“It’s the most wonderful time of the year….!” I hope you all are getting a chance to enjoy the season among the hustle and bustle! I will admit I’m a little bit behind, and I’m trying not to let a wave of stress wash over me when I think about it! Ha! I’m sure someone else can relate! Oh well, it will all get done!

Are you one of the those people who loves to have Christmas music playing in their car the whole month of December? If so, this week is all about Christmas music!

Brenda Lee was just 13 when she sang “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” 65 years ago. Her song never made it to #1 until this week! That’s amazing!

Singing Christmas carols actually stopped a battle during WWI for the night! On Christmas Eve 1914, the British heard carols being sung and trees being put up on the German side. They sent messages to each other, and the next day the British and German soldiers exchanged presents, buried those who had died in battle, repaired their trenches, and played football. Each side sang the same carols at the same time in their own languages. The fighting began again on December 26th. (sapaindia.com)

“Jingle Bells” was originally written for Thanksgiving! And it was also the first song played in Outer Space on December 16, 1965!

“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby is the best selling song of all time with over 50 million copies sold since 1942.

Finally, the Puritans banned singing Christmas carols back in the 1600s in Great Britain, because they thought it was pagan and an inappropriate way to show their faith.

Here’s a quick shout out to one of my Spanish students who reads this newsletter every Saturday morning…..Jeremiah Loughry! Gracias para leer, Fernando! Hasta lunes! Be ready to start your mid-term exam project/presentation. Lol.

Jim and I have some big news to share with you all in the next week or so! Stay tuned to hear our exciting announcement!

On to the market!

Another shout out to Jim for making the outside of the market look cozy and inviting with the Christmas lights! I love it!

There are only a couple live wreaths left! We are glad they were so well-received!

Here’s our update for the inside of the market…

Holiday hours! Christmas Eve 9-3 p.m. CLOSED Christmas Day. New Year’s Eve 9-3. CLOSED New Year’s Day.

NEW! There are a few new meats and cheeses to try at the deli! Brown Sugar Ham ($7.99 lb.), Double Smoked Off the Bone Ham (on sale for $7.99 lb.), Pepper Turkey ($8.99 lb., and Bacon Cheese ($5.49 lb.)! Grab a pack of fresh baked kaiser rolls, sandwich buns, or sub buns for a quick and easy lunch!

Here’s this week’s from scratch soup schedule!

Monday: Chicken Noodle and Chili

Tuesday: Vegetable Beef and Creamy Potato

Wednesday: Stuffed Pepper, White Chicken Chili

Thursday: Chicken Noodle, Sausage Tortellini

Friday: Cheesy Broccoli and Tomato Basil

Check out all the Christmas candies and goodies! We have assorted covered pretzels, spiced drops, gummy kabobs, chocolates, yummy fresh baked cookies, kettle corn, and more! Stop in and grab some this month!

We are selling Velvet Peppermint ice cream! It’s cool and minty! It’s great on a cone or in a cup! And if you are like most of us at Huck’s….you like to eat ice cream all year long!

How about some matching pajamas for Christmas Eve for the whole fam? These pj’s are on sale for $19.99 per set! They the most adorable buffalo check flannel pants and shirts with sayings from the movie “Christmas Vacation!”

We have a new small business partner to share with you! We have locally made pottery from The Potter’s Hand. This pottery is handmade and absolutely gorgeous! And it is so reasonably priced! We feel very blessed to add Cindy Wanzo and her husband, Bruce’s, unique creations to our market. Welcome!

Florence Creamery has the best milk around. This cream-topped milk is fresh and rich tasting. For the holidays, we are now carrying their Eggnog!

There is still Aspen cider mixes and egg nog mix as well. They smell as wonderful as they taste!

All fall crafts are 50% off starting today!

We’ve got many different styles of high quality t-shirts with Christmas themes! These t-shirts come in all sizes! These would be perfect to get into the Christmas spirit!

There are gift items galore! Country gifts, t-shirts, candles, soaps, stationary, etc. There really is such a great selection that you will be able to find something perfect for a gift exchange, co-worker, sister, friend, mom, etc.

We got a load of apples in! There is a new variety called Luda Crisp. If you like a sweet, sour, juicy, and delicious flavor, this apple is for YOU! This apple is newer. It started to be grown in 2020 and is a relative to the popular Evercrisp and Honeycrisp. It is described as being a large, red apple with a crisp flesh and a tropical fruit flavor. It is being compared to Juicy Fruit chewing gum. Jim cut one up for the employees, and he ended up eating half of it and then two more! Oh, my, let’s get some!

We are taking lots of orders for Christmas gift boxes and baskets! There are lots of options, so don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions and let us create the perfect gift! We are also going to spend some time today putting together boxes and baskets to sell on the floor and to give you an in-person visual for ideas!

We are also taking orders for our party trays. These trays are made with only the best and freshest ingredients! They are also made close to the time you need them, so they aren’t sitting around.

Don’t forget to get your order in for pies, rolls, and cookies for Christmas!

Jellies and jams are perfect this time of year for snacks and parties. We have a great selection of jams and jellies from both Walnut Creek and Amish Wedding. Which is best? We aren’t really sure. They both sell very well! At home this week, we tried the Fruit Sweetened Strawberry Jam from Walnut Creek. It is so good!

We have all sorts of spices, rubs, and dips to add some flavor to your holiday dinners and gatherings!

Jim‘s mother, Jill, has been busy quilting an Ohio State lap quilt to sell at Huck’s. It is a log cabin pattern with the squares turned in different directions. This would make a great gift for the Buckeye fan! Just imagine the Buckeye fan in your life watching the bowl game over the holidays under this beautiful quilt. Check out the picture below! The price is $125.00.

Cinnamon imperials finally came back in stock! These are on the shelf and ready for your enjoyment!

Proud to sell products from the following local small businesses:

*Blue Heat *Bracelets by Audrey *Cornerstone Homestead *Duck Creek Candle Co. *Duffy’s Designs *Florence Creamery *Forever Caroline *Haney’s Kettle Corn*Hein-Alsbach Gardens Farm *Hot Chocolate Bombs and More *Inspired Creations *Jose Madrid Salsa *Peck’s Farm *Sage and Co. *Sew Cute Scrunchies *The Potter’s Hand*Zimmerview Meats and Market


Check back during the New Year for some new craft classes!

Deli Specials this Week: coming shortly

Beef Bologna $7.49 lb.

Guggisberg Baby Swiss $6.99 lb.

Online ordering for the Sandwich Shop is available. Lunch delivery to businesses 11-1 daily.

M-F 9-6:30

Sat 9-5 Sun 11-5

Thanks for all of your support! We hope you have a wonderful week!

Jim and Kirsten Goeller