Jasper Farmers Market Report
6/23/2020 ~ by Heather Giambra
Summer Solstice and another beautiful day at the market! Vendors are lining up early, well before 7:30 opening time, to get a good spot every Saturday to greet you, the customer, with all their wonderful wares. Whether itís tomatoes to eat or tomatoes to grow, bread, cakes, pies, jellies, crafts, lotions, soaps, and so much more, the vendors are there!
Katie Bell of Bellís Family Pharmacy was there doing blood pressure checks. Many people do not know what their blood pressure numbers are and what it means. Itís important to know your numbers! Bellís is truly a community minded business and are committed to supporting your medical needs. You can find them near the Tate 4-way uphill at the tracks or online at bellsfamilypharmacy.com.
Southern Grass Meat out of Ranger brought home grown dried herbs in baskets, huge cabbages, onions and even a small basket of green tomatoes. Marena Santiago brought beautiful dried flowers in frames beautifully arranged, plus dried flowers in wax sachets, one sachet included coffee beans. What an aroma!
Denise Seibel of LNL Farm brought her handmade artisan soaps and farmhouse decor. Her hubby, Phil of North Georgia Fruit Growers brought a variety of fig plants for your garden. Together they bring a delicious variety of fruit based edible and wearable products. Keep an eye out for their persimmons later this year.
These are just a few examples of the great things to be found at the market. We look forward to you coming next Saturday to find that perfect gift whether itís edible, wearable, or usable. Especially, if you are giving it to yourself!
Last week was the opening of the Wednesday market. Antonia sold completely out of fried pies and Tony sold out of his delicious sourdough breads and goodies. Jenny brought a bucket of gladiolus, blueberries and zucchini. All of which she sold out of, so Iíd call that a good start for our little Wednesday market which opens at 11 a.m., and is located in the park & ride lot also.
The Jasper Farmers Market is a project of the first class of Pickens County Master Gardeners and began in July of 2000, which makes this our 21st season! It is located in the park & ride lot next to Lee Newton Park and is open Saturdays from 7:30-12 and Wednesdayís from 11-2 (or til sold out!) so get there early! Homegrown/homemade only.