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75 artisans turning Green Market red for the holidays
by Jebb Johnston
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A range of holiday-themed handcrafted items will be available to purchase at Saturday’s Red Green Market, a Crossroads Museum fundraiser. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
A range of holiday-themed handcrafted items will be available to purchase at Saturday’s Red Green Market, a Crossroads Museum fundraiser. / Staff photo by Zack Steen
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This weekend’s Red Green Market vendors are ready to put something special under the Christmas tree.

The Crossroads Museum hopes locals will look to the market for a “Red Green Saturday” of shopping before next week’s Black Friday.

“There is no better gift than a handmade gift,” said Museum Director Brandy Steen. “It’s something that will be more meaningful and more cherished by the recipient.”

Running from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CARE garden space, the market is one of several Saturday events for the museum, which is also hosting Photos with Santa inside from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Smithsonian Exhibit, “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” opens Saturday at the Corinth Library auditorium and is presented by the museum.

The season-ending edition of the market, which is the museum’s main fundraiser, brings together 75 vendors offering the usual favorites and many new holiday-themed items.

“We’re going to have some metal arts there, and the bottle trees will be back,” said Steen. “Those are a big deal right now. First Methodist is back with their popular casseroles, and St. Paul’s is going to be selling frozen deserts.”

Everything is handcrafted or homegrown, with the likes of pottery, woodwork, jams and jellies, clothing, soaps, lotions, yard art, bird houses, jewelry and decor. Food concessions will have corn dogs, funnel cakes and other festival fare.

Along with gifts, market shoppers can also take home a Christmas tree from Pine Mountain Tree Farm.

Admission to the museum at 221 North Fillmore is free during Green Market.
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