The local Farmers’ Market season is over, the German American School of Portland’s Holiday Market is behind us and winter is here. There won’t be any more outdoor events until spring when the farmers’ market officially opens on Mother’s Day weekend. I was a vendor at this past weekend’s German Holiday Market and managed to get away from my booth for a few minutes here and there to snap a few photos to share with you. The event offered German food and glühwein, German novelties and Advent Calendars, family entertainment, German sweets and treats, and of course Nutcrackers. The market is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving and for most of us is the official start of the holiday season.