SNAP! The Easley Farmers Market has been chosen as a pilot market for a new program through DSS. It is the Healthy Buck Incentive.
When a SNAP customer buys $2.50 in fruits and vegetables with their EBT card we will give them an additional $5.00 to spend on fruits and vegetables.
This money must be spent ONLY on fruits and vegetables. This is to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables and live a healthier lifestyle. Spread the word.
How does your Garden Grow? Easley’s Community Garden grows with the generous volunteers who show up and help us help those in need by the bounty of the Garden.
$500 grant & reusable bags from AgSouth!
The Easley Farmers Market received a $500 grant on May 15th from AgSouth. We also have new reusable bags to give away for our market customers. Thank you AgSouth for supporting local growers and our market!
Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 1178 for visiting the garden.
They planted okra, painted watering cans, and learned about Arbor day.
Each year the S.C. Certified Growers program offers a display to sell contest. This year all vendors at the Easley Farmers that are members of the SC Certified program submitted entries for the contest. I am proud to announce that all the winners in Region 1 came from the Easley Farmers Market.
- “Display to Sell” Contest Winners
First place went to: Marchbanks Heirloom Vegetables, Rickie Marchbanks, Farmer. Rickie won a plaque and $300.00.
- Rickie Marchbanks
Second place went to: Patterson Produce, Al and Sylvia Patterson, Farmers. The Pattersons won $200.00.
Third place went to: David’s Garden, Oliver Earle, Jr. Farmer. Oliver won $100.00.
By having the 1st place winner from her market, Market Manager Lisa Garrett received a check for $150.00 for the Easley Farmers Market. Needless to say Lisa was very proud having all three winners from the Easley Market!
All winners were invited to the Annual meeting of the S.C. Association of Farmers Markets where Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture, Martin Eubanks presented them with their prizes and provided them lunch.
Congratulations to all the winners.
2013 Fall for the Arts, October 5th with SWU Jazz Band.
On November 16th, 2013, the Easley Farmers Market will have a Holiday Market from 10 AM until 2 PM in the regular location in the parking lot of City Hall. Come and shop for holiday gifts.
Also at this event the City of Easley and Pickens County will sponsor a shredder event. A shredder will be available for citizens to drop off their paper documents to be securely shredded.
Fall for the Arts at the Easley Farmers Market.
8 a.m. until 2 p.m, Our regular market vendors plus more crafters and artists. Loads of entertainment, the SWU Jazz band, Talent show contest winners performing, dancers, singers, musicians, we will have it all this weekend. It is also our last regular market day of the season. Come out an stay awhile and enjoy a great fall morning.
This is who will be at the market Saturday. We are not listing booth numbers because people could move around a little. Also the road is going to be closed off so there will be vendors on the street beside the market and they do not have booth numbers.
- Starving Artist Cafe’
- Starving Artist Art
- Larry Palmer: Art
- Genna Lynn Jewelry
- Dale Stone: Art
- Fine Arts Center of Easley
- Kitty Adams: Art
- Fine Arts Council
- Foothills Playhouse
- Dance Conservatory
- Bo’s Garden Farm: Vegetables
- Red Hills Farm: Plants and Flowers
- Great Harvest Bread Company
- Crafting To Music: Mason jar tumbers, lanterns, soap dispensers
- Patterson’s Produce: Vegetables
- High Flying Bee Farm: Local Honey
- Donny Simmons: Hot sauces, etc.
- Dahl Farm: Mushrooms and vegetables
- Brian Wilson: Hand carved walking sticks
- Smoothies Spa: Soaps
- Nanarene’s Designs: Hairbows, owl pillows, jewelry
- Beechwood Farms: Vegetables
- Lovie’s Craft Creations: Bobby bibs, quilts, diaper purses, etc.
- Elaine’s Confections: baked goods and crafts
- Jeremiah Clock Designs
- High Valley Farms: plants and vegetables
- Rocking Horse Studio: crafts
- Barbara Brown and friends: Crafts
- The Irish Bohemain Custom Woodwook: chairs, tables, etc.
- Gail Crisp: Jewelry and crafts
- Lions Club: Broom sales
- Simply Southern Pralines: Pralines
- Upstate Custome Wood Products: Corn Hole Games
- Barn yard Goodies: Homemade Dog Treats
- Daylillies, inc.: Salsa, jams, chow chow, apple butter, etc.
- Nuttin Fancy Farm: vegetables
- JR’s Yard Effects: Swings, picnic tables,
- Papa Joe’s Bowls (Joey Taylor),
- Bubba J’s Boiled Peanuts,
- Welcome new vendor Lynn Vining Scott with The Butter Bath Company®: 100% Natural Face & Body Care Products
Girl Scouts helping in the garden. Councilwoman Dodson helping the girls plant Zinnia seeds. The beautiful rain barrel was provided by Pickens County Storm Water Partners and was painted by Girl Scout Troop 1178. Group photo Cathleen Reas with Pickens County Stormwater Partners, Lisa Garrett Community Garden Project Mgr, CouncilWoman Dodson, and Girl Scout Troop 1178.
Results of the pie contest:
- 1st Place: Whitney Boll: Chocolate peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
- 2nd Place: Chloe Wilson: Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
- 3rd Place: Kristin Smith: Muscadine Pie
- 1st Place and Best of Show: Sarah Stegall: Sarah’s Caramel Apple Pie
- 2nd Place: Aaron Gollach: Blueberry Lemon Swirl Cream Cheese Pie
- 3rd Place: Ashby Burrows: Best Apple Pie
Congratulations to everyone!