Jasper Farmers Market Report
4/20/2021 ~ by Heather Giambra
A robin was challenging itís reflection while the other birds were singing. Leaves emerging in a light breeze while happy voices of a very full market filled the air. We reached a new record number of vendors this week and glad we are to have them!
The popcorn man, Linnís Creations, and Camille Morganís plants led the entrances to the market. Kettle corn canít be beat, Lynn makes all things for the birds, and many Spring gardening projects are in full swing. Happy customers were tasting all the goodies offered or planning their plantings.
Burnt Mountain Pie Company offered up their specialties. They will be opening their business soon at 295 N. Main St, Suite K. If you donít make it to the market to get the goods, youíll soon be able to get them at their new place! Other bakers like Tony Pisconeri and Antonia Guerra were selling their delicious choices as well.
New vendor, Kelli Tribble was set up next to her dad, Gene Ray. He has wood turned bowls and she had birdhouses and fun signs. Crafts & Creations had their Gnomes, jewelry, and more gathering many interested buyers. Mea Family Made Products offer soap and bath bombs to help us all smell much better!
Sunny Side Farms were there with meats for the freezer. They offer beef, chicken, lamb and goat, plus, jams and jellies. Possum Trot Farms has every cut of beef possible to make dinner great! Cotton Candy was being offered by vendor Donna Hayhomeís daughter Azlynn, and it was all out Girl Power making this delightful, delicious treat.
And to top it all off, the most unique offering, by Steve & Becky Alexander of Smoky Mountain Produce, was 'Diabetic' Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, made with stevia. Becky says she has tried other sugar substitute options with negative results, but this version is great!
The Jasper Farmers Market is sponsored by the Pickens County Master Gardeners and is located at Lee Newton Park in the Park n Ride parking lot every Saturday morning from 7:30 am until noon. Donít forget the Master Gardeners will be having their ĎHometown, Home Grown Plant Saleí Motherís Day weekend the same time as the Farmers Market. They will be at the end of the Veteranís Memorial parking lot across from the market.