Jasper Farmers Market Report
11/9/2020 ~ by Heather Giambra
Download our App today! Just kidding. Just a sign along the path to the market reminds us that The Farmers Market represents a basic way of doing business. Our vendors work hard to create good foods, crafts, and produce for you. Cash is king, but Square Up is possible with some vendors and possibly some other current technology to substitute currency. Perhaps the vendors are bartering with each other? Jelly for bread. Bread for eggs? Eggs for earrings? It’s all part of the fun at the market.
The red maples lined up in the park like a parade. White billowing clouds hugged the mountain tops and blew easily across the sky. It was sunny and breezy with leaves flitting by. And the tent tops were busy, too, fluttering in the air.
The previous week Undone delivered the music for our welcoming ears. This time it was the humming of the market that made the music. Our local music talent is always welcomed whenever they come. Music has a value that cannot be priced!
SG BBQ brought the flavors for your barbeque. Grilling, smoking, roasting will get a big flavor boost from Nathan Montgomery’s seasoned rubs in flavors like Swelter, Grill ‘n’ Chips, and Cafe Filet. He even has a Keto friendly rub called Unruley! Perhaps you can pair up the seasonings with the meats from Possum Trot Farms, Sunny Side Farms, or Southern Grass Meats?
Chef Tony Pisconeri sold all his wonderful artisan sourdough breads. He rarely takes anything home again. Roc-Ken Acres brought big loaves of breads, jellies, granola, and quail eggs! Tiny speckled treats for the tastebuds.
Many crafter’s tables were full of their creations including Matthew Godfrey with his creamy white candles. This is a great time of year to light a candle or two for gentle ambience. The scented ones can also enhance your surroundings with good vibes!
The market is sponsored by the Pickens County Master Gardeners. New hours, 9 am until 1 pm at the Park n Ride lot of Lee Newton Park, will carry us through until December 12th.