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Shop Wisconsin-Made Goods ‘Til You Drop

Kick off your holiday shopping this Thanksgiving weekend at the second annual Something Special from Wisconsin Holiday Market. The event, extended to two days this year, will run November 30 through December 1 in Johnson Creek. Mark the dates on your calendars to shop for unique, local Wisconsin-made gifts for everyone on your list.

The holiday market, located at the Johnson Creek High School, is hosted by Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters and Café, and will feature some of Wisconsin’s finest products and services. Berres Brothers is a veteran-owned business, deeply rooted in their Watertown community. They are most known for their signature coffees, which are roasted and distributed right from Watertown. Popular varieties include Tres Rios, Highlander Grogg, and Packer Perc. Stop by their booth at the market to check off your coffee-loving friend from your holiday gift list.

All participating business, including Berres Brothers, at the market must be members of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s program: Something Special from Wisconsin™. This program highlights products grown, raised, and produced in our state. To qualify, at least half of the value of the product must be attributable to Wisconsin ingredients, production or processing activities.

Founded in 1983, the Something Special from Wisconsin program and logo bring recognition and credibility to Wisconsin products, building upon our reputation for providing the finest goods and services available. Program members benefit from having a "Wisconsin" brand identity that consumers recognize as top quality and high value. Participating products can easily be identified by the red, oval logo with white and yellow lettering.

The Something Special from Wisconsin program truly has gifts for everyone. If you are shopping for friends or family with a sweet-tooth, be sure to visit Sweet P’s Pantry. They create award-winning toffee and chocolates, all made with Wisconsin butter. Based in Oconomowoc, Sweet P’s Pantry makes all of their artisan confections by hand. In 2016, their Rosemary Salt and Pepper Pecans won a blue ribbon at the Wisconsin State Fair. Sharon and Pat Pavich (the sweet ‘P’s in the pantry) invite you to visit their booth, and fill the stockings of everyone on your list.

Additional businesses participating in the Holiday Market are quite diverse. Check off the foodie on your list with cheese from Hoard’s Dairyman Farm Creamery or a gingersnap cookie from Beans n Cream Bakehouse. Shop for stylish friends with custom-made clothing and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Several Wisconsin wineries also will be at the market, representing the diversity of wines made in our state. While you shop, satisfy your own sweet tooth with caramels from Cream City Caramels & Confections.

The second-annual Something Special from Wisconsin Holiday Market will showcase some of Wisconsin’s finest products and services, all under one roof. Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss this event!

Holiday Market Details

Dates: Nov. 30 – Dec. 1

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Johnson Creek High School Gym, 455 Aztalan St., Johnson Creek, WI

Admission: $2 entry fee, children 18 and under are free. Entry fee benefits the Johnson Creek Lions Club

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