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November 27, 2012

Wiregrass Holiday Market offers local food, crafts

TIFTON — Bright lights, crowds and long lines? Not at the Wiregrass Holiday Market, which will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Wiregrass Farmers Market, located at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture.

Local artisans and farmers will sell their handmade and homegrown wares from underneath the market’s pole barn and inside the peanut museum. Locally grown produce (some organically grown), nuts, eggs and honey will be available, as well as fresh-roasted coffee, homemade jellies and a wide variety of baked goods, including vegan and gluten-free options.

Over a dozen craft vendors will bring unique, natural goods such as hand-sewn items, hand-dyed yarns, turned wooden bowls, handmade knives, jewelry, birdhouses, wind chimes, wreaths, leather crafts, handcrafted soaps and knitted and crocheted items. Crafts feature agricultural products such as wood, wool, cotton and herbs. Native plants and fruit trees will also be available.

Live fiddle and banjo tunes by the campfire will be offered after dark. Homemade vegetable soup and cornbread plates will be served from the wood stove for $3 per plate. Admission to the market is $2 per person and $5 per family of 4 ($1 each additional person).

Samples of baked goods, jellies and coffee will be offered, and vendors will take special orders for holiday treats and customized gifts. A hand-embroidered farmers market apron will be raffled.

For more information about the event, contact Polly at 391-5222.

Following this special holiday market, the Wiregrass Farmers Market will be closed for the winter and will re-open in the spring.

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