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Urbanna Farmers’ Market is this weekend

Saturday in Taber Park

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Christine Fletcher will be selling her carvings from cotton wood and bass wood featuring Hobbit Houses (above) and Hobbit faces. 

With registrations for the Urbanna Farmers’ Market this Saturday, May 11, exceeding 40 vendors, a market committee member said, “We are off to an impressive start of the season.”

For those who have regularly attended the market in Taber Park, they can expect the usual “quality” vendors—Garner’s Produce with their wonderful veggies, Wake Forest Farm’s USDA approved frozen black angus beef, and Lover’s Retreat Dairy with their fabulous goat cheese and soaps will all be there.

In addition, Miz Trixie Piggle will return with her whimsical jewelry, Juli Anne with block-printed ladies casual wear, Alexander Strugatsky from Anna Bread, and Dee Chowning with Make Thyme. Plants, wreaths, jewelry, baked goods—you name it—it will be there. There is something for everyone!

This year, the market is pleased to have Fletcher’s Carving & Glass Folk Art. Urbanna Farmers’ Market committee member Betty Miller was first introduced to Christine Fletcher and her son Sean at the Mathews Studio Tour in the fall. Their work is also displayed at the Mathews Art Gallery. Carvings from cotton wood and bass wood feature Hobbit Houses and Hobbit faces. Recently, Christine won awards in the James River Carving Club contest. Sean is known for his glass work. He does blown glass decorative balls as well as various glass creatures.

The market is held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month through September.

Visit http://www.urbanna.com for more information.

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posted 05.08.2013

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