PICTURED: (l-r) Julia Cox, Patrice Fulmer and Brittany Peacock at the Clemson Extension
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AIKEN, SC (Oct. 17, 2018) – “Farmers & the Clemson Extension Agency Appreciation Day” will be held at the Aiken County Farmers on Saturday, Nov. 3, from sunrise (about 7 a. m.) to noon.
“Farms and farmers are significant to Aiken’s past and present, and the Clemson Extension Agency has been an invaluable resource for them,” said Joe Patterson, manager of the Aiken County Farmers Market. “The day will recognize the fact that agriculture, along with the railroads and horses, put Aiken on the map and has shaped its culture.”
4-H Club members will be showing their 4-H beef project heifer and their pullet (young hen) project. Exhibits on farming and healthy eating will part of the activities too.
Along with the fresh local produce and baked goods, market vendors will offer honey, milk, eggs, meats, soaps, candles and a variety of crafts. The Aiken Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions.
The market is located at 115 Williamsburg Street — half a mile from downtown.
About the Clemson Extension Agency
Clemson Extension helps improve the quality of life of all South Carolinians by providing unbiased, research-based information through an array of public outreach programs in youth development; agribusiness; agriculture; food, nutrition and health; and natural resources. With offices in all 46 counties of the state, Extension works to help support South Carolina’s $42 billion agriculture and forestry industries; strengthen families and communities; improve stewardship of natural resources and the environment; strengthen connections between people and their food; and expose South Carolina youth to opportunities in agriculture, science, technology, engineering and math. See https://www.clemson.edu/extension/ for more information.
About the Aiken County Farmers Market
The Aiken County Farmers Market is the oldest farmers market in continuous service in the same location in South Carolina. The market structure at 115 Williamsburg St. near downtown Aiken was constructed in 1954. Farmers and their families built the 45 tables that are still in use today. The market is operated by the City of Aiken and is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from sunrise to noon. See https://www.facebook.com/Aiken-County-Farmers-Market-207513959284817 for more information.