Jasper Farmers Market Report
5/13/2021 ~ by Heather Giambra
Wow, what a great market day! 60 vendors with tents and un1brellas graced the market with their colorful, tasteful, and creative offerings. The Master Gardeners held their first ever Hometown Homegrown Plant Sale, and the American Legion held their meeting in the Chamber building. Perhaps, everyone in Pickens came by, or at least drove by and saw the excitement?
With walkers and runners in the park plus, walkers and strollers in the market there was plenty of movement and merriment happening! Smiling faces of
customers matched the wagging tails of our furry, friendly pets that visit.
New vendors smiled hopefully, as veteran vendors smiled knowingly. Lots of plant vendors made the Spring scene colorful for our garden enthusiasts. The crafter's choices were making customers stop in their tracks to make inquiries of the creations. From a Tatting Master to a Caning Master. Calligraphy to Cookies, it was all here today!
Many smiling Moms picked out a free begonia to grace their tables, containers, or porches and to remind them that they are valued for their endless contributions to the family. Someone had their machete sharpened as many were stocking up on veggies for dinner. Perhaps the machete was for slicing and dicing the salad?
One meat vendor had jelly while the other had hydrangeas. With such an assortment of goodies, decor, desserts, plants, and crafts, there is surely something for everyone and we certainly hope our customers return next week and bring a friend.
The Farmers Market is sponsored by the Pickens County Master Gardeners. It is located at Lee Newton Park in the Park N Ride lot across from the Veteran's Memorial. The market hours are 7:30 am until noon every Saturday. There will be a Wednesday market from 11 am until 2 pm starting June 23rd.
The MGs will have their plant tent sale and garden program in June on the 19th, the third Saturday. From there the plant tent sale and program will be the 2nd Saturday of each month until Fall.
June's MG plant program, 'Program and Plants 2021 - Cultivating Community at the Farmers Market' will be Create Herb Infused Vinegar. Participants will select MG grown herbs and vinegars to add flavor to salad dressing, marinades, and everyday meals.