offers only local, vendor-produced products.
This creates an incentive for all vendors to supply goods of a high quality that they will be proud to sell, the founders noted.
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