Blue Oven Kitchens Winter Gift Fair, Saturday

CIED incubating company, Blue Oven Kitchens, a not-for-profit kitchen incubator serving North Central Florida, is organizing its second annual Winter Gift Fair to be held from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Sun Center by the Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville.

The purpose of the Winter Gift Fair is to encourage the North Central Florida community to keep its holiday gift dollars circulating locally by purchasing holiday gifts and goodies from local artisans, independent businesses, farmers, food entrepreneurs, and other vendors.

As a special treat, Amelia’s and Boca Fiesta will each offer a special dish featuring locally-sourced ingredients. Maude’s Café and The Midnight will each offer a discount to fair goers. Stop in to try something new and get to know your local and independent businesses better.

Please check out the Buy Local North Central Florida campaign and take the time to fill out the online survey to gauge community knowledge of the “buying local” and local finance options.