CU hosts the Lawton Farmers Indoor Winter Market

CU hosts the Lawton Farmers Indoor Winter Market

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- The Lawton Farmers Market will be held in the Cameron University Animal Sciences building at the Agriculture Facility (SW 38th Street and is south of Dr. Elsie Hamm Drive) for the winter season.

The winter market will be held each Saturday beginning November 4 through the end of March from 8 a.m. to Noon.

"Thanks to the support and sponsorship of Cameron University's Department of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, we are able to offer the Lawton Farmers Market Winter Market at Cameron University once again," said Dr. Ed Legako, board president of the Southwest Growers Association. "In the spring we plan to offer classes again on gardening, plus food demonstrations, and other agriculture-related subjects in collaboration with the Lawton Farmers Market Institute and Cameron University."

Shoppers will find a variety at the winter market, including winter produce, meat, eggs, honey, nuts, handmade and artisan items, and baked goods.

According to Cathy Field, Lawton Farmers Market board member, "Expect to see some new vendors join us this year at Winter Market. The Home Bakery Act has changed so that home bakers can now sell their baked goods at farmers markets without a commercial kitchen... Thanks to CU, we're able to have the Winter Market here in the animal science building where it's warm and we don't have to battle the elements like we did at the fairgrounds."

More information on the Home Bakery Act can be found at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (http://www.oda.state.ok.us.).

Ashley Lazzerini, Community Wellness Dietitian, and Jan Miller, Certified Diabetes Educator, will host the first food demonstration of the Winter Market on Saturday, November 18 and will be "How to Eat Healthy During the Holidays."

The farmers market is also planning a Holiday Market on Saturday, December 9.

Information provided by the Lawton Farmers Market.