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From jams and jellies to jamming with music

farmers market

Little Miss Piggy’s Pork Skins & Snacks offers a variety of flavor choices. 

 

By Heather Giambra

 

Wow, the height of summer seems like August first and the market was very busy. Every tent was seeing some action since there was such a great turnout of customers. Great weather, lots of veggies, crafters, bakers, and entertainment, too. 

Mike Bellotti and Marvin Von Almen of Buckskin Sheriff Band brought the songs with Mike’s sweet guitar and Marvin’s sublime harmonica. You are welcome to bring your chairs and set awhile to hear these guys do their thing.

One thing is for sure about our market, it is full of jams and jellies. From sweet to hot, fruity and/or peppery, you can find your favorite breakfast toast spread to a secret recipe ingredient that leaves your guests licking their lips and asking for more. Try Sgt. Peppers bright yellow Charapita Pepper on cream cheese for crackers. It’s their mildest choice of pepper jelly.

The Mad Puzzler’s tables were full with wood crafts including a three foot tall dinosaur. There are wood pendant necklaces, and wonderful collapsible wood bowls of many styles. Great for holding the apples which are now available or those great veggies like squash and peppers you can bring home from the market.

Wonderful edible choices from meats to breads to fruits and veggies are waiting for you. And Little Miss Piggy’s table was full of pork skins and snacks. Michelle Winters has several flavor choices including barbeque, salt and vinegar, and plain for your diet conscious snacking. It doesn’t matter if you're following the latest diet craze or just plain enjoy crunchy goodness, Miss Piggy’s pork skins can’t be beat.

The Farmers Market is still open Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. if you want to get some mid-week veggies. Saturday hours are 7:30-12, located in the park and ride lot next to Lee Newton Park.

The market is sponsored by the Pickens County Master Gardeners and they will have their tent up next weekend, August 8th. They offer current information to help your garden grow and many plants from the MGs own gardens will be sold, as well. It may be hot but pick up some plants now and be ready for fall planting time.