Aiken Farmers Market also a spot for local crafters

  • Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:26 p.m.
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This scarf and brooch was made by local crafter Jessica Law.
Submitted Photo This scarf and brooch was made by local crafter Jessica Law.

You can always find the freshest produce at the Aiken County Farmers Market, but there is more the stand has to offer.

Area crafters come out weekly bringing with them several items.

One of those crafters is Jessica Law.

She takes yarn, acrylic, alpaca and wool to create plush scarfs that then she takes to sell at the market.

“I started back in August as a hobby,” she said.

Law recalls her great-grandmothers crocheting and knitting while she was growing up.

“The baby blanket (one of them) made for me is hanging up in my son's room,” she said.

Law prefers to use “natural colors” in her scarfs.

She also crochets flower brooches.

Hats are another winter item that can be found at the Farmers Market, according to Paul Widener with Aiken City's Park, Recreation and Tourism department. There are also handcrafted ornaments, birdhouses and walking sticks.

Besides produce, you can get eggs, honey, meat and milk. Bakers also come out with their baked goods.

“We have some great people out there,” Law said.

Vendors can be found on Tuesdays and Saturdays starting at 8 a.m.

Law aims to be out at the market every other Saturday.

If you miss her, she can be emailed at knit.and.bead@gmail.com.

The Farmers Market is at 115 Williamsburg St.

For more information, call Widener at 803-646-5779 or visit www.visitaikensc.com.

Stephanie Turner graduated from Valdosta State University in 2012. She then signed on with the Aiken Standard, where she is now the arts and entertainment reporter.

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