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Merry Christmas Greens Market- Dec 1st & 8th

A Holiday Tradition

 

Once again, The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation invites shoppers to their annual Merry Christmas Greens Market held Saturday Dec 1 and 8th.

The Greens Market has for many people marked the beginning of the holiday season. It traditionally takes place the first two Saturdays in December, at Clem’s Cabin in south Asheville- 1000 Hendersonville Rd.

Inspired by the conservation efforts and craftsmanship of local mountain residents, the Market will once again showcase handmade wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, hand-crafted ornaments,  baked goods and other unique gifts for the holiday season. Influenced by the French Broad River Garden Club Foundation’s mission of environmental and horticultural education and practices, the Greens Market fulfills their mission by promoting conservation and sustainable use of our natural resources in Western North Carolina.

The Christmas Greens Market, which began in 1927, had two purposes, to teach accepted conservation principles for harvesting greenery and to help provide income for mountain families. Initially, it taught mountain neighbors how to harvest holly and over the past eight decades has grown in success and popularity.

Pine cone wreaths were introduced in the 1950’s and today offerings include freshly cut Frazier Fur trees, lush wreaths and roping, hand-carved wooden bowls, sculptural baskets, bulbs, hand-forged iron pieces, homemade baked goods and more.

This year’s market will feature a few new vendors that will offer their handmade and unique holiday creations, so be sure not to miss it. Freshly cut Christmas trees will be for sale, brought in from tree country, Avery County.

The Greens Market will be open on Saturday December 1st and 8th 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Clem’s Cabin, 1000 Hendersonville Road in South Asheville. For more information and directions, please visit http://www.fbrgc.org/home.html. Email greensmarket@fbrgc.org to be added to their email list.

All proceeds from the Greens Market will go towards horticultural and environmental scholarships for students attending local institutions of higher education.

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