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 […]

Masks Benefitting Moms

WINNSBORO – Kay Hensley, right, found a large selection of handsewn adult and children’s face masks – with filter pockets and without – at Michelle Taylor’s booth during Saturday’s downtown Farmers Market. Profits from Taylor’s booth benefit Young Lives, a club that mentors and supports teenage moms.

Rec Center, Market funding sent forward to council

WINNSBORO – The County Administration and Finance Committee recommended to council the allocation of $130,000 Monday evening for two capital building projects intended to contribute to the overall health of Fairfield County residents – a fitness center and the Farmer’s Market building. The the recommended funds come from the existing $500,000 capital building projects budget. […]

Parades, tree lightings, markets, plays, shopping and more ahead

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – While shopping Fairfield stores is already in full swing, the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce is upping the game with its annual Shop Fairfield First program that starts Friday, Dec. 6.. Participating merchants in downtown Ridgeway and Winnsboro will receive signup slips to be filled out by the customer when making a […]

Market Jam Session

WINNSBORO – Jeff Mattox, Lynn Douglass, Natalie Pope and Heyward Mattox pick and grin during the Fairfield County Farmers’ and Artisans’ inaugural Bluegrass and Traditional Music jam at the new county Market Building behind the clock. About 20 musicians showed up to jam and entertain market shoppers.

‘New’ Farmers Market building opens grandly

WINNSBORO – A grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held Saturday for the new jewel in downtown Winnsboro – the recently renovated former county stable located on East Washington behind the Town Clock. Under County Administrator Jason Taylor’s guidance, county workers have turned the former stable into a show barn that will house the […]