Pop-up fills gap for farmers market vendors
A new pop-up market place opened in the Holiday Center last month. Market Day Duluth is a winter farmer and artisan market created by over 15 vendors who normally sell items at the University of Minnesota Duluth Farmer's Market during the summer. Organizer Sarah Garramone said she was looking for a space for her fellow sellers to show their items throughout the winter months.
"We've talked about doing something like this for a long time, so it's nice to have the opportunity," Garramone said.
The market specializes in handmade or grown items such as preserves, food, body care products, candles and quilted or knit items.
The pop-up program is a holiday initiative created by the Greater Downtown Council to allow small business owners rent free for downtown spaces from Nov. 26 to Jan. 9. Market Day Duluth plans on staying in the space through January. There are three other pop-ups downtown including: Antiques on First, 130 W. First St., Northlight Gallery, 15 N. Third Ave. W. and Bob Does Duluth, in the skywalk of the Holiday Center. (Photo by Teri Cadeau)