Author Archives: Easley Farmer's Market

Display to Sell Contest

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.

First place went to: Marchbanks Heirloom Vegetables, Rickie Marchbanks, Farmer. Rickie won a plaque and $300.00.

Rickie Marchbanks
Rickie Marchbanks

Second place went to: Patterson Produce, Al and Sylvia Patterson, Farmers. The Pattersons won $200.00.

Al Patterson

Al Patterson

Third place went to: David’s Garden, Oliver Earle, Jr. Farmer. Oliver won $100.00.

Oliver Earle

Oliver Earle

Lisa Garrett

Lisa Garrett

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.


Holiday Market and Shredding Event

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.


Line up for the Fall for the Arts Saturday October 5th

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

2013 Pie Contest results

Results of the pie contest:

Youth Category:

  • 1st Place: Whitney Boll: Chocolate peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie
  • 2nd Place: Chloe Wilson: Peanut Butter Cookie Pie
  • 3rd Place: Kristin Smith: Muscadine Pie

Adult Category:

  • 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!


Vendor Line Up – Tuesday July 23rd

Booth 1; Starving Artist Cafe’ – They will be grilling chicken with cole slaw or macaroni salad
Booth 2: Anne Hope: Artist (Anne will also be doing painting demostrations)
Booth 3: Greenbrier Farms: meats
Booth 4: Bo’s Garden Farm: vegetables
Booth 5: Talley Valley Farm: Peaches
Booth 6: Krafty Twins & Doubles: crafts
Booth 7: Randi’s Meals to Go: authentic Italian Sausage and Pepper sandwiches and Melt in your mouth Meatball sandwiches. The bread is from the Village Baker so this will be a killer combination
Booth 8: From a place in the woods: cedar furniture
Booth 9: Al Patterson: Vegetables
Booth 10: Amy Boll: Cookbooks and baked goods
Booth 11; Barnyard Brulee: Creme Brulee
Booth 12; It’s Bees All Natural: Candels, lotions, lip balms,
Booth 13: David’s Garden: vegetables and plants
Booth 14; Smoothies Spa: soaps
Booth 15: Elaine’s Confections
Booth 16: Dahl Farm: mushrooms
Booth 17: Donny Simmons: Hot Sauces
Booth 18: High Flying Bee Farm: Honey
Booth 19: Hunter Farms: Peaches
Booth 20: Chef Damion Norton: He is featuring Chicken Etoufee
Booth 21: Simply Southern Pralines
Booth 22: Meadowlark Hill: Art, herbs, vegetables
Booth 23: Dolores Blodgett: Crafts
Booth 28: BlueBerry Hill: Blueberries
Booth 29: Barn Yard Goodies: Homemade dog treats
Booth 30: Daylillies, Inc. Salsas, jams, jellies, Fresh 3 Heirloom tomato salsa, and Fresh peach/pineapple Salsa.

For more information contact:
Lisa Garrett
Easley Farmers Market Manager
Easley, SC
864-855-7900, ext. 7200


2013 Pie Baking Contest

Pie Contest


Enter to win the 2013 Easley Farmers Market Pie Baking Contest, Tuesday, July 23rd.
Ribbons, Cash and Other Prizes awarded for the top 3 pies in two categories:

  • Adult (18 & over)
  • Youth (17 & under)


Official Rules:

1. Contest is open to Amateur bakers only.
2. One entry per person.
3. Recipe MUST accompany the entry on a 4×6 card.
4. Pies entered must have bottom and side crust.
S. Pies must be made from scratch. No store bought pies – no store bought crust.
6. Please have pie in a disposable pie plate.
7. Contestants agree to have their photos taken and their recipes published without compensation.
8. First 20 entries will be accepted.

Judging of Pies:

1. Complete entry form and submit to Easley Farmers Market Manager or drop off at Easley City HaIl by July 20th.
2. Submit pies on Tuesday July 23rd between 6:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at the Easley Farmers Market (Please advise if you need refrigeration).
3. Judging will begin around 7:00 p.m. and winners will be announced by 7:30 p.m.
4. Judging will be based upon Taste, Appearance, and overall appeal.
S. Taste is judged on flavor; Appearance is determined on the pre-slice and post-slice: runniness, firmness and juiciness after the pie is cut; and Overall appeal is how appealing and impressive the pie is when in general.
6. Contest judges will be chosen by the Easley Farmers Market Manager. The decision of the judges will be FINAL!

Francine BrysonMs. Francine Bryson that won our 2nd Annual Pie Baking Contest with her Pecan Cheesecake Pie is now on TV. She is in the American Baking Competition. Check her out, She is doing great and representing our area very well. Good Luck Francine!

