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Homegrown local produce is available at the Jasper Farmers Market. PHOTO BY HEATHER GIAMBRA

Jasper Farmers Market report

By Heather Giambra

Vendors warmly greeted customers at the Farmers Market in Jasper, where the flavor of locally grown beans, tomatoes, peppers, corn, potatoes, garlic, cucumbers, jalapeno peppers and squash can’t be beat. Peaches and watermelons are available to fill out the menu for summer cookouts and are good for snacking.

Vendor Kenneth Kirk came with watermelons and cantaloupes and sold out early: the early birds got the goods. J&J Farms had corn and duck eggs, which lend a rich flavor to baked goods or all by themselves. Zach Henson had lots of garlic—wonderful for roasting, cucumbers, green beans and bags of basil for sale. Revere Fowler brought plenty of corn, as did other vendors—break out the butter!

Tony, Kenneth and Cody Childers offered a great selection of tomatoes, potatoes, squash, green beans and more. Johnson Farms had corn, tomatoes and eggs.

Papa’s Bakery brought baked goodies that will entice visitors to its soon-to-be-opened store. New to the market is The Pie Lady, Antonia Guerra, with fried fruit or chocolate pies. Talented folks came with craft items and customers who love gardening found plants for purchase.

Remember Wednesday afternoons, through the end of September, the market opens at 3 p.m. There is plenty of homegrown goodness available for table, freezer and pantry. Stop by and see the friendly folks at the Jasper Farmer’s Market, Wednesdays at 3 p.m., and Saturdays 7:30 a.m. until noon.

The Jasper Farmers Market is a project of the Pickens County Master Gardeners and is in the Park ’n’ Ride lot at Lee Newton Park, Highway 53, Jasper. For more information, call the County Extension Office, 706-253-8840.

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