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Aiken County Farmers Market will host Christmas crafts in December

December 4, 2018

Holiday shopping at the Aiken County Farmers Market will be at its best on Saturday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 15 – Christmas Craft Saturdays at the market.

In addition to seasonal produce, baked goods, milk, eggs, meats and honey, shoppers will find unique and locally crafted gifts. Vendors will be offering art, wood creations, soaps, candles and clothing, among a large variety of gift possibilities.

“We are especially pleased to have Christmas trees, wreaths and garland for sale on Christmas Crafts Saturdays this year,” said Joe Patterson, market manager. “Christmas trees from St. Nick’s Christmas Tree Farm in Saluda will give the market a special holiday atmosphere. Produce vendors will have for sale greens, carrots, lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, beets, spinach, cabbage, broccoli and onions, along with other vegetables. Apples and pecans are popular this time of year, too.”

Approximately 40 vendors will be participating in the market on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15.

Among the crafters are Wreaths by Elliott Johnson, Holiday Bows by Sam Stevens, Iron Gate Candles, John’s Woodshed, Counting Stitches, Mimi Caroe Inman Designs, Lathe & Ladel, KD Soapworks, Busy Beads, Root Deep. Grow High and Painted Glass by Marianne.

The market is located near downtown Aiken at 115 Williamsburg St. It is nine blocks east of the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum.

The Christmas Crafts events at the Aiken County Farmers Market are free and open to the public.

The Aiken County Farmers Market is the oldest farmers market in continuous service in the same location in South Carolina. The market structure at 115 Williamsburg St. near downtown Aiken was constructed in 1954.

Farmers and their families built the 45 tables that are still in use today. The market is operated by the City of Aiken and is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from sunrise to noon.

The Market in the Alley in downtown Aiken takes place in June.

For more information, visit the Aiken County Farmers Market Facebook page.

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