BIDDEFORD — Throughout the summer, Deanna Weaver sells her baked goods at three different farmers markets.

But, after the holidays were over, the owner of the Sweet Specialist in North Dam Mill realized she needed to sell her goods at a winter market as well in order to sustain her business. Searching for a place, Weaver said she would have needed to travel to York or Brunswick to participate in a market that accepted baked treats.

Instead, she decided it was time to start a market of her own.

The first winter market in Biddeford will open Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Through the efforts of Weaver and a group of community members, the market has attracted 14 vendors and will have a rotation of three artists each weekend.

“This has been a real community effort,” Weaver said. “I’m really pleased with the amount of vendors, and the fact I found 14 illustrates the need for a winter market.”

The vendors will offer a variety of goods from butter, cheese, milk, eggs and meat, to baked goods, homemade salsas and relishes, perfumes, fresh teas and alpaca wool.

The market will be held in the old retail space in the Pepperell Mill Building, with the entrance directly across from the intersection of Alfred and Main streets. Some parking is available for patrons in the lot, as well as along Main and Laconia streets. Weaver said the market will be open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through April 30.

For more information, the Biddeford Farmers Market can be found on Facebook.