Beautiful fall weather leads to successful Winter Market
Bridgeport Farmers Market organized their 2nd Annual Winter Market on Saturday, with 23 vendors setting up shop at the Prairie Winds Community Center to peddle their wares. Among the crowd of familiar faces were several first-time vendors who brought new products to Bridgeport’s all-day craft fair. Many returning vendors brought a refreshing similarity of products, often with a new twist. The shoppers were busy browsing the tables and chatting with friends. Items being sold included baked goods, flavored honey, handbags, soaps and bath salts, woodworking, vintage designed goods and recycled creations, quilts and mugs, jewelry & makeup, youthful regenerating products and clothing by the rack.
John Wallen of Bridgeport brought his centuries old skill to this fair for the first time, after having participated in the Spring market. John’s Great-Great Grandfather, Leon Wallin, was a US Cavalry man stationed at Ft. Laramie in Wyoming after the conclusion of the Civil War and stayed there for the duration of the Indian Wars. Leon was a leathercrafter, making and repairing saddles for the Army’s horses and most likely mending brogans, boots, belts, leather dusters and the like for the Cavalry.
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