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Great Christmas shopping at the Winter Farmers’ Market


Need a spectacular gift?  Brenda Romsberg creates stained glass on glass works of art (right).

By Darla Huffman
    Some of the popular summer vendors will also be at the Jasper Winter Farmers Market this Saturday. Roxanne Janes, who has been at the summer market almost every week, has regular customers for her bread and eggs.  Her cheese bread is a favorite.

    Another frequent vendor this summer was Brenda Romsberg who makes stained glass on glass artwork that gets a lot of attention at the market with the sun shinning through it and would get a lot of attention under the Christmas tree.
    Marie Hammontree Pratt has a variety of original paintings; appealing scenes of nature and wildlife. She has also written and illustrated several children’s books. Marie’s Art was at the summer market but this will be the first time at the winter market.
    Laura Pont makes some crocheted neck warmers that would make a great stocking stuffer and makes other warm, beautiful things that are welcome this time of year. Her handmade jewelry is also a welcome gift.  Finish your Christmas shopping at the Jasper Winter Farmers Market the next two Saturdays.
    Want to be a vendor next year? The annual meeting will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016, 10 a.m. at the County Extension Building. This meeting is for anyone interested in the market; current vendor, prospective vendor or customer.  If you have anything you want to say about the market we want to hear it. 
    There is still time to apply for the Master Gardeners Training if you are interested in joining this group.  Call soon, as they will be ordering materials after the holidays. The number to call is 706 253 8840.
     The Winter Market will be held in the Chamber of Commerce/ County Extension Building December 12 and 19.  JFM is a project of the Pickens County Master Gardeners.  For more information call the County Extension Office at 706 253 8840.