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December 08, 2016
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Local artisans hold holiday market

This sock puppet for children is just one of Ellen Silberlicht's "creatures from the sock drawer," featured at an artisans market in Honesdale on December 15.

A colorful assortment of both sophisticated and playful jewelry by Hana Gorman will be available for purchase. Her polymer clay jewelry is elegantly composed from beads swirling with color. She also creates environmentally friendly jewelry by “up-cycling” plastic bags and other materials into wearable art.

Painter Beth Johnson will display original artwork and printed cards. Her oil and watercolor paintings are designs ready to hold season’s greetings as her note cards are sealed into envelopes or to ornament walls in their original forms.

Mount Pleasant Herbary will sell an assortment of products handmade from their homegrown, pesticide- free herbs. The herbs are incorporated into a variety of products including handcrafted soaps with herb chunks, felted soaps, therapeutic buckwheat pillows, herbal healing balms, lip balms and lotion bars. Bathroom gift sets and assortments of herbal teas will also be available.

Shoppers also will find the necessities for an aromatic cup of coffee and to keep your cookie jar full of the sweets eagerly anticipated every holiday season.

Marcia and David Dunsmore run a small home bakery, the Myrtle Avenue Bakehouse, in Hawley, PA. Using organic grains, available local products, and organic sprouted wheat flour, they bake products with health and the community in mind. Breads and cookies will overflow at their tables. Cookies include chocolate chip, oatmeal and golden raisin, molasses, farmhouse pillows and a vanilla cookie with ricotta and sour cream. For those who eat gluten free, the Dunsmores will provide coconut macaroons and chunky peanut butter cookies. Marcia and David’s fruit scones and savory cheese biscuits should not be overlooked, nor their special jams and compotes.

Sugar Creek Maple Farm will sell maple syrup as well as homemade maple confections ranging from mouth-watering maple candy to crunchy coated nuts to smooth maple cream.

Joan Spencer of Sweet Eden will provide an array of holiday sweets ranging from the traditional German Christmas cookies and Lebkuchen, to decorated sugar cookies. Amid the bustle of the holiday season, Sweet Eden will help alleviate the stress of keeping the cookie jar full for visitors and family by taking orders.

Brandenburg Bakery’s Sarah and Errol Flynn from Jeffersonville, NY will delight those who love authentic German pastries and holiday treats.