Peach season has arrived. Penland’s has brought their fresh produce from Ellijay peaches to the market for the last two weeks.
Creativity abounds at the latest Farmers Market with forty vendors filling the park & ride lot next to Lee Newton Park. It was a beautiful day for the market and having so many vendors made it for a fun day to shop and stroll.
This is the 21st year of the Jasper Farmers Market. Many people enjoy coming to the market whether to shop, stroll, or converse with vendors and other shoppers. Some are stocking up with fresh vegetables or homemade breads. Others are finding spicy jellies, garlic ropes, or fig trees so they can grow their own figs.
As for creativity, yard decor, bird baths, planters made of western cedar were available. Bird houses from at least 3 vendors, each kind made differently, were popular choices for customers. Hand-crafted knit wear and jewelry, soaps and lotions, and so much more is available at the market.
Linnea Twaddall has Linn’s Creations of crafted kitchen and garden treasures that will help fill your garden with very happy birds. Christine Wheeler has Christi’s Creations and Brandy Dean offers handmade crafts and decor with 13th Colony Creations. All these creations are a must see.
A new vendor at our market but of great interest to many is Tony Whitfield of Y-Not Sharp who sharpens knives. Perhaps there is something you need sharpened and Tony can make that happen.
Very creative minds put their hearts into making wonderful things and discovering each item is the fun of shopping at our market. We also hope to see you on Wednesday’s too. This Wednesday, June 17th, marks the opening of our mid-week market. This year we have new hours, which will be from 11-2. The Saturday market opens at 7:30 for the early birds, who always get the best goods first and continues until noon. Be sure to come and stroll the market.