GREENVILLE — Sandra Dunn, of Greenville, participates in a long-time family tradition of creating aprons from vintage fabrics.
They are featured in her booth of soft goods called Sandra’s Treasures Your Fabulous Finds (STUFF) at the Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market. Some of the vintage materials came from her Aunt Helen Dunn’s aprons. She features a photo of her aunt wearing an apron in the booth. In addition, Sandra sells pillows with her own needle-work on top, baked goods, oven mitts and other interesting items.
“One of the best things about this booth is that a portion of our proceeds go to our veterans and their families,” she said.
Another booth Nub Life Healing Soaps is owned by A.J. Murphy and Leah Garcia. They consider it a soap company, but they make all kinds of crafts, such as: necklaces, musical spoons, tea cup bird feeders, tiki torches made out of bottles, hand-carved walking sticks and lamps made into bird baths.
“We like to recycle things,” Murphy said. “We really have fun making this stuff.”
Two types of soaps are available in different sizes: lye-based and glycerin. Some are shampoo bars, to make camping trips easy. Soap on a rope are available in different types of soaps and hand – crocheted ropes.
The Downtown Greenville Farmers’ Market has been a Darke County staple, since 1998. According to Main Street Greenville, this year promises to be another great year for fresh produce, baked goods and crafts from local vendors. Visit the market throughout the season to find a varied selection of goods from the local vendors, including: fresh produce, honey, craft items, handcrafted jewelry, fudge, seedlings, organic produce, herbs, baked goods, jams and jellies, homemade noodles, bread, fresh flowers, chocolates, candied nuts, dog treats, seasoning mixes, candles and micro greens.
The market is located in front of the Darke County Courthouse on the corner of 4th and S. Broadway streets. The market will run every Saturday until October 14, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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