First Saluda Artists’ and Farmers’ Faire set for Oct. 22

Published 6:36 pm Tuesday, October 18, 2011

On Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., downtown Saluda will have the first ever Saluda Artists’ and Farmers’ Faire.
Local artists will be in the Nostalgia Courtyard parking area and will offer a selection of handcrafted jewelry, pottery, photography, needle work, carvings, blacksmithing and pen and ink drawings. Many of the artists will demonstrate their craft and offer prizes for the raffle drawings.
Currently registered artists include Julies Woodland and Earthenpryde Creations, Amy Beeson, Ray Pague, The Old Chicken House Art Group, Raw Art, Elevations Art Jewelry and Apparel, Cassidy’s Crafties, AJ LaBroad, Lake Loon Studio, Karen in Stitches, Nita and Bill McMasters, Southern Charms and Mountain Joy Ceramics.
Local farmers and food vendors will be in the Manna Cabanna parking area and will offer homegrown produce, meats and Carolina seafood. Craig Wiener of Broken Oak Organics and Chris Fain of Sunny Creek Farms will sell organic produce. Samples will be offered.
Saluda by the Sea and Biscuit Wagon Bakery will also offer goods.
Visitors will also be able to sign up for a local organic winter produce CSA program through Manna Cabanna.
In addition, Straight from the Heart, with Pam and Don McMahon of Green Creek, will perform. Noel Kidman Riddle also will perform Piedmont and Delta blues with a bit of jazz.
Proceeds from the Saluda Artists and Farmers Faire benefit the Saluda Community Land Trust and the Mill Spring Agricultural Center.
– article submitted
by Carol Lynn Jackson

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