With a variety of craft vendors, plenty of hot soup and homemade pie, it was a very successful Saturday at the Farmington United Methodist Church.
The annual holiday bazaar and luncheon drew a steady stream of visitors, taking the opportunity to get in some early shopping and enjoy a good lunch.
“This is our first time, it’s a lot of fun,” said vendor Laura Sexton of Modesto, who had avocadoes from a 50-year-old tree for sale, along with some locally produced honey. “We’ve also had some of the soup; it’s wonderful.”
Crafter Anita Cota of Stockton, friend of a church member, brought some unique double sided embroidered ornaments to sell, among other handmade items.
A wide variety of goods were for sale at the booth hosted by the church itself, with several people contributing to the merchandise, which ranged from crocheted items to the still-popular painted rocks.
“We had 10 to 12 sets of towels, baby blankets, booties, it has been amazing, the stuff has been flying out,” said church member Bonney McDonald.
Elsewhere, there were jams and jellies, homemade breads of all varieties, Christmas crafts and more.
Debbie Megenney and mom Gerri Andrade were at their Stampin’ Up table, offering unique items and promoting their next series of classes coming up in November and December.
For the luncheon, there were several varieties of hot, fresh soup to choose from, as well as pie for dessert. There was also an opportunity drawing for a quilt.