[ May 15, 2023 ] Not a good day to have forgotten your hat. Warm and bright at the Jasper Farmers Market and the Park n Ride parking lot was full of vendors and their tents. The Veterans Memorial parking lot was full, too, with customers and their cars.
Lots of energy and activity at the market. Strollers, the baby kind, and strollers, the people kind, walked the market, along with the furry kind, including a basset hound.
This Mother's Day weekend certainly put into mind the local advice to wait on planting flowers until now. The plant vendors were full up with veggie seedlings and hanging pots full of colorful flowers perfect for porches. The veggie vendors were full up with Spring greens, broccoli, cauliflower, radish, carrots, onions, and more. It was a matter of getting there early enough before they got sold out.
Next month, the Wednesday Summer market will be open for all the extra fresh veggies that will be available. (June 21st from 11 am to 1 pm)
If you have a need for sweets, Cammy's Creations certainly can fill the ticket with homemade candies. Bo's Biscuits offered the pooch treats and stylish pooch wear. Little Brook Farms brought their trailer full of freezers full of meat.
On the other aisle you could find knitted bouquets next to doggie scarves next to head bands (for people). Heather Turner of Parker Pet Photography was set up for taking perfect pet portraits.
The Jasper Farmers Market is sponsored by the Pickens County Master Gardeners and located at Lee Newton Park. Saturday mornings, the market opens at 7:30 am when market manager, Jenny Fellenbaum, rings the bell and ends at noon.
The Master Gardeners will be hosting a guest speaker, Kerry Defoe, at the Extension Office at 68 D.B. Carroll Street, Jasper, on Saturday June 3rd, 1 - 3pm. "Plant This - Not That" is about the invasive plants damaging our environment. Learn what to plant and what to avoid planting in your garden.
Kerry Defoe is a Master Gardener from Bartow County and the District Director of the NWI Region of the GA MG Association. This is a very informative subject and there is limited seating. Please call the Extension Office at 706-253-8840 to reserve your place.