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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Eat, drink, shop, & be merry at the Wayzata Bay Center Indoor Farmers’ Market Dec. 17-18

Get ready for delectable appetizers, luscious wine, and plenty of shopping and merriment at the Wayzata Bay Center Indoor Farmers’ Market Friday, Dec. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The market is normally a Saturday-only event, but by extending it to Friday, visitors can enjoy a unique evening shopping experience as well,” market manager Julie Butler Faulkner said.

The Dec. 17-18 market is the third holiday indoor market of the year at the Wayzata Bay Center. The October and November events drew crowds of more than 1,000 people, including Minnesota’s former governor Arne Carlson and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak.

“Wayzata has a great farmers’ market that is made all the better by the fact that it lies within a short distance of some of the best farms in Minnesota,” Rybak said. “I look forward to visiting it again because I’d much rather drive to Wayzata for fresh, homegrown Minnesota food than to have food shipped in from around the world.”

People who’ve been to the Wayzata Bay Center Indoor Farmers’ Market say it offers a welcoming atmosphere and unmatched product quality.
“One local resident even stocks up on vendor goods to take with her when she winters in Florida,” Faulkner said.

Children’s photos with Santa, live music, and Christmas carolers make the Wayzata Bay Center Indoor Farmers’ Market a family-oriented event that’s perfect for party planning ideas and thoughtful holiday shopping.

“We have such a unique selection that people will easily be able to find gifts for everyone on their list,” Faulkner said.

While they shop, people can also enjoy complementary appetizers and holiday wine tasting courtesy of Wayzata Wine & Spirits.

The Wayzata Bay Center, conveniently located at the intersection of Lake Street and Superior Boulevard in the heart of downtown Wayzata, has become a hub of artistic talents, featuring an eclectic assortment of handcrafted, recycled/upcycled, and fine art galleries.

Throughout the year, area residents enjoy visiting the Wayzata Bay Center for its one-of-a-kind shops, such as anne & friends, The Artist Gallery, Les Kouba Gallery, Kraemer's True Value Hardware, The Original Pancake House, Crafter’s Cottage, Kathie’s Finds, and Holly and Ivy Christmas Shop.

For more information about the Wayzata Bay Center Indoor Farmers’ Market, contact Faulkner at (612) 558-0185.

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