Jasper Farmers Market Report


Jasper Farmers Market Report
Local beef available at the Wednesday Market from Jim & Cathy Raines of Possum Trot Farms

7/29/2020 ~ by Heather Giambra

Did you make it to the market? If you did, then you saw many wonderful, beautiful, tasty, and useful things. Things like vegetables, fruits, jewelry, knit wear, kitchen towels, eggs, woodcrafts and much more!

Kim Bell makes the most lovely wire crafted jewelry. She does it all by hand and can make custom pieces. With a simple consultation, she can use her own materials or yours to create that one-of-a-kind, personalized jewelry piece that will be envied! Laura Pont knows all about beautiful stones and makes earrings, bracelets, and necklaces that can be individual pieces or sets for the well put together look.. She also has stunning and stylish crochet wraps for your delicate shoulders. They can even be worn over one shoulder for a very stylish look! These ladies are representative of the many crafters at the market. Welcome Dalton Garcia of Paragon Woodworks to our market. He joins our other fine woodworkers with wonderful creations.

MEA Family Made Products offered a variety of soaps, the cutest being popsicle soap! Not only colorful,but they looked delicious! Youíll find a variety of hand made soaps with different vendors and certainly will be unique for your home.

The market saw three truckloads of corn and tons of tomatoes. Surely, the best of Summer is the fresh home or farm grown veggies and fruits our market vendors offer! Penlands brought the first apples of apple season; Ginger Gold! Gala will be here soon, so break out the recipes!

And the line for Zach Hensonís veggies is getting longer every week! Shoppers know to get there early to get the best he has to offer. Donít pass up the other tents with beautiful squash, peppers, garlic, tomatoes, potatoes and such. They may have something unusual as well like figs or eggplant that you want to try. Add to that list chicken and duck eggs. Blue Roo sold out!

The weather is hot so get to the market early to beat the heat and get the best offerings. Enjoy a stroll around the market and see all the smiles. The Jasper Farmers Market is sponsored by the Pickens County Master Gardeners. And there is a Wednesday market starting at 11 a.m. offering veggies, meat and breads. All one needs!

There are vendors such as Possum Trot Farms that come on Wednesdays because they canít make it Saturdays. Perhaps you're a home crafter but a weekend worker, please consider the Wednesday market. Itís short and sweet. Jenny, the market manager will be happy to help!