Market and grange members and friends will gather Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Evening Star Grange in Washington to hold the first of three monthly winter markets. Markets will be held on the third Saturday of January, February and March. Weekly markets will resume in April.

Regular market members will offer locally grown or produced items including raw Jersey milk, butter, yogurt and cheeses, grass-fed beef, cage-free eggs and chicken, and maple syrup and honey. Port Clyde Fresh Catch will be on hand with its winter selection of flash frozen fish fillets as well as fresh and frozen shrimp, crab and lobster meat. To place special orders or to arrange pick up of shrimp shares, call Stephanie at 975-2169.

Maine Water Buffalo will offer a full line of water buffalo meat, which is unadulterated by hormones or chemical additives, from animals fed only hay and grass. Maine Water Buffalo pledges, as have the other market members, to offer only delicious, locally grown real food and to employ only humane, socially just, ecologically sound and sustainable practices using only natural and/or organic methods.

Black Locust Cashmere Goat Farm offers a multitude of goat products from smoked chevon and spicy chorizo to luxurious cashmere pillows, pelts, jewelry and yarn. Handspun yarn and roving, and handknit, woven and felted goods will also be for sale, as will Scott Herring’s warm wool hats made from recycled materials.

Market artist friends include Washington’s Cynthia White, printmaker and framer, who will offer small prints, cards and drawings, framed and unframed. White will also be available for consultation regarding items needing framing. Shelagh Delphyne of Dolphin Designs will present her distinctive selection of handcrafted sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry designed especially for those who love the ocean, nature, cats and things Celtic. Delphyne ‘s photographs — suitable for framing — will also be available. Bragging About Beads of Jefferson will be back with its extensive selection of sterling silver and 24 carat gold jewelry.

Brazier Bird Feeders will offer with its super-tough trap wire bird feeders and several flea market-type tables including an extensive selection of quilting fabric, books and related items.

Evening Star Grange members will serve a homemade lunch with complementary free coffee. The market will be held barring seriously inclement weather. The grange is located on the Old Union Road in Washington between the Downtown Gallery and Gibbs Library. For more information call 845-2140.