October 24, 2018
By Jana Jones
Farmers Market Manager
Fall is in the air, and that means several holidays are just around the corner. The Johnson County Farmers Market (JCFM) is prepared with many of your decorating items – pumpkins, gourds, and wreaths – as well as foods that you will need for your holiday meals. Over 30 local vendors will be at Ralph Stout Park in Mountain City displaying all sorts of awesome local offerings for the annual Holiday Fair.
On Saturday, October 27, the JCFM will not only have their regular fresh fall produce, pasture raised meats, beautiful homemade baked goods, and canned goods, but many more craft vendors will be set up with ceramics, birdhouses, jewelry, stained glass, woodwork, hand-painted gourds, knitted and crocheted gifts, metal art, candles, soaps, lotions, and many other items. If you are the type of person who loves to give one-of-a-kind handmade gifts to your friends and family, you don’t want to miss the Holiday Fair.
Among the newest vendors will be Craig Cox and his Culinary Arts students bringing delightful baked goodies and a variety of crafts to sell. Also, Jerry Agan and his students from the Agriculture Mechanics class will be making metal sculptures. Both are fundraisers for the JCHS Vocational Departments. Other new vendors include 4 Stitches & Giggles Embroidery offering custom embroidery on towels, aprons, dog collars, etc., Buttons & Yarn Oh My with adorable hand knitted and crocheted shawls, hats, gloves, etc., and Tattered Crows with fabric dolls, hand-poured candles, and dried flower wreaths.
So mark your calendars for October 27, and help celebrate the last outdoor Farmers Market before moving into the Welcome Center basement for the winter season. Bring the kids and grandkids to participate in the GoJoCo Kids Club activities. The winners of the GoJoCo Kids Club bicycle drawing will be announced. Saturday’s event will also be the last market of the year to accept EBT cards.
The JCFM Holiday Fair will be open from 9 am until noon. For more information go to JohnsonCountyFM.org and “Like” the JCFM Facebook page for the latest updates.