Year around it comes and goes. The bustle and chime of the jingle bells ringing and families scurrying through the city streets to snag the best holiday deals. Yes folks, the holidays have once again crept up on us and Santa shopping for your little ones is making its way back to our quaint little town. Anderson comes alive during Thanksgiving and Christmas and year after year our townspeople come out to shop, indulge, and dine in our gorgeous Downtown. We all want something a little better, a little sweeter, something to match the warm feeling of Grandma’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Whether it be to spend more family time this year, to keep to your New Years Resolution about that 15 pounds (and you mean it this time), or if your husband is ready to try out his handyman skills in the garage, we all need that inspiration and joy of doing something better for our families and ourselves. This year shop local. Save some money this year, like you have been telling yourself you need to do, and put it away for that rainy day escapade you’ve been wanting to enjoy with your spouse. At the Anderson County Farmers Market, where they showcase local artisans, local food products, baked goods, plants, & local businesses, you can do just that. Skip that dreadful, insane trip to Wal-Mart, enjoy this beautiful weekend weather we have been having, and head down to do your grocery shopping from the people who have been growing their own products as long as you have been waiting for the winning lottery ticket. Not only are you buying straight from locals just like yourself, you can rest assured when you are preparing meals, you are choosing a better product for your family. So while you shop from local vendors and check off nutmeg & cinnamon from your holiday grocery list, walk down the way to see what neat little trinkets you can pick up for Aunt Mae and that one “cousin” that always shows up right as the forks hit the table. From the dirt in the ground to the stain on your apron, peace and joy will be your constant companion this holiday season knowing you are living life just a little bit better…Even if you did eat that third cookie at Grandma’s.
The Downtown Anderson County Farmers Market is open to all vendors who grow in Anderson County. The market accepts EBT, SNAP benefits, senior & WIC vouchers. Please see the market manager to redeem benefits. If you need more information about the Anderson County Farmers Market, please visit their website at http://www.downtownanderson.com/farmers-market.shtml