Christmas is just around the corner, and the Signal Mountain Farmers Market is stocked up with handmade gifts and locally grown produce for holiday meals. The market is held at Bachman Community Center Thursdays from 4-5 p.m.
“We will be bringing in some extra craft vendors during the first three markets in December,” said market manager Teresa Garland. “This will allow us to offer more local holiday gift items for our customers.”
Two of the new vendors are selling paper products featuring scenes from Signal Mountain.
Anne Davis has used her watercolor painting skills for the past 13 years to create Signal Mountain theme calendars.
“I love where I live so it’s fun to think of different aspects of the community I can paint every year,” said Davis, whose calendar this year features popular spots in the community such as Rainbow Lake, the farmers market at Bachman Community Center and the Lone Oak Quilt Show, plus various flowers and scenes.
The calendars come in 11- by 14-inch and 5- by 7-inch sizes. She said the 5- by 7-inch version makes a great stocking stuffer, and the paintings can be removed and mailed as postcards after the month has passed.
Signal Mountain resident Mary Lynn Johnson is a first-time market vendor selling notecards featuring her photography, and many of the nature scenes are found on the mountain, she said.
“They are just beautiful artwork,” said Johnson of the notecards, which range in price. “I think people will really enjoy using them or framing them to put up.”
Check back in next week’s Signal Mountain Community News to read about more new vendors coming to the Signal Mountain Farmers Market this holiday season.
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