A Market Christmas

WINNSBORO – Vendor booths filled the spaces of the Fairfield County Farmers and Artisans Market on Saturday for one of four special Holiday Markets. Pictured below, Hazel Wilkes shows her prize turkey artwork from the coloring contest. The Market will be open for two more Saturday Holiday Markets, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 from 9 […]

Holiday Market Opens Sat.

WINNSBORO – The first of four big Holiday Markets will open this Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Fairfield County market building in downtown Winnsboro. Hosted by the Fairfield County Farmers and Artisans Market, this market day and others on Nov. 27, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 will feature vendors selling unique holiday gifts – leather […]

Manning helped found The Market

WINNSBORO – When Ernest Manning first got involved in what is now the Fairfield Farmers and Artisans Market in mid-2010, it was a new thing for Fairfield County, started by the former Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce president, Terri Vickers. “It started from a grant, and it was just an idea. We put tents up […]

It’s all about soap, sewing and support of young moms

WINNSBORO – When Michelle Taylor first asked about participating as a vendor in the Fairfield Farmers and Artisans Market, it was because she had 70 dresses she’d made for a fundraiser – an event that had been canceled by the Covid-19 pandemic. She needed a place to sell the dresses and still wanted to use […]

Family’s dream fueled by microgreens

RIDGEWAY – For the Samuels family, the journey from the Columbia suburbs to small-scale farming in rural Fairfield County was a process: a study undertaken, a risk leapt into, and a dream realized. Now in their second year earning their primary income from the crops they produce on their land just outside Ridgeway, they’re continuing […]

Farmers’ market opens new door for Greenbrier gardener

WINNSBORO – At the age of five, he started gardening under his father’s watchful eye. By eight, he was plowing the garden. Today, at 76, Rev. Lonzo Ruff, of Greenbrier, has reached a pinnacle in his gardening life – he’s one of the top-selling vendors at the Saturday morning Fairfield Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market in […]

Senior vouchers available for Farmer’s Market purchases

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – If you are 60 or older, have a valid drivers’ license or state issued ID, have a low income and live in Fairfield County, you may qualify to receive $25 worth of coupons to buy fresh fruits and vegetables this summer through the Fairfield Farmer’s Market or other certified Fairfield County farmer’s […]

Fairfield Farmers market opens for season

Spring Salebration

WINNSBORO – The sun was high, the stores were open and the crowd was there. It was the first annual Winnsboro merchants Salebration. And a success it was, Chamber of Commerce President Gene Stephens said. Finding a parking place on Congress Street was difficult. And, after parking and shopping all day, it was hard to […]

Building Benches

WINNSBORO – Winnsboro Eagle Scout Benjamin Truitt, 17, donated four oak benches, including the one he is sitting on, and a display table to the Fairfield County Market building during a short ceremony Saturday morning during the Farmers Market. Truitt, a rising senior at York Preparatory School, handcrafted the furniture as his Eagle Scout 2020 […]