Jasper Farmers Market Report
11/23/2020 ~ by Heather Giambra
Gorgeous day and happy hearts with plenty of customers describes the first impressions of the market. The Jasper Farmers Market was keeping customers and vendors alike smiling. With Thanksgiving only days away the little turkeys on large brownies from ‘Cookies for Corinne’ were a hit with the younger folk lucky enough to buy their choice of a specialty cookie! (Try the Apple Cider shortbread cookies!)
Cathy Prater was busy selling her creative aluminum ornaments. Tony Pisconeri was selling out fast, again! April Joy sews up some fun with wine bottle bags. Kim Bell was busy taking custom orders for her custom jewelry. Tony Whitfield of Y-Not Sharp was sharpening up the carving knives! (Don’t forget he can sharpen your garden tools!)
So with bread, honey, cakes, pies, jellies, veggies, pork rinds, eggs, sorbet and cookies there is plenty to eat at our market, plus meats! And we have a new vendor, Matt Huffman along with his children Braden and Brooke who brought homemade hard candy. There were so many flavors to choose from!
Also new this week was Lisa Lacheny, who is using her love of baking to raise awareness and money to battle Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that has many subtypes. Lisa is baking up beautiful unique cookies. Some are plate size pull-aparts, like a sunflower with petals. Some of her cookies are 3D like a standing T-Rex, or some are layered cookies that form turkeys and coming soon, Christmas trees! All profits from the sale of these wonderful cookies will go to The Sarcoma Foundation of America.
Please come out to our market to find treasures, specialty foods, gifts, decor and more! We appreciate you shopping local! Every week can be a little different with the choices. Sometimes we have musicians to enliven our market atmosphere. Sometimes we have special interests like Lisa and her fundraising efforts. Sometimes we have fun things like parrotlets, chicks or ducklings. Sometimes the animal rescue groups come walking the dogs needing a home. You just never know what may happen each week, except there will always be smiling faces welcoming you to our Jasper Farmers Market.
The market is held at the Park n Ride parking lot of Lee Newton Park. Late season hours are 9 am to 1 pm until December 12th. That means there are only three Saturdays left! ( Where does the time go?) Pickens County Master Gardeners sponsor the market and is headed up by Jenny Fellenbaum, the market manager. She has been doing this for 21 years, folks! Thank you, Jenny! We couldn’t do it without you!