Jasper Farmers Market Report
7/6/2022 ~ by Heather Giambra
Hooray, for the red, white, and blue! Another Fourth of July means celebrations, fireworks, parades, and family friendly festivities. With the Park N Ride parking full of rides and games, the Jasper Farmers Market moved into Lee Newton Park and was lined up along the pathway. Even this small change of venue creates some excitement as customers searched for their favorite vendors. One person made a point of saying, "This is a friendly market" and noting the atmosphere of the Jasper Farmers Market.
Tomatoes, squash, and pole beans, along with onions and eggs were readily available. Even homegrown mushrooms were available from Lee Ann Daniel. She even has mushrooms in powder form for an easy addition to stews, casseroles, gravies, or any creative cookery. Baked goods filled some customerís bags, as well.
Our crafty creative vendors offer many, many items from earrings to yard decor. Y-Not Sharp, run by Tony Whitfield, makes a point of keeping things sharp! Kitchen knives for slicing and dicing, pocket knives for whittling, and garden tools all need a good sharp edge for the best outcome to whatever activity you may be doing. Artist Connie Smith of Connieís Creations makes up-cycled soda can artwork like earrings and ornaments. Unique and colorful!
Jasperís Farmers Market welcomes new vendors all the time. If you have been thinking of bringing your veggies, baked goodies, Grandmaís one-of-a-kind cookies, unique wares, plants, or decor, stop by and see Jenny Fellenbaum, the Market Manager for the details of what is allowed at the market.
The Pickens County Master Gardeners sponsor the market and follow the guidelines set by the University of Georgia. For a small fee you can pick up a few extra dollars for yourself as you make friends with all the vendors. Itís a real social event held every Saturday morning from 7:30 am until noon, plus, Summer brings the Wednesday market from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. through August.