Palmetto Farmers Market kicks off with PlantFest

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    Mushroom Mountain was one of the vendors at PlantFest held Saturday in Williamston’s Mineral Spring Park. Mushroom Mountain offers fresh and dried mushrooms, growing supplies and fruiting kits. The business is located in Easley and is a regular at the local farmers market. The PlantFest event featured a variety of local vendors and marked the opening of the Palmetto Farmers Market season. The market will be held on Saturday mornings this year with ten or more vendors offering locally grown items including duck and chicken eggs, goat milk, herb-based personal care products (soap, lotions, salves),  cheese, honey, and meat, chocolate-covered bananas and other sweet treats. If you would like to grow your own, there will be plants including ginger, native plants, herbs, blueberry bushes, vegetable transplants and heirloom seeds. (Journal photo)