Jasper Farmers Market Report
9/7/2022 ~ by Heather Giambra
Lee Newton Park and both parking lots were full of Jeepers camping, so the Jasper Farmers Market moved across the road to the Mountain Ed campus parking lot. Although fewer tents and vendors were on hand the market was steady. The weather was ideal for any activity that day, so the market was well attended.
Corn, peppers, potatoes, black eye peas, and okra, green and purple, were available along with delicious blueberry muffins. Dog lovers have found a good source of natural ingredient treats along with canine accessories with Nicolette Tucker, Bo’s Biscuits & Bandanas. She has been a steady vendor for a few years now.
Now if you need some greenery for your porch and house, go see Dean & Mary Ann of the Plant Adoption Center. They have quite a variety of plants, for in the ground, around a pond, on the porch and in your house like Mother of Millions, and papyrus. They even have plenty of water lilies for your pond to shade your koi and goldfish.
The Pickens County Master Gardeners will hold their last plant sale next Saturday. Stop by their tent for some great garden plants homegrown by the MGs themselves. The PCMGs sponsor the Jasper Farmers Market and would like to thank everyone who stopped by for advice, information, and of course to buy plants! The plant sales support the MGs activities and the 4H program. The JFM is normally located at Lee Newton Park in the Park N Ride parking lot across from the Veterans Memorial, Saturday’s from 7:30-12.
FYI, although we have two weeks of Summer left, the market will be closed October 1st for the Marble Festival activities held in the park. Then the market hours will change October 8th opening at 9 am and close at 1 pm to accommodate the change in weather and daylight. Be sure to check out the cozy blankets, scarves, hats and hand warmers!