Fresh greens and berries are the stars of the show at the Newton County Farmers Market now open on Wednesdays and Fridays in Jasper. But it won't be long when they will be playing second fiddle to garden tomatoes, beans, peppers and other summer vegetables and fruits.

Judy Wilt was selling a selection of spring greens from her garden as well as homemade cashew crunch last Wednesday morning at the market set up outside of the county Extension Service Office on West Court Street.

An over abundance of spring rain delayed her from getting out and planting her garden, but she assured customers she would be selling tomatoes, green beans and zucchini in a few weeks.

Nellie Krumwiede and Kimberly Fears were sharing a table and had crocheted items, crafts, some vegetables and baked goods, but the big item of the day was refrigerated eggs.

Lynn Tanner had a large supply of strawberries. "I've had a pretty good crop this year," she said. This morning she was selling plastic containers full of the early season San Andreas variety of strawberries.

Dian Avriett said that the farmers market has been busy so far this year. She said she has been selling out of potatoes.

You can also find other early spring greens, asparagus, plants for your garden, jams and jellies, and much more. Buying from the market supports the local farmers, she added.

The Newton County Farmers Market open Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. until noon in front of the County Extension Office, 504 Court Street, in Jasper and Fridays, at the courthouse square from 9 a.m. until noon.

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Times photo/Jeff Dezort

A table of San Andreas variety of strawberries were a featured item at the Newton County Farmers Market Wednesday morning.

Times photo/Jeff Dezort

Judy Wilt was selling a selection of spring greens from her garden as well as homemade cashew crunch last Wednesday morning at the market set up outside of the county Extension Service Office on West Court Street.

Times photo/Jeff Dezort

Nellie Krumwiede and Kimberly Fears were sharing a table and had crocheted items, crafts, some vegetables and baked goods, but the big item of the day was refrigerated eggs.

Times photo/Jeff Dezort

Dian Avriett sells jams, jellies, potatoes and greens at the Newton County Farmers Market open Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. until noon in front of the County Extension Office, 504 Court Street, in Jasper and Fridays, at the courthouse square from 9 a.m. until noon.

Jeff Dezort, Newton County Times editor, has worked at the newspaper since 2001. Before that he was a reporter, photographer and assistant editor of the Harrison Daily Times.

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