For Additional Information Contact:
City of Easley (Easley Fanners Market)
Attn: Lisa
205 N. First Street, Easley, SC 29640
Phone: 864-855-7900 ext. 7200


Vendor Line Up – June 22, 2013

Booth 1: Starving Artist Cafe’
Booth 2: Juliana’s Floral Delights: Plants
Booth 3: Dolores Blodgett: Crafts
Booth 4: Bo’s Garden Farm; Vegetables
Booth 5: Red Hills Farm: Plants and Flowers
Booth 6: Great Havest Bread Company
Booth 7: Patterson’s Produce
Booth 8: Shrimply Delicious: Fresh SC Shrimp raw to buy and take home or have a bowl of JH’s Shrimp and Grits.
Booth 9: Bubba J’s Boiled Peanuts
Booth 10: Amy Boll: Cook books and baked goods
Booth 11: Pace Produce
Booth 12: Krafty Twins: Crafts
Booth 13: David’s Garden; Plants and Vegetables
Booth 14: Smoothies Spa: Soaps and lotion Bars
Booth 15: Lion’s club: Brooms
Booth 16: Simply southern Pralines
booth 17: Donny Simmons: Hot Sauces
Booth 18: High Flying Bee Farm: Local Honey
Booth 19: Hunter Farms: Peaches (maybe a few strawberries left, but not 100% sure)
Booth 20; Russel Wood: Vegetables and baked goods
Booth 21; Elaine’s Confections: Baked Goods and crafts
Booth 22; Brenda cox; Plants and Flowers
Booth 23: Beechwood Farms: Vegetables
Booth 24: Dennis Meadows: Local Honey
Booth 28; Upstate Custom Wood Products; Corn Hole Games
Booth 29: Barn Yard Goodies: Dog Treats
Booth 30: Daylillies, Inc.: salsas, jams, jellies, relishes, etc. (we will be sampling more salsa this week come by for a taste)
Booth 31; JR Yard Effects: Picnic Tables, swings, planters


Vendor Line Up – June 15, 2013

Booth 1: Starving Artist Cafe’
Booth 2: Juliana’s Floral Delights: plants and herbs
Booth 3: Shrimply Delicious: FRESH SC Shrimp
Booth 4: Bo’s Garden Farm: vegetables
Booth 5: Red Hills Farm: plants
Booth 6: Great Harvest Bread Company
Booth 7: Patterson Produce: vegetables
Booth 8: Tiki Treats: smoothies
Booth 9: Bubba J’s Boiled Peanuts
Booth 10: Amy Boll: cookbooks and treats
Booth 11: Pace Produce: vegetables
Booth 12: Krafty Twins and Doubles: Crafts
Booth 13: David’s Garden: plants and vegetables
Booth 14: Smoothies Spa: soaps (have you tried the Bugout soap)
Booth 15: Mockingbird Mtn: Jams/salsas/crafts
Booth 16:
Booth 17: Donny Simmons: Hot sauces
Booth 18: Simply Southern Pralines
Booth 19:
Booth 20: Karen Owens: Plants
Booth 21: Elaine’s Confections: baked goods and crafts
Booth 22: Brenda Cox: Plants, floral arrangements
Booth 23: Beechwood Farms
Booth 28: Upstate Custom Wood products: Corn hole games
Booth 29: Barn Yard Goodies: Dog Treats
Booth 30: Daylillies, Inc. Salsas, jams *This week Lannie will be sampling fresh peach salsa and fresh strawberry salsa come by for a taste. She will have fresh to sell also.
Hope everyone can come out for a visit, and support our local growers!!! Local Food… Thousands of miles FRESHER!!!!


Whole Sweet Vidalia Onions

OnionRoasted Whole Sweet Vidalia Onions

for each onion:

  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • sprinkle of brown sugar, optional

Cut the top from each onion and peel the outer skin. Carefully trim the roots from the bottom leaving the whole onion intact. Use a spoon, melon scoop or peeler to remove a little of the core from each onion going about half way down and about an inch in diameter.

For each onion, cut a square of heavy aluminum foil and mold around the sides. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and brown sugar. Add the pat of butter and the beer. Loosely bring the corners of the foil together at the top and twist together to seal.

Oven …. Place on a pan in a 375 to 450 degree F. oven for about 30 minutes to cook.
Grill …. Place on a hot grill for 30 to 45 minutes.

Let onions cool a tad and remove to a bowl if desired, the flavorful juice is just outstanding.

Note: Do not discard this juice, save if for other uses. I like to use it in a butter reduction when sautéing shrimp. Yum..