Outdoor Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, December 5th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kalamazoo Latvian Center parking lot
100 Cherry Hill St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Since 2020 is not a normal year, we can’t do our Christmas Bazaar in a closed space with a lot of people milling around, even with masks. But we do want to give people the opportunity to get some of their favorite Latvian treats. All food will be pre-order only and you can drive by and pay for it and pick it up on Saturday, December 5th, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
We expect a few vendors will be selling their wares outside:
- Laura Šmidchens with her second hand Latvian goods
- Ilze Antons with her homemade soaps
- Ēriks Antons with linens from Latvia
- Louise Schaner with her canned vegetables and jams
- Sue Saltzwedel – stained glass suncatchers and panes
We encourage you to support our past vendors, by visiting their websites:
Food – Pre-order only
Order by Thanksgiving – by midnight Wednesday, November 25 – by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and order. If you don’t have email, please call 269-three-five-two-3507. Pick-up and pay – Saturday, December 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Credit cards accepted.
From the Kalamazoo Lutheran Church Ladies Auxiliary
Pīrāgi (Latvian bacon rolls) – 10/bag – $10.00 – limit 2 bags
Pīrāgi ar the best known and loved Latvian snacks with bacon and onions rolled up in a light yeast bread.
Piparkūkas (Latvian gingerbread cookies) – 10 oz bag – $10 – limit 2 bags
Small and thin, these Latvian gingerbread cookies melt in your mouth.
Dzeltenmaize (Saffron sweet bread) SOLD OUT– 1 loaf – $10 – limit 1 loafOften baked in a form of a huge pretzel for birthdays and other celebrations this sweet bread includes raisins and the rich yellow color from saffron.
Black Rooster Rye Bread via Valda Karlsons
Nutritious and flavorful old-world sourdough bread baked out east using ancient Latvian recipes. These breads contain little or no wheat flour (depending on the style) and stay fresh for weeks.
Baltic Rye – Whole loaf (5 pounds) – $26
Baltic Rye – Quarter loaf (1.25 pounds) – $8
Baltic Rye with fruits and nuts – Whole loaf (2.5 pounds) – $19
Baltic Rye with fruits and nuts – Half loaf (1.25 pounds) – $11
Baltic Blonde – Whole loaf (5 pounds) – $26
Baltic Blonde – Quarter loaf (1.25 pounds) – $8
From Karīna Eniņa
Aknu pastēte (liver pate) – 8 oz. – 5 dollars
Ķiploku grauzdiņi (garlic crisps) – 1 qt. bag – 5 dollars
From Imants Minka
Latvian Style Sauerkraut – quart – 11 dollars
Latvian sauerkraut is cooked for hours to blend all the flavors – a bit sour, a bit sweet.
“My Dad’s” Latvian Style Pickles – quart jar – 7 dollars
From Ligita Matisons
Rasols (beet & potato salad) – gluten free, made with beets, potatoes, eggs, marinated herring, pickle and mixers – 1 quart container $12
Galerts (pork aspic) – made with pork feet, water, salt & spices – 1 quart container $10
Luncheon to-go from the Kalamazoo Latvian Association
One Usinger’s smoked bratwurst
Slice of rye bread and pickle – 13 dollars
Two Usinger’s smoked bratwurst – 15 dollars
Order by Thanksgiving – by midnight Wednesday, November 25 – by emailing email@example.com with your name, phone number and order.
If you don’t have email, please call 269-three-five-two-3507. Pick-up and pay – Saturday, December 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Credit cards accepted.