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Farmers market has holiday items

DeLaura Padovan reminds customers that the King George Farmers Market will be open on Saturday as the end of the 2011 season nears. The market, at King George Elementary School, will open at 8 a.m., but may close earlier than usual depending on the crowd, weather and supply of items. Here are a couple things to keep in mind:

  • Eggs, baked goods, kale, collards, lettuce, sweet potatoes and peppers will be available.
  • Customers can order baked pies and cakes for the Thanksgiving holiday. They can be picked up at the special market on Wednesday before Thanksgiving, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the school.
  • The second annual Holly Jolly Local Holiday Market, hosted by the King George Journal, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Handmade gift and craft items, holiday greenery and trees will be for sale and hot cocoa, greens and corn bread will be available.
  • Padovan is taking orders for oysters by the pint, quart or in the shell, to be sold by Doug Jenkins, who also will have fish at the holiday market. She doesn’t have prices yet, but says those interested can contact her at
  • The market also is taking orders for Christmas trees from Slater’s Christmas Tree Farm. Prices are the same as last year: $5 a vertical foot for Virginia pine, $6 a foot for white pine and $7 a foot for Norway spruce. The maximum cost for any tree is $30.