Jasper Farmers Market is Open
4/12/2021 ~ by Heather Giambra
Will it? Won’t it? The grey clouds moved quickly, but thankfully the rain held off. The cool start did not dampen the spirits of the opening day of The Jasper Farmers Market. Produce and bread sold from the start. Red Bean Harvest donated hot coffee and hot chocolate for our opening and that warmed everyone’s hearts and bodies! Thank you, Kebra & Richard! (313 Jonah Lane if you want to try all their products.) Eventually, the rain came, but people still shopped. Umbrellas and hats became very useful.
J & J Farms had their lush cupfuls of fresh grown veggies plants for your garden. Basil, tomatoes, and peppers ready to be planted. They offer a nice variety of plants to fill a garden space beautifully!
Many of our vendors work from home, whether it’s their kitchen or craft room, or even the garage. Some homes are farms and ranches where good things are grown. Our Master Gardeners brought their home grown plants for the tent sale that happens the second Saturday of each month. The plants didn’t mind the rain and neither did some of the customers who happily chose plants of interests while holding an umbrella.
Terry Warden of Talking Rock brought his beautiful wares of re-caned and refurbished chairs, cutting boards, coasters, and eye catching wall decor. Terry is a master of chair weaving. He has been doing it since he was thirteen years old. You may have an old chair that needs new caning or repair work done. See Terry of TDW Chair Weaving.
Other new vendors included Larry Widi with produce, including carrots, radish, lettuce, and more, plus, Hazel Grace, Goodies, Dog Treats, and Decor. And Luis & Adriana Garcia’s wares included handmade resin jewelry.
There was a wide variety of things being offered this market day. Wine bottle crafts like a special bird feeder and snack holders. Y-Not Sharp was busy sharpening someone’s knife. Come and see the market for yourself next Saturday, starting at 7:30 a.m. (for those Early Birds) until noon. It is sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Pickens County.
By the way, next month, May 8th, the MGs will be having a Homegrown, Hometown Plant Sale held at the upper parking lot while the farmers market is going on, 7:30am - 12pm. These plants are coming from the MGs own gardens. There will be a large variety of plants, although limited quantities, so it will be first come, first serve. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer garden and plant related questions. Be sure to not miss this event!