GRAFTON—Vendors and customers alike seemed to be having a great time at the first day of the season for Taylor County Farm & Artisan Market.
Being early in the season, there were not any vegetables available yet, but there were delicious cantaloupes and watermelons.
St. Augustine was on hand selling baked goods and raffle tickets for the St. Augustine Women’s Guild. Tickets are $1 a piece or $5 for six. Get a ticket and you will be in the drawing to win $25 gift cards at local eateries.
Betty Swick, is still going strong at 88, selling her wonderful breads, pies, canned goods, and some very large cookies.
“She makes them big so you can say you just ate two,” explains her husband Cliff Swick.
Besides every baked good you can imagine, there were also vendors with handmade wood pieces, farm fresh eggs, bird houses and some really gorgeous original jewelry from Angi D*signs. She specializes in upcycled jewelry, and she has some amazing pieces, at good prices.
For those interested in becoming a vendor, go see the good folks at Hardcore Hunters. They are accepting new vendors and there is no set up fee.
If you are interested in attending the market, it will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Grab some lunch from the BBQ truck and enjoy it at the picnic tables. Do some shopping from local vendors, eat locally grown food and have a good time doing it.
Grafton Farmers Market organizers would like to add a quick side note that the market usually held downtown will not open this year.
According to City Manager Kevin Stead, Grafton is working to obtain the Freight Station, so the vendors will be concentrating their time on getting that ready.