Itís Not Too Soon to Think about the Winter Market
Saturday, September 2nd Market will be at Roper Park
9/1/2017 ~ by Darla Huffman
NOTE: On Saturday, September 2nd, the Jasper Farmers Market will be held at Roper Park due to Jeepfest campers at Lee Newton Park.
It may be four months until Christmas, but it is only two months until the Fall Winter Indoor Farmers Market begins. It is held in the Pickens County Extension/Chamber Building just across the drive from the summer market and will begin the week after the last Saturday of the summer market, October 28.
Here are the dates: November 4 and 18, December 9 and 23. Vendors must sign up in advance for the indoor market, but outside is available first come first choice on the patio or in the adjacent parking area. Everyone is invited to come and sell, but it must be hand made or home grown locally. Some vendors are already busy knitting and nailing, sewing and sowing, turning and throwing, and all of the other things they have to do to have plenty to sell.
Kim Bell, a popular and talented jewelry artist, will be at the winter market all four days and has some very giftable pieces. Particularly the jeweled tree with a different stone for each child or grandchild that, of course, has to be custom made. Adding interest to her work is the unique woven wire she makes, both silver and copper, and uses for bracelets, pendants, mounting stones and other original wearable art.
Many other of your favorite vendors will be there and a cooking class for a Christmas desert on the last day. Plan to come and bring a friend or bring that person that is hard to buy for. Maybe they will see something they just love.
The Jasper Farmers Market is a project of the Pickens County Master Gardeners. The Spring and Summer Season take place every Saturday morning (April through October) and Wednesday morning (June through August) from 7:30 am to 12 noon in the Park n Ride lot at Lee Newton Park on Hwy 53 in Jasper, with the exception of the July 4 and Marble Festival activities.
For more information call the County Extension Office at 706 253 8840.