Jasper Farmers Market Report
8/10/2020 ~ by Heather Giambra
Nothing says Summer like Sunflowers! Big and bright and bold, they are Summer’s gold!
Big Ridge Farms had golden sunflowers for sale as well as large soft white clouds of hydrangeas ready for vases. They also had squash and okra to go along with the beef and pork they sell.
Gabes Garden had tomatoes of all sizes filling their table. And pears are now in season. Gabe’s dad Devin Scott has two basket fulls, and Amanda Saltino brought some really pretty asatin pears. Antonia, The Pie Lady, always fills her table with many delicious mouth watering flavors of fried pies. Corrinne’s creative cookies didn’t stay long on her table at all!
The Master Gardeners had up their tent to sell plants. Linda and Michelle kept things in order and helped customers choose plants. There is one whole month left of Summer, yet our thoughts seem to be pulled to the coming of Fall, which is the best time to put in plants. Why? Because the plants have time to put down their roots in the warm soil. The plant’s growth slows as temperatures fall, so their energy goes into making stronger roots for Spring. It helps the plants to “spring” forward!
We still have a Wednesday market thru the last Wednesday in August. Which means you can do some mid-week shopping or just stop by to say hi to some of your favorite vendors for three more Wednesday’s, opening at 11. Saturday hours are 7:30-12, and both are located in the park & ride lot next to Lee Newton Park. The market is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Pickens County. For more pictures and info, check out our Facebook page Jasper Farmers Market.