Farmers Market Here’s one of finest displays of Homer talent

  • Thursday, September 3, 2015 10:48am
  • NewsBusiness

Labor Day weekend is upon us and the chill in the air is right on time.  It is always at this time of the year that the mountains remind us of the fleeting character of summer with their termination dust. 

This weekend is definitely one of the best showcases for the Homer Farmers Market we may have all year.  Veggies are at peak production and the harvest is bringing in all the varieties you can think of. 

But our community is more than just farmers and so our Market is more than just veggies. As you wander around the different galleries this First Friday, you will see how many talented people we have in town. It is no different at the Market.

This summer I have seen fine pottery from Maygen Jannetta, Dave Kaufmann, Jean Steele and Jeff Szarzi. Each style is different in its approach so you get to see what calls to you. 

I have seen the fabric art of Janet Bacher, Jen King, Kathy Morton, Darcy Mueller and Linda Skelton. There are jewelry styles of all kinds reflected in the works by Scott Miller and Claire O’Donnell, Cynthia Cox and others. 

There have been scenic pencil drawings by Karol Kahn Miller and scrimshaw by Brian Burns and glass art by Mary Poe Austin as well as oil and watercolor paintings. 

The magnificent use of our local herbs into practical products for anyone to use can be found in all assortments from Alpenglow to Luxurious Lathers and others.

Really the list could go on and on. 

This Saturday you can even see our up-and-coming vendors at the Kids’ Vending Day booths. There is a whole new generation of ideas and creations coming along. 

There is always so much being offered every weekend in this little town, and this weekend is no different.  So after First Friday and on your way to or from the Wooden Boat Festival, stop in at the Market on Ocean Drive this Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or next Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. to see how well it showcases a little bit of everything Homer has to offer. 

Kyra Wagner is the coordinator for Sustainable Homer and one of the Homer Farmers Market’s biggest fans.

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