The Clover Farmer’s Market held a grand opening for its first season on Tuesday, June 3. The market, behind the Clover Community Center at 120 Bethel St., will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays.
The opening day drew about 200 visitors who shopped and socialized. The Neighborhood Tomato from Rock Hill offered fresh garlic, strawberries, red potatoes and eggs, among other items; while Poncho’s Farm from Lancaster sold cantaloupe, Swiss Chard, beets, green beans and a host of other fresh vegetables. The market is also home to an eclectic collection of artisans.
Kara Balarezo, journeyman, works with metals to create original hair pieces and jewelry. Another jewelry artist, Donna Rhodes of Gypsy Whims, works with precious stones and wire to fashion one-of-a-kind, imaginative necklaces. There was a collection of essential oils offered by Angel Roork who applied them and discussed their healing qualities.
The smell of peppermint lingered in the air and there was a demonstration of processing fiber on a spinning wheel.
Nina Feemster of the Clover Chamber of Commerce kicked off the market with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Mayor Donnie Grice joined Town Council members Jay Dover, Todd Blanton and Ann Harvey at the opening. More vendors are expected later in the season.